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    How to recognize if your vet loves your dog and his job

    By Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. His love of dogs and passion for natural healing and nutrition led him to writing, teaching and helping people create health naturally, without drugs, chemicals and processed food.

    I have had an interesting experience that I want to share with you! A few weeks ago, a gentleman contacted us with the intention of offering his new online rehabilitation program for dogs.

    Of course, I wanted to talk to him because making our dogs move and feel better is definitely one of the reasons you and I hang out together online. And so we scheduled time to talk this week and finally connected.

    Usually, I like to start a conversation with people from the animal healing industry with a question: Why do you do what you do? This question helps me to recognize if people are really passionate about their work or if they don't really like it and work only to make money.

    The next thing I like to ask: Do you have a dog?

    The two answers I got kind of knocked me off my feet: "Well it is a business to make money!"
    and "No, I don't have a dog, my brother in law has a dog and he is fat, he stinks and he is crazy!"

    What? X$#%#@$ I didn't know what to say. It was like I dialled into a comedy channel. I often talk with you about choosing the right vets and other service providers and I know it sometimes is not easy.

    However, you can understand people really quickly by asking these two questions:

    Why do you do what you do?
    Do you have a dog? Tell me about him or her.

    When you are listening to the answer, look into the other persons eyes and go with your "gut sense" to see if there is a sparkle in their eyes. If you see passion and love, give this person a chance. If the answer is "rather peculiar" or you see no passion or love in the eyes, run!

    © Dr. Dobias, DVM

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    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 in the Czech Republic and obtained the Canadian Certificate of Qualification in 1995. He is currently licensed in the European Union, and his unique approach to healing and nutrition helps holistically minded dog lovers worldwide.

    Dr. Dobias strongly believes that disease prevention, natural nutrition and supplements, the right exercise and a drug free approach to medicine can add years to your dog's life.

    As a formulator of his all-natural vitamin and supplement line and co-inventor of natural, chemical free flea and tick control, FleaHex® and TickHex®, his unique healing system and products currently hold the highest independent five star customer rating. For more information click here.

    Any general recommendations that Dr. Dobias makes are not a substitute for the appropriate veterinary care and are for informational and educational purposes only.

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