I have surfed the web enough to form an
opinion about many of the web sites available. Many are good,
informative and even amusing. Some are pretty scary. Not because
of porn or violence, but because of incorrect, incomplete and
unverified information being handed out freely as facts. Specifically
I am concerned with many of the pet board and chat type lists
and pet information lists. While they may be interesting and
fun, please take what you read with a grain of salt. Or a salt
block. People with little knowledge or experience may come off
sounding like experts. I have seen incorrect and sometimes even
dangerous information posted.
Before acting on any information you receive
online that may affect your pet's health or safety - double check
with a truly knowledgeable person, like a veterinarian specializing
in the care of your type of pet. If you need help finding such
a vet please let me know. Maybe I can refer you to somebody you
can at least call for advice.
Before I hand out advice I usually have
something to back it up - veterinary or medical manuals, vet
recommendations, experiences during the 15 years I've kept cavies.
If I don't have an answer I can probably refer you to an expert
that does, and I always encourage owners to check with a veterinarian.
Enjoy the Internet, but keep in mind very few web sites are monitored
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