Fan Q&A with The Incredible Dr. Pol

Dr. Jan Pol recently took time out to answer fan questions on National Geographic Channel’s Facebook page. The questions ranged from details about Dr. Pol’s history and experiences through to his family and the new season of The Incredible Dr. Pol. Read a transcript of the questions and answers below, and be sure to tune in to The Incredible Dr. Pol, Saturday at 10P on Nat Geo WILD.

Comment from Katie S.
Hi Dr. Pol! Just wondering what are some of your favorite/most interesting patients for the upcoming season?

I don’t have favorite animals. The show starts tomorrow night with an episode that features a beautiful golden pheasant with a broken leg. Very interesting animal. Got caught in a fence and broke its leg. I don’t have a favorite animal per se.

Comment from Dr.Pol Fan
Dr. Pol, we love your show….When will your granddaughter be on the show? I have heard many good things about her!              

She was here while they were filming the fair episode. I don’t know exactly when that will air, though.

Comment from Katy
Dr. Pol, do you have any pets of your own?

Oh yes. They’ll be in the show. One is the big Great Dane. We also have a Newfoundlander and three cats. They all live happily in the same house. They all get along fine. The Himalayan cat is in one of the commercials.

Comment from Just1MoreMinPins
Dr. Pol we need you out here in the Pacific Northwest! Love your attitude, no fuss no muss…just get it done! Your one of very few vets anymore that does both large and small animals. You actually told a couple their dog was fat!!! Good for you…most vets NEVER tell pet owners that!! So glad your back on for Season 2! Cant wait to watch! Debs 🙂              

The thing is, I grew up on a diary farm. So I have a great love for cows. But cows are disappearing. Many family farms aren’t here anymore. So now we have a very active small animal practice. Some of my style has carried over from large animals to small. I try to do the best for the animals that I can, while trying to keep in mind what people want to do themselves. As for moving to the Pacific Northwest…It’s a nice place. I like the area. But I don’t think so. I’m too old to move, and my wife has collected too much junk to move to a new area!

Comment from Debi
I love your passion for what you do! Your show is great, good luck with the upcoming seasons…              

Thanks. I was the youngest of 6 children growing up on a farm and have always loved animals and wanted to work with them. The challenge for me is always to make the right diagnosis/prognosis, and then do the best you can for treatment. Also, Michigan is a somewhat economically challenged place, and people love there animals, but they can’t always afford Cadillac treatment. So I try to do the best I can.

Comment from Sam T.
What types of animals do you find most difficult to treat?

It has nothing to do with the type of animal. It’s usually the animal that has not been socialized. They’re scared more than anything else. But as long as I can get my hands on them and calm them down, everything is fine. As far as dangerous animals, I was working with a rodeo animal…Those animals are taught to get rid of anything on their backs or on front of them. And they are very good at that. So when you’re working with an animal like that, you have to be very careful. But when you’re dealing with small animals, the scared ones are the toughest.

Comment from James
Can we look forward to seeing more of your wife in the new season?              

Oh yea. She’ll be there, just like she was in the first season. She still beats us in target practice.

Comment from ABiggs
Dr. Pol – You’re clearly not squeamish about much, but what was your most awkward animal experience (so far)?

No. Back in the Netherlands we don’t have the blow flies (little green flies that lay eggs in wounds) the same as here in the USA. I was practicing here many years ago and a guy brought in a dog who he said was trying to have pups. And she had a patch of maggots on her back, which was a little bit much. But I bit the bullet, got them cleaned up, and the dog had a bunch of healthy pups.

Comment from Don Havlicek
If you had not become a vet, what other career would you have pursued?              

I always wanted to work with animals, and since I grew up on a dairy farm, I probably would’ve gone into that.

Comment from Pat
What was your favorite part of filming the show?

What it does to the students, elementary to college, that see the show and then say “this is what I want to do.” We’ve had so many good comments from those kids that it really makes me feel good. As for the show itself…It’s fun. It’s edited, of course, thank goodness, because I am an easygoing, spontaneous, guy. But it turns out that they don’t edit it all. So watch out for the quirks!

Comment from Ashlynn
Hi Dr. Pol. I was wondering if you had any advice for an aspiring veterinarian.

Keep your grades up, that’s the first thing. Get everything that you need to do to enter college. And then do not apply to just one school. Have an open mind and try to get into wherever you want to or can get in. Start shadowing vets. We have a lot of students come here, (high school, vet techs, etc.). They come here to shadow us. It’s important to get your hours in with a veterinarian.

Comment from Matt
Dr. Pol — My dad is a vet and just retired. He loves your show! What is the most exotic disease you’ve ever encountered in one of your patients? Have you ever had to deal with a quarantine situation?

TB is a disease that almost was eradicated except for the deer in Michigan. It is still in the northeast part of the Lower Peninsula. The entire state of Michigan had to be quarantined. We could not ship cattle to other states. This was within the last 10 years. The TB had gone from deer to cows. We’ve been doing a lot of testing in this area and it is now nearly under control. In the Netherlands, when I was in college, we still had outbreaks of foot and mouth disease, which is one of the very bad viral diseases we need to watch out for in the United States.

Comment from Hazel
What are some tips to keep an old dog alive and kicking for years to come?

It all depends on a few things. If he has arthritis, be sure to give it whatever your vet recommends for the joints. Here we recommend a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug. There are many that are very good. Be sure to keep the pain under control so the dog feels good.

Comment from almc
In season one there were multiple dogs with porcupine encounters. I wanted to know how many of those do you see in a month. Thanks. Love the show.

It all depends. In the winter, they hibernate, and still the dogs will find them. It goes up and down. We’ve seen as many as 5 a day, and then you can go three weeks without one. Your fingers get sore pulling them out!

Comment from Rita
You come across on your show as a very down to earth, compassionate man, having and a real relationship with the animals you care for. How does it affect you when you have to make the decision that an animal has to be humanely put to sleep? It is one part of your job that I find would be highly emotional.              

Yes it is. And it’s a decision that I cannot make. The owner has to do it. I am not god and I will not tell them when they have to put an animal down. So ultimately the decision is with them, but if it must be done I do it as humanely as possible.

Comment from Gail
Hi Dr. Pol: Is your son going to assist you this year? His reactions are comical to say the least!

Yes. Charles will be in the new show too. We have a very good relationship together. We like to poke fun at each other. He is not a hands on man. He’s the artistic type, which is why he’s not a veterinarian. I never pushed my kids to become vets. They should do what they want to do. It’s amazing what he’s picked up through the years running around with me anyhow.

Comment from Trudi Wright
Do you have any suggestions on how to get a great dane pup to stop chewing everything… we give her rawhide bones.. and she till trashes the carpet.. shoes… you name it…

I have a Great Dane. The problem is that the dog is bored and is trying to find out what everything is made of. And the only way they can do that is by chewing. Take the dog out for jogs, walks. Get the dog tired. So that when she is home, she sleeps! We have those dogs at home, and when they chew they cause a lot of damage. So she wants to find out what everything is made of but she will stop chewing eventually. Mental stimulation is key. Make her do tricks, make her tired. So when you’re not home, they sleep!

Comment from Ali
hi! I’m am an aspiring vet myself, and I’m a junior in high school, so with college fast approaching, I was wondering if there is anything you recommend I do to prepare myself for the program? Do I need to have an experiences with large animals or anything? Do you know what colleges like to see on applications when applying for pre-vet?
It might’ve changed a lot since I was in school…But start shadowing with veterinarians. Large animal vets are easier to shadow than small animals. Find someone who will let him be around and let him experience as much as possible before he goes to vet school.

Comment from Dr.Pol Fan
Can you compare a prescrotal castration technique with the conventional bilateral scrotal incision technique?

In our clinic, we do the pre scrotal incision, not through the scrotum itself. It heals up a lot better. This is for dogs and cats (dogs basically). Horses, it makes no difference what technique you use. For them, you cut everything off!

Comment from James
Is there a Dr. Pol full-length feature in the works?

I doubt it. I am not going to be a movie star. I like not having to learn my lines, thank goodness. In my show, what you get is what you see (not the other way around). With the crew that’s here, there is no double takes – they have to get the shot the first time. I appreciate it, but no. I will act up in front of the camera, but not act.

Comment from Huron Area Fan
How many years were you in practice?

Hate to say it. I’d like to invoke the 5th Amendment. But 42 years

Comment from April
Dr. Pol, Greetings from South Carolina! I love your show! Just wondering what is the most dangerous situation you have been in working with large animals?

The one time I had to TB test a bull and he was very mean, but I had to get in the pen with him and the people was holding onto the bull by a chain through the nose. But he couldn’t hold on. So I got over the gate faster than I ever thought I could! If you have a dairy herd and have bulls in the herd, those are the most dangerous animals. I am a stranger, I work with the female cows, and I smell like blood. So I have three strikes against me in those situations.

Comment from Dana
How do you manage the high demand of being a vet, and the demand of being a husband, father? Do you ever feel you have to choose one over the other?

No. Diana has been working with me for over 30 years in the practice. We’ve always been together. The kids went with me on the road, all three of them. If they didn’t want to, that’s fine. But we always managed to get to the high school games and all that stuff. Sometimes it meant having quick suppers, but we made it work. The kids couldn’t get away with anything because I could turn up at home whenever I wanted to!

Comment from Vicky
What a great show. I just wish that it had more episodes. Keep up the great work. I do enjoy the fact you don’t beat around the bush you tell it like it is. Just wish more vets were like that.

When I was on the farm, I wanted to know what was wrong, and what to do. And this is what I’ve done with all my clients. I want them to understand what is wrong with their animal, so they understand why I do what I do. Sometimes you have to be a little blunt, because it is the easiest way to get across. It is no use to use complex terms that people don’t understand. My main concern is for the client to understand what is wrong with their animal.

Comment from Sybrand (Klaasjes zoon)
Can you tell us what is the most interesting thing we’re going to see this season?

Depends on the person watching. I hope there are lots of interesting things. I haven’t seen all the episodes yet. There are a couple times when we pull a live calf. That to me is always the most rewarding thing of my job. To be able to keep the calf alive after it was a hard delivery. And there are a couple of them in there. I hope people realize that sometimes it’s not easy to do all that, but it’s well worth it.

Comment from Guest
Being a vet, do you find it more difficult to treat and diagnose your own pets?

No. When i was just starting out as a veterinarian, it was a little harder. I had to spay my own cat. But right now, no. It makes no difference. I spay my own dogs.

Thank you for all the questions. Sorry we couldn’t get to every single one. I hope everybody will enjoy the show just like last year!



  1. stevani
    August 31, 2012, 5:09 pm

    Doctor pol does he mean that is only when someone stay with animal in the farm it is then it can develop interest or passion on them or it doesn’t mean that?

  2. Abigail
    September 1, 2012, 9:38 pm

    Dr. Pol, I have watched your show often and would enjoy being a vet. Do you guys have any tips for me? I love animals and I am not grossed out easily. I would like to talk more on the subject. E-mail me if you can thanks! ~ Abigail M.

  3. RKeegan
    September 2, 2012, 1:41 pm

    Dr Pol, You show more respect for the animals than you do for your son. Shoving food into his face is not right. May be time to stop that kind of behavior toward him.

  4. Emily Tirrell
    Vernon, CT
    September 3, 2012, 9:02 pm

    Dear Dr. Pol, I just discovered your show and can’t get enough of it. I am envious of the fact that you found your passion in your life and that you excel in that passion. Your marriage and working relationship with Diana as well as your relationship with Charles is inspiring. In a world obsessed with money and material objects it is wonderful to see a hard working honest man who truly loves what he does and provides a great service to both animals and humans. Thank you for providing hope in the human race. I wish you and your family continued happiness and success!!!

  5. Pat
    Congers, Rockland County, new York
    September 4, 2012, 1:15 pm

    My husband & I just rescued a beautiful brown lab. He is about 1year old, maybe 6 mo older. He is chewing Everything….shoes, socks, clean laundry. He even chewed his collar off! We have given him lots of toys which he destroys immediately. He also gets lots of snacks to chew on. He iis a wonderful do.g, very affectionate & playful. We’ve only had him for about 2 weeks but our wardrobe is beginning to shrink. Any advice would be greatly appreciated… Thanks

  6. Joyce B
    Macomb, Michigan
    September 9, 2012, 11:30 am

    My bunny developed a severe case of head tilt this past May, the vet treated him with anti-biotics with the assumption it was caused by an ear infection. The bunny got better immediately but kept going down hill after a few weeks. I didn’t want him to suffer so I decided to put him down. When I brought him in, my vets office said they used the heartstick method. I was upset during this time and did not think to ask what that involved. I wanted to be there when this procedure was done but the vet would not allow it and said it was done in the operating room and was an “aggressive procedure.” After it was done I read on the internet that this was an inhumane procedure and if must be done, the animal should be administered anesthesia. I found out afterwards he was not given any anesthesia!. Is this the best way to euthanize a bunny? I am still heartbroken over the loss and did not want my bunny of 7 years to die painfully in his final moment. Please email me!

  7. Grace
    Riley,Mi. 48041
    September 24, 2012, 5:36 pm

    Dr.Pol my cat has a scab on her ear that I have been self medicating all summer with several different things. Nothing clears it up and I can’t walk afford to take her to the vet. I think it is parasites. What can I use?

  8. jane
    September 29, 2012, 2:35 pm


  9. jane
    September 30, 2012, 12:15 pm

    hello dr.pol, I have a cocker spaniel, he is 9. and has cushings disease, he has been on 3.mils.melotone, and flax seed hull,for the past two years, is there anything else that can be done to help his hair growth and stop the itching and scaps, he has all the classical symptoms, saggy belly, and hair lose. thank you, hope to hear from you.

  10. Livi Grace
    harrisburg IL, 62946
    September 30, 2012, 10:19 pm

    Dr. Pol,
    im a huge fan. i love your show, your my inspiration! im wanting to go to vet school and specialize in large animals. im curious to know what vet school you went to and if it was a difficult process?

  11. Jan Albert Pol
    Langley-British Columbia Canada
    October 1, 2012, 4:41 pm

    I sure like to know more about your family line. Some of my family moved to the States in the forties and fifties. I know we have family in the eastern States. Is it just a coincidence that I was named Jan Pol, born Oct. 24 1934 in Groningen Holland? Love to hear from you and I like your show. Regards, Jan Pol

  12. Pattie Eckles
    New Castle,PA
    October 6, 2012, 3:12 pm

    Dr.Pol,Love love love your show.Hope you are on a very long time.I’m curious,to me you have an accent.Would you .Also,you have one magnificent home,Being that everyone likes to target shoot,how far out in the country are you? I have a million questions,,,please write a blog! (in your spare time,of course) Thanks for the show

  13. Jann
    Salt Lake City, Ut.
    October 6, 2012, 10:45 pm

    Dear Dr. Pol, I love you and your show. I love how compassionate you are toward the animals and their owners. I would love to take a road trip out to meet you and talk to you. I could never be a vet- way too tender hearted. Even trying to help the animals sometimes you have to hurt them. I’ve always had animals, horses, dogs, cats and even hamsters. They have
    all passed on now but still in my heart. Bless you for your work
    and love of your family and the animals- large or small. Love your home and the land it sits on. God bless you.

  14. Jann
    Salt Lake City, Ut.
    October 6, 2012, 10:49 pm

    Dear Dr. Pol, I love you and your show. I love how compassionate you are toward the animals and their owners. I would love to take a road trip out to meet you and talk to you. I could never be a vet- way too tender hearted. Even trying to help the animals sometimes you have to hurt them. I’ve always had animals, horses, dogs, cats and even hamsters. They have
    all passed on now but still in my heart. Bless you

    for your work.

    and love of your family and the animals- large or small. Love your home and the land it sits on. God bless you.

  15. Susan
    Lake City, FL
    October 8, 2012, 1:47 pm

    when will the new series start? How many children does Dr.
    Pol & Diane have?

  16. lorena
    October 10, 2012, 12:31 am

    We love you in L.A. I wish we had you here. I have been to three vets and not one of them can tell me what’s wrong with my dog unless I do very expensive testing for him and then they say that it might not be the problem. I know if you saw him you would know. Thank you for a great family show keep doing a great job and I will keep looking for a remedy for Kiba.

  17. Fran
    Lysander, NY
    October 13, 2012, 10:40 am

    I love this show. He is a real vet with no pretenses. Does a great job of showing sometimes the right decision is the hardest. I’ll keep watching as long as you are on TV.

  18. Maddie longridge
    sw florida
    October 13, 2012, 8:23 pm

    Hi Dr. Pol,
    My name is maddie and I love your show! I’m 12 years old and originally from Canton Michigan, I moved when I was 5. When I grow up, I want to be just like you. I LOVE animals. And you have inspiered me to be just what you are! Please commit back it would mean so much to me!

  19. Betty
    Oreland, PA
    October 19, 2012, 4:58 pm

    I have enjoyed your show since I first discovered it. Your skill as a vet comes through along with your attitude toward the animals and their owners in such a warm and entertaining way. I look forward to seeing each new episode and hope it will be able to continue for years. It is never boring. Thank you.

  20. Stacy and John Pinola
    October 20, 2012, 10:43 pm

    Hi Dr. Pol,

    We love you and your show. Being from farm and ranch families we know what you experience on a daily basis. Don’t let one incident spoil your life or profession. We support you 100%. Hopefully the show will go on.

  21. Nicole stoner
    fort hood texas
    October 24, 2012, 10:47 am

    Dear Dr. Pol

    I just want to thank you for doing what u do. Your profession is not a easy one at times. I’m a Army spouse stay at home mother. I love your show. I use to want to become a vet when I was a little girl. I never pushed to make that dream as I aged. But after NOW after finding and watching your show as a HUGE fan you have given me inspiration to go back to school tobecome a vet tech. I just would like to say THANK YOU

  22. Cindy
    October 25, 2012, 2:52 pm

    Dr. Pol,
    Love your show. It’s refreshing to see a Vet practice using good old common sense and proven techniques. I have read a lot of negative comments regarding your “old school” ways, but to be quite honest, I think the real crime is in the “new school” practices that have put Vet care for the average person financially out of reach. Yes, there have been great strides made and new amazing equipment has become available, but if you have to sell your soul to get the care it’s hardly an advantage. I have seen where you have waived fees in cases where Vet care would do no good, instead of preform pricey testing and useless treatment just to follow the current protocol. I say Hurray! for the “old school” and your practical, sensible and most importantly fairly priced Vet. care for our pets!

  23. Pattie Eckles
    New Castle,PA
    October 28, 2012, 11:53 am

    It’s the end of October & you aren’t on.When will you be back? Very soon I hope.Love everything about your show! HURRY!

  24. Darla Richerson
    Arlington, TX
    November 3, 2012, 6:16 pm

    Dr. Pol,
    I am a fan along with many others.
    My family and I were wondering where you got your education and how you ended up here in the USA. We are all the better that you are with us! Thank you’

  25. Sharon
    Franklin, Tn
    November 8, 2012, 10:55 pm

    Fantastic Show!!! Great mix of passion for the animals, Dr Pols’ amazing agility and strength and such good humor mixed in.Wonderful entertainment and I hope it will be on for many seasons. You go Nat Geo!!! Sharon

  26. Albert Zwiers
    November 9, 2012, 10:01 am

    Beste meneer Pol,
    Met veel interesse heb ik de artikelen over uw werkzaamheden als dierenarts gelezen. Het was erg boeiend om u onlangs te mogen ontmoeten in de molen Jan Pol te Dalen. U heeft toen foto’s gemaakt. In de Nieuwsbrief van Aold Daol’n wil men aandacht besteden aan uw bezoek. Is het mogelijk dat u enkele foto’s stuurt per e-mail? Alvast hartelijk dank.
    Met de vriendelijke groeten aan u en uw familie,
    Albert Zwiers.

  27. francisco yanez
    saludos y preguntas
    November 11, 2012, 12:57 pm

    hi dr pol like this, I’m a student of veterinary medicine in Venezuela, follow their programs by National Geographic, I practice field every day and is an inspiration to my studies, I would like to know if you have an email address to follow (site wep more personalized), ,
    I have practice in the veterinary field, and each program is work you performed in our everyday practices so greetings to all veterinary students in Venezuela of Ezequiel Zamora National University (UNELLEZ)

  28. shirl
    November 14, 2012, 9:44 pm

    Dr. Pol..I love, love your tv show and YOU and your family and the workers in your practice. I am a retired RN and worked in surgery for years. Now I would love to work for you and wish I could spend a week working with you!! It makes me wish I had become a Vet! I love animals, I think I have used the word “love” more times in this comment than normal!!

  29. Jeff Long
    Duncansville, PA
    November 17, 2012, 1:24 am

    Any chance a 15 year old aspiring large animal vet could plan a visit to your practice? We are planning our summer vacation and my daughter said meeting you would be the most amazing vacation possible. She never misses your show. At this point I am telling her nothing about this contact just in case we are not able to have an appointment to visit. Either way, thanks for the influence you have on my daughter’s future aspirations.

  30. yvonne
    November 19, 2012, 7:17 pm

    Raccoons in the is dangerous. What do you think

  31. firozkhan
    November 26, 2012, 2:58 pm

    first i want to tale to all n.g.c team thanks that i like ur program.animals,coulture,war,all related program.i want to work with i can join the chennel.please guide me.thanks

  32. Vanna
    Hillsborough, NC
    December 16, 2012, 8:10 am

    Hey Dr. Pol, I have a pit bull dog and she is allergic to so much stuff that she is on special food and allergy shots. Still scratches and chews. I feel so bad for her, is there something else that I could do for her?

  33. Toyanne Stone
    Tacoma, WA
    December 25, 2012, 6:29 pm

    Hi, love your show. What is the name of the big black dog that dr. Pol gives five to?

  34. Brigitte
    December 27, 2012, 12:51 am

    I have really enjoyed watching your show. Everytime I see a ‘farm call’ on your program, it takes me back to when I was a little girl living on my grandmother’s farm. Medicine for the animals was no non-sense, life and death were everyday parts of life and pulling a live calf was just about the best thing ever (except for playing with the baby bunnies). Please pay no mind to your detractors. I highly doubt that any of them know what the realities of farm life are. Hell, I can still remember enabling the castration of the males from a litter of kittens by rolling them up in a rug and shoving them head first into a rubber boot. We didn’t have any unwanted kittens after that, the males stayed around to do their job of vermin control and they were no worse for the wear. Thanks for your no-nonsense approach. I wish the world had more people like that.

  35. Amy and Tom
    December 27, 2012, 7:21 pm

    Dr. P.
    We love your show! I grew up on a farm and I have a neice that is very interested in becoming a vet! Please keep up the show!

  36. Grace
    December 27, 2012, 8:21 pm

    I’m in middle school and I love horses. I go to a stable twice a week. I’ve wanted to be a vet since I was a little kid. When one of the older girls left to go to school to be an equine vet, in knew that’s what I wanted to be. I know that I need to shadow a vet, but what classes do I need to take?

  37. Jean Roberts RN
    Sam Houston National Forest, North of Houston
    December 27, 2012, 9:58 pm

    I love your show. I have had and still have many animals on my
    small farm. I admire you greatly. I have cows now and many pregnant ones. I tame them so that when my husband and I have to work with them they are not afraid of us. I am especially interested in helping a cow deliver a stuck calf. Any specific advise on this especially what not to do. Thank you I will be watching closely. An avid admirer.

  38. Randy
    January 5, 2013, 9:28 pm

    Since you are from Central Michigan Dr. Pol. Do you believe in Sasquatch/Bigfoot and do you hear a lot of stories from your customers from this area of Michigan?

  39. Twylla Ingram
    Camargo, Illinois
    January 7, 2013, 1:02 am

    I’ve had a liil chihuahua for 14 yrs. She’s a 1 person dog, and loves me like no other. She’s getting old and is starting to lose her vision, and she has some knee problems, but so far she isn’t suffering. She has outlived her vet. Of course he was over 83 yrs old. I promised her I will never let her suffer. If she gets some disease, or starts having pain, I can see humanely putting asleep while she sits on my lap..her favorite place to be. Of course, I will probably be a mess myself, but for crying out loud, she’s a dog!!
    I love the way you understand animals aren’t like humans. You just seem so logical. Thanks for entertaining me and lil Patty dog. We sure love to watch your show.

  40. Roberta Fahr
    United States
    January 12, 2013, 8:52 pm

    Is his son married? If not, I know the perfect match for him!

  41. Issabella
    West Branch, Mi
    January 13, 2013, 5:38 pm

    I am 9 and love your show. We live on a farm north of you and would love to meet you. Try to get my dad to hire you. He says you are to far away. I wanted to be a large animal vet since I could walk. Love the show keep up the good work.

  42. dawn burnham
    porter maine
    January 13, 2013, 7:28 pm

    our cow went down in July 2012 we put her in with a bull and he knock her down we had to turn her from every day so her legs wouldn’t go to sleep my parents made a sling to bring her in the air and on the 7th day we got her to stand she even had a baby calf that was a month old my question is we tried having her artificially bred in Oct and Dec 2012 and she still isn’t taking we have gotten 2calves prior to her going down when she was down she wasn’t showing pain she ate drank like before she went down please help us with our favorite cow

  43. Michel van kruchten
    January 23, 2013, 5:06 am

    Hallo dr pol, wou alleen even zeggen dat u het goed doet! Kijk graag naar de show. Succes verder en de groeten uit Nederland!!

  44. Mark Bolton
    January 27, 2013, 2:57 pm

    It seems to me that Dr. Pol is a good veterinarian. Due to the fact that many veterinarians have been found guilty of some type of infraction or another, in the State of Michigan. He goes out of his way to do the above and beyond. And, by the way, I doubt any vet hasn’t been warned by this state. I love watching Dr. Pol, and will watch him on t.v. as long as he and his practice are on t.v. As a United States of American citizen, I get to watch whatever I want to, and do whatever I want to that won’t break my countries laws. Dr. Jan Pol, I think all and all, is still a good veterinarian.

  45. Brianna
    January 29, 2013, 10:42 pm

    I want to know what kind of soap does he use. He is always shoulder deep in a cows butt, clipping some horses balls off, touching eye gunk, or squeezing puss out of a wound, WITH HIS BARE HANDS. I like watching this guy, but I don’t get how he doesn’t use gloves. Ugh, LOL

  46. Carol
    New Jersey
    February 6, 2013, 7:35 pm

    Why don’t you use gloves.
    a mask, Is everything sterilized as needed.

    why don’t you dress like suppoedly they said you should.
    I love your show.
    I feel you just have too many clients and that you have
    to work with what you have.
    Are you critized for your old methods.
    DO a lot of your clients pets get infections when you
    are performing surgery outside.

    I like you clear up some things.
    I don’t like some of the comments that others gave

    thank you
    a fan

  47. susan
    February 8, 2013, 5:12 pm

    was dr. pol’s son, charles, ever in a movie with freddie printz jr.? love dr. pol’s show

  48. susan
    February 8, 2013, 5:14 pm

    my husband and i watch dr. pol as much as we can—love the show and all the people

  49. Carol
    East Texas
    February 16, 2013, 9:16 pm

    I just have to say you are my hero. I love the show. I am enjoying it a great deal. I learn a lot. My grandpa was Dutch. He was short and stocky. He knew a little of everything. You bring back wonderful memories. Thank you so much for sharing your life and wit and humor and endless knowledge with me. You’re the best!!

  50. Ken
    February 23, 2013, 9:11 pm

    I have been watching your show.You have a great show .Depicts the true reality of what a vet goes through every day.I farm here in ontario and I feel you do a great job with your clients.Keep up the good work.

  51. Holland Sargis
    February 26, 2013, 12:01 am

    My dog has lost some of her fur on both of her paws and her skin is red and a little scaly I don’t know what is wrong with and I don’t know what I should do
    Can u please tell me what to do so I could go get something to help her
    If you need to know she is a lab

  52. Donna
    Hurley, New Mexico
    March 3, 2013, 4:42 pm

    Dr. Pol,
    Desperately looking for answers for a poor horse that doesn’t seem to get better. He has had the runs for a month. He previously had a sand colic. When we got this horse he was starved because the owner did not have the means to feed him so asked us to take him over. He is a thoroughbred. He has lost a lot of weight. To begin with he has always had trouble keeping weight on but now it has gotten to be a severe problem. We have tried deworming on regular basis, probiotics, and antibioics from the vet. Nothing has helped him. He is about 15yrs old. What do you suggest or can you point us in a direction to help this horse.

  53. Mary D. Smith
    Toledo, Ohio
    March 4, 2013, 12:52 am

    I love you, your show, and all of your family. I wish I could meet you. My husband and I look forward to your show every week. Best wishes

  54. Barbara & Pete Winbourne
    Memphis, TN
    March 7, 2013, 12:50 pm

    Be sure and watch this blog. One of our favorites and your show is OUR very favorite B & P. Winbourne

  55. Maka Burich
    Jeddo, MI
    March 14, 2013, 9:57 pm

    Hi Dr Pol,
    My husband and I love your show. I have a question. We have a 10 month old black lab that just loves to fetch and retrieve. He recently started limping on his front left paw and his pad appears swollen. We have been giving him aspirin to help with the pain. I was wondering if there is anything we can apply to the pad of his left paw. Thank you, Maka

  56. Karina and family
    New York
    March 16, 2013, 8:38 pm

    We love you show ,we watch every saturday my daughters like it everything . My old daughter is 10 and little is 8. One day we will meet you. God bless you and u family.

  57. Jan Schaaphok
    Krimpen aan den IJssel-The netherlands
    March 21, 2013, 12:28 pm

    Dear Dr.Pol,
    It’s very interesting to me to know if you are witch your Dutch roots related on The family Pol who lived in the years 1947-1950 in Groningen, Tuinbouwstraat.JanPol from that address was a schoolfriend of mine at high school.He also lived later on int he U.S.A. and in the meantime he passed away as far as I knowI should like it very much to hear about
    Yours sincerely,

    Jan Schaaphok
    Mail:jw.schaaphok @

  58. Anne K. Portell
    Mesa, Arizona
    March 26, 2013, 12:55 pm

    One day while while searching for something new to watch, I came across your show. it isn’t the type of show I usually pick,but something kept my interest. Then I found out you were from Michigan – me too. Then you had the show with your family visiting from the Netherlands. I also am of Dutch ancestry. I’d like to know where you were from. And my sincere sympathy on the loss of your sister-in-law. She reminded me of many of my long passed family. I will be watching this new season. God Bless You.

  59. Judy Hubbard
    April 9, 2013, 9:22 pm

    Why are they already showing reruns when the new season just started. Are you going to have more “new” shows?

  60. Kya Farag
    April 13, 2013, 10:36 am

    Dear Dr.Pol,
    Please come to Idaho we have like a billion farms and farms mean farm animals. So one day can you take a business trip to
    the great state of Idaho?

  61. Alida Christie
    April 14, 2013, 3:05 pm

    I just finished watching the episode where the owner of an elderly black dog requested the dog be down because it bit the granddaughter . I am outraged that Dr.Pol agreed with the decision!! Could he not even recommend an alternative to the euthanasia? Shame on you! And to have the actual euthanasia shown on T.V. It disturbed me greatly!! To witness the dog trustingly following you all to the so called “slaughterhouse” wagging its tail. That disgusting, horrifying scene upset me immensely and I’m afraid will stay with me for a long time.

  62. Kathy
    North Carolina
    April 15, 2013, 7:54 am

    Dr. Pol,

    What breed of dog is the little dog seen at the beginning of each of your programs? He is so cute.

  63. Karin Hesen
    Grubbenvorst Nederland
    May 17, 2013, 2:38 pm

    Dr Pol,
    Ik kijk elke week uit naar Uw avonturen met de dieren, groot en klein, geweldig te zien, met hoeveel passie en humor U Uw werk doet.
    Ook Uw vrouw, zoon en collega horen bij het team,
    en zijn super goed.
    Hopelijk kunnen we nog vaak naar jullie werk kijken, vanuit Nederland wensen we jullie veel geluk, en gezondheid.

    Groetjes Karin Hesen

  64. Karen
    June 16, 2013, 5:59 pm

    I just saw an episode where a man had his dog put down because it bit his grandchild. If he had mentioned that when he looked into his dog’s eyes and saw his suffering, I would agree. But if the only reason he had his dog put down was because it bit his grandchild, I think the better solution would have been to TEACH the child not to touch the dog! Children need to be taught how to respect animals. We need to be responsible for that lesson.

  65. viswanath
    July 23, 2013, 10:52 pm

    We love you show ,we watch every saturday my daughters like it everything I have a golden retriever puppy & we gave vaccination to this puppy at home.I want to know
    What are the vaccination schedule in young puppy like
    1.Puppy Dp
    2.Corona Distemper
    My puppy is almost 2 month old can we take for bath. Is brushing daily requires for little puppy.
    We are wait for your valuable suggestions & guidance

  66. Saba Khan
    faizabad, India
    August 17, 2013, 3:37 am

    Hello Dr. I’m such a big fan of yours. You are doing a great and a nobel job. Our whole family love ur show and I have learnt so many things from it. It has helped me alot as we have a couple of animals in our house. Like cows goats hens parrots and dogs. We have a 18months old great dane who has been suffering from maggots problem since 3 months. The vet has treated it so many times but it occurs again and again. Now I hv started treating him. I’ve been cleaning up the wound with betadine and used medical turpentine oil used for animals for killing the maggots. It has helped alot have also given him antibiotic shots. Plz help me and my dog. I dont want to lose him. I’ve cared for him like my baby. My son’s only 6 months younger to him and he is very much attached to him. I really need your help. Thank you.

  67. JEAN
    tomball tx
    September 8, 2013, 12:16 pm


  68. Sarah
    September 9, 2013, 12:26 pm

    I just had my first litter of St. Bernard puppies, 12 surviving. they are one month old, walking, and playing, except one. He is really lethargic, not wanting to eat or drink. I hope you can get back to me soon. In case it might be provo, do you have any home remedies I could try that you know work? The Dame, Penny, is past due on her shots because of the pregnancy, so i don’t think the pups are protected by nursing. please wright back soon.

  69. Donna
    September 10, 2013, 3:35 pm

    We are fans of your show and wish there were more of you and your family on the television. I love the happy attitude you have. We wish you and yours well. Don’t let the negativity of others affect you. Keep Happy! and smiling.

  70. Brenda Hill
    Aquasco,Md. P,G County
    September 11, 2013, 4:28 pm

    Dr. Pol my family and I love to watch your show. I was wanting to know if you can tell me the best kind of treat to give my toy poodle when he has done good. and what type and brand of dog food you would recommend should the food be soft or hard and are raw hide bad for dogs.

  71. Lorelei Umberger
    Wytheville, Virginia
    September 15, 2013, 8:31 pm

    Dear Dr. Pol, I would like to know what treatment would you use to treat hairy warts? We have about 20 dairy cows with it. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Lorelei

  72. Margaret W.
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    September 21, 2013, 9:45 pm

    I am curious as to why I don’t see you or Dr. Brenda wearing surgical masks, regardless of the procedure. Is that because animals do not have the same reactions to the bacteria humans do?

    I love the passion you have for all animals. It is heart warming to watch.

  73. CJ
    Gresham, OR
    September 27, 2013, 10:07 pm

    Do you ever give medical advice via email? I respect your honest and direct way of getting things done. If you don’t I would lily to at least say congrats on the show, I hope you ask are enjoying it.
    Seems like every time we make a trip to our vet they want to do surgery or put our pet under for an exam.
    My Iggy had her teeth pulled, cuz he said they were all bad. Now 4 days later she has a firm mass under her neck. He wants to put her under again to get a better look at it, and possible lance it. She is 13 so i’m a little cautious with everythint

  74. Kathy pilkington
    Davie, florida
    October 19, 2013, 10:07 am

    I have a question my four year old paint gelding has a sore on his right front leg on the side of his knee it has proud flesh what can I use to treat it ? Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you

  75. Olwen
    Harare Zimbabwe
    October 20, 2013, 2:29 pm

    Hi dr Pol. Im emailing all the way from zimbabwe, africa. I own a miniature schnauzer. Male. I need your help… He has been straining, constipated. He vomited bile. Was shivering, panting heavily, and he was very restless. Took him to the vet 4 days ago. They took x rays said he had enlarged, swollen prostrate and anal glands. Hardened ball like faeces in his collon. They neutered him 2 days ago and he is still straining, not passing a stool. Very restless, shivering. Only ate a tablespoon of canned dog food. They have been giving him enimas and also orally liquid paraffin- oil like substance. To no avail. What can i do? am so worried, am desperate, love my dog, have had him for 9 years. What more can my vet do?

  76. Dee
    October 31, 2013, 2:38 pm

    Love your show and cheerful attitude. As to the haters out there…ultimately as a pet owner— an animals health and well being is your responsibility. If you have concerns get a second opinion. Dr. Pol is a vet…not a God.

  77. Melissa
    Columbus, OH
    November 21, 2013, 4:45 pm

    I recently saw a picture where Charles was being led by hand to his pre approved interview space. So I wanted to ask if Charles has a medical condition?

  78. Bella and Grant
    Winnipeg, Canada
    January 5, 2014, 7:36 pm

    Fantastic show, definitely old school vet , we love the whole show. Really wish Dr. Pol lived here. If you every want to come for a vacation let us know. Charles is a hoot to , what can go wrong will go wrong. Dr. Pol ‘s wife is funny too, how she puts up with those two. Why is Charles not married, he would make a good vet too Thank you keep up the great show!

  79. linda
    staten island ny 10308
    January 7, 2014, 12:33 pm

    I was watching an eposoide of a hurt dog, and the owners didn’t have enough money to pay for the care, and to my surprise dr. Pol turned down taking care of the animal, I was in shock or thought I was watching some other show. Because I don’t know dr pol to be this way, let me clear this up it wasn’t Dr. Pol himself who turned the person down it was his staff members I felt so bad for those people I don’t know the good Dr to be that way, I’m not saying to give away cost of care but there are situation that calls for it other wise I love the show

  80. Jill Castagna
    port Charlotte, Fl
    January 8, 2014, 4:16 pm

    We love this show. Dr. Pl is a good person to look up to. Hard working dedicated to the treatment of Animals Big and Small. What happened to his Son’s Girl friend?? They seemed so good together. What happened to the other Vet?
    I read all the snyde commnts about Dr. Pols’ supposed medic mistakes. We do Not see all that does on. None of the “real life” programs show verything. And, all mediation that has to be mixed off site, is oneby another Pharmacy tech. Lets give the goodole Dr. Break!!

  81. Diane Watkins
    South Carolina
    January 16, 2014, 11:12 pm

    We have had about 6 cows go down & not be able to get up in the past few months. Some are suggesting a vitamin or mineral deficiency. We have tried thiamine & mineral injections & supplements to no avail. We would desperately appreciate your opinion. We gave one cow which was about 300 lbs. a thiamine injection & it got up but went back down after 2 days. Please help!

  82. Diane Watkins
    South Carolina
    January 16, 2014, 11:14 pm

    P.S. no black leg symptoms!

  83. Kathleen senical
    Syracuse NY
    February 1, 2014, 10:25 pm

    I have a hat the has sezuries every once in a while .they dont last all but 20 seconds or so but then she is totally fine should I be worried.would love to hear your imput.thanks so much I think your amazing!!!

  84. khris
    s.w.h. maine
    February 11, 2014, 5:09 pm

    love to make you and family welcome here for well earned vacation…plenty of ocean and nat’l park to enjoy!!

  85. Jen Farrar
    February 16, 2014, 11:13 am

    Dr Pol. Love love your show !!! Wish my English Bulldog could be your patient 🙂 We are having a problem with her with extreme shedding !! She’s around 2 years old .. Don’t have much medical history as we adopted her from shelter .. Any advice would be greatly appreciated .

    Jen Farrar

  86. Lily
    February 16, 2014, 12:30 pm

    I love your show and your job. I want to be a vet just like you and i live on a farm myself. I love all the animals and i was wondering what made you want to be a vet?

  87. joyce lanyon
    March 1, 2014, 10:09 pm

    Why don’t ya’ll sedate those poor goats when you de-horn them? It’s accepted practice to sedate them and it is obvious the local anesthesia does not work and they are in agony. I have learned a lot from watching the show!!

  88. Sue Hall
    Cottonwood, CA
    March 16, 2014, 6:43 pm

    I love the show and the great “characters” on it. You’re all a lot like our family and friends, lots of laughs. Is there a way to email the cast members? I’ve just spent 2 hours trying to find a way.
    Thanks and keep up the good work on and off screen.

  89. Carol McNeil
    Mt. Pleasant, Texas
    March 19, 2014, 11:57 am

    Hello Dr. Pol. I really enjoy your show. It not only is entertaining but is also educational. I have many animals and watching your show benefits me greatly. I especially like the episode of the Umbrella Cockatoo that had no feathers. I have one of those birds and she has the same problem. Would you share what vitamin you prescribed. Thanks a lot and God bless.

  90. Ruth
    March 22, 2014, 12:53 pm

    How many children does Dr.Pol have?

  91. Taylee
    April 27, 2014, 5:17 pm

    Hi I am a HUGE fan! I am 11 years old and I want to be a vet when I am older (you inspired me). Is there anything that would help me become a great vet just like you? Also, I love that you have chickens, I LOVE chickens. I convinced my parents to buy me 3, too.

  92. M. & K. Krämer
    Seltz, France
    April 28, 2014, 5:46 pm

    Hi Dr. Pol, we are leaving near the Boarderline to Germany and we are great Fans of you. We love how you handle all of your patients and the respectable way you do it: Helpfull if it’s possible and understandible the problems when nothing’s going at all, which means, dont give more pain to the animals as necessary. Hat off for this Man.
    Thanks and we hope your wish for a meeting on your 80th birthday will be possible. God bless you.

  93. Briar Ozegovich
    Ruffsdale, PA
    October 8, 2014, 8:03 pm

    Me and my dad whatch your show every chance we get. We just had a serious problem on our family farm. We had 3 pigs die from an unknown source an vets around here are at a loss. I know its a longshot but if you could contact me back with further information about this subject that would be greatly appreciated thank you!

  94. Brooke
    October 10, 2014, 9:10 pm

    Hi Doctor Pol! I love your show. How does it feel to have your own tv show? And who got you the tv show?:) I also live in the area, and when I grow up I plan to be a vet! Was it kinda scary the first time? I hope one day to meet you and maybe I could observe..:( 😉 haha thank you! I love your show so does my family.!

  95. Darlene
    Hale, Mich
    November 11, 2014, 4:13 pm

    Doctor Pol,
    Question is it ok to let my golden chew on a deer antler, and if not could you recommend a good chew?
    Thank You miss seeing ur show.

  96. debbie lopez
    gravette arkansas
    November 17, 2014, 9:28 pm

    hi Dr. Pol my family and I love your show never miss an episode my question is I have Siamese cats 6 in all 2 of them have lost drastic amounts of weight my male weighed around 10lbs with in a few days hes lost about 6lbs however he still eats what do you think caused this and what should I do to help him he is 8 yrs old PLEASE let me know what to do much thanks, Debbie

  97. sharon jobe
    January 10, 2015, 10:59 pm

    I am crazy for your show I could watch it over and over again its wonderful with all family,of course I think the staff as your family too ,I was wondering how many children,natural,and adopted I heard you speak of your kids ,but not how many and where are they,and grandkids ,and what happen to Charles girlfriend!!!love you all so much I pray you stay on for along time..thank you for showing you are a Christian,their aren’t to many shows that show that I am so glad you do God Bless you and your family I’ll be watching ……

  98. Brynn
    Syracuse, NE
    January 11, 2015, 10:14 pm

    Hi Dr. Pol. I watch your show and I am a big fan. I am writing a paper about you and I have one question…what school did you go to in Michigan? In other words, the school where you met Diane.

  99. YVONNE
    January 15, 2015, 11:31 am





  100. Samantha
    Crown Point, Indiana
    January 18, 2015, 1:00 am

    I LOVE the show and have been watching it since I was 12 in 2012! It has done nothing but inspire me to be a vet and be around animals for the rest of my life:) I was wondering if there’s any planned appearances in this new year? Maybe around Northwest Indiana? I see how busy you get but I’d sure love to meet everyone

  101. Peter Collins
    New Smyrna Beach Florida
    January 19, 2015, 2:28 pm

    Dr. Pohl who’s responsible for the genetic makeup of the Cow heard?

  102. Julia Donoso
    Hudson Ny
    January 20, 2015, 9:50 am

    i am 10 years old an a HUGE fan of yours!!!! when i am old enough i might be a vet because of you.
    we have chicken sheep rabbits ducks and lots of others.
    3 years ago i adopted a black lab mix named Lucia. Lucia has megga esophagus and has to eat in a bailey chair every day. other than that she is a normal dog except for the fact that she is my best friend and to me she is everything but ordinary. she is doing so good that she could do dock diving competitions. she has won some ribbons and her best jump is 21ft!!
    thank you for inspiring me to adopt and have a career of taking care of animals 🙂
    Julia Donoso

  103. Roma Eliker
    United States
    January 23, 2015, 4:09 am

    Dr. Pol, I really love your show so much and there isn’t enough space to tell you all the reasons why. But, I did want to take the time to tell you how obvious it is as to how much your family loves you. Diane just works and works and works in that office and keeps plowing through. When she dresses up like she did for the college commencement you spoke at, she was just absolutely beautiful…It is very obvious how much you two love each other and that is a great testament to the two of you as well as your vet business. God bless you all and may we get to watch all of you for many years to come.

  104. Candace Grugel
    Portage, IN
    January 23, 2015, 3:27 pm

    You had a farmer by the name of Jesse (I think) Loudenslager. My mother was a Loudenslager, and I wonder if there is a relationship between us, and let’s face it, that is certainly not a common name, except in Allentown, PA. Thank you for any info you can give me.

  105. Ed Romanowski
    Avenel, NJ 07001
    February 1, 2015, 11:49 am

    Hello Dr Pol, I’m a big fan of your show and was wondering if my giving whole apples on a constant basis on my way to work to a horse farm is safe for the horses. I’ve heard that the seeds could possibly harm them because they contain cyanide. Please advise me on this matter,I wouldn’t want to cause any harm to them. Keep up the good work, Thanks Ed Romanowski

  106. Katie
    February 1, 2015, 4:01 pm

    Hello!! We have a pure bred boxer and his name is buddy. He has blisters on his feet and the vet we took him to said it was an allergic reaction to something. … But we ant figure out what the cause is.. He has been on antibiotic and it didn’t help. His paws smell like infection. What do u this is happening and what is your advice

  107. Rick Warham
    Central New Your
    February 8, 2015, 9:41 am

    Dr. Pol have you ener used or have seen chicken sunglasses?

  108. Laura
    February 23, 2015, 5:20 pm

    What is the difference between castrating and spay/neuter? Aren’t they the same thing?

  109. janice archdekin
    February 23, 2015, 11:35 pm

    I love your show .. I am a cattle producer .. I have never seen u do a c-section on a cow .. do u do them .. they are common in Saskatchewan Canada

  110. Ben Woodward
    White Deer,Texas
    March 1, 2015, 11:37 am

    Where did you get your remedies from & how do you do a C-Section

  111. Amie
    adrian, mi
    March 8, 2015, 2:27 pm

    hi I am 12 years old. I just moved here from California. your show inspires me but I have a problem…. our 7 month old cat is the meanest thing you could ever think of. there are scars on my hands and the dogs faces. any advice?

  112. Sahpir
    Denver, Co
    March 9, 2015, 10:08 pm

    I need help and advice about a Fancy Mouse that I got about 2 months ago. I was told that the first 4 days to leave him alone in he’s cage and that once the 4 days are up I should be able to hold and pet him, but its been 2 months since I got him and he’s still not letting me hold or pet him! Also I’ve been following rules by trying to touch him and have him get used to me and nothing been working..! What should I do? or How can I fix that?

  113. lisa jefferson
    Cumberland gap Tennessee
    April 14, 2015, 10:25 am

    Dr pole…how dangerous would it be to castrate a 25 year old stallion? A favorite mare gave birth to a dead filly…we thought she was fine but it tore her up pretty bad. I don’t want to get rid of her but she can’t be with a stallion now!

  114. Vikki Davis
    April 18, 2015, 8:06 pm

    Dear Dr. Pol,
    My cat Binx has a serious problem. He has an ear infection of some sort, which is now in both ears, that I am praying that you may have seen before in your career. I’ve taken him to the Vet and $300 later, still no clue. The Vet said the next step is to knock Binx out and biopsy which is going to cost another $300!
    I am disabled and on a fixed income. I can’t afford all this money to get no where. It’s a dark(blood) and brownish material that when he shakes his head flies out and little bits stick to the walls. No smell that I can detect. He shakes his head and scratches with his hind toe nails all the time. No parasite was detected either. I just need some idea as to what this could be. Oh, also, he is an indoor neutered male eight years old and very healthy.
    Please help Dr. Pol? -Vikki

  115. shanel
    May 5, 2015, 8:33 pm

    I love you show I’m going to be a vet.

  116. Karla
    Charlotte, NC
    July 25, 2015, 5:55 pm

    I wanted to know how a horse/cow is pregnant on the right or the left?

  117. Zlazys
    Miles City, MT
    July 26, 2015, 12:26 pm

    Doc Pol,
    I am doing a 4-H project on internal parasites, and was wondering what you have to say about them. I absolutely love your show! I watch it an time I can. Could you please get back to me about the parasites. Our fair is in three weeks.
    Thanks a lot,

  118. Rhonda
    Gig Harbor wa.
    August 22, 2015, 11:17 pm

    Hi Dr. Pol,

    I love all you and you staff do, I don’t think many people could do what all

    you do! I do have a question, I watch the episode with the horse

    with the massive wound on its back end, that was so infected. The owner

    said he had tryed just treating the wound himself before

    calling your office to get help. The pain the poor horse must have went

    Though just made me cry for him. My Question, when the owner lets

    a wound like that go that long before getting help for this poor suffering

    horse seem very abusive to me. A massive wound that could have

    killed the horse and the baby she was carrying. .

    I never hear anyone on the show say anything about animal Abuse.

    The horse just really got to me.

    On a happy note, I love your show and will always stay a fan!

    I know you love you job, and I will tell you why,

    Any man that take his shirt off, lubs his “UNGLOVED”

    arm and go right in up to his shoulder to do what needs to

    be done, LOVES HIS JOB!!

  119. Peggy
    September 15, 2015, 1:14 am

    Hi Dr. Pol and family and staff,
    I was wondering if you could please tell me what you use to get rid of flees on dogs and cats. I have tried many things but they have not worked My husband said that on one of your shows you used a spray and we were wondering what it is? We love the show. Thank you to you and your staff for being there for all the animals.

  120. Cory
    September 26, 2015, 3:43 pm

    When animals are put down (horses, cows) what does the farmer do with them? I wouldn’t think they just let it lay in the field to rot where the last camera shot of it was. Since people do eat cows more curious of what’s done with horses.

  121. Till
    Friesland Netherlands
    October 29, 2015, 2:10 pm

    Hi dr.Pol,

    Great watching your tv episodes.
    Have you ever treated a Basenji dog in your practice?
    We 2 basenjis and have one question: why do dogs in heat smelt sooooo horrible and what can we do about it?
    Btw…Basenjis are only in heat once a year!

    greetings from Friesland 🙂

  122. Kaylee Mchatton
    November 9, 2015, 5:04 pm

    I would like to interview for a portfolio. I have always wanted to be like you. Your such a good role model.

  123. Victoria Sutphin
    mount Airy Missouri
    November 13, 2015, 3:09 pm

    Hi i was wondering how to stop a mule colt to stop trying to bite you and its mom and brother. and what do vets do that doctors don’t ?

  124. Diane Kiel
    Allenton, Wisconsin
    December 15, 2015, 10:23 pm

    We have a heifer calf with a broken rear leg up high. We have tried to put a brace on and wrap it, but the skin is broken and we can’t keep the bone in place, UW Madison said it will cost us $5000 to have it fixed there. Is there anywhere that we can get some assistance for her??

  125. Rachel W
    February 5, 2016, 2:28 pm

    Hi, Dr.Pol, I’m doing a project on YOU, My one last question a could not find. it is… What materials do you use in the clinic and your truck, just list a few I already have, tubes, tweezers, pliers, microscope, and thermometer. No rush but if you can please comment back before 2/16/16. thank you love you so much and I’ gonna grow up to be a vet just like you. Hope you get this!!!

  126. Connie
    Algonac, MI
    February 17, 2016, 12:34 pm

    Dr Pol. Your a super vet and an awesome man. I am desperate for help with my senior Golden Ret. Travis. He has arthritis in pain with this cold weather. As of recent in past 30 days new changes have taken place. The easiest way to describe it. He acts like he has M.S. and a cross of F.B.S. he struggles to get up trips over front feet and falls as if he has drop foot. Once he goes down it can be minutes or hours before he gets up again. His mind is willing but his body is not. His hair is coming out by hand fills. He eats well goes to the bathroom (we have ramps on the house for him to use as my husband has m.s.) I’ve added suppliments to his food he is on arthritis meds muscle relaxer tramadol for comfort. I don’t know how old he is or his puppy history we adopted him full grown. I will guess10 years old. He is a good boy he had training before he became a run away I can see by how well he behaves. Never has jumped on anyone very calm very polite. He is very protective. A true hero He saved us in 2009 from a man with a pistol who thought he was coming into our home to kill Me my husband and 3 grandchildren. Then 2 years ago this April a pit bull came into our yard. Travis defended himself and kept grandchildren safe yet again. Travis was hurt stitches he recovered. Pit bull was damaged to the point of near death. So as you can understand Travis needs to have a good life happy life a little longer life. He is not at a point of having to leave us not yet. We have a nice vet that comes to our home. I was just in hope you may receive this and have some ideas or opinions. Thank you Connie
    God Bless you and all you do in life.

  127. Stephenie Kaiser
    March 1, 2016, 7:12 pm

    Dear Dr pol
    I have a delema my neighbor is having problems with his heifers and now dairy cattle their coming down with swollen legs from no injury but their running fevers then when the legs bust open they have brown water oozing out please help I didn’t know where else to turn to. Your a very brilliant vet that I wish was where I live huge fan of yours thank you

  128. Stephenie Kaiser
    auburndale, wisconsin
    March 2, 2016, 7:25 am

    Dear Dr pol
    I have a neighbor that is a dairy farmer whom we’re trying to help he’s got 1st and 2nd calf heifers that are getting swelled up legs and running fevers 105.0 they eat like pigs when we get them up but they have a hard time he’s had vets out and nobody can really answer what’s going on. Before he loses another to shooting them or they just die. I’ve been researching for myself because I help my boyfriends dad on his dairy farm and we didn’t know if it was contagious or not. Im hoping you can shed a little light at the end of this tunnel. Your a brilliant vet. I’m a huge fan. Thank you

  129. Branco
    March 15, 2016, 12:00 pm

    how he castrate animals and horns cut off without narcose is not right. here in the netherlands. no even 1 animal have to feel pain anything. by castrate or horns cut off always sleeping. he doing it without narcose. i don’t like it

  130. judith van berkel
    March 25, 2016, 6:13 pm

    Hallo dokter Pol,
    Mijn zoon en ik kijken graag naar uw televisie programma.
    Helaas hebben we de show gemist bij RTL late nicht.
    Uw tv programma geeft ons soms tranen maar ook vreugde als u de dieren helpt.
    Succes met uw programma en praktijk.
    We blijven u volgen via national georaphic
    met vriendelijk groet uit Nederland

  131. farrah
    United States
    March 29, 2016, 5:14 pm

    Hi dr. Pol I was watching one of your shows the other day and you were working on a little hedgehog and he kept rolling up in a ball making it difficult for his examination. I found a little trick to keep them from doing that, you fill a pan with about an inch of warm water and set the little hedgehog in the water and they unroll and you can examine them all you want !
    God bless you and all your vet family, you have given so much of yourself without any hesitation no matter what the circumstance. I’m sure God has a special place in heaven for people like you. And for all the HATERS out there….well…if they have nothing nice to say then please sat NOTHING.

  132. damien krijnen
    April 1, 2016, 1:40 pm

    Dear dr pol
    i’m from the netherlands and i’m 14 and now im a big fan of you, but can you tell how you come so far

    India,odisha (Bhubaneswar)
    April 3, 2016, 12:36 am

    sir ,I need your help. I have a pet dog ,it’s name is Scooby. He is suffering from a different kind of skin infection . He is in pain . At this point of time i don’t know what to do to help him out. I want to send you the pics a and the names of the medicines which he is taking. please sir help me out.

  134. Joanna
    New York
    April 8, 2016, 1:33 pm

    Hi Dr. Pol …. i was wondering what kind of breed doug the dog is …. he was the dog that come to find out got into some marijuana and ate it …. thanks

  135. Glenn
    April 19, 2016, 9:53 pm

    Dr Pol, my wife will would love to come visit you and your vet family. We would also bring along our English Bull Terrier. We may even bring some great Cajun food.

  136. William G. Ferrel
    Whittier, CA
    June 11, 2016, 11:49 am

    I have a nine year old boxer in good health. The vet who examined him said two of his teeth had root exposure and the teeth would have to be take out. As far as I can see the teeth are very firm and not loose. How can one tell whether or not there is root exposure of the teeth? Your answer and advise would be very helpful.

  137. Susan
    New Hampshire
    June 28, 2016, 5:00 pm

    Dr Pol, I have a female pink pig that isn’t gaining weight at all but she’s eating like a pig lol. Also everyday since we have gotten her her eye have been crusting over do u think u can help me out with her. I love your show

    Thanks alot

  138. Miriam
    Ssm. Ontario
    July 19, 2016, 4:27 pm

    Hi Doc Pol and family of vets!
    You guys Rock love the show. I have I supoze a bit of a selfish question. You have had many chickens on your show. I have some and although they don’t have worms, my local vet tells me she does not treat chickens, what deworm error are you using. I have searched Google high and low. Also why won’t my clutch of hens accept these 2 new hens. They just beat them.

  139. Ruth Ann Soppe
    United States IL
    August 7, 2016, 7:00 am

    My husband is not an animal show watcher BUT he & I never miss an episode of your show . You, Diane, Charles ( he,s a hoot) Where are your daughters? I have a neutered cat, he was rescued & very loving but will suddenley fiercley attack us for no obvious reason. I am terminal & would love to come to Michigan & meet you all.FYI it is the top of my bucket list!!

  140. Ruth Ann Soppe
    USA IL
    August 8, 2016, 5:17 am

    We have a neuttered cat who can be sweet & then fiercley attack us for no reason. What is his problem? We love your show.

  141. Marice
    Mississauga, Canada
    September 1, 2016, 3:34 pm

    Hi Dr. Pol. Thank-you for inspiring my eight year old to become a Vet. While children are glued to cartoon watching. We are taping all your episodes. My eight year old loves your show. Do you send out fan kits? When are you visiting Canada? We would love to meet you.

  142. Canan
    December 4, 2016, 7:53 am

    Hi Dr.Pol, We love you and your family very much,we watch your TV programme with a great interest.We appreciate you very much.My question is we’ve a 3 year old,male Canary called “Boncuk”.He’s a good fellow and sings very well,he lives with us for 2 years and quite pleased living with us 🙂 I want to learn how we can communicate better with him and he has some digestion problem with boiled egg.What should I do ?

  143. Barb Adams
    brownsville Pa
    January 22, 10:26 am

    I find it very very hard to find a vet in my town who will come out for emergency s -in fact I had one tell me she did not become a vet for the emergenciy calls……What? I was to say the least mind Blown…….I know all my animals very very well and try to do what I can to keep them healthy and it works.. But at a time when you need a vet how do you find a good one…all the young ones are all about the money not the care of the animal or onwer..This is very important to me as I always say they are also treating both partys,the animals and their owners…Where are all the unselfish one…….Help Help Help……Are they only in your state…

  144. Shirley Greensweight
    California, United States
    January 29, 3:12 pm

    My grandfather was a milker. When he had a cow that kicked he applied hobbles. Why don’t you ever use hobbles?

  145. Patricia McGuffie
    Birmingham, Alabama
    January 30, 9:59 am

    Dr. Pol, I saw an episode about a calf whose hair had fallen out. you suggested vitamin A. I was having the same problem so I decided that if worked for a calf, maybe it would for a 70 year old woman. IT DID!!!! Thanks to you all my hair has come back .I love you and your family and staff!

  146. Jane F SmithK
    Spartanburg SC 29303
    March 18, 9:15 pm

    I absolutely love your show and family! Is it possible to get a Dr. Pol Fan T-Shirt? I want everyone to know how you great you, family, and staff. I wish sho much you would move to Spartanburg, SC. Please! Please! Please!
    Luv all of you!

  147. Debbi Williamson
    United States
    March 21, 1:30 pm


  148. Aaron Forsmann
    United States
    March 26, 11:20 pm

    How many times have your cameramen pucked because of somthing grose

  149. Linda
    April 29, 1:01 pm

    I love great Danes and would like to get another one, but I have lost 2 to their stomach twisting. I had heard that the stomach can be tacked. Do you recommend it or not?