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Why You Should Not Diagnose Your Pet Yourself

Your favourite fur buddy is itching like crazy and experiencing hair loss so on instinct you turn to the free Veterinarian, “Dr. Google”. In this modern world, when we ourselves develop symptoms, we tend to turn the internet for help and not an actual Doctor. We have seen how this can prove to be problematic. The same goes for animals.

Inaccurate Conclusion

One symptom can be the cause of multiple problems or even one underlying issue your pet may be dealing with. For example, a simple search of at home treatment for canine itching and hair loss will reveal multiple results. However, the cause for itching can range from fleas, mites to food or environmental allergies which have different medical treatment.

Worsening in Symptoms

Pet owners can cause underlying medical problems to worsen by incorrectly self-diagnosing. When you turn to the internet for help and not a professional such as a veterinarian, you delay proper diagnosis and medical treatment causing your pet’s symptoms/illness to worsen as treatment is delayed. You also cause your pet more pain.

Visit a Veterinarian

Though a visit to the vet might seem expensive, a veterinarian is medically trained to identify, diagnose and treat a variety of conditions and diseases. While you may think there is only one problem wrong with your pet, a veterinarian might be able to pick on other conditions your pet may be facing during a consultation visit. The veterinarian will also be able to run medical tests to further identify other ailments that the internet cannot offer you.  It is important to pay attention to your pets so in the event you see a change in behaviour, you will automatically know your fur buddy is unwell and you take it to the veterinarian.

Author: Asha Ammon
Last Updated: 2020-07-15T16:51:04.106Z