Okay, to start off I live on a farm, I have my whole life. All of us have always doctored on all our animals, wheather it be horses, dogs, cats, hogs, cattle...Anything and everything we done it if we could.. Now keep in mind if it's anything severe that we feel we can not handle we DO NOT hesitate to call the vet and have her out here (just recently had her out here for Winter when he needed sewed up). Now we have three working dogs...My 6 year old Border Collie, my 5 year old Aussie and my brothers 7 year old Border Collie, they work it's there job but they are also our friends/companions and everything. Now where I am going with this, recently my brothers Border Collie, Ivy was chasing the horses and got kicked in her shoulder by a TWH he had training. The horse had shoes on and when she kicked Ivy it left an open wound. Now it didn't break anything and it sure as heck didn't slow Ivy down any.. Lewis (my brother) and his wife doctored on her everyday ( I believe this happened a week or two ago) and it's now healed. She does however have a little limp now but it's nothing that slows her down and it's all part of "farm" life...If you chase the horse you take a chance of getting kicked.. But that's still not where I am going.. Haha Anyway to give you a little bit of background on Ivy..She was owned by a little that lived in the city. She wanted Ivy to go to a home where to could thrive and do what she is ment to do, what she is bred to do and what all Border Collies love to do...Live on a farm, work cattle, herd animals and chase stuff.. So the previous owner gave her to my brother TWO YEARS ago.. Part of the agreement was she could come and see Ivy on occasion..She never calls, just shows up. Well that was fine and they never said anything about it to her.. Ivy went from being a inside house dog to having acres of land to roam, animals to chase and herd and kids to chase and herd.. She is so much happier now then when she first came. Well anyways on to the point of this, the previous owner showed up Friday and seen Ivy was limping.. She asked about it and they told her. They also told her they took care of her and it wasn't anything see needed to see a vet about. Oh and keep in mind Ivy is registered and the papers were signed and given to my brother so he is the legal owner of Ivy. Also she never mentioned anything else about it and went on. Well today the Animal Control showed up and gave my sister in law a week to get her to the vet and have a written statement saying the dog had been to the vet and everything is alright.. Now guess who called AC? The previous owner.. Said she feared the dogs safety and wasn't sure they are taking care of her?!?! What??If they wasn't taken care of her they wouldn't have done anything?? I don't understand how AC can come up here and make you take your dog to the vet when she has already been looked after and everything is fine.. I think this is a load of crap and shouldn't anything been said in the first place. This is a working farm and anyone who has working dogs knows what can go wrong. Now I want to know what do yall think? Do you think he should be able to come and demend you take your dog to the vet AFTER it's healed and she is doing fine?
Like I said I have always doctored on my own animals UNLESS it's something that would really need to be seen by the vet and again we would NEVER hesitate to call a vet and have them out. But this is just crazy. I know a lot of other people that doctor on there own animals.
So yall with working farms or just working dogs or anyone really let me know your thoughts on this please and thanks..
Sorry this got so long.. I was just really ticked that they are able to do something like I mean I could understand if she wasn't looked after or taken care of but to have the AC called on someone who actually TAKES care of their animals...They could have been out arresting or investigating all the neglect cases and starvation cases around here in the time they were here.
Haha okay I am now done.. Cookies to anyone who reads all this.