Dr. Richard Green disagrees with his associations, and agrees with what call terms "overwhelming majority" of his colleagues that it's GREAT that no dogs, cats or rabbits will be sold at pet stores. Hear my conversation with this long-standing and well-regarded veterinarian, who helped to establish Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, HERE from Steve Dale's PetWorld, WGN Radio.
Same with pet the pet store industry with opposes these legislative limitations on what pet stores can sell, though most pet store owners themselves disagree with their associations (as do the veterinarians disagree with their associations). After all, the fact is that most pet stores don't sell dogs, cats or rabbits, and never will.
Dr. Green exposes that at least some of these pet stores may medically treat animals without using a professional veterinarian - which may be against veterinary practice law, not to mention not in the best interest of the animals. These pet stores practicing medicine without a veterinarian don't admit to it, of course....and it may even be against the law.
Dr. Green adds, "These puppy mills have been operating for a long, long time and it's got to be stopped."
Dr. Green notes how many animals from pet stores he's treated, and talks about how he may be able to fix medical issues....but even more challenging are unsocialized or not appropriately socialized dogs.
Also listeners ask Dr. Green about euthanasia (when do you know the time is right)? And what about this sick kitty?
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