August 2, 2105
Client control refers to a client who dictates what is to be done in the diagnosis and treatment of the medical condtion.
I had a case where the client said that her Schnauzer suffers from allergies and therefore an anti-allergic injection is to be given. Yet this spayed Miniature Schnauzer had two flanks bitten bald, as in an endocrine alopecia case.
There was ringworm treatment given. UVL showed some fluroescence. The owner wanted control of the treatment and such owners are best avoided. She said the dog is allergic to chicken.
If the dog does not recover, more steroid injections are given on command. This may not be in the best interest of the dog.
There will be clients who want to control the treatment as they have surfed the internet and had some medical knowledge.