The veterinary community has known for some time that many clients like to search the internet for information on their pet(s) health. Instant access to information can make pet owners feel empowered and proactive. This ready access to information can be helpful but in many cases can cause harm.
It is important for people to understand that not all information is Good information. The source can be as important as the actual information that can be found. For instance, information that comes from people outside of the medical field is not likely to be as accurate as information provided by veterinarians. Many people do not realize that the information they are accessing is not coming from professional medical personnel who are trained in veterinary care.
The vast amount of information available on the web can be confusing and misleading. To help our clients find reliable sources for veterinary information, we are recommending the following links: