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

Kevin Buddaeus
5 min readNov 20, 2020


Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

Disclaimer: This is going to be a rant.

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.

Today I received another request for a website advertising alternative medicine for dogs. I can’t turn down too many contracts because it would damage my own business, so I rolled with it.

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).

And writing that vaccine shots are the cause of many diseases, but go unnoticed because the time between getting a shot and getting sick is too large, effectively writing the same dumb shit that these anti-vaccine dumbnuts keep yelling.

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.

If a 40-year-old guy doesn’t want to get his flu shot because he thinks it would melt his brain or anything, I don’t care. I don’t care about that guy.

But I care about dogs. And if you deprive your dog of real treatment because some fuckwit on the net tells you he can heal him by talking nicely, we’re gonna have a problem.

Alternative medicine doesn’t work. Period.



Kevin Buddaeus

Follow me on this long journey to grow and learn together. We can make the world a better place. Connect with me via Twitter: @KBuddaeus