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2015/01/02 17:26:03 (permalink)
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Dog vet bill

My dog has a skin allergy, quite bad, so has to take prednisolone, 25mg  daily. Been to the vets, and 100 x 25mg tablets are £121, way to much so he wrote me a prescription, cost £3. Been online and can get same tablets http://www.viovet.co.uk/Prednidale_Tablets_Prednisolone_for_Dogs_Cats/c3732/  68p per tablet so £68. But then noticed https://www.petdrugsonline.co.uk/prescriptions/p/prednicare-tablets-5mg  5mg tablets for 0.4p so rang vet who has given me a new prescription for 500 x 5mg tablets, cost £20. Crazy charges from the vet.  Posting this as i know there are plenty of dog owners on here .







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    dazzz
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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 17:32:03 (permalink)
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    so, because you found them cheaper elsewhere, they lowered their price for you?

      




     
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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 17:51:42 (permalink)
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    Sorry to here about you dog. Firstly I think dogs with Skin allergies should be put on a proper diet and if that doesn't work put to sleep for polluting the gene pool. Harsh but fair imo. I am yet to see a dog with a serious skin condition that isn't either miserable as fck or in pain.  
     
    Secondly the vets are a ****ing joke they take the piss my little lad just slipped a disc and they charged a fortune thankfully the insurance is covering but as they assume everyone has insurance they just pump for the most expensive stuff which they get the biggest cut from. Thieving ****s imo. 

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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 18:09:50 (permalink)
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    Mate, you need a new vet by the sounds of things. If they're that brazen about ripping you off. I would have serious doubts about the care they're giving your dog. 
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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 18:17:03 (permalink)
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    I can see where pet insurance is a good thing but in reality it has enabled vets to absolutely shaft pet owners. Prices for everything have gone through the f**king roof and people feel obligated to piss a fortune down the drain where before it would have been the big needle.

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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 19:22:32 (permalink)
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    dazzz
    so, because you found them cheaper elsewhere, they lowered their price for you?

    Did mention it and he did`nt want to know, not even a reduction. Ras i hear what your saying and yes the fault lies with bad breading but he`s ok with the steroids. Only side effect we have noticed is his appetite he will eat anything lol. Did change vet a year ago but they are all the same, the prices are there to shaft the insurance companies. Have insurance but that was after his diagnosis so i have to foot all the bills, but he`s worth it.







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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 19:30:26 (permalink)
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    I use a site called medicanimal.com Everything you need from the vets you can buy from medicanimal.com and for just a fraction of the price.
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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 20:05:58 (permalink)
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    I find vets costs repulsive,have just taken my dog to vet,went in as she had a bit of stuff coming out of her eye now and then,mild eye infection,was in the room less than 3 mins,1 tube of eye ointment later and a tab for 41 quid,
     
    Tube of eye ointment is VERY VERY small, rip off any way you look at it,BUT they know you will pay so you have to.
     
    Absolute rip ff.feckin hate vets price just no need to be so high,unjustifiable.
     
     

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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 20:33:24 (permalink)
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    Had ours at the vet on monday for a lump on his leg, cream and one of those daft collars -£47, consultation at most 2mins.
    Googled them there, cream £9.50, collar about £4

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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 20:38:28 (permalink)
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    Apologies if you said already but what breed of dog is it?
    Who diagnosed "bad breeding" as the cause of the illness?
    I would wager you could do a lot for the dog with proper attention to diet - eats everything isn't really conducive to a healthy dog if allowed to eat everything.
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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/02 22:16:28 (permalink)
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    My retriever used to itch like mad and was always breaking out in a red rash around his belly. Switched to a better food and the difference was fantastic. within a few days no more 'scratting' and not looked back since. I was feeding him pedigree dried food, switched to nature's recipe. 

    You did gain far too much fat though,I mean,you're not muscular at all,you're just a fat mess.
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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/03 05:16:08 (permalink)
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    His food is Wainwrights Salmon and Potato. When i said he eats everything, he does, tissues, face wipes, bog rolls, socks etc. You name it we have tried it, but still everyone you talk to has a cure. Not meaning to sound ungrateful for advice but we are constantly being told try this, try that, try something else. Latest cure http://www.lintbells.com/products/yumega-plus
    And he is an Airedale Terrier
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    Re: Dog vet bill 2015/01/03 11:12:58 (permalink)
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    Agreed on the pricing being an absolute joke, moreso however is pet insurance that is f**king daylight robbery.
     
    I've got a springer, when she was a pup she hairline cracked her neck bone which took her off her feet temporarily, a week or so in the vets set me back near on £3,000 but she was insured.  I didn't however like how the first thing you get when you walk through the door is a form for payment thrown in your face not hows the messed up dog in your arms doing just get paying!
     
    Insurance is just shocking, I started out when she was a pup paying £16 per month for a top cover which is reasonable enough, she's four now and each year has had a huge increase.  This latest came in at £57 per month, a 40% increase on last year (with more than Pet Insurance), that's one way to lose custom!!
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    Re: 2015/01/03 11:29:14 (permalink)
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    If you look at a food brand called Oscars it's excellent stuff, delivered to your door and their very knowledgeable.

    We have a white boxer who had horrible tear stains and a terrible skin condition, Oscars sorted out some new food for her and it cleared up in a few weeks.

    Our dog has had several operations most were who own doing she ate, two of my socks, all the fake coal from the gas fire, a set of twig lights, a packet of pro plus (she almost died)
    She had to have several operations last one was for ingrowing eye lashes. Vet said she can't be cut open again so just hope nothing else goes wrong.
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    Re: 2015/01/03 11:30:19 (permalink)
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    Oh and they said she has arthritis so will need permanent medication, I will buy her medication online for a fraction of the vets cost
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    Re: 2015/01/04 11:45:32 (permalink)
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    You think your bill was bad for a dog...
     
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