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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi all,
Just got off the phone with my vet to confirm a couple questions about my app't this afternoon for the baby boy stray I brought in to my house at the beginning of the weekend.

As I have long dealt with him with dogs over the years, he is willing to give me a complimentary exam for this little guy, but he only does this on Friday afternoons for regulars with strays or new animals..

Deworming, testing, etc, and anything above and beyond I will obviously have to pay for...
But this saves me at least $60 off the total!
Its longer to wait and I didn't want to really do that, but he looks good so far so I don't think its an urgency.

I am very very impressed!
post #2 of 18
Wow! That's really nice of your vet to offer you that!
post #3 of 18
That's great! Definetly tell the vet to test him for Felv/FIV, as they can be contageous to your current cat and even if the cat has it now, he might look healthy for now. Also, have the vet do a fecal test. I don't know what he considers standard and does he test for anything, or is it just looking at the cat? Then you definetly need to tell him to do the above mentioned tests. Meanwhile, keep him separate from you current cat.
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Wow! That's really nice of your vet to offer you that!
For real! I wish more vets would do something like that! I like mine but I think he likes money a bit too much for that! Darn!
post #5 of 18
wow, that's awesome of him!!! How's the little one doing, by the way? Is he fattening up yet?
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks all!
Yes, I will ask him to test for anything necessary for an assumed stray cat.
I am assuming he would know what to test for.
How long until test results come back?
Or do they know right then?

He didn't tell me to bring in a stool sample...I wonder if this is a good idea?
I may do if you all think its a good idea.
Or I will just call him the day of..(so I don't show up with a piece of poop for no reason..)

And you know what, this is a vet with a very small practice in a moderately low income area andI don't think he makes that much money....I think its great!
He is a very calm kind man too.

Yes, Lacey, he is fattening up, thanks! he looks alot better though his rib and hip bones are still very obvious...He eats every bit of his food up and meows for more.
I just hope he isn't wormy...ack.
post #7 of 18
I hope he isn't wormy either!!! We'll know soon enough, though.

I hope all goes well!!! Fingers are crossed!
post #8 of 18
Great vet! I vote for taking a poo sample.
post #9 of 18
I would too. Good luck with it.
post #10 of 18
By the way, does your vet do this for everyone, or just for you? Maybe he thinks you're "special"!
post #11 of 18
My vet does spay/neuter for ferals for $25 each. It does give you a good feeling to know the vet is interested in animal welfare over income sometimes, doesn't it!
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
Thanks all!
Yes, I will ask him to test for anything necessary for an assumed stray cat.
I am assuming he would know what to test for.
How long until test results come back?
Or do they know right then?

He didn't tell me to bring in a stool sample...I wonder if this is a good idea?
I may do if you all think its a good idea.
Or I will just call him the day of..(so I don't show up with a piece of poop for no reason..)
If they have the same tests we do, the IDEXX snap tests, then results come back in 8 minutes. You should bring in a stool sample too. Many stray animals end up having one or multiple parasites.

What a very nice vet you have. Congrats with your new guy and hope everything goes well at his appt.
post #13 of 18
Definetly a good idea to bring a stool sample, even if your vet didn't tell you. You could also call and ask him. My vet gives me a little plastic thingy to collect the poop with.
post #14 of 18
I cracked up when you said coming in with poop for no reason!

What a nice vet!!
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys!
Yeah, I was wondering what I would bring poop in with
But, I wonder if I just bring it in litter covered and everything..I am not picking it off, that is for damn sure

No, Ryan, I'm not that special..
I think he said he does it for customers he knows with young-new or stray cats..
It benefits him too as he knows the customers will keep coming back to him out of loyalty, and that he will have a chance to spay/neuter at an earlier age and keep the cats on the street as disease free as he can and help find the customers find homes if that customer needs it, I suppose.
Plus, with the cat problems here, I imagine it must be a priority for him..
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Talon
Great vet! I vote for taking a poo sample.
Definately. If you don't bring one it is very likely he will "take" one, which is uncomfortable for the cat.
post #17 of 18
I usually just get a zip lock baggie - turn it inside out, stick your hand in (with your hand touching the "outside" of the bag (which at this point is inside) - pick the poo up, and then while still holding the poo, flip the bag back to the "correct" side and zip.

.... I know how to do it .... but writing it out ... it seems confusing!
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Talon
I usually just get a zip lock baggie - turn it inside out, stick your hand in (with your hand touching the "outside" of the bag (which at this point is inside) - pick the poo up, and then while still holding the poo, flip the bag back to the "correct" side and zip.

.... I know how to do it .... but writing it out ... it seems confusing!
No, thats a good idea, Talon
Thanks
That is how I did it with my dogs! Too cumbersome to carry a scooper with you on walks! Didn't even think of it..duh
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