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    Default Annual visit to the vet

    I'm about to make the annual visit to the vet. Last year when I took Jorjie, I encountered a young, female vet who seemed to be frightened of dogs. I thought it may have been Jorjie, who can be a bit over the top at times. Anyway, the vet didn't check her ears, her mouth, heart or lungs or take her temp, simply dashed in and gave the annual vaccination while I held Jorjie on the floor. I spoke with some friends, who also use the same vet clinic, and they reported the same thing with their very gentle little Cavaliers. The vet didn't seem to want to touch them. This year, when I make the appointment, I'm darned sure that I know which vet will be on duty - I don't want to see that female vet again. What's the point?

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    I dont do annual checks myself but how weird to be a vet an dnot do a full check

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    Wow, that's totally strange for a Vet to avoid being, well... a vet!

    Definitely pick one that you like, but more importantly, that your doglets like!

    I have been going to my vet for over 30 years... since he was the vet for my family pet as a child, then graduated to pet owner once I moved out and on my own. I have an emergency vet here in town that I can call on if it's something simple like ant bites or the like, but for anything that is going to need 'real doctoring', then I make the (2 hrs return) trek to Robert.

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    Change vets...If they allow a vet like that in the practice, I would not even have confidence in the practice.

    Mind you I never get our dogs temp done when they are checked, but I do expect them to listen to the lung, check ears, check hind-quarters/stifle and such....Mine would also have to take blood. That is very difficult if you do not get on with dogs LOL
    Pets are forever

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    I had a similar experience not too long ago. I had an appointment with a local vet clinic with no vet in particular. The appointment was booked in for Princes last injection and microchipping.

    The vet that walked in was a quiet, timid little mouse of a vet and when my GSD wriggled and squealed a bit when he was having the injection she recommended, with fear in her eyes, that we microchip him under anaesthetic when he is neutered.

    Mind you I later found out it is now illegal to not have your dog microchipped in my area and I was never advised of this - he is still a month or so away before I am considering having him neutered too. Needless to say his next vet visit was with a much more friendly, assertive vet.

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    I once visited a vet who appeared to be afraid of a guinea pig!!! And not just any guinea pig, this guy was the most placid piggie I every met. Piggie was being treated for mange by my regular vet and had to go back once a week for three weeks for injections. On the last week, regular vet was away and the replacement wouldn't handle the piggie, barely even touched him to give the shot. And this was no newb either, he was an older vet, but was visibly shaken at the sight of my furball!

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    Omg I would def change vets. When I go to my vet he does the full works and asks questions about my other dogs at home. My vet truely does care which I love..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Princely View Post

    Mind you I later found out it is now illegal to not have your dog microchipped in my area and I was never advised of this - he is still a month or so away before I am considering having him neutered too. Needless to say his next vet visit was with a much more friendly, assertive vet.
    Hang on, what's that Princely? what area states it is illegal to microchip your dog?

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    Id get rid of the vet, you cannot examine a dog/animal without hand on.

    I give my vets a bit of grace, i do have large dogs, they do look scary. But the vet should be able to read a dogs body language, or at least that huge cheesy grin and have some confidence in my reassurance. For one of the vets, i ask her to muzzle my dog. Not for the dog, for her, she's scared shitless of Bernie. Says she was bitten as a child. She's upfront about her fear and why, Bernie's happy to wear a nice leather tiara for visits.

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    illegal to not have your dog microchipped
    Bernie - you might want to read the quote again.

    It's the opposite. Where Princely lives - you must have your dog microchipped. And that's why I don't like the word "not" much.

    Like old story of one tradie telling the other "Don't Drop it" and all the other tradie hears is "drop it" so it gets dropped. Ouch.
    Better to say "hold on".

    I'm guilty of saying "no helping" to my dog when she goes to try cadging treats off someone trying to pick up dog poo.

    it's a bad habit.

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