Originally Posted by Nitefeatherz
Asking questions on the internet is never a bad thing. It can lead to the spread of tricks and ideas. However you DO need to keep in mind that Dr. Google needs to have his license revoked. (i.e., trying to get veterinary information over the computer can go very badly.)
There is quite a bit more information that is wrong on the Internet than is correct- and quite a few of the people who are very, very wrong can seem like they know what they are talking about.
I've known many, many people who got seriously bad information over the Internet- like the guy who tried to feed his dog a pound of milk-soaked cotton balls for a chocolate toxicity (foreign body), the woman who fed her dog Tylenol for his arthritis (it's toxic!), or the woman who called a vet three days after her dog had been vomiting because an "internet forum told her it was bloat and her dog could die." Or the guy who
diagnosed his dog (correctly) from research over the internet with an anaphylactic reaction- only to try to double check the dose AFTER he had already given the dose the "internet" had given him. He wanted to make sure he hadn't given too much- luckily his dog did okay when it was given 5 times the recommended dose because he waited 6 hours to
Call us. (He was giving the Benadryl to a toy breed- the woman he had gotten the dose from had a German Shepherd.)
Agreed :) I try to keep in mind to always take everything with a grain of salt...
I do think the Internet gives a great starting point of questions
to ask, and interesting things to research further. I absolutely understand your point., and will keep it in my head for sure. Posted via Mobile Device