It's a big thorn in most of our sides when we hear non-veterinarians giving inappropriate (read: wrong) veterinary advice, but in reality most of us are used to it and we usually just roll our eyes and move on to the next problem when we hear the incredibly stupid things people say.
But, this was on the news recently, and the advice is so... how should I say it? STUPID??? That we had to share this link and make sure that we get this incredibly important information out there for all to hear.
Don't worry about zoonotic disease or not having a clue about vaccine schedules or any silliness like that. I mean, vets don't know anything. We stand there talking about this stuff cause we just want that paycheck, not cause we really *know* anything about any of this stuff or because we actually care if little kids go blind from zoonotic disease or any crazy talk like that.
Veterinary Medical Advice by Non-Veterinarians
I can say a few positives, though.
1.) At least they said that animals are expensive and you should be able to care for them. (and saving $10 on those vaccines by doing them yourself is really gonna help when your puppy gets parvo because you were clueless about how to vaccinate and the clerk at Tractor Supply told you to give 3 vaccines 5 days apart)
2.) They are trying to help stray animals.
3.) Canned pumpkin is useful for SOME things. Just not for intestinal parasites.
4.) Molasses does taste good. OH maybe they meant pumpkin pie? I dunno.
But dammit, why do they get to be the heroes and those of us who DO actually "save" animals are always the bad guys?