Cavalier's are not very popular in this area at all, the closest reputable breeder is about 4-5 hours so I understand the lack of knowledge but on the other hand I've been getting very frustrated. The first vet I took Caden to for his initial puppy checkup must have spent less than 60 seconds in the room looking at him after I spent an hour waiting (I had an appointment, walk ins had a two hour wait), the next vet was much more attentive but misdiagnosed him twice before a 3rd vet diagnosed and finally treated him for what was, by that time, pneomonia.
A few weeks ago Jace started scratching and biting himself fairly often, I checked him thoroughly for flees (he is on Frontline) but he had none. I thought maybe an allergy so I set an appointment to have him checked out. This vet has a "drop off" thing where you can take your puppy on the way to work and pick them up on the way home. When I got there to pick him up the vet had already left and the receptionist/helper told me she had simply given him a shot of cortozone "which should last about a month and relieve some of the itching." Here it is about a month later and the biting/scratching is flairing back up and the more I think about it I'm bothered by his treatment.
Is it normal for a vet to do a "quick fix" in this situation as opposed to investigating and finding the possible source of the problem? Whether it is an allergy or something else? Am I wrong to be irritated? They charge a $35 per visit fee, so I paid $70 because I brought both Caden and Jace in case it was flees so they could both be treated plus paying for the shot. Now I don't have a problem spending what's neccesary to keep my little ones healthy, but I'm about to have to take him again and pay another $35 for the same problem.
Should I try another vet, even after all the history and knowledge she has with Caden? How do you find a vet you're satisfied with???