Dr. Google, REN, Leukemia discussed on Let's Talk Pets
For instance, they are not generally reportable. Right. So we don't know as hearings how often they occur unless there are specific studies that look into them. And so it depends a lot on the cat population. So for some of these types of diseases, it's not unusual for five percent or even higher of cats that are out in an area can actually be infected with these with these types of viruses. And so there's a group that is called taxi, and it see a PC, and you can go to that website. And they actually are starting to track feline leukemia and FIV virus status based on certain types of tests. And so that can be a way for those types of diseases to get a better feel for kind of what's happening. But I think the biggest important message here is although some of these viruses may not be incredibly common in our pet population. We certainly when we see them we definitely see them on these unvaccinated animals and the results of these diseases are far more devastating than any possible negative. Component of the vaccination in my opinion. And I think that you would agree with me. Absolutely. I remember when I was working in clinical medicine saw kitten that had been born Ren shortly after birth been exposed to pan leucopenia. And so it causes an error, basically it attacks the Serb in the brain. And so this cat could not walk properly. It would fall over mean. It was just it's these are horrible horrible circumstances and situations that happen, and I'm sure every veterinarian has got their stories of what they've seen. So you know, it's really about. How can we do the best for the best number of animals? That's kind of heartbreaking if you think about a twenty five dollars vaccine could have completely changed the outcome for that cat. And I think that happens every day. So I am very very happy that you are with me today to talk about these things because I feel like people trust remorse and internet headlines in making decisions and really the best answer is communication with their veterinarian. Wouldn't you agree? Absolutely. I mean, I think you know, Dr. Google has a place, but we have to be a little bit cautious. Anybody can put information on the internet, and so going to reputable websites if you have questions bringing them up with your veterinarian, I think these are all really important ways of of making sure the information, you get is valid and defendable. I have a t shirt that says I'm smarter than Dr Google. I love it. It's my favorite t shirt. But it's you know, it's a little bit tongue in cheek. But use the information that you find on the internet to start a conversation and ask do not hesitate to reach out to your veterinarian or retail to me. I'm I'm out there on.