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I just took Toby and Chamois to the vet for their annuals. Also, Toby has been shaking his head a lot and has developed a rash on his belly. Chamois has had gunky ears and licks her feet obsessively. The verdict? Minor yeast infections in both dogs' ears, and a mild staph infection on Toby's belly. Chamois may have mild food allergies, so we need to try switching to a hypoallergenic food. So in addition to their exams, full suite of shots, 6 months of Heart Guard each, and meds, I walked out poorer by...

$571 :eek:

Of course, Chamois weighed in at 75.8 pounds and Toby at 119.3 pounds (and I was told they both look lean, fit, and healthy). So on a dollar per pound of dog cost, I guess it wasn't too bad at just under $3/lb. :rolleyes:

I'd better be getting a LOT of labby love!
 

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I got that exact same bill last week! Brought both our kids in for their annuals and after the bloodwork, lab testing and yes, they both have ear infections too (it must be that time of year?) we got a bill for over $550. You should have seen hubby's eyes! Meh...it costs what it costs - they need to be taken care of, right?
 

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You didn't pick up Frontline at the same time? At our vet, 6 months of Heartguard and Frontline adds about $150 per dog to the bill.
 

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Hope Toby and Chamois feel better soon.
I buy the meds in between the annuals to lessen the sticker price. Makes the "price per pound" seem a little less.:D
 

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You didn't pick up Frontline at the same time? At our vet, 6 months of Heartguard and Frontline adds about $150 per dog to the bill.
I bought six months of Heart Guard at the vet (and Toby has to get two, a large and a medium because of his weight). But Frontline I buy online and still have some, so at least that wasn't added to the bill.

I have to say, I was a bit surprised at the total, but not competely put out. I love our vet office (it's a practice of 6 vets and they are all excellent, and generally no matter who you've booked with, the vet they saw last will take the time to come in and check on them as well). Plus it's walking distance from the house, a definite plus. It's worth it to me to keep them healthy and know that the care they get is first-rate.
 

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Hope Toby and Chamois feel better soon.
I buy the meds in between the annuals to lessen the sticker price. Makes the "price per pound" seem a little less.:D
Thanks, John. Actually, they feel fine. But it's pretty funny, now that Toby is getting two pills and two applications of ear meds a day, he's acting like a big baby - "I'm on meds so I must be sick, Mom!" Of course, he feels exactly the same or maybe a little better than he did yesterday, but now he's got drama and he's milking it for every bit of sympathy he can get. Goof! Chamois is just the same as ever, doesn't enjoy the ear drops, but takes them with no more than a couple shakes of the head afterwards.
 

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I LOVE our vet!!!! I took Kayla and Charlie in, Kayla had bloodwork, examined, 2 months worth of heart guard, 1st month advantix. Charlie had puppy shots, and worm meds. Our bill was $200.00 I was a little freaked out by that amount! I couldn't even imagine $500.00. Thank you Dr. Cobb!!
 
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