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Checking Your Dog’s Symptoms on the Internet? Here’s What You Need to Know

Checking Your Dog’s Symptoms on the Internet? Here’s What You Need to Know │ Dr. Alex Avery Deep Dive


Summary

When it comes to our dog’s health, you are not alone if you check for symptoms on the internet. A simple online search can provide a wealth of information. But as we all know, there are always risks. In this episode, Dr. Avery, veterinarian and founder of Our Pets Health, explains why there is a growing number of online pet health misinformation and shares tips on how to make better decisions based on your search.


Episode Notes

If we think that our dog is sick, we may naturally jump online to check for symptoms. While internet research can be easy and helpful, there are risks that affect our pets if the source is incorrect.

Our guest, Dr. Alex Avery, veterinarian and founder of Our Pets Health, knows that it doesn’t take much time online to come across harmful pet health advice and recommendations. In this week’s episode, Dr. Avery provides tools to help us make the better-informed choices when researching online and explains the importance of preventative care.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Dr. Avery’s website, Our Pets Health: https://ourpetshealth.com/

Dr. Avery’s Socials:

Trustortrash.org: Tool to help you think critically about the quality of health information.

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.

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Be Careful What You Read!! – By Dr. Demian Dressler

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Alex Avery:

Dr. Alex Avery’s mission is to help us, and our pets live healthier, happier lives.

After graduating from The University of Bristol’s Veterinary School in 2006, Dr. Avery left the United Kingdom and set off on a world tour, which has now landed him in New Zealand. To support his mission, he launched OurPetsHealth.com which provides complete veterinary healthcare advice via creative and innovative series of videos and podcasts.

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This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold.

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Dr. Alex Avery

BVSc

New Zealand

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Dr. Alex Avery is a companion animal veterinarian working in general practice and founder of Our Pet’s Health. As well as caring for his patients in person, he helps dog and cat owners across the world optimize their pet’s health so they can live the full and happy life they deserve!