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.