Jump to content

Vet rip off,


Recommended Posts

Long story short one of my springers has had an Op on his foot after a swelling appeared, £500 later and no diagnosis so a course of anti biotics is suggested. My local practice (who did the procedure) are asking £11 per tablet + the dreaded so I went online......69p/tablet plus £4 postage, robbing ********. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

a lot of vets are the worst type of scum........they prey on emotion to fill their pockets.........there are a few vets that are sound....they tend to be private practices....but the commercial owned practices bring in alot of foreign vets ...south african...italian...etc...and they just milk the market......

its getting more important to insure your animals.........but that is a minefield full of caviates as well..........if a vet knows the dog/cat has insurance,,,,they bill something insanely stupid...all down to disgusting greed

i have been on shoots where if the beaters or dog handlers know the gun is a banker or a vet they refuse to speak to him or work the dogs for him...

i have seen bankers left looking for their birds when the gun bus drives off.....the owner of the shoot gets a lot of flack and soon learns not to sell pegs to these type of people........

Edited by ditchman
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Been ages since a vet thought about the animals they treat its all about the money now . Our local vet bums it up big style theres is a animal hospitail with 24 hour coverage , But every time you go its a diffrent vet and they all look about 16 and you have to explain everything to them over and over . but they gt you as you cant buy stuff online without a prescription from them while my lot drive about in there brand new land rovers with Vet1 , Vet2 & Vet3 on them 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, Agriv8 said:

My vet got you there as well £25 if you want a copy of the prescription you have just paid a vet to create !

Agriv8 

My vet emails me the prescription for £18 ,it saves me a fortune,I told them I would rather buy the drugs from them but they are at least 4 times more expensive ! They told me that they can’t compete with the online prices ,must admit I don’t really understand it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, holloway said:

My vet emails me the prescription for £18 ,it saves me a fortune,I told them I would rather buy the drugs from them but they are at least 4 times more expensive ! They told me that they can’t compete with the online prices ,must admit I don’t really understand it.



The online companies don’t have to run a practice, run a surgery, buying in expensive equipment, pay admin staff  etc. 

Just like ‘Just Cartridges’ vs gun-shops, they just specialise in one small fraction of what the vets do. 
 

Vets without a doubt are charging some silly prices for things. 
 

Docking pups has been a recent example of silly prices. Our local want £85 PER PUP. 
 

I went with my mate to another vet as he was only charging £15 per pup. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, Lloyd90 said:



The online companies don’t have to run a practice, run a surgery, buying in expensive equipment, pay admin staff  etc. 

Just like ‘Just Cartridges’ vs gun-shops, they just specialise in one small fraction of what the vets do. 
 

Vets without a doubt are charging some silly prices for things. 
 

Docking pups has been a recent example of silly prices. Our local want £85 PER PUP. 
 

I went with my mate to another vet as he was only charging £15 per pup. 

Flip me £85 a pup? Back in 2009 when my cocker had to go in at less than a year old for surgical docking it cost me £120. The vet said if she had been done at the right time as she should have been it would have cost the breeder a fiver.

A long time since my dad used to dock terriers with a sharpened bolster and hammer against a block of wood!

With a vet i find its best to go with an independent practice that does a lot of agricultural animals as they are probably more likely to encounter working dogs/gundogs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Our vets is one of the good ones. 
 

Sprocker punctured her eye on a thorn which went all the way through. Went to the vets on a Sunday so out of hours. Examined her, gave her 3 different drops for 2 weeks and a course of antibiotics for a couple of weeks.

Cost…..£110ish. First follow up visit to check it was something silly like £13 second follow up visit was free.

She’s been a few times for a couple of other things less serious and has never been more than about £70 including medication.

27B58A7F-68AB-4CE6-A3AA-B85AB57E27E7.jpeg

B93C8BCA-F97A-44CD-B07C-101367F6B664.jpeg

9F3EA987-C986-4E10-85BE-444AAE4185C4.jpeg

5E616E29-CE1E-4962-90E3-518E826FDE83.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My wife is currently being milked by the vet for our 14yr old that has kidney disease - but she is getting the drops and the food from online. But they keep on doing blood tests every time she takes him for a checkup....But he is a lovely lad so she says!!! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, discobob said:

My wife is currently being milked by the vet for our 14yr old that has kidney disease - but she is getting the drops and the food from online. But they keep on doing blood tests every time she takes him for a checkup....But he is a lovely lad so she says!!! 

Most likely test they are doing is for creatinine, pretty sure you can buy test kits if you look around, some test urine some need a drop of blood.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, bruno22rf said:

Most likely test they are doing is for creatinine, pretty sure you can buy test kits if you look around, some test urine some need a drop of blood.

Thanks - I will mention that to her - every penny counts these days :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ask them to right a prescription and order from vetuk 

I have just done this for my lab she had to have a partial tail amputation just over a week ago and after a follow up appointment yesterday the bandages had caused some ulcers so needs more antibiotics and metacam 

On 14/05/2022 at 19:51, bruno22rf said:

Long story short one of my springers has had an Op on his foot after a swelling appeared, £500 later and no diagnosis so a course of anti biotics is suggested. My local practice (who did the procedure) are asking £11 per tablet + the dreaded so I went online......69p/tablet plus £4 postage, robbing ********. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got stung by a vet £5000 for an uninsured cat that broke a leg had reconstructive surgery during the recovery period he escaped out of his carrier and bent all the metal pins in his leg. He then spent 8 months in a a cage with the hope that the bones will set.

They did not so I then paid for an amputation thought that was the end of it but at this point he had lost his marbles and was a dangerous cat he had episodes with no warning where he would totally freak out to the point that he tore out his own claws. 

So after all that I had to put him down any way. 

I won't type out the whole story but the vets where negligent on multiple occasions. 

 

My second cat I then promptly insured and when she got poorly I took her to the vets they said she needed to go to a special vets in Cambridge for blood transfusions and special treatment. 

I told the vet NO we are putting her down because all that will happen is we will put the cat through hell trying to fix it and the end result will be death anyway.

They where quite shocked and said oh but you have insurance. 

I said I am not doing this again.

Now I don't have pets anymore because I don't want to deal with vets. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, hatsanmad said:

Ask them to right a prescription and order from vetuk 

I have just done this for my lab she had to have a partial tail amputation just over a week ago and after a follow up appointment yesterday the bandages had caused some ulcers so needs more antibiotics and metacam 

 

Yep, done just exactly that, paid for one tablet from the vet £11.86 just to tide me over till the meds came from Vetuk (24 hours), total cost for 7 tablets inc prescription charge from vet was just under £30, vet would have charged me £83+ vat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We had a 10 week course of antibiotics for my dog’s prostatitis. Vet gave a prescription and 5 days’ supply of tablets. The online order took two weeks to arrive! The major delay in treatment increased discomfort for the dog and worsened the prognosis. 

It was in stock 24hr delivery

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My old boy was showing signs of dementure or distress last week so we went to the vet, he has wear in his hips which i knew, the vet said he thought this might be pain so gave us 4 days of tablets paracetamol/ codine and a course of Loxicom which he started today. The vet suggested doing a liver/kidney check , even though we told him he drank and peed as normal and the vet agreed that it was a sign of them working ok, so i declined that one.

The vet wants to see him in a week and see how he's going, the drugs seem to work he sleeps better, i am not going to muck about with lots of tests, he is 14, if he is suffering i will do what has to be done, and the vets won't be supplying future medication if he will be on it long term i will get it on line.


The check up and the medication was £110.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Had two old girls P.T.S last week £156 EACH    wanted to know if I wanted ashes or paw prints at extra cost NO thanks .

Got a condolence card don't know if it was for the lose of my dogs or the damage to my wallet.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, welsh1 said:

My old boy was showing signs of dementure or distress last week so we went to the vet, he has wear in his hips which i knew, the vet said he thought this might be pain so gave us 4 days of tablets paracetamol/ codine and a course of Loxicom which he started today. The vet suggested doing a liver/kidney check , even though we told him he drank and peed as normal and the vet agreed that it was a sign of them working ok, so i declined that one.

The vet wants to see him in a week and see how he's going, the drugs seem to work he sleeps better, i am not going to muck about with lots of tests, he is 14, if he is suffering i will do what has to be done, and the vets won't be supplying future medication if he will be on it long term i will get it on line.


The check up and the medication was £110.

SWMBO has done everything wrong over the years. Now, we have a dog that can't jump up and down on the bed so wines though the night to get up. Whenever my wife goes upstairs he is there at the bottom - whining and crying - during the day it wants to get up on the couch and it will whine and cry for up to an hour (when I have been stuck in a meeting on-line) but my wife will keep persevering as she has done for our two previous dogs with the vets bills

 

2 minutes ago, scutt said:

Had two old girls P.T.S last week £156 EACH    wanted to know if I wanted ashes or paw prints at extra cost NO thanks .

Got a condolence card don't know if it was for the lose of my dogs or the damage to my wallet.

SWMBO will want cremation and ashes - I think for the last one it was nearly £600 all told with the vets bills included.

She thinks that she is doing the right thing because she is a big dog lover - I believe that she isn't - but they are not my dogs. I do love them like I love all dogs - but I didn't want the two we have now. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, discobob said:

SWMBO has done everything wrong over the years. Now, we have a dog that can't jump up and down on the bed so wines though the night to get up. Whenever my wife goes upstairs he is there at the bottom - whining and crying - during the day it wants to get up on the couch and it will whine and cry for up to an hour (when I have been stuck in a meeting on-line) but my wife will keep persevering as she has done for our two previous dogs with the vets bills

 

SWMBO will want cremation and ashes - I think for the last one it was nearly £600 all told with the vets bills included.

She thinks that she is doing the right thing because she is a big dog lover - I believe that she isn't - but they are not my dogs. I do love them like I love all dogs - but I didn't want the two we have now. 

My boy is starting to walk into rooms a just bark for no reason, he also does it first thing in the morning on our landing, the other day he was panting like mad and pacing round the house trying to climb into obscure places like behind the tv which is why i took him to the vet, when i mentioned dementure the vet was quick to change the conversation with we can control that, and wanted to go down the pain route.
If what he is doing becomes worse and he just becomes a shell barking at everything and nothing then i believe it's kindest to let him go, saying that it will be very hard, he has been one very good sweet natured loving boy and a hard worker.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, welsh1 said:

My boy is starting to walk into rooms a just bark for no reason, he also does it first thing in the morning on our landing, the other day he was panting like mad and pacing round the house trying to climb into obscure places like behind the tv which is why i took him to the vet, when i mentioned dementure the vet was quick to change the conversation with we can control that, and wanted to go down the pain route.
If what he is doing becomes worse and he just becomes a shell barking at everything and nothing then i believe it's kindest to let him go, saying that it will be very hard, he has been one very good sweet natured loving boy and a hard worker.

Had this last year with my partners sprocker, changed from an energetic 11 year old into an unpredictable barky mess within a few months, sometimes staring at the wall for half an hour at a time.
When he collapsed , the vet was quite honest about his condition, and suggested some steroids, but it would only prolong his life a few months, which they did , like a 2 year old at first, but they stopped working after a while , and he had to have his last walk a few months later.
Its shocking how fast it comes on.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, WalkedUp said:

We had a 10 week course of antibiotics for my dog’s prostatitis. Vet gave a prescription and 5 days’ supply of tablets. The online order took two weeks to arrive! The major delay in treatment increased discomfort for the dog and worsened the prognosis. 

It was in stock 24hr delivery

I would have waited 3 days then cancelled the order, I assume you had a prescription that you had photo-copied, just send it to another online pharmacy. I ordered my current tablets on Saturday morning and they were on the doorstep Tuesday morning from Vet Uk.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...