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Old 02-19-2013, 09:32 PM
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Anybody watch this? The guy is amazing with some of his stuff, but makes me shudder with others. They are in Michigan, farm country, and it seems they have some old school ways of thinking. However, I have never seen a vet draw blood from a dog with no tech help lol
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Yes! I don't watch it regularly but I do when I see it on. I don't know much about veterinary practice but Dr. Pol and his staff seem genuine. I recently watched an episode about castrating farm animals and it made me cringe. Oh and I don't remember the proper term but in another ep he had to put back the uterus in a cow... I'm not used to seeing that kinda stuff lol
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One thing that bothered me was a 12 yr old dog bit a grandchild while she was rubbing her, they even said "old dogs tend to be in pain and act out like that" but still they justified her euthanasia...saying a dog who cannot be trusted around a child shouldn't be here. That made me upset. The farm stuff is good for me to see, as I see how the animals are treated and see what happens on farms.
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One thing that bothered me was a 12 yr old dog bit a grandchild while she was rubbing her, they even said "old dogs tend to be in pain and act out like that" but still they justified her euthanasia...saying a dog who cannot be trusted around a child shouldn't be here. That made me upset. The farm stuff is good for me to see, as I see how the animals are treated and see what happens on farms.
Oh wow, I didn't see that episode. That's pretty upsetting I know there's no simple answer around dog bites and humans but I personally tend to side with the dog. In the situation you described, there was a reason for the bite and it seems like there could be future preventative measures. I mean, if the dog decided it was hungry and tried to eat the child that would be another story. But that's just my opinion and I didn't see the episode or know the exact details..
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I agree with you. It was sad. Honestly watching all the cow stuff makes me feel ill I ever ate those... They pump them full of antibiotics all the time bleh!
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I agree with you. It was sad. Honestly watching all the cow stuff makes me feel ill I ever ate those... They pump them full of antibiotics all the time bleh!
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That never even crossed my mind.. Then again, almost everything nowadays is over-processed, it's not easy to avoid :\
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I've assisted with prolapse repairs, Rileysaur. Things get messy. Not to gross you out, but there are even double prolapses (rectal and uterus) that occur on occasion.... Not for the faint of heart.

I have never seen the show (or heard of it). Not knowing the circumstances of the antibiotic injections, I have no problem with treating animals with antibiotics, though, when they are needed.
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I watch it all the time, and usually love it, but the last episode was so sad. It was the one that Pawz mentioned with the older dog that bit the owners grandchild. I kind of understand the reasoning, but would have loved if they had at least tried to figure out why the dog acted like that and went from there.

I still can't believe the bladder stone they removed from that little dog, the thing looked like it was the size of a gulf ball and the dog looked to be no more then 15 lbs.
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Rain that episode hurt me with the stone!

Crock where I am having an issue with antibiotics is the fact that you eat that meat lol I knew it happened just have never seen veterinary medicine on cattle so it was a whole new realization.
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Rain that episode hurt me with the stone!

Crock where I am having an issue with antibiotics is the fact that you eat that meat lol I knew it happened just have never seen veterinary medicine on cattle so it was a whole new realization.
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Yeah, I was referring to cattle, too. FDA closely regulates what meds/antibiotics can be given safely, though, and a lot cannot be given to cattle intended for human consumption. But the way the "big" cattle industry is set up, at some point during production (usually the feed lots), they really can't risk the whole group by not doing preventative antibiotics. Anyways, I don't want to derail.... FWIW, I've limited my meat intake, and when I do eat it (for many reasons, this included) I get mine from small local ranchers who I usually know.
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