Chicago Veterinarian on Limits for Pet Store Sales Cook County

Chicago Veterinarian on Limits for Pet Store Sales Cook County
with Dr. Richard Green

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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  • Thank God there are still ethical Veterinarians in Illinois. I would never take my pets to a Vet that contracted with pet stores to get the volume business on sick pets raised as livestock and not cared for properly. We need more Veterinarians like Dr Richard Green to speak out against pet stores selling puppy mill dogs to unsuspecting consumers. More and more people are finding out the truth every day and when they do they will wonder why their Vet did not educate them to the pitfalls of buying from pet stores. The link below was created by a Veterinarian that also does not put profits ahead of the welfare of the dogs or their owners. Do the people you care about a favor and share this link with them.
    http://www.pupquest.org/about-pet-shops.html

  • In reply to tooch:

    thank you tooch - soon I will help MOST veterinarians, providing a platform with how the vast majority actually feel....

  • In reply to Steve Dale:

    That would be perfect! Us responsible pet owes can use it as a guide to what Vets we should be taking our animals to!

  • 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."

    Come on Dr Green, you either know what procedures can be legally performed without using a veterinarian in Illinois, or you are just blowing smoke. Assuming you know, speak up and stop choking on implied allegations rather than facts.

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