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2018-03-02 12:18:53 PM  
They jump jump.
 
2018-03-02 12:28:53 PM  
My Labradoodle is a neurotic mess at the vet - he wants nothing more than to GTFO of there as soon as he can.  I always feel like we should sedate him in the lobby so as to not upset the other dogs.

My Jack Russell, on the other hand, just sees the vet as another person he can charm into giving him a treat (this sometimes works).
 
2018-03-02 12:31:22 PM  
My dog loves visiting the vet
My dog loves visiting the groomer
My dog loves when I have to take her to the kennel when I am travelling
My dog loves it when I bring her to my office

She just loves it when she is around anyone
 
2018-03-02 12:34:46 PM  
My sweet baby Bella the chihuahua had a cardiologist appointment yesterday. She freaked out and almost blew her heart out. Got a call asking me if she should be put down and I rushed over to say goodbye, but thankfully she seems like she might recover and have another 12-18 months to live after spending the night in an oxygen tent. So not well. Generally she loves everyone, but when she already couldn't breathe... it didn't go well.
 
2018-03-02 12:40:07 PM  
Pic of my cat and the vet...

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2018-03-02 12:43:03 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: My sweet baby Bella the chihuahua had a cardiologist appointment yesterday. She freaked out and almost blew her heart out. Got a call asking me if she should be put down and I rushed over to say goodbye, but thankfully she seems like she might recover and have another 12-18 months to live after spending the night in an oxygen tent. So not well. Generally she loves everyone, but when she already couldn't breathe... it didn't go well.


so, so  sorry to hear that ;(
 
2018-03-02 12:46:16 PM  
None of my cats have ever traveled well in the car to the vet. They don't like the vet but they don't get all bite-y either.
One of my dreams is to have a cat that can tolerate a car ride w/o getting all upset.
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2018-03-02 12:48:44 PM  
Poorly.
 
2018-03-02 12:51:17 PM  
It's depended on the dog.  My current husky is pretty chill.  Kind of wants to meet the other dogs, but so many of them are nervous they won't be friendly.  My previous dog was a border collie mix and was OK until the exam room where she got into the "get me out." Mode.  We could not get her temperature without three people there.

The dog before that, my first husky, Mishka, was a rockstar at the vet.  She had a presence about her that other dogs responded positively to AND she was friendly to cats.  She'd come in all happy and calm.  She was able to reassure the other pets in the room.  Greeted the vet tech with a big wagging tail, same with the vet.  She was perfectly cooperative with getting her temperature taken and receiving vaccinations and otherwise being checked out.  Mishka was highly skilled at reading moods with both dogs and people and knowing what to do to improve said mood.  Could have been a therapy dog if she wasn't so prone to wanting to go exploring on her own.  But huskies gonna husky.
 
2018-03-02 12:52:15 PM  

girlygirlmpls: None of my cats have ever traveled well in the car to the vet. They don't like the vet but they don't get all bite-y either.
One of my dreams is to have a cat that can tolerate a car ride w/o getting all upset.
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I get that. Kriss Kross doesn't like the carrier. He accepts it, but he's not happy. ... Once he's out of there, he purrs at everyone. It's so sweet.
 
2018-03-02 12:52:56 PM  
Just fine when the vet is there.  It's the waiting in the room with the barking dogs and the unfamiliar smells that he doesn't like.
 
2018-03-02 12:53:05 PM  
Vet=scary. So move as little as possible and try to slowly escape into a corner when you think the vet and his assistant aren't watching. Otherwise just endure it with your tail between your legs.

The road trip back usually is far quieter than the trip to the vet.
 
2018-03-02 12:53:36 PM  
I can't even take my chihuahua to the groomer, much less a vet. She gets bitey.
 
2018-03-02 12:56:40 PM  
Gracie is pretty cool about it, a little nervous, but allows herself to be picked up, probed, etc. without too much fuss.  The late Heidi, on the other hand, would protest, tooth and claw.
 
2018-03-02 12:57:51 PM  

girlygirlmpls: None of my cats have ever traveled well in the car to the vet. They don't like the vet but they don't get all bite-y either.
One of my dreams is to have a cat that can tolerate a car ride w/o getting all upset.
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One of our kitties, Rübeli, didn't mind the road trip when we picked her up at the farm. It changed after the first visit to the vet: that guy wasn't very delicate with her, and started poking around in her ears (she had mites) almost immediately. Rübeli was curious and friendly with the vet up to that moment. From that day on the cat carrier and road trips were scary.
 
2018-03-02 01:01:09 PM  
My cats vary with attitude at the vets. Most do well though, one has to be sedated even every visit (looking at you, mr finny fluffy farking rex).
One of our 8 month old tuxedo kittens had a pretty bad emergency last month that required a bunch of vet visits (including all day at a specialist). He's the sweetest kitten ever, and took it all very well, all the vets found him adorable. He's still a little wary of my S.O. after having to spend all day there with her though.

Will have to get pics of our cat mad house for caturday sometime. We've ended up running a quasi-rescue home for a few ferals.
 
2018-03-02 01:02:17 PM  

Uncle Eazy: They jump jump.


When I got him from the BARC Shelter, that was his name. He was around one at the time. Black and scratchy (with love). ... My story would bore you, but I'm thrilled to have him in my life.
 
2018-03-02 01:04:17 PM  
Pretty sure my boy has some understanding that the vet saved his life when he came down with EPI.  She was the 4th vet we had seen when he started losing weight for no reason and was the first (only) one to think to do a immunoreativity test.  Whenever he sees her he does the "Shuffle Dance" where the tail wags so hard it causes his back end to shuffle around.

He even lets her take his temperature without complaint.
 
2018-03-02 01:07:46 PM  
Just took Katie, a Turkish Angora, to the vet. One challenge, is putting her into the carrier. I lock her in the bathroom-to prevent her hiding from me when I have the carrier in hand-but trying to get her in-suddenly she's a furry octopus, able to brace herself against anything to not get locked up inside the carrier. Once at the Vet's, she's usually pretty good. Likes to hang out on my shoulders, purrs, friendly with the Techs. Until......it's time to trim nails. It can take 3 people to hold down an undersized 6 and a half pound cat. She's awful getting that done. Somewhat better if I take her to the groomers, as they're better prepared for her.
 
2018-03-02 01:15:26 PM  
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Total opposites. The Señor loves the drive, hates the doc. Georgia hates the drive and kind of digs the doc. He saved her life, though, so maybe she knows what's up.
 
2018-03-02 01:50:55 PM  
My father had a kitty that would be calm and patient with the vet as long as my father was holding her. Then one day another vet decided he didn't need to heed my fathers warning (I"'m a vet, I know how to handle kitties") and started to touch the cat while my father put the carrier away. The kitty slashed the vet's hands bloody and screamed like the devil. The vet stood there with his back to the wall and yelled at my father to take that devil away. My father did so, and that was the end of it. He had warned the vet after all, and the guy knew it.
 
2018-03-02 02:18:45 PM  

turbocucumber: My father had a kitty that would be calm and patient with the vet as long as my father was holding her. Then one day another vet decided he didn't need to heed my fathers warning (I"'m a vet, I know how to handle kitties") and started to touch the cat while my father put the carrier away. The kitty slashed the vet's hands bloody and screamed like the devil. The vet stood there with his back to the wall and yelled at my father to take that devil away. My father did so, and that was the end of it. He had warned the vet after all, and the guy knew it.



Had a Maine Coon mix who was a very big cat, not fat, just huge and muscle (about 19 lbs). He HATED vets with a passion. Taking him in one day for a check up as he wasn't feeling well, and I had advised the vet that he's not very friendly with techs. They had a newbie working with them, interning. My cat was already hissing and spitting while in the carrier, so the vet gets his shoulder length heavy duty gloves on to get him out. Loki lunged out of his carrier and peeled both gloves right off the vet and went after him, the intern screamed and bolted to the other side of the room cowering.
I rolled my eyes and had to scruff my cat for them.

That was about 10 years ago now, that cat passed 4 years ago, and they still talk about him there.
 
2018-03-02 02:59:12 PM  
My Doberman is a big baby at the vet, but he listens well and cooperates while they're seeing him.  He really enjoys car rides since my daughter has been taking him out for "coffee" (some frozen drink for her, whip cream and milkbones in a cup for him) a couple times a week.

Our pitbull is a grinning ball of love no matter where we go.  She wants to greet everyone and will happily crawl into anyone's lap that shows her attention.
 
2018-03-02 03:12:08 PM  
After taking a panic shiat on the floor, my pug would sit under the chair I was in, looking exactly like the one in TFA.  On the upside I never bothered to bring in a stool sample for her annual checkup because she always provided one during the visit.
 
2018-03-02 03:24:17 PM  
https://www.cat-in-the-bag.com/

Got three of these bags for my nervous cats. Putting them in carriers involved lots of scratches, tears, and stress. Putting them in the bags less stress and once in the bags they were little angels. Amazing product. (I don't work for them, promise)
 
2018-03-02 03:25:51 PM  

envirovore: turbocucumber: My father had a kitty that would be calm and patient with the vet as long as my father was holding her. Then one day another vet decided he didn't need to heed my fathers warning (I"'m a vet, I know how to handle kitties") and started to touch the cat while my father put the carrier away. The kitty slashed the vet's hands bloody and screamed like the devil. The vet stood there with his back to the wall and yelled at my father to take that devil away. My father did so, and that was the end of it. He had warned the vet after all, and the guy knew it.


Had a Maine Coon mix who was a very big cat, not fat, just huge and muscle (about 19 lbs). He HATED vets with a passion. Taking him in one day for a check up as he wasn't feeling well, and I had advised the vet that he's not very friendly with techs. They had a newbie working with them, interning. My cat was already hissing and spitting while in the carrier, so the vet gets his shoulder length heavy duty gloves on to get him out. Loki lunged out of his carrier and peeled both gloves right off the vet and went after him, the intern screamed and bolted to the other side of the room cowering.
I rolled my eyes and had to scruff my cat for them.

That was about 10 years ago now, that cat passed 4 years ago, and they still talk about him there.


Was this your "Maine Coon"?
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2018-03-02 03:27:28 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: envirovore: turbocucumber: My father had a kitty that would be calm and patient with the vet as long as my father was holding her. Then one day another vet decided he didn't need to heed my fathers warning (I"'m a vet, I know how to handle kitties") and started to touch the cat while my father put the carrier away. The kitty slashed the vet's hands bloody and screamed like the devil. The vet stood there with his back to the wall and yelled at my father to take that devil away. My father did so, and that was the end of it. He had warned the vet after all, and the guy knew it.


Had a Maine Coon mix who was a very big cat, not fat, just huge and muscle (about 19 lbs). He HATED vets with a passion. Taking him in one day for a check up as he wasn't feeling well, and I had advised the vet that he's not very friendly with techs. They had a newbie working with them, interning. My cat was already hissing and spitting while in the carrier, so the vet gets his shoulder length heavy duty gloves on to get him out. Loki lunged out of his carrier and peeled both gloves right off the vet and went after him, the intern screamed and bolted to the other side of the room cowering.
I rolled my eyes and had to scruff my cat for them.

That was about 10 years ago now, that cat passed 4 years ago, and they still talk about him there.

Was this your "Maine Coon"?
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LMAO! He acted like he was that size. He was a sweet heart at home, just nasty at the vet.
And thank you for the good laugh, I needed it at the end of this shiatty work day.
 
2018-03-02 03:29:08 PM  
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This is Big Red. It is a bit hard to tell in this photo but at 11 weeks a dog came into the yard flipped him over and cleanly broke his mandible on both sides. he isn't holding something in his mouth that is a bar with two pins in front and two pins behind the break. There is one on each side and his jar is internally wired shut to stabilize the break to let it heal. The pins destroyed the tooth buds for his adult teeth so he only has a few molars in his lower jaw.

Red spent six weeks at the vet and each morning and each evening he would walk by all the pens and greet his fellow patients. Red absolutely loves the vet, all vets. He's a golden what do you want.
 
2018-03-02 03:53:01 PM  
My pittie is a moron and LOVES the vet.

Car ride? OH BOY!
Receptionist? OH BOY!
Scale? OH BOY!
Exam room? OH BOY!
Vet? OH BOY!
Treat? OH BOY!
Blood draw? OH BOY!
Nail trim? OMG, WHY YOU DO THIS?!
 
2018-03-02 04:11:05 PM  

bambi121899: My pittie is a moron and LOVES the vet.

Car ride? OH BOY!
Receptionist? OH BOY!
Scale? OH BOY!
Exam room? OH BOY!
Vet? OH BOY!
Treat? OH BOY!
Blood draw? OH BOY!
Nail trim? OMG, WHY YOU DO THIS?!


My last vet traumatized my pittie when it was time to get her nails trimmed.  They had two big techs holding her while a third trimmed her nails.  From the sounds she made you'd think they were killing her.  Hence the reason that they are no longer our vet.

First visit at our current vet the tech comes in to trim her nails and I tell her about the treatment at the last vet.  She asks if my pittie likes cheese (what dog doesn't?) and hands me a tongue depressor and a can of spray cheese.  My dog didn't care what the tech was doing as long as I kept feeding her cheese.  A couple minutes later all four paws were done and not so much as a whimper from my pup.
 
2018-03-02 04:57:02 PM  
She thanks him for his service, as do I.
 
2018-03-02 06:08:15 PM  
Oh boy. My former Corgi Servo hated the vet. He loved the five minute drive to the office and all the ladies that work there. They would just love on him and treat him like he was one of their own. We would have to tranquilize him a good hour before we went in. Then they would have to muzzle him to do any sort of examination. They would have to take him in the back room to cut his nails and the sounds he made sounded like they were killing him.
Then one morning he got very sick and threw up his entire dinner. He just didn't look right so I called the vet and ask them to take him as a daycare so they could look at him. I had literally walked in the door of the office and they were calling me. The tech asked if this was really the same dog. apparently they didn't have to muzzle him and he just let them do whatever they needed to so I knew he was pretty sick. Turns out he had congestive heart failure. They sent him home with a plethora of meds and he was back to his normal self about a day later.
He'll be gone 8 years this April and the vet techs still talk about him when I take our current Corgi in for her check-ups. He was just notoryus as the sweetest guy in the world except when it was time for exams and nail trims. Then he was the dog from hell. When we took him that day in April to send him to the Rainbow Bridge all the ladies were hugging him and telling him goodbye. They told him they would miss him very much. And I think they do.

Our current Corgi Gypsy also doesn't care for the vet too much but she's not as bad as Servo was. The techs love her and she loves them. The one girl is the only person that Gypsy will sit in her lap while she gets brushed. One of the Vets also has corgis so Gypsy likes her a lot as well. Because she knows how to deal with corgis. They've started just taking her in the back room to do everything because I'm not strong enough to hold on to her while they work. I don't hear any crying coming from her so I know that she's at least comfortable enough with them to be calm and let them do what they need to do.
 
2018-03-03 12:52:31 AM  
My tripod black lab is as sweet as any dog I've ever known. But she has explained to us that the vet is actually an evil alien life form and does not deserve to live. She is willing to take responsibility for eliminating the vet... with extreme prejudice. She is good with the other staff. It seems simplistic to believe that she remembers the lab coat from the amputation or the issues that lead to it, doesn't it?
 
2018-03-03 01:30:25 AM  

SuperLorie: https://www.cat-in-the-bag.com/

Got three of these bags for my nervous cats. Putting them in carriers involved lots of scratches, tears, and stress. Putting them in the bags less stress and once in the bags they were little angels. Amazing product. (I don't work for them, promise)


The photos are pure comedy gold!
 
2018-03-03 07:24:57 AM  
Once had a ten-minute argument with the front desk staff and a tech over whether I needed to be there for the exam or not, they were adamant I could just drop my dog off and come by later to pick her up. It eventually reached a "fine, here, go learn how wrong you are!" moment, and the tech ended up needing nine stitches across her chin before I had even left the parking lot.
 
2018-03-03 02:45:17 PM  

neglogon: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: My sweet baby Bella the chihuahua had a cardiologist appointment yesterday. She freaked out and almost blew her heart out. Got a call asking me if she should be put down and I rushed over to say goodbye, but thankfully she seems like she might recover and have another 12-18 months to live after spending the night in an oxygen tent. So not well. Generally she loves everyone, but when she already couldn't breathe... it didn't go well.

so, so  sorry to hear that ;(


Update: the cardiac kid is back doing what she loves, snuggling w her humans on the couch. Now we just have to keep her heart rate down at all times :(

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2018-03-03 09:13:35 PM  
One of my dogs (Buddy) is kind of high strung and emotional, and he screams a lot at the vet. Lucy tolerates it now. She used to scream if the vet even touched her, and they thought she was in pain (she wasnʻt). On the other hand, Snowball is in love with the vet, and gets jealous when heʻs examining Lucy.
All my dogs are a little nuts. They are terriers.
 
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