(Closed) I think my cat got sick at the vet

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Well, it never hurts to ask, but I’d be surprised if they examined her for free since that’s the risk you take when you get her out in public. If you caught a cold while getting a regular checkup at the doctor, they wouldn’t cover your next visit even if the germs at the doctor got you sick. Plus, there is no way to prove thats how she got sick. All you can really do is call and just be upfront about it and ask directly for what you want. They can say yes or no, but beating around the bush isn’t going to get you what you want. 

Hope your kitty feels better! My poor kitty has been sick too and we’ve been at the vet twice in the past month.

Post # 4
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

could she be allergic to something new since you moved recently?  I wouldn’t expect them to examine her for free, either, though.  Hope she feels better soon!

Post # 5
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i kinda feel like that’s the same as if you took your kid to the doctor’s office, they got sick, and then you expected them to treat her for free afterward.  it isnt their fault

Post # 7
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

She probably has herpes.  Most cats have a dormant herpes infection that gets reactivated during stressfull situations (like moving, going to the vet, etc).  You can get lysine from your vet to give her (they make it in a treat form) and it helps prevent reactivation of the virus.  

Post # 8
5758 posts
Bee Keeper

Did she get any shots for anything? That’s more of what I’d be suspicious about.

Post # 9
248 posts
Helper bee

I agree with PP’s who say that it isn’t the vets fault. It is the risk you take when you take a pet to the vet. Most animals don’t go to the vet because they are healthy, just like most people don’t go to the dr when nothing is wrong. If your pet does have an infection would you think it is the vets job to pay for another pet that your cat could infect? My puppy got kennel cough from her vet but my SO and I just took it as being the risk we took. In my opinion there is nothing to bring to your vets attention. They can’t not look after other sick pets because they might infect someone elses. 

If it’s something you need to do for yourself, (if this is really bugging you, etc) then go for it. But I highly doubt anything will come of it. If your vet is reputable then they are already taking all of the appropriate precautions. (Wiping down surfaces, cleaning tools, etc) If you vet isn’t reputable then I reccomend you find someone else who is.


**I’m not saying that because your cat got sick at the vet that the vet isn’t reputable. Just don’t want that to be misunderstood. 

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