10 Urban Pet Myths That Drive Vets Crazy

Posted December 31st, 2011 by admin

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Although I keep hoping that its time will come, the Internet hasn’t done much to dispel some erroneous thinking on the subject of pet healthcare.

If anything, the Web is fueled by the kind of rumor mill sensibility that leads to even more misinformation on the subject of pet health and pet care. Case in point: the widespread willingness to believe that someone actually microwaved a pet to dry it off.

SEE ALSO: 5 Dog Myths That May Be All Wrong

To that end, here’s my list of urban myths that drive me crazy!

1. A Cold, Wet, Dry or Warm Nose Tells Us Something
Although some pets’ noses might be capable of offering us some useful information, most of them do not – which is why veterinarians do not rely on this information at all when taking stock of a pet’s history and physical exam.

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