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Re: Dog in the doctor's office

YOU do not love animals. It is very clear as you hammer away as often as possible about  animals mainly dogs and what they are doing wrong which  seem to surround your life.  You do not know anything about the person or the dog.  It is only you that needs  to make the decision to not go back which you did.  Dont go back to that office, find another derm.  Easy fix and the rest is none of your business.

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I know many will disagree but I am a dog lover. I'd have no problem with a dog in a doctor's office. I can tell you that last week I was at a local specialist and I was appalled at how dirty the office was. My dog would have cleaned it up. My husband's surgeon brought his dog to the office and I know my husband was heartened by the beautiful dog while hearing he needed cancer surgery. Dogs are no worse than people, and in many cases are a lot cleaner.

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What WOULD we DO without our periodic anti-dog threads, so thoughtfully provided?

 

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Re: Dog in the doctor's office

Maybe it's a comfort companion.

 

If the office allows it, and you feel it's inappropriate, find another dermatologist.

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Once at the dentist I was getting a crown so I was there for a while and needed to use the bathroom on the other side of their facility. There was a hallway between I could have used, but the tech said I couldn't walk through that way due to OSHA or OCHA (someone can fill us in on those rules for cleanliness in medical offices) but half an hour later, a recently retired hygienist came in with her new puppy to show it off, in that hallway! So how was I supposed to take that? Ha!

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Re: Dog in the doctor's office

A lot of different breeds are now service animals for many conditions.  I believe Star Wars Carri Fisher's dog Gary was one of them (to help her with bi-polar/nerves/panic etc.).  So it's hard to say who's animal is professionally "helping" their owner and who's animal isn't.

 

All I know is that my dog is cleaner than a lot of humans.... 

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@StraytoStay wrote:

Once at the dentist I was getting a crown so I was there for a while and needed to use the bathroom on the other side of their facility. There was a hallway between I could have used, but the tech said I couldn't walk through that way due to OSHA or OCHA (someone can fill us in on those rules for cleanliness in medical offices) but half an hour later, a recently retired hygienist came in with her new puppy to show it off, in that hallway! So how was I supposed to take that? Ha!


 

 

There are areas in any business where employees may go but the public may not. They can and do give different excuses, but basically it's just Employees Only - not a new concept.

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Re: Dog in the doctor's office

Unbelievable.  Literally.

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Re: Dog in the doctor's office

I remember seeing a story about a golden retriever who would comfort kids while they had their teeth cleaned or other procedures. There is a lot worse then a dog in a doctors office.

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I LOVE ANIMALS -- but this has nothing to do with that. This is about what is or isn't APPROPRIATE when you own an animal.THIS WAS INAPPROPRIATE. I certainly don't want to be the next person in that room having to have things cut off. How do you kbow where that animal has been or when he was last bathed.He had all kind of crud around his eyes. How do you know that dog didn't just take a dump before he walked in there and has poop on his butt. 


Since WHEN do you love animals?  

I might be incline to agree as people can suffer allergies and it could trigger a reaction but you're so rabid about anything having to do with dogs that it's a running joke here. The receptionist at my doctors office has her dog with her behind the reception area but I don't think he goes into exams rooms. There's probably a lot of people walking around with fecal matter on their hineys and who knows if they've washed their hands. 

 

Does your husband have a problem with it and wishes to change practices? 

Good luck finding a new dermatologist. I'm sure they'll all be so sad, of course.