my doggie hurt her leg, and I don't know how.

@34momma (13896)
United States
September 27, 2012 1:15pm CST
I get home from running errands the other day and my son ask me "what's wrong with Cocktail?" My doggie was kind of dragging her hind leg. She wasn't her happy jumping up to see me self. I took her to the vet and he said it didn't seem to be broken, but her paw was bent funny which could mean a spin injury. Then he shows me what my bill would be if i allowed them to run all of these test and do xrays. $800. That's just for the testing... that doesn't include fixing what the problem will be. OMG are they serious?? They gave me some meds and said give that too her to see if they help. They did a bit, but i know i have to take her back. I think i will find another vet, because that is a lot of money. I love my dog and i want her well, but come on. Have you ever had a sick pet, what did you do and do you think they over charged you?
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@riyauro (6430)
• India
27 Sep 12
OMG, that is so much money for such a small thing. I think they just want money and may be telling wrong things happened to the dog. Just take him to another vet. that will be best idea. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Sep 12
Hi Riyauro, I think that is the best thing to do. I love my doggie, but i think they are over charging me
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Sep 12
hi 34momma I think it is way too high.I wonder is there any sort of regulatory board for vets like there is for doctors for humans as if there is not there darned well should be one.
• United States
27 Sep 12
I've had a few pets but I don't think they ever had to have anything done other than a flea dip. It does seem high but the cost is based on what the doctor has to do. Don't buy pet insurance, its a scam and most people never use it, like dental insurance, it doesn't cover major things that always cost money.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Sep 12
When i had my first dog i had the pet insurance and like you said it was a waste of time and money. I am going to take her back next week just to another vet. I pray that she is okay. So far so good
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@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
1 Oct 12
Wow! Good I know your vet bills are huge! In my country, the vet bills aren't so big. It usually costs $8-$10 for a visit to a vet. If there is some injections or other medicine to give to the dog, the bill raise to $15-$20. Didn't the meds they gave you help Cocktail? Does she still limp?
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• United States
29 Sep 12
Aw...sorry
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Sep 12
Actually, that's about right but it's outragious and insane but that's about how much it costs to have tests done to find out what's wrong with our pets. I have a cat who was hit by a car (we think) and we rushed him to the vet's and it cost us $700. but it saved his life. At the time he was 4 years old and now he's 8 years old. If I had it to do over again, you betcha I'd take him to the vet's!
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Sep 12
hi 34momma oh my thats really pretty high. just for the tests and xray and not including making your dog well too. maybe another vet might not be as expensive.way back when we had a dog it was not that expensive so things have gone way up now on pet care.