Reliable Online Sources of Information About Pet Health

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  1. Awesome list. I too am in the vet field and so many people just google stuff and think it is true. Sharing.

  2. Thank you Sand Spring Chesapeakes!

  3. Cascadian Nomads says:

    Thank you for this list. All of my pets care providers roll their eyes at me when I tell them I have looked something up. However, I don’t just search something and read any old article. I thoroughly research what I want to learn about, cross referencing and checking sources. If more people did that, the misinformation would have no weight. I still would not trust only one of these sources but cross check what several of them and more have to say.

  4. That’s great that you are so careful and thorough when searching for information about your pets Cascadian Nomads. Keep up the good work!

  5. Ali Isaac says:

    That is the danger of Google and the internet; just because someone has written it and posted it, doesn’t mean that person is an expert. Everything read on the internet should be taken with a pinch of salt, unless it can be verified, especially where it pertains to health, whether animal or human. Thanks for drawing our attention to this, Rachele, and providing us with reliable sources of information for pet healthcare.

    I am really enjoying your Tips From The Vet!

  6. Bailey says:

    It is a problem faced by human and animal doctors. While we benefit by having more information, we can also misuse the information we have access to and cause ourselves many more problems.

  7. Great post. I always google everything, but the internet is not always the best option when it comes to medical emergencies.

  8. wagsahoy says:

    Thanks SO much! We shared your article, and bookmarked ALL the links! *wags* – Gilligan

  9. You’re very welcome Gilligan!

  10. What a great list of resources! It isn’t unusual for me to Google symptoms from me or my pup only to discover we are both almost dead, according to the bogus site! BOL! Thanks so much!

  11. Jodi says:

    I love this list of resources Dr. Baker. With the invention of “Dr. Google” there is so much information available and so hard to know what/who to trust. I typically don’t try and diagnose my dogs, but once my vet has given me a diagnosis I do like to do my research. It’s great to have a list of resources that a vet recommends.

    Thanks for joining the blog hop.

  12. Hi Jodi. I’m so happy that you love this list of resources. I hope you get lots of great use out of it.

  13. That is a great list. Thanks for sharing on the hop. I did consult Dr. Google to verify symptoms of bloat when our dog appeared to have them. Glad I did. May have saved his life.

  14. Hi 2 Brown Dawgs. That’s great that you are so aware of potential problems with your dog and that you got him the help he needed.

  15. Such great info here. So true too. There have been some crazy diagnoses I have read online! They say Google is one of the worst places to get medical info whether for human or pet use. It can come in handy though if you’re looking in the right places.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack

  16. Terra Toby says:

    Thank you so much. I pinned this for future reference. Probably the worst advice I ever saw online was while researching canine lymphoma when our Kasey was sick. A shocking number of people were saying the cure was cottage cheese. Not even joking. Seriously, if that were the cure for lymphoma, wouldn’t you think our vet would have mentioned?! It made me wonder how many people were putting their hope in that.

  17. Wow, Terra, that’s a prime example of how easy it is to get misinformation on the internet. Now you will have some reliable veterinary sources of information about pet health from my blog post. Thank you for sharing.