15 Secrets Your Veterinarian Wishes You Knew

Your pet is a beloved member of the family, so naturally, you want the very best for them. Although the process of finding the perfect veterinarian can be a tedious one, your due diligence will be well worth it. So now that you’ve decided upon your dream vet, it’s time to get some insider tips. The reality is vets have a few secrets of their own — secrets they actually wish you knew.

From getting your pet spayed or neutered to restricting table food, here are 15 things your vet wants you to know.

1. Vets are sensitive by nature

Lady sitting on sofa drinking coffee and a lovely dog (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Blenheim) sleeping on her lap

Most vets have huge hearts. | iStock.com/Banepx

We’d like to assume every kind of doctor is compassionate, loving, and has your best interest as a top priority. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. But when it comes to those working in the animal doctor business, it’s hard to deny these folks are a rare breed of extra-caring individuals. For this reason, it’s important to remember your vet is doing the best he or she can, so try to refrain from going ballistic when you see or hear something you don’t like.

According to Dr. Jeremy Orr, a specialist in small animal cardiology in Denver, hearing that vets are just in it to make tons of money is a frustrating, yet common, sentiment, seeing as vets are “a sensitive group by nature.” As Orr explains to Modern Dog, “We want to help animals and their people, so when there is an outpouring of anger directed at us, trust me, we take that home with us.” It’s a good thing to keep in mind next time you’re chatting with your vet.

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