First let me say that we went to a new vet office close to the house. The guy that works there was on vacation and we saw a young gal who was replacing hiim. They did not tell me when I made the appt that I would not be seeing the regular vet - that kind of ticked me off because this was a kinds of lets see if we like this guy before we do anything with him that is more serious in nature.
The gal was ok but I swear I had to correct her a few times on stuff.
She did not know what the thing on his lip was at all.........not even a guess. The only thing she would allow was "well we can take it off and send it for a biopsy"
She checked his eyes and said he had a small hemmorage in the left eye. She asked if we wanted a referral to an opthalmologist. I asked her if it was life threatening and she said no unless it would get worse. Could be he knocked into something when he had those few days of blindness going on.
Any who, I thought this was a total waste of my $43 today. We go to A&M on the 13th so I will see what they say.
The only good that came out of the visit was he weighed 93.5 opposed to 92 last weekend as I was concerned because he weighed 94 when he got sick and of course still worried about cancer of some sort.
NO MORE CHICKEN FOR THIS BOY! Back to the routine diet
Sandie, Tank 5/25/1998 - 07/08/2011, Orson & Sully
How frusterating for you! I hope that the "real" vet at A&M sheds more light on the situation. Good thoughts for Tankie...
I'm Jenn. Keeper of two labs in my home and one forever in my heart.
Throw the ball, damn it!
Hugs to Tank! I sure hope he continues to improve. I wouldn't really worry too much about the lip unless it would continue to get bigger or change somehow.
$43.00. You got away cheap It's an easy $100.00 just to walk in the vet's office around here. That's before they really do anything.
Ugh! We ran into a vet like that once at our clinic. Didn't want to hazard a guess about anything, just suggested a bunch of ridiculously expensive and unnecessary tests, then gave him a "loading dose" of Albon which landed him in the ER several hours later with an allergic reaction > Quack.
Well, I'm sorry it didn't go well, but if you didn't try you'd never know and it was worth a shot anyway?
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Sandie, we went to see the vet this a.m.
I mentioned Zoe's "spot" on her lip and he just shrugged it off and said it's what I thought it was....lack of pigmentation. He says lots of dogs have it, and not just the front lips, but on the side too.
Hope Tank's spot is just lack of pigmentation.
Tank, good luck on your diet plan.
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
Don't you just hate when you don't get the doctor you really want.
Hope all is ok.
Glad Tankie is doing better!
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I can understand your frustration. I am glad you are going to A & M, hopefully you will get some answers. Don't you just hate when the vet acts so nonchalant?
I hope Tank continues to improve.
So glad that Tank is doing better !! Sorry you ended up at a vet like that (been there and done that) Really glad that the bill wasn't huge seeing as it does sound like the only thing that was answered was Tank's weight!! Hopefully A & M will have answers for you!