(Closed) Unnecessary trips to the vet. *Vent*

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

For about 6 months I felt like I was at the vet once a week. I think I was. I’m pretty sure I paid for my vet to buy a Lexus….

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

When I got my kittens, I felt like I was there all the time. The vet said 1 of them likely wasn’t going to survive. I kept having to go there for checkups & meds & tests & shots & then getting them fixed. But now they don’t have to go for a year so no visits for awhile & it feels good, cause it means they’re healthy :).

The vet should’ve told you they couldn’t do the cleaning when she got sick, but maybe they don’t always have to do the anesthesia to do the teeth cleaning. I think some vets can do it without it, depending on the dog. Once she’s done with that, she’s probably free from vet visits for awhile at least :).

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

ok, first change her diet. When I first got my dog I took her in for EVERYTHING, even after she threw up blood, it turns out she had a bit of gastrontitis, you know what it cost me? $400!!! Do you know what they did to help her? Put her on chicken and rice diet for a week. EVERYTIME I have ever taken my dog in for vet it’s always here give her chicken and rice for a week. So dumb. Trust me, get your dog Blue Buffalo food. If you don’t see a massive improvement then you may want to get a second opinion (different vet).

I am a dog mom of three dogs and trust me it has come down to diet 99.9% of the time. Dogs can’t handle corn and when they eat it, you will find you will be going to the Vet more than you need to.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve renamed mine “Moneypit”. In the past 2 months:

She went to the vet for her annual checkup and shots – $200.

Then we took her to the groomer – $45

The NEXT day, she caught a tooth and pulled it loose (not out) we had to have it (and 3 others they found that were loose) taken out – $250

Just last week she broke off a nail to the quick and had to have it clipped down – $150

 

She’s paying for her next vet visit.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@Miss Damask: oh good, yes wellness is really good! Glad to hear it, I’m so sorry you are going through all of that, I hate seeing animals in pain, I hope your pup starts feeling better soon. Poor thing. 🙁

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a Wellness Plan with Banfield (the Petsmart vet) too, and I don’t know what I would do without it!  I have three dogs two of which have allergy issues (and regularly need to go to the vet if they break out too badly) one who has hip issues (and needs to go to the vet regularly if he’s in too much pain) not to mention the fact that I have three dogs who play very rough with eachother and end up at the vet at least once a month for random happenings!!!  On the receipts for the wellness plan it says like “Amount you’ve saved this year by having a wellness plan” or something like that, and apparently last year we save like 3 grand!  Hahaha, 2 of the dogs got fixed and they got all their shots and about a bajillion visits.  Dogs are expensive…but they’re worth it!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

How old is she? I have a yorkie mix and when he was younger he used to dislocate his knees regularly.  The first time it happened he refused to walk on his leg so we took him to the emergency vet.  As it started happening more often he didn’t really react to it anymore….Perhaps that’s what happened?

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yeah I had to take my dog to the vet all the time at first, and of course she ate an oil pastel immediately once we were done with shots so we had to rush to the animal ER. I think I also paid for my vet to buy a lexus 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@camrie:  I completely understand how you feel!  Our 9 month old (today!) shar pei Lola has been to the vets for the followng:

1)  Cherry Eye- we weren’t sure what it was and were totally freaked out- $120.

2)  Spay and Rabies- $100

3)  Cherry Eye surgery along with a double ear inection- $550

4)  Puncture wound- thought she might have been shot with a pellet gun, but it turns out her brother bit her while they were play fighting- $162

5)  Take her in for her Bordetella shot, find out she has an eye issue and another double ear infection- $207

 

Thank God for the Care credit credit card with 0 % interest!  I told the vet I want my name taken off the card and hers added to it!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i always want to take our dog to the vet for every scrape and tummy ache, but fi is always the voice of reason. i’m definitely more of a worrier than he is.

but due to a week in icu and a few other accidents, i think our vet could have bought a hummer in the past year :/

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Lolasmomma:i know! we finally paid our care credit off before the back interest set in, thank god!

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