Eight years of college; and Vets graduate to a job paying roughly $35 an hour.
Odds are high that you’d go to work for a veterinary corporation that REQUIRES you to run unnecessary diagnostics and upsell products and services to earn up to 15% of your production. Basically, a corporate treadmill, pimping your degree.
And it’s no surprise that Veterinarians are in high demand to get behind the counter in the seemingly endless number of Quickie, Express and Affordable mass-production-high-margin pop-ups.
High-volume wellness exams and random vaccination administration isn’t REALLY why most kids become Vets. Skill, and animal recovery, are.
Corporations commoditizing Vet Medicine will kill it. And the loss of Independent, experienced vets who are at liberty to treat pets individually will end the lives of any pet that needed more than ‘ One size fits all corporate policy’ treatments.
Total cook/rest time: 17-18hrs
Set smoker to 195F and let reach temp.
Add brisket with plenty of wood overnight.
Let smoke 8 hrs.
Remove brisket and wrap in butcher paper. Brisket should be 150F at this point.
Increase smoker temp to 250F and let Brisket smoke until 200F. This should take approximately 8 hrs.
Once Brisket reaches 200F, remove it and place inside a dry cooler for 2 hrs to rest. Do not remove butcher paper.
Unwrap, slice and feast.
…and she’ll even get up during commercials and drink water or eat a bite. She likes ‘Golden Girls’ from the 1990s.
*FEED DRY FOOD DRY WITH NOTHING ON IT.* EVER. ☺ *MIX NOTHING WITH DRY FOOD!*
If they eat what they WANT they will get fat. If they eat what they NEED they will NOT get fat.
“Crusts and Flakes are the LEADING cause of *continued* skin trouble, *recurrent* infections, and *delayed* or negative wound healing. You’ve GOT to get ahead of crusts. *They are NOT permissible.* ”
The following is a PDF file, free for you to use that explains the ‘problems’ that the crusts and scabs cause. You just gotta get those gone.
I just wanted to share this brilliant idea I got from a customer who takes canned pumpkin and beats it up and put it into ice cube trays then she pokes whole frozen blueberries down into the middle. She serves those frozen to her dogs to delight in a chewy frozen treat with a blueberry center! And on top of that, it does wonderful things for their bowel. High in soluble fiber. When you purchase your canned pumpkin, look for 100% pumpkin because sometimes it’s made out of yellow squash and some orange food color.
Your vet has a ‘Vodka Tonic’ in pill form. 😉 And a combo (adding the olive/limepeel) could potentially allow him to (almost) enjoy it. 🤗Trazadone + diazepam could be tried on for size (an example). It’s neither for the vet NOR the groomer because THEY can certainly physically ‘control’ the dog. But it’s just so much more chill FOR THE DOG. 🤗 What you REALLY don’t want is a team saying: “We can trim ANY dog’s nails, no matter how bad” because THAT could be a muzzle, choke pole and three unnecessarily strong people laying on him. At that rate, nail trims become harder and harder. With some happy pills, they usually get easier and easier. I’ll always choose Pharmacy over Harm-acy, any day.
If your groomer suggests a happy pill, don’t hate on the groomer, they’re being classy enough not to simply use a ‘headlock, full Nelson and up on the ropes and down he goes that was a hard one Frank it sure was John that really rang his bell let’s look at the replay’ …
German shepherds are patient, to a point. But they are very intelligent too and can get their ‘feelings’ hurt and can even be a little bit ‘grudgy’. Sort of like ex-wives….
PS: Done by a stranger, my spoiled brat Ajax would be utterly terrible for a nail trim and as such, I’d fear for his handling by brave, but ‘gitterdone’-type folks who’d take him on like a ‘challenge’. Nope. I would knock his a$$ OUT and send him in so he’d pretty much hold his hand out, and maybe lick their faces.
Board your pets at a boarding facility made for boarding, socializing and fun.
In 1995 when I opened my veterinary hospital I made an extremely expensive decision. I decided I was not going to board animals at my hospital. By all estimates that has cost me more than $4.7 million since then.
It’s just because I have worked at veterinary hospitals since I was 16 years old and if avoidable, you don’t put healthy animals in the hospital with sick ones. I want my dog to be handled by people with time to pay attention to the boarding process and not distracted by medicine cases and appointments, and I don’t want some high-school kid with germy hands taking my dog out for a brief walk before racing back in to help the doctor.
As a customer I would also be inclined to take-a-pass on the ‘free exam’ a few Vets might offer all boarding pets; because such exams can lead to frivolous diagnoses and treatments that me and my regular Vet might very well have left alone, or were already being managed more cost-effectively “our way”.
In summary: Next time you’re in Atlanta, stay at the Radisson, not upstairs at Grady. It’s safer and lots more fun.
I don’t board pets and that’s for them, certainly not for me. I believe this almost five million dollars strong. That’s putting your money where your mouth is.
Dr Erik Johnson