Thursday, July 22, 2010

I hate Veterinarians.

You heard me, I hate Veterinarians.

I mean why on God's green earth must they be so ungodly expensive?! I took Harley in to the vet to get his giant ass leg looked at. For him to tell me 1) stick a thermometer up Harley's butt and tell me his temp is normal 2)he didn't know what it was so he to do a needle aspiration - and it cost me $112. HOLY FRICK!

DogDoc called us at home after he'd had a chance to look at the slide of what he was able to get out of Harley's leg and he said he is almost certain it is just a fatty tumor. That means it won't kill him, but because of it's size (which can only be described as HUGE - imagine an egg shaped softball sizeish mass) it has got to come out. To the tune of $800 - $1500 buckaroos. HOLYMOTHEROFGOD. Youch. I think I'm having a heart attack. I want my mommy.

We have a good friend that is in vet medicine. We call her our doggy drug dealer. I am going to bring my itemized quote to her and she's going to see if anything on it can be opted out of. Otherwise she is going to check a couple of her clients and see about getting us a better deal. To say my fingers are crossed is an understatement.

Bottom line = My mutt is going to cost me a fortune = Double Frick.


  1. I used to work at a vet office and I couldn't believe the discount I got for my pets healthcare costs! It was unbelievable and it is DEFINITELY what I miss most about working there. I think it is ridiculous as well.
    Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving the wonderful comments! Happy ICLW!

  2. lol, I hate to laugh and your post but you were just cracking me up. You're so right, vets are rediculous...and you know why?? BACAUSE THEY CAN!! I hate that

  3. Tiffany, you're absolutely right. We love our dogs and we're going to find a way to pay it. Maybe if I tell them we're shopping around they'll give us a deal? Hmmm...

  4. vet's have gotten insane. I dread just taking mine in for their rabies now that they have added on "office visit fees", processing fees etc. I'm sorry. But alteast you know you have a little time since it won't hurt him to figure out where/when/how/budget.

  5. Poor pup! Hope the surgery goes well.

    Happy ICLW!

  6. I'm glad to hear that it's nothing life threatening! As for the vet bills... did I ever tell you about the time when Billy ripped up his pads running around on a tennis court and had to have them all bandaged up... to the tune of $500?!?!? Yeah, the low end of your quote for a tumor removal sounds like a bargain now I bet!