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So I went with Duncan today,and after what seemed like 10 minutes,the bill was 162.00
The vet checked his ears,gave him drops approx 27.00 ridiculous!!Gave him something orally and a shot and Frontline and such a huge bill.
Hubby and I had a tiff b/c he thinks the vet is milking me and our money is lining his pockets.Just the exam is 47.00.
Is this the going rate at other parts of the world?????
I have a visit in 3 weeks which I told hubby he can take Duncan to and if he feels that it's really expensive he can open his mouth!!
Sorry to vent!!
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Yes, that is about right! Owning a pet is expensive for sure. Just like for us human's, medical treatment is not cheap.
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It sounds right to me. My vet charges $43 for the office visit, he is more reasonable.lol Most places charge between $47 and $55 for the visit

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That sounds about right to me also. It is definitely expensive to own pets. I was very bummed when one of my dogs got sick last year and it spread to all of them. Just treating the one dog was well over $400 and there was never a sound diagnosis made except for "he's sick and probably picked it up at a dog show".
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It is shocking when they are healthy too! I had some blood test ran last year and revolution for both girls spent over $400 in just testing and found out my girls are healthy as I expected! Just a reminder as to our visit next month!

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Every paycheck I've had so far since I've had capote I've spent about 150 on him in vet bills! Vets are evil..lol. But so good. Last time I went I was like..'ok..can you tell me how much his next visit is going to cost so I can prepare myself?' ....so I have about a month to save up 150.. ::scowl::
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So I went with Duncan today,and after what seemed like 10 minutes,the bill was 162.00
The vet checked his ears,gave him drops approx 27.00 ridiculous!!Gave him something orally and a shot and Frontline and such a huge bill.
Hubby and I had a tiff b/c he thinks the vet is milking me and our money is lining his pockets.Just the exam is 47.00.
Is this the going rate at other parts of the world?????
I have a visit in 3 weeks which I told hubby he can take Duncan to and if he feels that it's really expensive he can open his mouth!!
Sorry to vent!!
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LOL do you have the same vet as me???? or maybe the same husband???? Haha... Boy that sure sounded familiar to just about every vet visit. I've considered getting insurance but still haven't decided if it's really such a deal or not. I just don't know what the answer is BUT I do know these little critters are worth every dime!

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I'd say that's about right on price! That's how it is here too. Try and think of it as something special for your dog. I know it's not as fun to give as a special chew treat or a baby blue pet bed...but it's so much more valuable!
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MY VET WAIVES THE OFFICE CHARGE IF MY HAV IS GETTING SHOTS.
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The pricing sounds about right - my vet charges $55 per visit. The shots can be expensive & if they cleaned the ears, or put the scope down & then the meds, that is why the ears were so expensive. I think mine charges like $35 just to look with the scope in the ear. We look at like they are our children also, and I know the thousands I spend on them for medical care sometimes - so for us I think it is a small price to pay - and they give back tenfold!!!
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