Vet drama

United States
July 25, 2009 3:28pm CST
I have three dogs and they're all on heart worm pills. I buy them in six months supplies, because it's cheaper and easier than buying them every month. Anyway, online I found a site that sells them much cheaper than my vet and free shipping. So, I order the pills. Give them the vets information. First, a week ago, the vet says I'm not the owner or these dogs and they have no record of me. Let me explain, I live with my mom and we basically co-own all three of them. Two and a half years ago when I got Vickie, we made equal payments on the bills, because I ahd a part time job. (I'mn currently unemployed). My mom has kept all the bills, and there are many bills with my name and credit card numbers on them. So, I don't know how they got to this business of I'm not the owner, but it sounded fishy to me. So, I emailed the site back and say try my mom's name. They do, and now the vet is saying for me to get these pills they must perform a heartworm test on three dogs. Just so much drama. I think they're doing it because they don't want me to buy from someone else. Hey! It's a recession. I'm not going to be the same thing for more money.
5 responses
@savypat (20246)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Maybe you are right, but I did learn something I didn't know last time I brought heart worm meds. If there is any change your god could have gotten heat worm, and you go ahead and give them the pills it kills the worms and they stay in the heart and kill the dog by decaying there. Scary?
1 person likes this
• United States
25 Jul 09
Wow, I never knew that! Thanks for explaining it to me.
@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
27 Jul 09
If the heartworm medication is prescription only, your vet may not want to write the prescription. Most vets I know of will not write a prescription and want you to buy from them. That's part of how they make their money and make their living. Maybe check with your vet to see if they will match the websites price or at least come down some on their price. Good luck!
@andit0 (59)
• Canada
26 Jul 09
You have to have the bloodwork done to make sure your dogs didn't pick up heartworm. If they are positive for HW and you give them the pills, it could make the dogs very sick and it could also delay the proper treatment for the HW. Once you have the results of the bloodwork, it shouldn't matter where you get your pills from. I would look around for some of the bigger online pet pharmacies, do a search on them to see what others' experiences have been. If your vet insists that you have to buy your medication from him and refuses to do the blood tests unless you do, I suggest you find another vet, one that is more reasonable. As for who owns the dogs, it should be whatever you listed when you registered the dogs for their licences, it has nothing to do with who pays the bills. If you're in an area that doesn't require licensing, then it will be whoever was listed as the owner when you first went to that particular vet.
@snowy22315 (54578)
• United States
25 Jul 09
It's standard practice for vets to perform heartworm checks on dogs. I wouldnt worry about that, as far as who is responsbile for the pets I think that is something that you need to sort out with your mom. I just think that there are many things that can be looked into and having these dogs is something that you need to do for them.
@edmltw (287)
• Singapore
25 Jul 09
Hmm.. Probably a scam. find others.. there like a hundred over legit websites in the internet nowadays goodluck!