(At the Arizona Book Fair)
Some of the readers of my recently published book, Laughter and Tears, A Veterinarian’s and Advice, have suggested that I periodically post notes describing some of the lessons I've included to let my blog followers see if this book might be of interest or value to them. For example, the inspiration for Lesson number 11 came from a casual encounter with an acquaintance at the fitness center. Our 5 minute talk inspired: Saving money while providing the best possible care for your pet. For those not familiar with the layout of the book, the first two-thirds are a chronology describing my 40 years of adventures as a veterinarian.This is followed by an extensive appendix detailing 13 common lessons I shared with my clients. Lesson 11 details what we should and should not do to save money at the vet's. For example I don't recommend vaccination clinics which tend to use lower quality vaccinations that can increase the risk of side affects and also mean less effective vaccinations. I also don't recommend cheaper pet foods. What I do discuss is reliable but less expensive sources of medications for your pet, how to decrease grooming (and dental) bills, how to avoid paying for unnecessary vaccinations or repeating important vaccinations more often than necessary.A short conversation at the fitness center saved this pet owner almost $95 a month on per arthritic German Shepherd's medication. After practicing veterinary medicine for almost 40 years, I know how to help you save money while you take the best possible care of your pet!
Follow these links to my book LAUGHTER AND TEARS: A VETERINARIAN'S MEMOIR AND ADVICE