If You Love Your Dog, Don’t Fall For Alternative Medicine

Avoid fake doctors who try to treat your dog with unproven and unreliable methods

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As a dog lover, I’m furious right now

I get all kinds of requests to create engaging websites for businesses of different sizes, from lone entrepreneurs to big industry leaders.

But my stomach twisted and turned itself through the entire process. The reason? I have to write lies and false promises that I’d never write or promote on my own terms.

Promoting online counseling for dogs that need real diagnosis and treatment. Explaining that a simple saliva check can accurately diagnose any illness your dog might have (hint: it can’t. There’s a reason real veterinarians draw blood or use MRIs at times).

Yeah, I’m angry. I know.

I can’t stop that website from going online or attracting customers. If I’d turn him down, someone else would simply take the job. I know many of you are smart people and wouldn’t fall for alternative medicine. But I want to write this, so those who would fall for it may take a second to think about it.

Alternative medicine doesn’t work. Period.

It’s something I always knew but would never publically condemn because people are entitled to their own (stupid) opinion. But now that even dogs aren’t safe from bullshit anymore, I feel like I got to scream this out.

That’s bullshit times 10!

To make the whole ordeal sound a little more professional, he also accepts saliva samples that would be sent to a laboratory. And in the same sentence he’s promoting how awesome this is, he condemns real veterinarians for not being able to diagnose your dog efficiently enough.

Please be skeptic

I feel bad for agreeing to create this website just to get paid. It feels like I’m selling my soul. But I want to make this as clear as day: Alternative medicine is bullshit. If your dog or any pet for that matter gets sick, they need a real veterinarian.

Get your dog to a real veterinarian if you love him.

I don’t want to imagine the dogs who suffer from serious diseases being neglected or not getting the right treatment because their owners fell for some self-proclaimed alternative medicine veterinarian.

It should be a crime

Since alternative medicine has no scientific basis, no proven concepts or methods that are quantifiable and testable, it is dangerous. It’s superficial.

Hopefully, writing about this does something to limit the damage I feel indirectly responsible for by taking the contract.

The bottom line is, if you love your children or your pets, don’t buy into this huge pile of bullshit regarding alternative medicine. Real doctors may not be able to treat every disease on the planet. But they are hardworking. Fake doctors and fake vets only care about money. They try to sell you snake oil.

Alternative medicine has never achieved anything noteworthy. Every single vaccine on the market, every medication, and every modern therapy has been developed by scientific medicine, based on studies, trials, tests, and thorough examinations.

And any form of medicine that tries to get by without these proofs of concept is no medicine at all.

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