Do you think he did this on purpose

@Debs_place (10524)
United States
July 11, 2009 11:02am CST
A little background, I have a 13 year old lab, sweet as a button. Has bad arthritis. I have a job that does not pay much but I do the best I can. I took my dog to the vet last month and he gave Denny some pain meds. They cost me $74. They worked great. I looked on the internet and found the same meds, generic form for $32. When I went to the vet, I asked for the script so that I could get the meds on the net. When I got home and went to order the meds, the script was written for the chewable instead of the pill. The chewable is not available as a generic. I called up the company and they filled it as generic in the pill form. Do you think the vet accidentally wrote down the wrong script or saw my $$$$ flying out the window when I asked for the script and did it thinking I would not be able save the money and therefore get it from them the next time? These vets are good and were recommended by Guiding Eyes for the Blind...so I hate to change we have been through a whole bunch of incompetent vets. BTW it cost me over $500 in 2 weeks in spite of going generic for the old guy.
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5 responses
12 Jul 09
Hi Debs_place, To be hone I haven't bought anything from the net and feel I can't trust them especially in meds, so i prefer to stay with my vet who know my pets since they were born and knows what is good for them, don't really care how much it cost for me furbabies, as longe as they get the good meds. Tamara
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
12 Jul 09
How can you afford it? I spent over 500 in 2 weeks on one dog
13 Jul 09
Hi Debs_place, We have a system here called pet insurance, we pay so much a year also as I am on benefits I get help from RSPCA, not much but its helps as they depends on charities. Tamara
@icehut (508)
11 Jul 09
Your vet should've given you an itemised receipt the first time, detailing exactly for what each charge was for... at least, that's what the vets here print on their receipts... and yeah, it sounds like he didn't want to lose a repeat customer...
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I had the receipt and that is why I knew how much he charged me and then did the search on the net. We have 2 senior dogs, they get a lot of out money. The old guy also get prescription dog food...it is over 70 a month for 30 pounds.
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@olydove (1209)
• United States
11 Jul 09
In my experience I'd say he did it on purpose. Whilst he may be a good vet, even vets hate to lose money. They charge insane amounts even for the smalles things, it's almost as bad if not worse than a regular doc visit for a human! I took my cat in for an abscess he had on his foot and by the time we were done it was $425 just for the visit and tests, and another $85 for the meds. If you're vet is good at treating your good old friend, then stay with him, it is very hard to find a good realiable vet. Do ask him about why he wrote it in chewable form though,.. let him know you'll still be coming to him for check ups and what not, you just need to buy the meds elsewhere because you can't afford to pay high prices. Nobody can in this economy!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
11 Jul 09
Believe me, in fact I did the research on all the meds our dogs take...and how much I can buy them for on the net...I will ask him if he can at least come closer. If he can't...he loses that portion of our business.
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@olydove (1209)
• United States
12 Jul 09
I don't blame you at all. It's too hard to be able to manage with the price of everything now! They call it inflation, I say they're robbing us.
@AmbiePam (51635)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I would say the vet did it on purpose. My vet is wonderful, and there are so many good vet available, but I'd say that vet is not one of them.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
11 Jul 09
That is what I was thinking...it is tough enough to make ends meet and then when you try they make it more difficult.
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@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Going to try to see the good in people right now - I think it was an accident and might suggest the next time you need them you mention to the vet the 'error' the last time, see what the reaction is... Would only hurt him to do that because there will be times you still need a local vet and might not return to him again... My sister has been going through the same thing with her 'old dog'. When I was living with her a few months back I got to give Roggie his pills - he loves Auntie Faith :) LOL I always hid them in half a slice of cheese or a piece of cold hot dog :)