Pet dentistry: are vets more interested in the health of their patients or the profit in their pockets?

I’ve written another article on the subject of the type of daily challenge faced by vets when it comes to charging fees for looking after pets.

I recently had a case that involved pet dentistry: a dog had complicated dental disease that was only identified when the dog had already been anaesthetised. The owner could not be contacted, so what should the vet do? Treat, and give the owner a large bill, or withhold treatment until permission had been given?

Every day, as part of our job, vets need to ask people to give us money. Most of us would be delighted if this discomfitting task was taken away from us, but unfortunately, it’s an unavoidable part of our job description. This case provided a good example of the type of daily dilemma that faces vets.

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