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vet bills #839525
25th Nov 2013 3:24pm
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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.

Last edited by eggandchips; 25th Nov 2013 3:28pm.

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Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips] #839528
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Good on you for 'challenging' the vets, that's just day light robbery !!

Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips] #839531
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they are robbing gets, hope your dogs havnt got lungworm,

Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips] #839534
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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.

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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.

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We started using vio vet after we got stung by a local vet for flea and worm treatments

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

Re: vet bills [Re: danjaylai] #839558
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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.

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Frontline is 25ish for dogs in Costco for 6 doses. 50 in pets at home!

Re: vet bills [Re: eggandchips] #839621
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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

Re: vet bills [Re: s7uajones] #839632
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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

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All vets are a rip off, FACT!

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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.

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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...
Re: vet bills [Re: mrhanky] #839677
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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...
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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.

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