WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12249 Members
65 Forums
72885 Topics
982501 Posts
49 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
76 registered (alan128, 13 invisible), 1697 Guests and 301 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Incident at Westminster 1057
Martin Mcguinness dies 645
Council tax bill for this year 2017 460
File too large 458
Offset number plates 380
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards 337
Port Sunlight 261
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling 261
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead 226
What does this all mean? 201
New General Forums
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:20 AM
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
Happy Birthday DIZDAZDOZ
by snowhite
19th Mar 2017 4:24pm
My old friend the fox
by Dilly
18th Mar 2017 11:15am
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Incident at Westminster
by casper
6 minutes 40 seconds ago
I am having a clear out!
by jeffrey
20 minutes 11 seconds ago
Rock Ferry High School, Rock Ferry,
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 09:44 PM
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:30 PM
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
Yesterday at 06:24 PM
What song are you listening to?
by starakita
Yesterday at 02:56 PM
Offset number plates
by Gibbo
Yesterday at 09:57 AM
'March' Photo Competition.
by fish5133
23rd Mar 2017 8:53pm
706 Plough Inn 25and 27 Breck Road Wallasey
by tigertiger1953
23rd Mar 2017 4:25pm
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Rufford Old Hall
by diggingdeeper
13th Mar 2017 9:58am
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#839525 - 25th Nov 2013 3:24pm vet bills
eggandchips Online   Reading

Forum Master

Registered: 2nd Nov 2011
Posts: 2363
Loc: wallasey
i took one of my dogs to the vet last week. i feared he had lungworm. the consultation and pain relief came to 39
the worming powder twice daily for 7 days came to 87.55 inc vat.
i have since found the exact same worming powder online, at animed direct, the cost for 15 sachets is 21.30 inc vat, with free delivery.
i have complained to the vets , and they say if i order the sachets and take it to them, they will refund my 87.55.
i will not name the practice as they are refunding my money.


Edited by eggandchips (25th Nov 2013 3:28pm)
_________________________
cos i'm that kinda guy...

Top
Pets / Animals : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#839528 - 25th Nov 2013 3:29pm Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips]
missmahjong Online   content
Wiki Guide

Registered: 3rd Jun 2012
Posts: 6502
Loc: wirral
Good on you for 'challenging' the vets, that's just day light robbery !!

Top
#839531 - 25th Nov 2013 3:54pm Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips]
Madge Online   content
Old Hand

Registered: 8th Nov 2011
Posts: 319
Loc: Wirral
they are robbing gets, hope your dogs havnt got lungworm,

Top
#839534 - 25th Nov 2013 3:58pm Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips]
Uffda Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 2nd Jan 2011
Posts: 509
Loc: Wallasey Village
You don't mind Vets making a bit of a profit to cover their expertise and running costs but that mark up was ridiculous. Thank you for sharing that story as before I probably wouldn't have challenged Vets but just trusted them.

Top
#839539 - 25th Nov 2013 4:03pm Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 13974
Loc: Wirral
Pretty annoying Egg, but vets have virtually been given carte blanche to charge what they want, since pet insurance was introduced.

Another recent story about my sisters dog. Needed to be a confirmed diagnosis of cancer. Admittedly it was an Irish Wolfhound, i.e. means large. She took it to Leahurst Vetinary on one day and picked it up the next, to be told there was nothing to be done. Given a supply of pills to reduce any pain. Cost.........1,900
She had to have it put down the following day as it had walked in the vets but 24 hours later, couldn't stand. Another 700 for vet's home visit and cremation.
All covered by insurance of course, but more than keeping a car on the road.


Edited by granny (25th Nov 2013 4:04pm)
_________________________
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

Top
#839551 - 25th Nov 2013 4:55pm Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips]
danjaylai Offline
Member

Registered: 19th Nov 2013
Posts: 75
Loc: moreton
We started using vio vet after we got stung by a local vet for flea and worm treatments

http://www.viovet.co.uk/

Top
#839558 - 25th Nov 2013 5:23pm Re: vet bills [Re: danjaylai]
suey30 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 29th Jan 2009
Posts: 172
Loc: wirral
Thank you for this information,I have just been charged 57 for flea drops and spray that I could have bought off this site for,flea drops 15 and spray 8.I have well and truly been ripped off.

Top
#839612 - 25th Nov 2013 8:31pm Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips]
baconbutty Offline
Member

Registered: 7th Jun 2010
Posts: 66
Loc: wallasey
Frontline is 25ish for dogs in Costco for 6 doses. 50 in pets at home!

Top
#839621 - 25th Nov 2013 9:23pm Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips]
s7uajones Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 14th Jan 2013
Posts: 196
Loc: Wirral
One still needs a prescription

Checkout error
Error 12: Please make sure that you select a pet(s) for the following product: Canaural Ear Drops 25ml
Error 14: Please make sure that you select how you will provide the prescription for: Canaural Ear Drops 25ml

So the VET wins

Top
#839632 - 25th Nov 2013 10:13pm Re: vet bills [Re: s7uajones]
mrhanky Online   scary_mood
Forum Addict

Registered: 1st Dec 2010
Posts: 1236
Loc: my house
gawd, someone in business trying to make a profit!! the thing is it only costs 50p to train to be a vet and all the staff work for them for free.

anyway, i'm off to the chippy, think i might take my own spuds and get them to use them and save some money wink

Top
#839635 - 25th Nov 2013 10:39pm Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips]
ASE71 Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 20th Apr 2009
Posts: 430
Loc: Wirral
All vets are a rip off, FACT!

Top
#839642 - 25th Nov 2013 11:12pm Re: vet bills [Re: s7uajones]
karlb Offline
Member

Registered: 6th Oct 2011
Posts: 63
Loc: wallasey
Originally Posted By: s7uajones
One still needs a prescription

Checkout error
Error 12: Please make sure that you select a pet(s) for the following product: Canaural Ear Drops 25ml
Error 14: Please make sure that you select how you will provide the prescription for: Canaural Ear Drops 25ml

So the VET wins

Prescription's use to be free but they charge for them now even with prescription charges i use to send off for insulin to http://www.bestpetpharmacy.co.uk and it was 30 cheaper works out a lot over a year.

Top
#839676 - 26th Nov 2013 9:17am Re: vet bills [Re: s7uajones]
eggandchips Online   Reading

Forum Master

Registered: 2nd Nov 2011
Posts: 2363
Loc: wallasey
depend what you are ordering, the items i needed, did not.
Originally Posted By: s7uajones
One still needs a prescription

Checkout error
Error 12: Please make sure that you select a pet(s) for the following product: Canaural Ear Drops 25ml
Error 14: Please make sure that you select how you will provide the prescription for: Canaural Ear Drops 25ml

So the VET wins
_________________________
cos i'm that kinda guy...

Top
#839677 - 26th Nov 2013 9:20am Re: vet bills [Re: mrhanky]
eggandchips Online   Reading

Forum Master

Registered: 2nd Nov 2011
Posts: 2363
Loc: wallasey
there making a profit, and theres pure extortion.
you are paying for their expertise in the consultation fee, which in my case was 23, not bad for ten minutes work!!
Originally Posted By: mrhanky
gawd, someone in business trying to make a profit!! the thing is it only costs 50p to train to be a vet and all the staff work for them for free.

anyway, i'm off to the chippy, think i might take my own spuds and get them to use them and save some money wink
_________________________
cos i'm that kinda guy...

Top
#839679 - 26th Nov 2013 9:23am Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips]
Salmon Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 8th Oct 2011
Posts: 1735
Loc: Wallasey
Home Bargain have Bob Martins Pestroy .I can't recall how much but nothing like 15, reckons to give 4 weeks protection.
Vets, like other professionals have to make a living and it can take up to 8 years for a vet to become qualified.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
Yesterday at 10:25 AM
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
For Sale & Free
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
Yesterday at 06:24 PM
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
Yesterday at 04:01 PM
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
23rd Mar 2017 1:14pm
Nail Varnish Stands X 2 (holds 50 in each one)
by j_demo
20th Mar 2017 5:49pm
Ipad
by madrob
19th Mar 2017 5:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 13th May 2012
Posts: 1264
Newest Members
Chippy, Onetoughcookie, Monkeyboyliam121, andreap, LairdLad
12249 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
Yesterday at 10:25 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
News : New Topics
Incident at Westminster
by granny
22nd Mar 2017 3:40pm
Martin Mcguinness dies
by Dilly
21st Mar 2017 9:29am
British troops to Estonia
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 8:16am
Unusual Phone calls
by granny
16th Mar 2017 3:53pm
Thanks
by Christinerowland
14th Mar 2017 8:11pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
17th Mar 2017 8:43pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 163
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan 25
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 6:00am
Sunset Sat 6:35pm
Local Time Sat 9:43am
WikiWirral Can . . . .