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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Nixon
    ...She was a very large springer and somehow managed to stick to the ground like a limpit....She always saved some wee for the consulting room.....


    what a character!

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    zack of course loves going to the vet. first of all, there are OTHER DOGS there. other dogs drive him wild with ecstacy and love. cats are exciting too. And then of course, there are the people, those are another favorite, second only to dogs and cats.

    Zack has had many vet visits between the two illnesses and the accident he had, quite a few involving various shots (only one of which was a vaccination), blood drawing, xrays, caging, anal gland squeezing, microchipping, and of course, neutering when they brought him out groaning. But he doesn't seem to associate the vet office with the pain and unpleasantness. He strains at the leash to get in the door. Going to the vet is a major treat as far as Zack is concerned.

    the last time i was at the vet was when i took him to Jean Dodds's Hemopet clinic for a consult, titers and complete bloodwork. Soon after we entered the waiting room, while i was filling out a form, various clinic staff people started streaming into the waiting room, surrounding zack and making all kinds of affectionate sounds. The front office secretary laughed and said "You'd think we never saw a dog before." i don't know if they act that way with all their patients, but it was a nice warm fuzzy feeling for Zack.

    Then, when they took his blood, i guess it was the jugular vein. I helped hold him still. He wasn't enjoying that part but he was relatively cooperative, as with everything else. Afterwards, the woman asked if she could give him a treat. It was the first time i ever heard of Pegetables. Zack laid in my lap chewing a carrot shaped one while i sat and chatted with the vet and clinic manager about Zack and other things. No wonder he enjoys the vet. When we left, they gave him their last Pegetable, to chew on in the car, and Jean held up a plate of chocolate chip cookies for me to take one as we were leaving.

    That was the nicest we've ever been treated at a vet, but all his vets have been sweet to him. No wonder he's happy to get in the door.

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    Wallis grew up being taken to work with me, so a vet clinic is kind of old news to her. She would sit in a cage and watch what was going on; as I've said before she is very laid back.

    I took the Cavs for an exam the other day and of course Sasha had to ride along. Tibby and Sasha were happy lying on a bench beside me; Wallis was a little restless but not bad. They are fine with the vet; Sasha was the most nervous of the group and he didn't touch her.

    Today when I took them in to board they naturally thought that everyone in the waiting room would want to see them. There was a woman there to pick up a cat who made it very obvious that she did not like dogs. It was interesting trying to keep all 3 dogs away from her when she kept bobbing and weaving around.

    BTW, I've never worked anywhere that didn't clean down a room after an animal had been examined. That was just a part of the routine. If we had a Parvo dog come in, the exam room it had been in was cleaned with a bleach mixture and was not used for the rest of the day; the floors in the rest of the clinic (and the scales) were cleaned with the mixture too. Then the evening cleaning included another wash down with the same mixture of the entire clinic - and there was always one nurse (or tech) assigned to that dog and that person did all the meds, etc., and stayed away from others so as not to cross-contaminate.
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    Toby is ok at the vets, he has been down their so often, even though the vet always looks at his rear end first and Toby has had his anal glands removed he is still fine with it all. The last time we went they took lots of blood and the poor love just sat their with his paw up looking at them as if to say ' Have you finished yet??'

    Taffy is a different matter. As soon as we enter the road leading to the vets he sits and whines and whines. He does this in the waiting room as well but it gets louder and louder and louder. Also he has to be carried into the vets office as otherwise he refuses to move. We also have to sit away from the door as if he get the chance he is off. We always have him on a lead and sat on our lap.

    The nurses are very good at the vets, they often take time to talk and pat the dogs. We also often have our vets 3 cavvies there too, so as you can imagine its quite a mad house.
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    Dylan has only been once for a little check up after I 1st got him. He fell asleep on the vets table! (I must be tired, that icon made me yawn!)

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