Working at a vet clinic, one sees every side of “parenting”. There are the parents who are the helicopter parents (I am one of those parents) who have to make sure that their babies are up to date on all of their vaccines, are regularly tested for parasites and heart worms, are on the best flea/tick prevention. These are the type of parents who watch their pets poop to make sure everything looks ok, and if they haven’t pooped in 24 hours, they rush them straight down to us. They also like to pamper their pets, coming in to get their toe nails trimmed at least once a week.
Unfortunately, not all pet parents are like that. A lot of people coming into my clinic are overdue on a lot of things that they find “unnecessary” to the health and wellness of their pet. Most of the time they are in there for toe nail trims or for express anal glands. It makes me wish that we could make it mandatory for them to be up to date on all things if they wish to use us.
The good pet parents are my favorite people. I can relate to them on a spiritual level. These are the people that will spend $20,000 on their little chihuahua, trying to save his life, and he still doesn’t make it (yes, that actually did happen with one of our clients). The length that these people will go to for their babies reassures me that there are more devoted animal lovers in the world than just me. And it makes me overjoyed knowing I am not alone.
Loving an animal is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. The animal will not only love you back but will do anything for you. And you get unlimited cuddles and kisses, so it’s a win-win situation. If you have never tried loving an animal, I highly suggest it. The results will be so amazing.
“Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.”