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Cry Like A Baby Vets bills

My dog needed a few stitches today after slipping over in the park . The cut was right on her back knee so it kept opening when she sat so needed stitches to hold it together , 3 in all and a lovely bill for £238 . I cant praise the vet enough for her prompt and good work but do they really need to charge this much , most of the charge is for medication .
My dog is Greyhound cross american pitbull , very powerful & fast off the mark , i could have spent this money getting traction control fitted to her.
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A dog is Front Wheel Drive so with that much power it wouldn’t have made a blind bit of difference.

Hope the dog it ok now. I don’t own a pet but it does look pricey almost the same as an NHS Bill when you think about it
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A dog is Front Wheel Drive so with that much power it wouldnít have made a blind bit of difference.

Hope the dog it ok now. I donít own a pet but it does look pricey almost the same as an NHS Bill when you think about it

By the way where are you from?
I believe their 4WD
I'm just down the road from you in Wednesbury
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I believe their 4WD
I'm just down the road from you in Wednesbury
sorry mate i just had a look at the "where are you" that gibbo posted. i live by the Tipton sports academy and the asda.
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sorry mate i just had a look at the "where are you" that gibbo posted. i live by the Tipton sports academy and the asda.
I know it well . i'm the other side of the Brunswick park as you go down to jct9
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Re: Vets bills

The best purchase we ever made was pet insurance for our cat.

He is 5 years old and has has had two operations in that time which would have cost us a [email protected]&king fortune without the insurance.
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My youngest daughter works for a Vet Hospital, I get a discount on our 2 dogs Every little bit helps
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Our mutt (see avatar) developed a problem with his front knee and had to have keyhole surgery. To speed his recovery he also had hydrotherapy ( a swimming pool just for dogs FFS! ). The total bill was a smidge under £2k

Thank goodness we had pet insurance - just had to shell out £60 for the excess. Thats with Pet Plan, it costs abot £12 a month, but believe me, just one major ilness/injury and that doesn't seem so bad!
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Yea I missed out, Max came from a rescue home, when I got hom he was very week and could not walk properly. So off he went to the vet, just week they said.

Three years latter he has very bad hipps and will need an op in the future this is estamated at between 2-4 K but as I had already taken him in when I got him the pet plan will not pay out.

But i have to say I would not have max any other way, my best mate.
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I too have pet insurance thank god but i have to pay the vet then claim it back . Pets aye they cost nearly as much as our Alfas
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My vet had to sell his TVR just to purchase his new Range Rover, so its not all roses for the poor (ha ha) fellow. So yes, hes justified to overcharge on a couple of stitches........and just as soon as he unsticks my tongue from inside of my cheek we will all be happier.
 
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Fixed vet fees:-

A slight injury - bandages, no stitches = RangeRover service and a tank of petrol/diesel.

A slight injury badages and stitches = As above with 4 new tyres.

A slight injury bandages, stitches and an overnight stay "to keep an eye on him" = As above with new exhaust, full valet and Ferrari hire whilst the work is done.

A minor op = "Hmm I liked the Ferrari - think I'll buy one"

A major op = "Hmm - my wife/husband would like a Ferrari too - let's buy one, drive to Monaco and stay in the Hilton for a month."

A major op, one weeks care, six weeks aftercare with drugs and examinations = "The Monaco Hilton is up for sale - think I'll buy it".

Euthanasia - "Fish and chips for the family tonight".

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Fixed vet fees:-

A slight injury - bandages, no stitches = RangeRover service and a tank of petrol/diesel.

A slight injury badages and stitches = As above with 4 new tyres.

A slight injury bandages, stitches and an overnight stay "to keep an eye on him" = As above with new exhaust, full valet and Ferrari hire whilst the work is done.

A minor op = "Hmm I liked the Ferrari - think I'll buy one"

A major op = "Hmm - my wife/husband would like a Ferrari too - let's buy one, drive to Monaco and stay in the Hilton for a month."

A major op, one weeks care, six weeks aftercare with drugs and examinations = "The Monaco Hilton is up for sale - think I'll buy it".

Euthanasia - "Fish and chips for the family tonight".

Paul.


I think I'll stick to Canadian vet prices
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What do they charge in Canadian??
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Fixed vet fees:-

A slight injury - bandages, no stitches = RangeRover service and a tank of petrol/diesel.

A slight injury badages and stitches = As above with 4 new tyres.

A slight injury bandages, stitches and an overnight stay "to keep an eye on him" = As above with new exhaust, full valet and Ferrari hire whilst the work is done.

A minor op = "Hmm I liked the Ferrari - think I'll buy one"

A major op = "Hmm - my wife/husband would like a Ferrari too - let's buy one, drive to Monaco and stay in the Hilton for a month."

A major op, one weeks care, six weeks aftercare with drugs and examinations = "The Monaco Hilton is up for sale - think I'll buy it".

Euthanasia - "Fish and chips for the family tonight".

Paul.
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What do they charge in Canadian??
Range Rovers are converted into the local currency: Navigators or Escalades.
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A dog is Front Wheel Drive so with that much power it wouldn’t have made a blind bit of difference.
Cats are RWD. Our two oversteer on laminate flooring.

Vets bills for them are shocking, particularly since one of them has a tendency to allergies (not covered by insurance 'cos Direct Line are a bunch of £%^*@$s)

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Range Rovers are converted into the local currency: Navigators or Escalades.
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Nice to know.
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We have pet insurance for our cats. Not sure whther it is fire and theft of fully comp though.
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