Originally Posted by valanhb
That is clearly stated as Rule #1 that everyone who registers agrees to. That's good advice for the Health & Nutrition Forum, but honestly you can't always find a good resource for feral resources or situations posted in even Behavior and SOS where someone will get back to you in the same time frame as we can here. The thing is that people who come here with one question don't know who traditionally gives great advice, and who is blowing smoke. It's just frustrating to see people take the easy choice, the Miracle in a Can advice, and see the cats suffer because of it...
I agree... But in the end it comes down to what God has given us, the ability to take in what we can, make a decision and make a choice upon our own free will based on all the information presented before us and our own free will to make that decision. If I read in one post that shaking a can of pennies or spaying my cat with water is bad, and then in another that it works for someone else.. its upto me to try to figure out what will work and what is perhaps going to do more harm then good. Noone here is paid (as far as I know) to give answers and provide advice. So noone is in risk of loosing thier "job" and "income", but for the most part we all desire to help even in some cases with mis-guided information or beliefs based on our stimga's formed in our youths or upbringings. So although everyone does not pay attention to any rules of useage or even consider some people might not know the best advice.. hopefully they can realize that not everyone is an expert and mainly gives advice tainted with their own opnions and experiences. With almost everything I post, if I am not sure or feel confident, I freely admit it.. hey I am not a vet, I might be wrong.. but heres my opinion at least... I hope people read that line or two, as its important.. I am not a vet, I don't have absolute answers and I can only relay my perceptions of my own life and experiences.. as for the most part a lot of people do. Don't get me wrong, I love this website, and I treasure every opinion and bit of advice. I feel it has helped me in a lof of ways in dealing with my own feline problems and issues here at home
*Thanks* But the reader needs to actually read up and weigh the advice being given.. even in my own case I am surely not giveing the "best" advice possible.. but it is from a true desire to help and I keep trying to learn as I hope each pet owner does.