Rotten start to the New Year

steve54

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Just having a bit of a rant , after a sh**t start to the New Year.
I'll keep it brief. - Monday had to take my 6 year old male Weimaraner to vets due to severe gastric problem (loss of appetite, vomiting , diarrhoea)
Jab . tablets and oral meds. - Bill, just under £100
Today, had to return to vets, as no improvement, - Very thorough examination, Blood tests, different tabs, and special dietary food. - Bill, - £315.00
Hoping his insurance will cover at least some of the bill.:(
Big dent in my finances, - Just as I was going through the process of acquiring another rifle. :cry:
Ever hopeful, - Have bought a lottery ticket today. :rofl:
 

imnotrucknut

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Yeah couple of years ago my vet rinsed me of £200 for basically three treatments of advocate.sorry I dont trust vets with dealings I have had.licence to print money.whos up for a row
 

Sonicdmb73

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Yeah couple of years ago my vet rinsed me of £200 for basically three treatments of advocate.sorry I dont trust vets with dealings I have had.licence to print money.whos up for a row
Depends on your vet I suppose. Mine told me where I could by the stuff I needed for far less money. But tales from my sister about her cats, along with a quote for dental work for one of my dogs makes my eyes water.
 

steve54

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Yep, money loss is always a sore point, however playing the glad game , you have a dog that loves you.
Yep. best dog I have ever owned. Loyal family pet . Excellent guard dog. Also a great hunter, - instinctively will flush , put up, and retrieve shot pheasants, as well as shot rabbits.
 

kes

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Vets, IMHO saw the gravy train with pet insurance and now wish but cant get off at the next station.
I paid a lot to have my dog put to sleep a few years ago now and to say the charge added insult to injury would be an understatement.
I now consequently have very little time for vets but thankfully have no dogs.
 

steve54

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Vets, IMHO saw the gravy train with pet insurance and now wish but cant get off at the next station.
I paid a lot to have my dog put to sleep a few years ago now and to say the charge added insult to injury would be an understatement.
I now consequently have very little time for vets but thankfully have no dogs.
I agree, having worked for over 38 years in the NHS (Operating Theatres, Trauma/Orthopaedics) I know how much items cost the NHS.
There does appear to be a huge mark- up when using Veterinary services.
However, after having a Springer that severely fractured his front leg whilst running on mud flats many years ago (un- insured). The resulting months of surgery, and huge vets bills made us vow never again to have a dog the was not insured.
Hoping the current insurance is worth the monthly outlay.
 

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