I understand that with good reason, comments are not required with down votes. I'm asking because I am trying to understand this particular community.
You have edited the question heavily since it was posted. But...
Original post begins "Consult a veterinarian and/or veterinarian nutritionist"
Current post begins "First and foremost, review this guide"
People come here looking for answers, if your answer starts out telling them to go someplace it is really not a good answer for Pets.SE.
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Having references is great, but the goal would be for the references to lend support to your answer. The answer should include important information from the reference (without violating copyright). As opposed to an answer set that says go some place.
When you write your answer, assume that every other resource be it a vet, a web site or a book is not available. There should be references to support your answer, but the answer should be self contained (internal links to other questions on pets.SE or sister sites count as internal)
There are definitely times when the answer is go to the vet, but those tend to be related to emergent medical issues, bleeding, broken bones, etc.
- Is consult a vet an appropriate answer?
- Should we emphasize the need to go to a vet before a question asking for immediate help is posted?
- Should medical emergencies always be off-topic?
There are others also, but you get the idea. References are where people go to validate you have paraphrased correctly or for more research, they are not where we direct people to. Google directs people here, we give them answers.