madremissy wrote:And Jenn, I know that when you said "Gotty" you meant Sammy Remember Gotty and Kinzyl are siblings so they are both 3.
maberi wrote:Malli wrote:I've no idea if they've always bundled them or not, or if it may tie into if the diseases are at some level related.
It would be nice if they could be given seperately, but it also may be more expensive because it was more (concievably) injections...
And it is indeed more
I for one would space the vaccinations out so you not only get dinged for the separate vaccinations, but the office visits as well
Malli wrote:did I read that wrong?
maberi wrote:I for one would space the vaccinations out so you not only get dinged for the separate vaccinations, but the office visits as well
DemoDick wrote:maberi wrote:I for one would space the vaccinations out so you not only get dinged for the separate vaccinations, but the office visits as well
This comment seems to have generated a bit of controversy and questions. These seem silly to me, as I know Matt pretty well. Though I don't claim to speak for Matt, I think he was explaining how his preferred method of admistering vaccines (doing so one at a time over a relatively long time period to provide for more accurate assessment of potential side effects of individual vaccines) could end up costing a LOT more than once visit with as few shots as possible, assuming no side effects pop up.
This would seem to me to be a clear cut case of why some people should administer vaccines at home whenever possible.
Marinepits wrote:As a person who does get her dogs' vaccines spaced out over several office visits because of the dogs' health issues, I only get charged the initial office visit fee. The next time I come in, Dr Blabs just gives the shot and that's it -- no physical exam or anything else. (Well, except chatting of course. ) Most vet offices I know do this and do NOT charge separate office visit fees every time for every separate vaccine.
Also, the rabies vaccine is the only vaccine that is required by state law to be given by a veterinarian. All other vaccines can be given by a tech. If Dr Blabs is busy, I've had techs give my crew the other core vaccines.
madremissy wrote: I am aware that she only does 3 years and that is what I wanted. My vet wouldn't do that.
mnp13 wrote:I don't mean to sound bitchy, I hate hearing that you're being pushed around. Yes, they are highly educated medical professionals and I am not discounting that, but in some things I think people in all professions get stuck in "that's how we've always done it" mode.
I recently had to deal with that with an issue with my own health, and I allowed my personal doctor to push me around. Then I went home, regrouped, got some backup, and went in for round two. I'm not saying it's easy to do!
madremissy wrote:You aren't being bitchy at all. I am telling my mom to do the same things. Everytime she walks in Tassy's vet they want to to so much to her. So she is looking into changing vets. She said that they are making her feel like she needs to do things and when she questions it they get defensive. Keep saying "well it is best for Tassy and if you want to take care of her" She finally told him that she takes better care of Tassy than she does Daddy.
I am going to talk to my vet and tell her my concerns and what I want. Like I said I like this thread it is very informative and just the right push I needed to speak up.
call2arms wrote:Matt, especially with your history, I think it would only be fair that your dog(s) can get their vaccination separate for a single checkup, and the actual shot fees. Will they consider that at all? I know my boss would totally do it, but he's an easygoing hippie.
Anointed Farms wrote:Have a dog get rabies or pervo see how you like it then, you will not say that you don't like to get the shots. Its a very horrible death for them. I've seen it with my own 2 eyes
DemoDick wrote:Anointed Farms wrote:Have a dog get rabies or pervo see how you like it then, you will not say that you don't like to get the shots. Its a very horrible death for them. I've seen it with my own 2 eyes
Pervo? Is that something that causes uncontrollable humping?
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