Originally Posted by hotreddun
I took my lab in to the vet today...his hip dysplasia has been irritating him lately. I wanted to get an xray. Where we used to live we just took him in they snapped a quick shot and told us what to do. Well this new town has the biggest whiner vets I've ever met. Even though my dog was not bearing weight on his leg...two...TWO different vets told me that he would have to be put under anesthesia to take the bloomin' xray! So they couldn't see him today because he couldn't go home until Monday...which of course leads to a "significant" bill. Why can't they just take the xray? He will stand there like a good boy...for petes sake. So I gave him a Rimadyl and am thinking of just driving the 3 hours to see my old vet.
I've noticed vets are getting more expensive...working less hours...and providing less solutions. Blah.
That's funny, hip dysplasia is what I have which is why I have required some many surgeries. I usually en up referring to dogs so people get what I'm talking about.
You know, vets are like regular people doctors. They are LAZY so if there is a way of making their job easy, regardless of the cost to you, they will do that. It's a shame they are forcing to use sedation. I would probably drive the 3 hours, would be cheaper for you, just make sure your pooch can indeed stand still.
Good luck! And good for you for checking up on it and getting it treated :)