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    Hey Guys,
    I called up our main vet last week enquiring about giving Diesel the snip... $398... Then called up another vet $258.
    How can there be such a big varience when they apparently go by the weight of the dog?
    Im calling up a few new vets today as we have just recently moved have to enquire about first injections,, a microchip, wormer and an annual booster injection.
    Wonder how different each vet will be
    Today is a new day

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    Some vets use different techniques maybe? I know that makes a difference with cats, when I saw about getting our cats done there was an $60-$80 difference if I wanted them to have fluids and a full day stay and I was told with some vets that isn't an option as it was with my vet.
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    Some vets charge more for the actual procedure, theater time, vet time etc. The only thing the weight makes a difference to is the anesthesia obviously they use more for larger dogs. Some vets are just more expensive.

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    I see vets and dentists in the same catergory.

    People wonder why so many live with bad teeth or animals do not get proper health care!

    The Vet we used to go to charges $60 just to see him. Even if you spend literally 2 mins in there, which I have, you are still changed that amount. If you have any procedure done its you $60 to see him then the cost of the procedure then the rediculous amounts of money they charge for dog medication.

    Our new Vet charges a pretty reasonalble rate.

    Its a sad sad life when your dog gets sick or something happens and one of the first thing that pops in your head is OMG how am i going to afford this.
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    So just called our normal vet and for all the things im getting comes to 217. Next vet comes to $260... I can understand procedure time etc but when it comes to products that are the same in all vets i dont see how it can be priced differently...
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    A little off subject but it is still containing to the vets.
    A friend of ours has got an old dog that was on arthritic talblet to get it through the day.
    These tablets they had to give to him cost them $30 or so could have been more just not real sure now.
    Well they went to see his mum and while there he saw these tablets there and he asked if he could take a packet home with him. Once home he looked at the packet he had got from the vets and the one he got from his mum.
    They were the exact same thing, it was word for word. So he asked his mum about them and in the end it worked out that she only took them rarely so on the next visit he came home with 10 pack.
    But he done the exact same thing as the vet had told them to do with what they had gave him. Which was cut the tablet into 4 and only give a tablet every second day.
    So now this dog is still going but it is chaeper to keep him on medication now.

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    When I had Harley desexed it was $130.00 at the Animal Welfare League vet clinic. Bella was $220.00 at our new vet and it was much cheaper there than the AWL and other vets close to us. Some are just rip off's.

    We did have a great vet, but they were flooded out when QLD flooded and never opened back up again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    A little off subject but it is still containing to the vets.
    A friend of ours has got an old dog that was on arthritic talblet to get it through the day.
    These tablets they had to give to him cost them $30 or so could have been more just not real sure now.
    Well they went to see his mum and while there he saw these tablets there and he asked if he could take a packet home with him. Once home he looked at the packet he had got from the vets and the one he got from his mum.
    They were the exact same thing, it was word for word. So he asked his mum about them and in the end it worked out that she only took them rarely so on the next visit he came home with 10 pack.
    But he done the exact same thing as the vet had told them to do with what they had gave him. Which was cut the tablet into 4 and only give a tablet every second day.
    So now this dog is still going but it is chaeper to keep him on medication now.
    That isn't unusual.

    Things for dogs cost more than if you were buying the exact same thing for a person. It is just how it is.

    D&B - Everywhere is always different in prices of product otherwise we wouldn't be able to shop around and buy the cheapest thing. This goes for vets, dentists, doctors, phamacy, retail, hospitality etc. Vets are a rip off though.

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    Just called another and its 183 lol yes i agree on shopping around you just think things would be around the same price considering its the exact same vaccine etc but im happy to shop around haha
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    It was this year i know only that for sure.
    I think the lady was from Canada and she was a top vet there.
    She was on the radio one time when I was driving home and this lady said that vets are ripping off people with the vaccinating of our pets.
    She said that once they have had their last injection this should cover them for the rset of their lives. But the vets know that people love pets so putting this in place was a way to make money.
    Now I don't know if this is true or not. But with our last dog I know after 5 years of injections yearly we stopped as we had stopped Obedience and if we went away we had people here who looked after her while we were away. So then need that kennels and Obedience need to see that your dog is covered and up to date made no sense anymore.
    We stopped them and we didn't lose her to distemper or anything that these injections cover.
    I am not qualitfied to make a judgment on other dogs but once we stop Obedience with Murphy so the injections will stop to. But if we have to kennel him again we will get the booster again.

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