I Love My Dogs To Bits, But..................

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Found 30th Jul 2008
They have both contracted Kennel Cough from the kennels last week, took them both to the vets this morning, here is the breakdown of the bill
Consultation : Monty £22.88
Consultation : Bitsey £22.88
20 x Rilexine 600mg £29.81
12 x Bisolvon Sachet £31.01

TOTAL £106.58

Both dogs were weighed and quick MOT, total time spent with the vet - 6 mins.
I havent a problem with the cost of the drugs but come on, full consultation fee for both dogs?
Beans on toast for the next fortnight in the Lango household

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you could eat the...oh no beans on toast sounds nice

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Thats if the drugs work!

My doggy cost me that and 2 weeks later I had to go back for another £50 quids worth. :roll:

Hope they get better soon, bet you wont use those kennels again :thumbsup:

black gerbil1;2633587

you could eat the...oh no beans on toast sounds nice


Arn't you still on rations?

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Foosball Chum;2633593

Thats if the drugs work!My doggy cost me that and 2 weeks later I had to … Thats if the drugs work!My doggy cost me that and 2 weeks later I had to go back for another £50 quids worth. :roll:Hope they get better soon, bet you wont use those kennels again :thumbsup:



Thanks, but they have been going to the same kennels for over 6 years and we never had a problem before, the vet said its just sods law, they coul just as easily contracted it at the park apparently.
It is heart breaking to watch them coughing and wretching every 10 mins though. :-(

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tbh kennel cough I give mine cough medicine that humans use.. unless its gets really bad then the vets but in the 10yrs I have had working dogs never taken them to the vets for kennel cough..

Pet Insurance normally works

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dog_cop;2633626

tbh kennel cough I give mine cough medicine that humans use.. unless its … tbh kennel cough I give mine cough medicine that humans use.. unless its gets really bad then the vets but in the 10yrs I have had working dogs never taken them to the vets for kennel cough..



Thats what my vet advised me. Good advice DogCop, I forgot about that :thumbsup:

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dog_cop;2633626

tbh kennel cough I give mine cough medicine that humans use.. unless its … tbh kennel cough I give mine cough medicine that humans use.. unless its gets really bad then the vets but in the 10yrs I have had working dogs never taken them to the vets for kennel cough..



to err on the side of caution, and because neither have had it before, i took them to the vets as they are both quite old. the vet did mention a childs dose of benylin may help, I will know for next time :roll:
Its the consultation fees that annoyed me!

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red_dwarfer;2633633

Pet Insurance normally works



due to their age, the excess for both dogs is £50..............i would only get £3 per dog back!

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bitseylango;2633655

to err on the side of caution, and because neither have had it before, i … to err on the side of caution, and because neither have had it before, i took them to the vets as they are both quite old. the vet did mention a childs dose of benylin may help, I will know for next time :roll:Its the consultation fees that annoyed me!


robbed springs to mind http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/pict/170166671112_1.jpg:whistling:

My dog had a spot in his eye so took him to local vets and he didnt have a clue
£26.00
he referred him to a doggy hospital for a scan
£463.00
we were then told he had cancer and had to have the eye out
£396.00
painkillers for a few wks and anitbiotics
£98.00
Damb good job i love him if it was my hubby ?????????????:whistling:

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twoangels;2633714

Damb good job i love him if it was my hubby ?????????????:whistling:



I was thinking exactly the same! :whistling: Hope your pooch is better now :thumbsup:

Those prices are shocking.

You would be better off with goldfish :lol:

bitseylango;2633731

I was thinking exactly the same! :whistling: Hope your pooch is better … I was thinking exactly the same! :whistling: Hope your pooch is better now :thumbsup:



he is now thanks it was a sad & bad 48 hrs with him crying and bumping into things on his blind side its hard when you cant explain it to them...
Although if it was hubby i would still have told him not to be so soft he still has 1 eye left !!!!:-D
Kids call him a pirate dog now and think his eye fell out in the park when he was running.

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modoc;2633775

Those prices are shocking. You would be better off with goldfish :lol:



tried that but they didnt like the long walks

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twoangels;2633776

he is now thanks it was a sad & bad 48 hrs with him crying and bumping … he is now thanks it was a sad & bad 48 hrs with him crying and bumping into things on his blind side its hard when you cant explain it to them...Although if it was hubby i would still have told him not to be so soft he still has 1 eye left !!!!:-DKids call him a pirate dog now and think his eye fell out in the park when he was running.



That made me actually LOL! I needed that, thankyou :thumbsup:

bitseylango;2633789

tried that but they didnt like the long walks



:lol: :lol:

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modoc;2633775

Those prices are shocking. You would be better off with goldfish :lol:



Mine always die within 2 weeks :-(

So much so I called my last goldfish 'dead fish' :roll:

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Foosball Chum;2633815

Mine always die within 2 weeks :-(So much so I called my last goldfish … Mine always die within 2 weeks :-(So much so I called my last goldfish 'dead fish' :roll:



:-D

We have always had a good vet and he has advised in recent years, keeping eye creams from kids conjuctivitous in the fridge, to use on our rabbits, using calpol on cats and dog if they are coldy with fever and benylin for the dog when he coughs or gets hoarse! This means that I now treat all the simple stuff at home, only needing the vet for real expensive stuff!! I used to call the vet before giing them anything but I now trust myself, as he pointed out I would happily give calpol or cough meds to the kids, without a doctor so why not the dog etc.

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kidcat;2634232

We have always had a good vet and he has advised in recent years, keeping … We have always had a good vet and he has advised in recent years, keeping eye creams from kids conjuctivitous in the fridge, to use on our rabbits, using calpol on cats and dog if they are coldy with fever and benylin for the dog when he coughs or gets hoarse! This means that I now treat all the simple stuff at home, only needing the vet for real expensive stuff!! I used to call the vet before giing them anything but I now trust myself, as he pointed out I would happily give calpol or cough meds to the kids, without a doctor so why not the dog etc.



sound advice kidcat, thankyou, I will certainly be using kiddies stuff in future, we live and learn I guess! :thumbsup:

bitseylango;2634545

sound advice kidcat, thankyou, I will certainly be using kiddies stuff in … sound advice kidcat, thankyou, I will certainly be using kiddies stuff in future, we live and learn I guess! :thumbsup:



Dont forget to weigh your dog first though, my dog weighs almost as much as I do so I give him 3/4 of an adult dose, but the cats weigh alot less so I ratio their weight against the kids and work it out from there. If in any doubt err on the cautious side and give less, better too little than too much! Good luck hope they get better soon.

had your dogs not been vaccinated for kennel cough? No kennels around here will take dogs without having that vaaccination.

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hollypinder;2634606

had your dogs not been vaccinated for kennel cough? No kennels around … had your dogs not been vaccinated for kennel cough? No kennels around here will take dogs without having that vaaccination.



yes they had both been vaccinated 4 weeks prior to kennelling, but as the vet said, it is not 100% that they will be protected as the virus is similar to a human virus/bacterial infection and there are many different strains.

I hope they are feeling better soon my dog had an opperation a few weeks back shocking prices. I am moving closer to my folks and their vet always includes extras to cover the cost of the excess so i will make my folks take her to the vets lol

Awww Bits, hope they're feeling better soon! xx

It's very difficult with dogs or any pets really as you can't ask them what's wrong, what they'd like etc. One time when our dog seemed a bit flat and we were concerned we took him to the vet and it was something minor we were charged through the nose for due to it being out of hours. The next time he was similar in the evening we waited and made a big mistake because by the morning he was a lot worse, took him to the vet and he had a serious blood infection.

Insurance is a difficult one as well, it costs quite a bit of money monthly, you have to pay an excess and for our plan you also have to pay a percentage of the bill as well. However on the other hand there are times it is good to have, Jake (our spaniel) is currently not right at all and they can't find anything obvious so they've taken a blood test. Basically the more you test for, the more it costs and if we didn't have insurance we'd have probably only been able to go for the basic one and see where it went from there. However with his insurance we were able to get a few more tests done to try and narrow down the issue.

Hope your dogs are fine now, I read a very nice post by a professional photographer who had forked out a four figure sum for his six year old lab who had needed an operation and lot of treatment. He mentioned all the cost and had said how much camera equipment he could have bought with that money? He didn't know and it didn't matter because his dog was worth it all. Jake has cost me a fair bit of money at times (75 pounds last time to tell me he was fine), there's nothing I can buy that I'd rather have than Jake.

John

surely thats worthy of a claim right there getting that from the kennel

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Havince;2639488

surely thats worthy of a claim right there getting that from the kennel


No chance of that! Its just as easily contracted from another dog from a park, proving anything would be difficult.
Some dogs can carry the virus without displaying any outward signs.

This is shocking! :w00t:

At the end of the day I suppose vets know responsible owners will stump up though.

Hope they are feeling better Bitsey xx

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suze;2639553

This is shocking! :w00t:At the end of the day I suppose vets know … This is shocking! :w00t:At the end of the day I suppose vets know responsible owners will stump up though.Hope they are feeling better Bitsey xx



they are both well within themselves, eating, wagging, playing etc.............its just the hacking cough like a seal. Bitsey was badly beaten before we had her and is quite a timid dog, when she brings up the phlegm in the house, she runs off petrified that she has done something wrong and no amount of reassurance will change that.
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