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Vet: bloodwork, record keeping, revenue, medication, dog food.

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Old 08-28-2007, 05:40 PM
Location: Jax
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Originally Posted by maggiekate View Post
it was the only vet the dog had seen, who had a complete history of the dog.
my only problem, is I should have been asked to consent to such a huge bill.
I also think the vet should have talked to me about what the medicine was
for. Alot of people just can not come up with 300.00 then 100.00 more.
when i got a copy of the lab results, kidney, liver etc were off the wall.
which meant i had a real sick dog. sorry about the other post
You're right, it would have been more considerate for the vet to alert you to the total cost of all of this, but he/she may have felt that you wanted to save your pet at any cost. It can be hard during a stressful time to remember to ask for costs, it would be nice for the vets to make it a point to take the reins on that one.

I have spend thousands on my pets (surgeries, etc.), just in the last few years. My husband and I just feel that's part of the deal. We are responsible for their care and vet care is expensive. It's something we budget in (some people have vacation funds......). Good thing my dogs were "free" (rescued mutts ) and I didn't have to pay an expensive breeder on top of it !

If you're having trouble paying the bill, speak with the vet and explain that you had no idea the total bill would come in this high and see if you can work out a payment plan, I'd expect most vets to be willing to discuss options with you. Best of luck .
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:02 PM
Location: Utah
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My dog's vet appointment is Friday. I asked about her heartworm medication and what the price was. The vet tech told me that if I brought in proof that I could buy the medication cheaper online, there's a chance that the vet would match the online price. I thought that was pretty decent of them.

I pay for a heartworm test every year along with the necessary shots. Every other year I get the blood work and the fecal exam for her.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by cleosmom View Post
It sounds like you may have chosen a vet who is a sour apple in a sea of totally awesome vets. Where I live we have seven vet clinics having a total of 11 vets, none of whom would do anything out of professional lines. Sure, there are two I'm not overly fond of just do to personality clash, but they are still great vets. I'm sorry for your bad experience.
She got fired, and yes this dog age 11 has a great vet! Also others already had did the good bye song and have new vets! I had a great vet however
a move to another state lost him!
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