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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Blitz, Dec 8, 2020.


  1. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

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    Candy went for her routine eye check up a few months ago and the specialist vet said one of the two little growths on her eyelid was just touching the cornea when she blinked. They quoted £1200 to remove it but said my own vet could do it. My vet said around £100 but she would not do it because of the anaesthetic risk and suggested leaving it. Fast forward to now and it is impinging more on the cornea so she went to the vet this morning and had them both removed under local. I waited for her and it took about 10 minutes and looks fine. I am an account customer so no idea what it will cost but not £1200! Just got to hope there is not side effects.
     
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    DanWalkersmum watching the world go by

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    Sending healing vibes and hoping for a swift recovery for the lovely Candy. :Kiss
     
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    Oh bless her - hope she makes a speedy recovery.
     
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    Specialists always cost more these days. Even some of the consultation fees are astronomical.

    I remember with one of my previous dogs i was quoted around £600 to have a large skin tag that had become infected removed (this was by a locum at my usual vets) as she said due to my dogs age he would need pre-op bloods, fluid therapy, GA etc. Took him back the next day, and my normal vet whipped it off whilst i waited for £90.
     
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    Fingers crossed for a good outcome and reasonable bill!
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    Those vets that learned multiple skills are a rare breed these days unfortunately
     
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    apart from a bit if blinking and she is very tired you would not know anything had been done. It did leak blood into her eye initially but that has all dried up. Only downside is it might grow again as it was literally sliced off and no margin taken as that would not have been possible under local. Lucky she is a good girl, she is a bit like an inanimate object to do anything to.
     
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    yeah, when I worked for a vet there was no such thing as a specialist - apart from at vet schools. I have helped with many orthopaedic ops that did not cost much more than a bitch spay - I bet they are all referrals now.
     
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    Stange you should say that: the three times I've seen a locum I have felt that I was ripped off.
     
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    I am not sure they are purposely ripping you off. Young vets only know the way they were taught not the way it actually happens. I remember years ago being told by a young vet that my dog needed an xray and I disagreed so asked one of the other vets to come and give a second opinion. No xray! That young vet is now a partner and I would totally trust him with horses, cattle and dogs.
     
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    Apart from a bit of a swollen eyelid she is totally unbothered, bouncing around and eating well so it cant be too sore. I suppose it helps that it is her blind eye.
     
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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    My old vet was one of those who could do a bit of everything, he was fab but retired a few years ago now. He used to own the practice with his wife who was the manager. I still go there as some of the VNs are the same and they have a couple of good vets, but it's not quite the same.
    I'm sure she'll be fine tomorrow, and the bill can't possibly be anywhere near £1200!
     
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    I cant remember when I get the bill but when I do I will tell you. I would be surprised if it is more than £100 and hopefully less but you never know.

    I think there were two vets doing it as they do not normally attempt it with local.
     
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    Interestingly, when i listened to the ian dunbar talk on the training summit, he said that it used to be the case (when he trained) that you could only get into vet school if your Dad was a vet or you were from a farming background.

    He said that 'animal husbandry' as a module wasnt taught in those days because the students enrolling at vet school had spent their lives with animals, learning from their parents and grandparents that had also been round animals for ever. They just knew animals and animal behaviour.

    Later, when they opened up enrollments to others, students were turning up not having any idea about animals and that is why this animal husbandry course was started.


    The vet i use is an independent farm vet. Bit rough and ready but not expensive at all. Had one of my guinea pigs there yesterday for 20 quid.

    I think they have issued enough anti biotic to save his life in the short term - but i have booked him in to an exotics vet on friday just to make sure he gets a prescription to properly clear the infection!


    They are fab on farm animals, cats, dogs but anything smaller you do feel it is a bit of guesswork really!
     
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