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62tucker

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Text message from vets.
“ Angels yearly booster is due now “
We knew as she 13 in 2 weeks.
no problem.
Phone vets.
“ Hello. I had a text to say angel’s yearly booster is due”
Vets “ we not doing vaccinations”
Me. “ well why have you sent a text “
Vets. “ Wasn’t us. It’s automatically done “
Me. “ well surely you can turn automatic text off somehow”
Vets. “ Not my department “
Me. “ well when will you be doing vaccinations again”
Vets. “ phone back in 3 months.

Felt like saying F off.
 

tipitinmick

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Text message from vets.
“ Angels yearly booster is due now “
We knew as she 13 in 2 weeks.
no problem.
Phone vets.
“ Hello. I had a text to say angel’s yearly booster is due”
Vets “ we not doing vaccinations”
Me. “ well why have you sent a text “
Vets. “ Wasn’t us. It’s automatically done “
Me. “ well surely you can turn automatic text off somehow”
Vets. “ Not my department “
Me. “ well when will you be doing vaccinations again”
Vets. “ phone back in 3 months.

Felt like saying F off.
You should have done pal. Don’t they want your money ? 😡
 

emmaemma

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Booster for what? All the dogs I have owned have never had a yearly booster.
Money for old rope.......
 

TrickyD

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Booster for what? All the dogs I have owned have never had a yearly booster.
Money for old rope.......
Same here, unless it's the canine equivalent of a tetanus, in case they get bitten by a human.
 

Geoff P

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Our vets operating as usual, my cats were in last month one for her yearly jab and the second for his 6 monthly check up.

If ever your pets go into boarding you normally have to show an up to date vaccination record, for dogs it also means an injection against Kennel Cough.
 

Maesknoll

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Booster for what? All the dogs I have owned have never had a yearly booster.
Money for old rope.......
Mine get their boosters, kennel cough and rabies jabs, no staying in kennels or trips abroad if not.

If you don’t want to kennel them or travel abroad, rather than an annual jab, have a titre test, then only vaccinate when necessary, if you’ve ever seen a dog with Parvo, you wouldn’t want the vaccination to lapse.
 

robert d

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Text message from vets.
“ Angels yearly booster is due now “
We knew as she 13 in 2 weeks.
no problem.
Phone vets.
“ Hello. I had a text to say angel’s yearly booster is due”
Vets “ we not doing vaccinations”
Me. “ well why have you sent a text “
Vets. “ Wasn’t us. It’s automatically done “
Me. “ well surely you can turn automatic text off somehow”
Vets. “ Not my department “
Me. “ well when will you be doing vaccinations again”
Vets. “ phone back in 3 months.

Felt like saying F off.
Find another vet ,they wouldnt get my business 😒
 

piscatorial

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Tried to get our dogs boosters done at the end of January, was told not doing jabs at the moment.
Not to worry they said you've got 3 months after the jab date before you have to start all over again.
So basically what they don't tell you is that a booster lasts 15 months.
 

dezzatheblue

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It's hardly a big deal they sent an automated text...
Some vets were behind on giving boosters and bear in mind they still have daily operations to do, not to mention emergency calls, as boosters are not classed as urgent they can wait,
As for not getting them done as they are "money for old rope", if you have insurance best you look at it as not getting boosters will possibly invalidate it.
 

nomorelongwalks

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Our dog Freddy has been on steroids for 6 weeks, keeps licking his paws and making them sore.
Took him back to the vets last Wednesday, was told he needs a thorough examination first (steroids can affect the dogs liver).

Half hour later vet says "Freddies liver is fine, still concerned about his licking of paws, here is another dose of steroids, come back in a month".
Book him in for a months time, receptionist said "that'll be £150 please".
 
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