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Topic: Are vets fees extortionate ?
Posted by: Andy Pease
Date/Time: 27/06/15 18:27:00

There sems to be no stopping the upward spiral of vets fees.As most pets are now insured, vets seem to be taking maximum advantage of the fact.A friend has a 6 month old puppy that developed a sore mouth.He took it to the vet who said the dog would need x-rays of the jaw to assist in the diagnosis.To enable the x-rays to be taken, the dog would have to be sedated so he wouldn't move while the x-ray was taken.So they went ahead.Dog sedated, x-ray taken, dog diagnosed with ulcers.Now I would have thought ulcers would be visible, and an x-ray should not have been necessary. The dog was given antibiotics to clear the ulcers and is now recovering.The fees for this treatment came to 740.The sedation alone was 300.How on earth can charges like this be justified ? My friend hadn't got round to insuring the dog, so that was a heavy bill to be presented with.Insurance companies are increasing their charges to cover their losses, but if these people don't see sense, nobody will be able to afford to insure their animals and the vets and insurance companies will all lose out.I pay 68 a month to insure my dog.Because he is over 8 years old, I have to pay the first 50 of any claim, and the insurance will only pick up 70% of the total bill.Something will have to give soon.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Are vets fees extortionate ?27/06/15 18:27:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?27/06/15 18:57:00 Elizabeth Jane Daley
   Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?27/06/15 19:00:00 Gordon McDonald
      Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?27/06/15 19:18:00 Susan Kelly
         Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?27/06/15 20:07:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 12:32:00 Vanessa Smith
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 14:44:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?27/06/15 21:20:00 Georgina Flint
         Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?27/06/15 21:59:00 Gordon McDonald
         Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?27/06/15 22:29:00 William Prentice
         Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?27/06/15 22:59:00 Georgina Flint
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 09:33:00 Susan Kelly
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 09:39:00 Gordon McDonald
   Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 09:31:00 Charles Campbell
      Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 10:25:00 Johanne Coker
         Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 11:12:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 11:15:00 Stephen Gould
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 11:39:00 Claire Moran
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 11:45:00 Stephen Gould
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 14:33:00 Claire Moran
   Re:Are vets fees extortionate ?28/06/15 11:40:00 Helen Whitman
      Re: support for Ms Kelly.28/06/15 11:44:00 Stuart Kerr
         Re:Re: support for Ms Kelly.28/06/15 14:55:00 Gerry Tan
            Re:Re:Re: support for Ms Kelly.28/06/15 15:22:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re: support for Ms Kelly.29/06/15 13:38:00 Cllr Sam Hearn

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