44 secrets your veterinarian won’t tell you
Pet tips and cautionary tales. We reveal advise and opinions from animal experts, ie vets, that may just save time, trouble and trauma for the whole family.
The dogs that scare me most are the little Chihuahuas
“People always ask, ‘How do you handle pit bulls and rottweilers and big German shepherds?’ The truth is, the dogs that scare me most are the little Chihuahuas. They’re much more likely to bite.” — Mark Howes, veterinarian, owner and medical director of an animal hospital.
If you are aggressive to the staff, you will be treated differently
“Most hospitals keep comprehensive records of behaviour – of both your pet and you! If you are aggressive to the staff, you will be treated differently.” — Oscar Chavez, veterinarian and program director for the vet tech program at California Polytechnic State University