|Purred: Sun Oct 31, '10 3:13pm PST |
|@Silver: Dear God, and they didn't tell the owner? D8
@BooBoo: I wasn't trying to start a debate, I wasn't claiming to be an expert, and I wasn't going to give a lecture. In fact, I just dropped the issue since I really didn't want to get into that, and just wanted to get to the issue at hand with Louis. I didn't even think about it since most vets don't declaw. It was when I saw the woman who was getting her cat declawed over her furniture that I was very surprised, and, being surprised, I asked the vet about it. I wasn't asking for a debate. I hate debating. Like I said, I understand declawing in extreme circumstances. It's the fact that he said it was more humane than not declawing them and that the other side of the issue was purely emotional, when that is not the case at all. In fact, his argument was the emotional one. This tells me that he's not very objective and prone to bad judgement calls, which, according to my friend, seems to be the case.
And when I asked about the vaccines, once again, I wasn't looking for a debate at all. I was really hoping he would explain it to me and, being a good doctor of anything, educate a client about something that's important. But he doesn't do that. He only becomes angry with me goes on about how I have to do everything he tells me to do, or I'm being an irresponsible pet owner. I wasn't educated about any decision, and only came out angry, put down, and not informed about anything.
Furthermore, he gave me the medicine after looking at Louis for all of 5 minutes, none of which he sneezed, coughed or did anything, nor did that vet check his breathing (as a different one did with Coco, and as my own doctor does with me). Additionally, all his numbers were normal; not even a fever. And he still says that if I don't give him the anti-biotics, I'm being irresponsible. I just asked him if he was sure he needed them, and he only grew more irritated.
That tells me he doesn't care about the animal. He just wants me in, out, pay the bill, and go home. More about the money than helping Louis and me.
I wasn't entirely sure what to make out of the situation at the time I posted it, which is why I did. Now that it's been a couple days, I've made up my mind completely that I'm going to a different vet, and feel awful that I should've done my research first since very few seem to like that one, and most pet owners talk about how he gets angry with them very easily. I did find a couple vets that I couldn't find anything negative about, and one of them even specializes in feline medicine.
However, whatever Louis had seems to have been viral anyway, and it's already passed. Since I keep them indoors the vast majority of the time, I doubt I'll have to worry about taking them to the vet much besides check-ups and such.
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