What you do think about getting second opinions?
Betty R. - Columbus, Ohio
Hi - thanks for your email. I am a total believer in second opinions. I think they are good for you and for your dog. Especially if you have questions or doubts or the problem can use the expertise of a specialist. Many veterinarians are excellent "GP" or general practitioners. It is hard to be the best person in the world for treating every disease. For example, if a dog has a congenital heart problem that could benefit form some advanced procedure with a cardiologist or at the nearest university, I think it is ideal for that dog to see a cardiologist. That is the best thing for the dog and the dog owner. They know their options 100%.
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An article that might be helpful to you is What is a Specialist?
Best of luck!
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