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400 bucks later

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So I tried a new vet. I have switched a couple of times, trying to find the better ones. I had to use this one because my semi regular one was booked for weeks. Well, the price seemed a little high. Also, the vet talked to me like I was a moron. She had this air of superiority to her.

I made the mistake of telling her I feed raw. Well, I mean they asked me. She told me she has seen so many bad things because of it, though she didn't elaborate. I am assuming she meant obstructions and bones poking through. I didn't bother to ask because I already know they pros and cons of it, having studied it to great lengths before making an informed decision.

I asked her what she fed. Eukanuba. Her dogs are 14 and blah blah blah. I asked her what she thought about the corn they use and she said its fine. Thats when I realized I should never use her again and tell as many people as possible not to as well. She even thinks meat meal or meat by products are ok as long as its a reputable comapny :eek:

She ALMOST made me feel bad but I know better and I shouldn't be made to feel that way as I pump her bank account.

The dogs need to go back for boosters to the vaccinations they got. They also estimated pulling my dogs tooth at about 1200....maybe a little less. Seems a little high to me.

It just frustrates me how she talked to me. I do more research for my pets than the average person and while I am not a vet (nor act like one) I am educated on things. I know she is probably used to having to speak that way to the general public but I made it clear to her and I do my homework. Sigh, and I did not agree with the whole corn thing.

ERGH, had to vent. PLease comment!
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Finding a good vet can take a while. Once you get a good one, don't ever let them go, lol! =)
Agreed. I was using a vet that I didn't always agree with and then one night had a minor emergency and called another vet that was still open. I've never gone back. My new vet is pro-raw (as long as it's balanced) and does acupuncture but also practices regular old vet. medicine :) They also trust me to diagnose basic stuff like what type of worms the foster dog had and when my cat has recurring UTIs they don't need to examine him every time. (He gets them due to stress.) When Felix got the first UTI they said either try a prescription diet or add supplements to the raw and helped me research what to add.

Anyway I doubt I'll change vets, I love the new vet. They call me back quickly and they're very helpful. Sadie also likes going there. Another thing I like is that they take me back through the whole place when we go to look at x-rays, it feels very open, they're not hiding stuff.

We're likely going to start acupuncture for Sadie soon, since the medicine we tried is working. I liked his approach, we put her on the meds to make sure we were right about the problem (spay incontinence) and now that it's working we're going to phase out the meds and try acupuncture.

Keep looking, you never know what you might find. I suggest calling with a list of questions and see what they say about your areas of concern.
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