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Looking for a good vet in Los Angeles

Hi, I'm looking for a good, affordable veterinarian for two dogs in LA near Midcity/Midwilshire/Koreatown. Personal experiences especially welcome. Obligatory photo in comments!
posted by yaymukund on Aug 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Tell me about your awesome vet in Northern Virginia!

I've been in the area a couple years now, and my vet experience for my cats has been less than satisfactory. And the sticker shock! I adore my cats, but damn. I am in the Arlington area, but am willing to drive into the surrounding suburbs. Thanks in advance.
posted by backwards compatible on Aug 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Cherry Eye in a puppy: Remedies? Cost for surgery?

We are curious if anyone has had luck with alternatives to surgery for Cherry Eye in a puppy (he's a maltese, shi tzu mix)? or if no, what we should expect to spend on surgery for the little guy? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Jul 8, 2014 - 4 answers

Mean cat. No, REALLY mean. Find us a vet in Austin who can handle that?

Our cat is terrified of strangers to the point of serious violence. (We have both owned reasonably shy and standoffish cats before. This one is worse than any other cat we've known — the bites and scratches he gives people who pick him up are sometimes not just warning nips but serious attacks. We are almost certain he was abused before we adopted him, for this and other reasons.) We need to find a vet in Austin, TX where we can take him. We have already been asked not to return to Animal Trustees, the discount vet clinic in town, because he clawed a vet tech there, so we are worried that he will be unwelcome other places as well. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jun 7, 2014 - 18 answers

How to tell the vet that we are forgoing treatment on a very sick dog.

It is possible that my dog may be diagnosed with a serious medical condition. We're waiting on confirmation now. Survival rates for this condition, even with aggressive surgery and chemotherapy, are low and measured in months. Although it's not about the money, a full course of treatment will be $10,000 or more. Really though we don't want to see him suffer for months and he is in no pain now. How do we tell this to the vet?
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2014 - 32 answers

Do I need to take my recently-acquired formerly-stray cat to the vet?

Do I need to take my recently-acquired formerly-stray kitten to the vet for a check-up or anything? She had fleas but we washed them off and put a flea collar on her, and they haven't returned. Other than that she seems in good health, and I'm wondering if there's any reason to take her to a vet or not. (I can get her spayed and vaccinated for really cheap, but, a vet visit costs a lot more...)
posted by yeoz on Sep 26, 2013 - 17 answers

Need help finding affordable vet for dog's home euthenasia

We live in the greater Boston area. We are facing the decision to put our very elderly black lab down, probably within the next few days. He can't walk and moving him at all causes terrible pain. We live in a 2nd floor walk-up with even more stairs down to the street. He is very heavy: 95 lbs. Bringing him to the vet to be put down would cause him awful pain, so we want to find a vet who will come to our house to do it. Our regular vet won't make a house call. I actually found a place that will cremate him, if we bring his body there ourselves, for a reasonable rate. But I can't find a vet that will come to our house for less than $350. We simply cannot afford this. Any recommendations?
posted by primate moon on Aug 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Dog disease-Mange

Family dog overseas has the disease Mange. Need more information around a possible cure for it. [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Jan 16, 2013 - 9 answers

My cat may have been misdiagnosed. Time to find a new vet?

Back in July, my 11 year old cat was tentatively diagnosed with possible early renal failure. This past Saturday, however, she had another round of bloodwork and urinalysis...the results of which indicated her kidneys are probably fine! Needless to say, I'm very happy about this. But the more I think about it, the more it seems like the clinic folks jumped to conclusions way too quickly based on too little information. Am I off-base here, or is it perhaps really time to explore other local veterinary options? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Can't find Dr. Doolittle, and the cat won't talk.

Cat illness - what to do? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Nov 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Smelly cat, smelly cat, is this an emergency?

Veterinarian-filter: My 11-year-old kitty, Ryoko, has very bad breath these days and I think she has a gum infection. The soonest my vet can see her is Friday afternoon. She's eating fine and full of energy, but as an overprotective cat mom, I wonder if there's anything I should do in the interim so the problem won't get any worse. Do I need to worry?
posted by xenophile on Nov 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Need a vet on the west-side of Manhattan

I need a veterinarian in Manhattan (Washington Heights, UWS or Inwood preferred). Please come inside if you have a good one. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Oct 16, 2012 - 12 answers

the canine's incisor

I have an older dog whose front tooth is loose enough that I can wiggle it with my fingers. I'm taking him into the vet tomorrow, but before I do, I'm wondering: is it possible for the vet to remove a dog's tooth without putting him under anesthesia?
posted by roger ackroyd on Aug 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Dog hair everywhere! Except on my dog :-(

Yesterday, I picked up my 18-month-old pit bull-type mix Chance after three weeks of boarding. His coat is in bad shape in he is shedding unimaginable amounts of hair. What's the best approach to get him healthy again? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Aug 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Passport, check... But where do I store my cats?

Any recommendations for pet boarding in Birmingham, UK? (Bonus: good vets.) [more inside]
posted by Because on Jul 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Buy one neutering, get one free?

CatFilter: My family recently inherited a bushelful of cats, including quite a few kittens who are getting to the age wherein they need to be fixed lest they start producing more (inbred, in this case) kittens with each other! There are a lot of cats, however, and minimal funding with which to fix them. Does anyone have any recommendations for the cheapest spayings/neuterings in the Northern Virginia area? Thanks!
posted by Keter on Jun 28, 2012 - 14 answers

What to do about my dog's mouth problem??

My adult dog lost a tooth a couple weeks ago after chewing on a Nylabone. I took the bone away, and was planning to make an appointment for cleaning/ scaling in a month or so, when I could afford it. Today I found another tooth and now I'm more worried that this is something that can't wait. Help please! [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Jun 6, 2012 - 15 answers

How can I get my cat to eat his prescription kidney food

My cat has to eat a special kidney friendly diet. How can I encourage him to eat? [more inside]
posted by davisnot on May 10, 2012 - 21 answers

Need recommendation for veterinary oncologist in Bay Area

Anyone have a recommendation for a veterinary oncologist in the Bay Area? Not Sage/VMS in Campbell... [more inside]
posted by dogmom on Mar 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Am I overreacting to my dog's bad vet visit?

I had a negative experience when I took my dog to the vet. Am I overreacting? Should I give the vet another chance? [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Dec 12, 2011 - 51 answers

Cat I take my cat on the train in Japan?

Can I take my cat in a cat carrier on the subway/train in Japan? [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Nov 17, 2011 - 4 answers

What do I need to ask the vet about my puppy's seizures?

My puppy had a seizure (her second, I think), what questions do I need to ask the vet when I take her to the appointment on Friday? Short version: 7month old mini daschund/min-pin mix, has had all shots, currently has worms (suspected tapeworm). Had a seizure when she was about 6 weeks but the vet at the time said it was nothing to worry about. Second seizure happened this weekend, over 5 months later. Internet research points to low blood sugar/crash as the most likely culprit but I want to be sure she's getting the right treatment. Other than describing both incidents to the new vet, I have no idea what to say during the appointment, or what questions I should make a point of asking? (story/details on both seizures below) [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Sep 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Why is my dog wheezing?

YANMV - What is my dog doing in this YouTube video? Is she OK? (Apologies for bad sound). [more inside]
posted by ORthey on May 30, 2011 - 9 answers

I'm fine hearing that I'm just a crazy cat lady

We had to put one of our cats to sleep on Saturday. Now that I've had a couple of days to think over some of the things that the vet at the emergency clinic said, I'm wondering if our regular vet is giving our pets the best care. [more inside]
posted by amarynth on May 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me talk to my vet.

How do I tell my vet that it's time to stop trying to diagnose my cat, and help him have a peaceful end? Looking for a possible script to follow. [more inside]
posted by nprigoda on Mar 28, 2011 - 22 answers

How long is a Maltese dog pregnant?

How long is a Maltese dog pregnant? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Feb 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Please help our poor, sad dog.

Any idea what is causing my dog to chew her back feet, all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Feb 24, 2011 - 12 answers

He's a very good boy !

My best buddy, an Australian Cattle Dog named "Willie Nelson" has Cushing's Disease , and will require medication for the remainder of his life (he's 14). The prescription is for Vetoryl (trilostane 60mg), and through my Vet it's $100, but he said he would be happy to write a Rx for an online provider. I see prices as low as $67, but I want to make sure Willie is getting just what the Dr. ordered. Which online provider do you use? which ones do you avoid ?
posted by lobstah on Dec 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Cat dental care in San Francisco

About a year ago, the vet at the San Francisco SPCA told us our cat needed to get her teeth cleaned (and possibly have some teeth extracted) and that it would be almost $1000. We know we need to do this, and were wondering if there are cheaper (but still good) alternatives available in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by firemonkey on Nov 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Help save a dear four-legged friend!

SE Wisconsin: Does anyone know of a veterinarian in the Milwaukee/Racine/Kenosha/NE Illinois area that can remove a dog's tumor on a payment plan? [more inside]
posted by peewinkle on Nov 11, 2010 - 6 answers

Thinking of a tail in a cast makes me giggle.

Is there a veterinarian on the house? Bella, seen here, stuck her tail out a car door as it was closing. Big yelp, no blood, I can feel a lump about halfway down. She's also carrying it straight down which is not normal. [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Oct 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Please vet a vet for my cat.

It's getting to be time I took my cat Trilby to the veterinarian for his first annual check up since I adopted him last October 30th. But first I have to find a vet. Can anyone recommend a good vet in central or west end Toronto?
posted by orange swan on Oct 27, 2010 - 7 answers

My dog just died and I need some answers (lengthy).

My dog just died and I need some answers. She was a 6 month old female stray. About 5 days ago, she became listless and weak - wanting to sleep whenever she could. In addition she felt quite feverish and she suffered from labored breathing - making a wheezing sound with each breath. [more inside]
posted by oxidizer on Oct 19, 2010 - 18 answers

Moving my kitty to a (not so) deluxe apartment in the sky

I'm moving my 14 year old cat to my new apartment this weekend. How can I make this transition go as smoothly as possible? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Ew. Contagious eye boogers.

My doggie has pink eye. Can anyone recommend a good Philadelphia vet who could probably see her quickly? [more inside]
posted by nosila on Jul 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Important, or not, or -- ?

I like my vet as an individual professional. Should I be concerned by her corporate office policies, which apparently tie her hands sometimes? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jul 23, 2010 - 18 answers

Trying to look through my dog's new eyes on the world.

My dog had a stroke. Her head is now tilted to one side and one of her eyes is sort of bulgy. I'm trying to understand what the world is like for her now. How does the world look after a stroke to the stroke victim? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Jul 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Are veterinarians doctors?

I just walked past a veterinary clinic in Montreal, and noticed that the names of the veterinarians were printed on the window as "Dr. xxxxxx, m.v." So, are vets doctors?
posted by Premeditated Symmetry Breaking on Jul 6, 2010 - 16 answers

a good cat vet in maryland/dc?

meow.meow.ow in maryland: anyone have a recommendation for a great vet in maryland/dc for cat? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Jun 23, 2010 - 13 answers

I need advice on that final trip to the vet.

Our poor cat is slowly dying. When it's time to go to the vet for the last time, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by pdb on May 29, 2010 - 38 answers

Something between crossing your fingers and the animal ER

Is there a "bible" of home pet diagnostics, treatment, and general health? [more inside]
posted by hayvac on May 25, 2010 - 8 answers

When you wake up to this, there's no way to come up with a witty title

Kinda gross dog question about the stain my dog left last night... [more inside]
posted by radioamy on May 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Mr. Good Boy the Dog is Not a Good Boy at the Veterinarian

Chinese herbs for dog anxiety? [more inside]
posted by futz on May 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Is a vet any better than SPCA when it comes to spaying?

Is there a drastic difference between getting a female cat spayed at a vet versus SPCA? [more inside]
posted by Nameless on Apr 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Drowning in school debt

Question on grants for veterinarians drowning in debt [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Mar 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Got any suggestions for a spaniel with ear troubles?

My springer spaniel gets recurrent ear infections. Three times in the past year, the vet has given him full anesthesia and cleaned out his ears, then given him a prescription for antibiotic ear drops for a week. Then the infection comes back a month or two later. Is there any other solution? Help. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Feb 21, 2010 - 19 answers

Overwhelming Vet Bills

Money/Pet: How do I reconcile being fiscally responsible vs. taking care of my dog's medical emergencies? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jan 15, 2010 - 42 answers

Food for a cat with issues

Cat Food Filter: Cat with digestive issues is no longer eating prescription food. Need help finding new food, or a new vet. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Jan 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Boston vet that specializes in large breeds

Please recommend to me a veterinarian in the Boston area that specializes in large dog breeds. [more inside]
posted by shannonigans on Oct 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Veterinarians and Cell Phones in New London NH

New London NH filter: Question about cell phone coverage and veterinary services in New London NH specifically. [more inside]
posted by mmw on Aug 26, 2009 - 5 answers

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