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    the e-collar is the elizabethan collar or cone they put on the dogs to stop them from chewing the stitches.

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    Ah, course, makes perfect sense.

    Never had the pleasure, thankfully!

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    While vets and vet nurses study animals insides and what not in order to become what they are,it seems they still know nothing. They may know the medical stuff,but when it comes to the animal itself,the owner near always knows the breed,and its the owner also who knows the dog/cat/horse/goldfish best in regards to temperament.

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    Ashaari that is unbelievable. My vet surgery never does up an invoice until you come to pick your pet up, in case there is a mistake or you want to buy something else. Sounds like they are not professional at all, is there another surgery you can go to?

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    They really are not that bad. There are just a few grumpy ones And they like to get as much money out of you as they can. They are very good vets, they did a wonderful job on Sophie. She only has one tiny little stitch! They just rub me the wrong way sometimes because unlike a lot of their customers I accually know what I am talking about and they usually dont recognise that.

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    Hi Pinkest, first read i thought an electric barking collar as well. Then i realised its the plastic cone shape collar they put on to stop dog from turning its head around and getting at the stitches. Come in various sizes and are adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red View Post
    While vets and vet nurses study animals insides and what not in order to become what they are,it seems they still know nothing. They may know the medical stuff,but when it comes to the animal itself,the owner near always knows the breed,and its the owner also who knows the dog/cat/horse/goldfish best in regards to temperament.
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    Ya gotta admit Myf, it's kinda true... could have been worded better though.

    Vets, vet nurses, even reception staff do not know your dog... whereas you do.
    If you tell them something about your dog they should bloody well listen to you. If I say, when he wakes up after GA he can be snappy, I expect them to take precautions, not dive their hand in because they have "done it 100 times before" and know better than the owner, it's just a surefire way to get bitten.

    Even my incident with the clipper rash showed they didn't listen to what I said and had a "he'll be right" attitude.

    Yeah I know that's really not gonna go down well, but SOME vets and staff do have a god complex because of their jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkest View Post
    Sorry to hijack, but can someone explain why any vet/nurse would be demanding that you buy an e-collar? Did I miss something? (I am assuming that an e-collar is an electronic collar for barking?)
    Nah is to stop them chewing and licking at their stitches.....

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    The vet we go to is fantastic. I also did some work experience there a few months ago. The vets listen to the owners and respect their opinions of their animals. I hope to be a vet someday, fingers crossed, and I'd like to think I'd be the kind of vet who would listen to the owner when they say something about the dog they've lived with for however many years.

    With the e-collar thing, we had to go back and buy one because my dog ate his stitches. Our first dog got one free because he was getting stitches in his face at the time of getting neutered, and my cat got a free one as well, but I think that was partly because they were sterilised while I was doing my work experience.
    I really really like all the vets and vet nurses this place has, and hopefully won't have to find anywhere new anytime soon.

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