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Moving with the vet?

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QueenofLouisiana Thu 03-Apr-14 21:19:07

Our rescue border collie is terrified of vets. She hides behind me, pulls away, wets and gets snappy when scared.

However, we have found a lovely vet who is "allowed" to check her tummy, heart, ears and even give a little pedicure as needed. However, this fabulous day is moving to a practice about 25 minutes away (currently she is 10 minutes). We think we will move the dog to a new vet, but not sure if this is the best idea.

What do other dog-people think?

Hobby2014 Thu 03-Apr-14 21:24:22

I think if the she is ok with the extra journey time, ie has no issues being in a car for longer time, then I'd move with the vet. Better for her if she can be relaxed and calm when she needs to see a vet. That's just my opinion smile

Aked Thu 03-Apr-14 21:38:29

Also check out about the potential new practice's emergency service. Not all vets have this on site and out of hours service is provided by another practice in a different location. Just worth considering just in case you ever need it.

QueenofLouisiana Thu 03-Apr-14 22:22:17

They seem to have a good emergency service, but I think I'll phone up to ask.i'm glad you mentioned that, I had just noticed that they had 24 hr care.

She loves being in the car! If the boot is ope n when she walks past she hops in and hopes we're going for a drive grin

moosemama Fri 04-Apr-14 09:39:28

I would move with the vet, my vet is worth her weight in gold and I'd definitely move practices (sp?) if she did.

Owllady Fri 04-Apr-14 10:41:57

If you have a good vet you trust, I would also move with them!

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