So since *some* people feel the need to *educate* us vets on various topics, I figured I'd clear up a few "misunderstandings" for those who obviously need some clarification.
It is not a Rottwelder, a Rockwelder, or a Rockwilder. It is a Rottweiler. Please say it correctly because when you don't, we laugh. At you. In our minds. But lately for me, out loud in your face. If you bred the beast, would you mind at least knowing what you bred? Correction: If you stood by watching while mother nature did her thing and allowed two dogs to have sex, would you mind at least knowing what you witnessed?
It is not a "bordello" vaccine. If you insist on buying your vaccines from the feedstore or *gasp* believing your uneducated breeder knows more about vaccinating your dogs than I do, then at LEAST say the name of the vaccine correctly. There is no such thing as a "bordello" vaccine. It is called "bordetella".
And on that same line of thinking, there also is no such thing as a "distemperment" vaccine. It's called Distemper.
There is a flooring material called "pergo". That is not to be confused with the nasty intestinal virus called "parvo". However, when you walk in screaming that you have NO money but that the feedstore sold you the wrong vaccines and now your dog has "PARGO" then I am going to laugh in your face. AGAIN.
AND if you insist on getting your vaccines for super cheap at the vaccine clinic put on by the pet store, then please do not come to me asking what the hell they gave your dog, much less your cat. Know what you are getting and what you are paying for and don't expect me to always decipher your store receipts for you.
The correct term for "fixing" a female dog is called spaying. That does not mean she was "spaded" after the fact. It means she was "spayed".
And, if we recommend neutering your male dog, we are not recommending neutering YOU. Well, okay, maybe we are. And in most cases, neutering you would probably drastically improve the human gene pool, but I know you don't even know what that means, so I won't go there. But please don't gasp and grab your chest like you're having a heart attack when I recommend removing your 6 month old idiot dog's (because you also refuse to train him) testicles because it's such a foreign concept to you. Telling me, "Oh my god I would NEVER do that to him!" makes you sound like an ignorant child. YES IT DOES.
Why oh why don't we require licensure for human breeding??