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Old 06-18-2012, 08:30 PM
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Rosey's 15 1/2... been to the vet maybe 8 times. Maybe.

Renegade's 5, but have had him for 2 years and a bit... been to the vet probably 10 times at least.

Definitely have my vet for the ferrets, LOL
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:11 PM
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He was sitting FINE until you put him in a headlock.
Well in their defense that's usually how it's supposed to be done if everyone wants to remain safe. A lot of dogs are just fine... until you actually do the procedure, and that's when they freak out and you get the potential for biting. I'd rather expect the worse and just get the head well restrained from the get go. Of course there are good and bad ways to go about it - just in general though, headlocks are good lol.


I don't really like doing things in front of clients. Stresses me out because, for example I think people secretly start getting ticked off if we can't get blood on the first poke. Or I feel bad if their animal doesn't like being restrained and starts fighting us about it. I really hate it with cats, looks so bad when we scruff them and stretch them on their side, and cats are less tolerant of things in general so that's always fun. Much easier to just bring them to the treatment area for procedures. It's not a scary animal abuse chamber back there, I promise
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:22 PM
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I have a vet I use when the dogs get sick and I need things I can't do myself... which is almost never. I also know where the nearest e-vet is, just in case.

Other than that, I don't see the point in spending $150 for vaccines when I can get them done for $10 or less.

I don't need a personal relationship with my vet, I just need to know that I can get good care when I need it.

On a side note, I am very good friends with a vet... but he's a specialist and works for a lab. lol.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:23 PM
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I have a vet I use when the dogs get sick and I need things I can't do myself... which is almost never. I also know where the nearest e-vet is, just in case.

Other than that, I don't see the point in spending $150 for vaccines when I can get them done for $10 or less.
What vet charges that much for vaccines?? That's crazy.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:31 PM
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What vet charges that much for vaccines?? That's crazy.
That. I pay $90 for a full senior work-up and vaccines.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:35 PM
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All the vets around me. You get hit with an office fee, the vaccine fee, the medical waste fee, and any other fee they can think of.

But, I also live in a very wealthy area. Just to live as middle class around here you need to make at least 90k/year.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:46 PM
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We had a fabulous vet for about a year when I was in SC that took 2 years to find. Then we moved. If she weren't 3.5 hours away, we'd still be seeing her.

Right now we have a clinic I am happy using, though we're still new so there's not much rapport there yet. I do have to be more careful of what vaccines they give (Aeri got one with lepto as a *7* way, ugh, because I didn't think to ask beforehand) because they are def a traditional practice, which is annoying, but they generally let me handle my own dogs, they get me in and out fast, they are game for whatever I want to do vaccine-wise, don't question my intact dogs, and their prices are great. The male vet there even spent a full 15 minutes with me at Aeri's annual appointment which is fairly unusual with traditional vets around here.

We have someone for holistic care that I was using full time but she's in another city and I didn't like that in case of an emergency and she stopped being as good about returning my calls, so I've dropped her back to a "consult as needed" vet.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:47 PM
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I'd rather expect the worse and just get the head well restrained from the get go. Of course there are good and bad ways to go about it - just in general though, headlocks are good lol.
This. Absolutely. It's hard to understand until you're a professional bitee. Lol!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:02 AM
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My family went to one vet clinic for about 15+ years until 1. We moved farther away and 2. The vet we liked cut way back on his hours (he is old but hasn't been able to make himself retire, he loves the work too much) and hired these young, straight out of vet school, believe everything they're told vets and I really don't like them much. But this clinic knew us well, especially with Daisy since she was always getting some infection or other, poor dog. Now my mom uses a vet closer to her house who is nice.

I work at a vet in area known for being more upscale. Their office visit alone is $77. Since I work there I would get a discount, but it is probably still pretty expensive. I really like most of the people that work there, nobody does any CM bullcrap and everything is all about the animals.

About vets pushing spay/neuter, I actually read a magazine aimed at vets that I found in the recycle can at the clinic that had an article pushing early spay/neuter as a way to stem pet overpopulation. The article claimed that there were no studies that confirmed any drawbacks to having your pet spayed or neutered as a puppy. The magazine was this month's issue. So veterinarians are subject to misinformation just like JQP.
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:O Do people actually faint?
I faint if I get a strong smell of blood
For example, when Fromo came out of dental surgery he still had quite a bit of blood in his mouth/throat, but I had to be there when he woke up so that he wouldn't try to eat anyone. I had to have Ryan sit with him so I could go across the room and sit down before I passed out because every time he exhaled all I could smell was blood.
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