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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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Yeah I can most definitely relate to this! I work at a vet and the doctor work mostly with and I are always arguing about food!

I don't feed raw, but I feed Natural Balance. We sell Science Diet, but only prescription. He doesn't like the regular Sci Diet, but he thinks the prescriptions are fine. I have to say I have seen some animals do really well on prescription Sci Diet (like for kidney failure and what not)....but it's really not great food. He even admits that at vet school they don't do much on nutrition. In fact he told me once that the one in depth class was funded by Science Diet!!!

His boxer is on Sci Diet Z/D which is the allergy formula and despite it working for her allergies it's not that great in content. It's also 86 dollars a bag!!!! He doesn't pay full price, but he pays around 70 for it!! He's actually thinking of switching to the Natural Balance allergy formula I am giving Bridgette! :) Makes me happy!!

But yeah I don't think vets are always right when it comes to nutrition. He also has words to say about feeding raw....:rolls eyes:

ETA: 1200 for a tooth pull and dental is outrageous! It's not "cheap" at our clinic, but I'd say around 200-400 bucks which is far from 1200!!
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