I apparently have a chest infection therefore confirming that OH was right all along and ensuring all remains right in the universe!
Oddly enough there are a lot of chest infections going around currently - we've had quite a few teachers off with it
I am about to roust the boys to go and visit their English Setter girlfriend and learn how to bake dog biscuits!!
She told me I needed buckwheat flour...........which I couldn't find anywhere and being absolutely useless at baking spent ages last night googling to try and find out what other flours could substitute!!
I too hate the myths that are perpetuated on FB and other sites.....as you say, there are many vulnerable people out there and also many desperate ones who will grab onto anything........
I have a similar thing with the greyhound forum I'm on. I completely accept and agree that greyhounds are physiologically and in some aspects biochemically different to all other breeds of dog and as such having a greyhound savvy vet is good. This is a fact and nowadays many vets are aware of this
Furthermore many vets experience greyhounds during their training as they are excellent for external anatomy, taking blood etc
But there are some people who are complete zealots about a vet in Uxbridge and will travel hundreds of miles / recommend travelling hundreds of miles to consult him for the most minor thing......and it really annoys me as it does down the many good vets out there and encourages people who may already be struggling financially to make this journey and also gives them false hope
It all started as he had a topical corn preparation which really seems to work - and I know people who are prepared to swear to this.
From my point of view I always used to think he was very selfish not patenting it and making it available to other vets subsequently.........it turns out that now he has done this and is raking in the big bucks but he is keeping quiet about it as he has such a queue at his door for treatment that "only he" can provide....
However I daren't say such a thing on FB as I'd get lynched as an unbeliever
I got into this 2 summers ago when I spent the summer sleeping downstairs with the DG after his surgery.........we'd watch the 11pm and midnight episodes and then at 1am when the street lights went out that was bed time