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Old 01-10-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Regular vet cost me $2200 including surgery to wire his jaw back together (broken in 4 places) and grinding smooth the broken canines. The bill from the "E" vet came to $500 for just what little treatment they gave.
That makes my six hundred dollar 30 pound cat that had liposuction (seriously) look like a bargain. The cat ate a piece of embroidery floss which worked like a saw on his intestines. I put him on lay-a-way for a month to pay him off.

We don't have emergency clinics here but we do have vets who will meet you at the office, or half way between or whatever other arrangement that has to be made during off hours.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Compared to other states, veterinary care in Maine is HIGH. But hey, ya got kids, ya gotta take care of 'em.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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Yes, plenty of Animal Hospitals in Maine, they are much cheaper than going to the hospital or doctors office. ...... o' wait ..... you talking about brining your pets in aren't you? ;-)
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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399083453, you silly thang! Just so we're clear...
"Pets" are those giggling things that ride school buses and blush when you wave a single finger at them and give them a smile.
"Children" usually have four legs and smile with their tails.
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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A vet tech saved a life in Maine this week. A snowmobiler picked up he back of one snowmobile while the operator revved tghe engine to clear the track of snow. The track exploded and it took the leg off the snowbobiler in the rear. A vet tech put a tournequet on the wounded man and it saved his life. It's front page news in the Bangor Daily News today.

(Don't lift the back of a snowmobile and have somebody else rev the engine. Tip the snowmobile on its side and stand on the seat side away from the track toi clear the snow.)
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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My cat just had one of those too. The veterinary specialist gives us a "frequent customer" discount, which made me chuckle while I reached in for my wallet.
What we won't do for our pets...lol.

I told my realtor that my dog had a "cardiologist" appt...she looked at me and shook her head. She's not an animal person. You have to be to understand.
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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That makes my six hundred dollar 30 pound cat that had liposuction (seriously) look like a bargain. The cat ate a piece of embroidery floss which worked like a saw on his intestines. I put him on lay-a-way for a month to pay him off.

We don't have emergency clinics here but we do have vets who will meet you at the office, or half way between or whatever other arrangement that has to be made during off hours.
LOL wait...first let me wrap my mind around a 30 pound cat. Ok I can't!
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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Compared to other states, veterinary care in Maine is HIGH. But hey, ya got kids, ya gotta take care of 'em.
I'm comparing it to MA and ME's a bargain for me! Sshh I like pretending I'm getting a good deal, don't wreck it!
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:40 AM
 
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Yes, plenty of Animal Hospitals in Maine, they are much cheaper than going to the hospital or doctors office. ...... o' wait ..... you talking about brining your pets in aren't you? ;-)

Hah! Yes, it would be for my animals, although the vets I go to are much better than my own doctors. Much more compassionate.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Big skies....woohoo
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We get a discount on office visits if we take in more than 3 pets at once. Of course, taking 3 cats or two cats and a dog together isn't exactly fun...
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