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My cousin went to get his pit fixed and the vet refused to touch her bc she is a pitbull. so he has to go out of town and find a vet that will see her. i think its just sad that a vet wont touch a dog just bc that its a pit. looks like they are trying to make it hard to own a pit in my town and i live in a very small town. is there a way to fight this for ppl that lives in areas like this?
 

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i'd go to the news with it ... make him a public spectacle and see if he changes his mind.. then still go somewhere else
 

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My cousin went to get his pit fixed and the vet refused to touch her bc she is a pitbull. so he has to go out of town and find a vet that will see her. i think its just sad that a vet wont touch a dog just bc that its a pit. looks like they are trying to make it hard to own a pit in my town and i live in a very small town. is there a way to fight this for ppl that lives in areas like this?
I am not sure what you can do, prejudice against this breed is everywhere and dog breeds aren't protected from these things the same way as say, racism with humans. You have to learn to have a thick skin when you own this breed because ignorant people have serious prejudices against them and aren't afraid to let you know about.

Personally, I would not want my dogs going to a vet that didn't like pit bulls. So what do you want to accomplish? I doubt you would want to do something that would force the vet to treat the dog regardless of his dislike of the breed. This could end up with something accidentally happening to your dog while it is being treated and you could end up with a dead dog.

Just find a vet that loves your dog(s) regardless of the breed. Vet visits can be unpleasant as it is but having a vet and their staff croon over your pit is something I am grateful that we have at our vet.
 

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I am not sure what you can do, prejudice against this breed is everywhere and dog breeds aren't protected from these things the same way as say, racism with humans. You have to learn to have a thick skin when you own this breed because ignorant people have serious prejudices against them and aren't afraid to let you know about.

Personally, I would not want my dogs going to a vet that didn't like pit bulls. So what do you want to accomplish? I doubt you would want to do something that would force the vet to treat the dog regardless of his dislike of the breed. This could end up with something accidentally happening to your dog while it is being treated and you could end up with a dead dog.

Just find a vet that loves your dog(s) regardless of the breed. Vet visits can be unpleasant as it is but having a vet and their staff croon over your pit is something I am grateful that we have at our vet.
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Yeah we've all ran into that up here. I've got a lot of friends that have pit bulls and when they take their dog to the vet at a young age or period most of the time they have to tell them it isn't a pit bull that its something totally different like an American Bulldog or a Boxer, some vets just refuse to deal with the breed because of the bad publicity its gotten due to the media.
 

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I had a vet like that as well but it was with my Rottie that I had. He would not see him unless I put a muzzel on him. Needless to say I found a new vet. He didnt like them because he got bit by one so unless you put one on he refused.
 

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yea i prolly wont be going to him when i get my pup. hopefully i can find a good one that will see me. but it might be hear say but i got a friend that has about 3 pits and a police told give him bout a year and he will have the dogs banned in our county and i dont want to see this happen. he said this a couple of months ago so maybe he was just upset of ppl fighting them in the county. bc last year i think my neighbors was training thier dogs to fight bc you could go on my back porch and hear them counting down and clapping and yelling. and after that i left to take my gf home and we seen a pit laying in the road above my house looked like it lost and they dumped it, it was all beat up. i havent heard em in a while so maybe the police has calmed down and they wont ban em
 

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yea i prolly wont be going to him when i get my pup. hopefully i can find a good one that will see me. but it might be hear say but i got a friend that has about 3 pits and a police told give him bout a year and he will have the dogs banned in our county and i dont want to see this happen. he said this a couple of months ago so maybe he was just upset of ppl fighting them in the county. bc last year i think my neighbors was training thier dogs to fight bc you could go on my back porch and hear them counting down and clapping and yelling. and after that i left to take my gf home and we seen a pit laying in the road above my house looked like it lost and they dumped it, it was all beat up. i havent heard em in a while so maybe the police has calmed down and they wont ban em
You should report dog fighting if you think its going on not ignore it. The cop your friend talked to was just pissy and trying to be a badass like he is single handily going to ban all pits in the whole country. Do you live in Hollywood?
 

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this is some B.S. if you ask me...you shouldn't discriminat against certain breeds of dogs... thats like saying i'm not gonna help you out cuz your hispanic and you might rob something from me or your black and your gonna shoot me, your dog is a pitbull so your gonna fight it and its gonna kill bite me and ripe my arm off, and all the other stupid stereo types...go to another more educated and probably better vet...just my opinion
 

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I dfinitely wouldn't want to go to anyone who was like that. However it doesn't make it right that he gets away with it. Vets take an oath similar to human DRs , but to care for animals. That is just sad.

On another note, every vet I have ever dealt with says how much they love APBTs and would rather deal with them then most other breeds of dog.
 

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You should report dog fighting if you think its going on not ignore it. The cop your friend talked to was just pissy and trying to be a badass like he is single handily going to ban all pits in the whole country. Do you live in Hollywood?
We wanted to report it but my mom was scared to say anything bc she didnt want to start trouble. she was scared they would start stuff with us. they kinda told a friend that was a police and i think that was what started the smart butt police talkin bout banning them.
 

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I can't believe a vet acts like that... My ortho vet loves Lady, even when shes screaming, peeing, and desperately trying to hide under the chairs in the waiting room (he examines her out there because she will hurt herself trying not to go into an exam room). He told me once that if Yorkies weighed 80 lbs they would all be banned, and he would probably be dead 100 times over. If the vet is so ignorant to think pits are terrible, I would definitely never consider taking any dog there, and I would spread the word. I see a bulldog specialist as my regular vet so there are always pits and ABs there, and I think the staff gets torn up worst by cats lol.
 
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