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    So Sophie is off to the vet today to get desexed.
    I had to give them some info when I took her in and I dont think they were listening. You see Sophie is not good when it comes to ... well comming to. Coming out of GA she flips. She bit my sister, being the vet nurse looking after her, last time!! She is just one of those dogs who gets trippy. But when I told the vet this they just looked at me like I was a stress head mum of a neurotic poodle Oh well I supose they will learn to take me more seriously when she does flip on them 'unexpectedly' I just hope she doesnt hurt herself in the process.
    So when it came to me saying that I did not want them to put an E-collar on her because I have heaps at home and really dont need another one, esp when she probably wont need one anyway, they just got that "yes dear" look on their face and I bet when I pick her up this afternoon they will have some reason I have to buy another one
    But anywho Soph is off to be desexed and I picked a bloody good time for it too Its raining!! and predicted to do so for the next few days at the least Ahh well she is just gonna have to spend all day inside... what a damn shame!! lol

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    Know exactly how you feel Ashaari. After moving a bit over a year ago I've been thru two vet surgeries before I settled on my current one who is slowly coming to the realisation that I am not an idiot and know my dogs very well.

    Oh how I miss my old vet! Who would of ever thought it would be so hard to find a good one.

    If it were me I'd march in their with one of my current E-collars to show them I do not need another forced on me.

    Hope it all goes well with Sophie and she recovers nicely from the GA and op.

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    Can you take an E-collar with you when you go pick her up? That way they can't make you buy another one!

    Carl is a stresshead coming out of GA, too and he bites under normal circumstances so he gave the vet nurse a nasty surprise when he had a dental done! I guess there's no helping some of them if they won't listen.

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    Thanks guys and yes I am taking one of my e-collars with me, there is no way I am paying for another one when I have about 10 of different sizes at home! and yes MAC they are our new vets. The one we always used who both my mother and sister had worked with closed down so we had to move on and these guys are the best for a ballance between price and quality, but they still treat us like idiots despite the fact that we obviously know what we are doing. One vet there has seen me a the stables I was managing a while back and with the dogs that i have taken to them, she has spent many hours talking to me and has experienced my ability to understand what she is going on about on countless occations, but she STILL treats me like an idiot every time she sees me! Last time I saw her was when I took Tony to get his vaccinations and she kept trying to tell me to get him desexed! At that time I was keeping him for show and breeding and I had made it clear thats what he was for and she still said "oh I would take those dewclaws off whe he is desexed" and then she was horrified that he has an undershot mouth, and when I said that I should hope so after all it is a breed standard, she got all flustered and started stuttering about how people who buy asian breeds dont know these things, despite the fact that I had said I BRED HIM!
    I dont think I will ever get through to her So I have just resorted to booking one of the other vets that work their instead.
    Atleast one of the nurses was apologetic about reading me the rights when I got Sam snipped. She noticed that I knew what to do and was very sorry cause she had to read it out anyway. So there is hope yet!!

    But then again when I booked Sophie in the chick who did it asked for my address and then asked if I had a pet called Trash... Trash is my sisters Horse!! You see there are three names down for the property address, Del, mum and me. Adele is first cause she starts with an A but they dont think to make sure that they are booking it to the right person, they just wack it on there. I had to get Sams sterilisation cert changed cause it said Adele owned him, despite the fact that I told them who I was. And I would have thought that their database would have told them what type of animal they were? "Yes I have a 17 hand ex-racehorse PET"
    I dunno ... Im ranting.
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    Mate at the undershot jaw thing you had me picking up my dog and running in the other direction.

    Sure do hope the other vets there are better.

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    Yeh the guy I use is only young but he is great. He is the one that did our tibbies eyes and he did a fantastic job with her. He is the only one there who doesnt treat us like idiots. Like when we took Kia in the chick vet wanted to put her through the surgeries but he listend to us and supported mitch when he said he didnt want to put her through the pain. He is a fantastic vet

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    Erk, I know what you mean Ashaari, when I had Brody neutered I told them he had very sensitive skin and clipper rashed easily. I gave them a tube of cream to put on the shaved area afterwards... do you think they used it? It was a struggle just to get it back off them when I picked him up!
    Poor bugger had to deal with clipper rash AND stitches!

    Last time I took Cyrus in one of the Vet Nurses asked me if he was a poodle?!!!?!!
    I mean come on... I know poodles can be in strange clips but mixing one up with a Chinese Crested?

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    How is she and how did the e collar thing go?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Last time I took Cyrus in one of the Vet Nurses asked me if he was a poodle?!!!?!!
    Oh some people are just... unbelievable.

    They told me they were 'fine' with her when she came to, with this 'I told you there was nothing to worry about' look on their face. I dont know if that was true, the chicks behind the desk shared a look. But maybe that had more to do with the fact that I am a stress-head mum of a neurotic poodle in their eyes Sadly the vet nurse I like was not there so we were back to the 'your an idiot' treatment. Ah well.

    I made them take their e-collar back. They argued and the chick at the desk didnt like me because she had to do another recipt. I took mine and poped it on until we got home, she doesnt need it.

    She is fine, sleepy but fine none the less. She told me all about it, little wimpers all the way home, and now she is asleep.

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    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?)

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