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post #1 of 15
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... when you call to check on your kitties? I took Pepsi and the three kittens in to be speutered today, and I've called a few times to check on them. I'm not trying to be a nuisance, but I do miss them, and I worry about Pepsi (I had to sedate her to take her in because she is feral and refuses in the most scratchy way possible to be placed in a carrier otherwise).

I'm sure the vet techs are busy, and I wonder how many calls they take from people checking on their just-operated-on pets. I know they'd call me if something was wrong, but I have to call.

So, do you guys call? And, for you vet techs, does it drive you crazy when we do?
post #2 of 15
I usualy call in the morning and later in the afternoon if one of my crew is at the vets. They know me pretty well there since I have 13 cats and a dog that they see so they know they can tell me if its a bad time and to call back. I also go to visit if one of them stays for more than a day but I always check with them before going. My vet and the staff are all very caring people and understand that seeing family can help with the healing process. Also it never hurts to take the staff a thank you treat!
post #3 of 15
Well I think if they are a GOOD vet --- they will not mind if you call. If they have hearts & furkids of their own & care about YOU caring so much about your furbaby, they won't mind.

When Snickers was in the hospital last year (for a 7-day stretch... nearly lost him) I not only called every morning & every evening - I stopped by! I'd go from work to the Vet, see him & hold him, then let him go so he could stay & recover.

I called & called & called. Didn't drive them crazy though, they said they like it when a 'parent' calls so much about their cats & dogs.

I think most vets are very understanding, they know we miss our hunnies when they're away.
post #4 of 15
Hahaha I do that all the time! I just usually ring to see if they're being good (the dogs, that is, cos they're nutters). I think the vet thinks its funny.

We went in the other day with Ruby and Chester because Ruby was having her cardiac ultrasound, and there was another lady sitting in the waiting room with her dog. As we arrived, the vet nurse came out and said, `Hi Chester! Hi Ruby!' and then another staff member came out, gave them a cuddle and said, `Hey Chester and Ruby!!'.

The lady in the waiting room said, `Wow. Celebrities!!'.

And they are - they LOVE our babies there! And know that they can expect plenty of contact from us!
post #5 of 15
I'm sure they're busy, but at Luna's last vet, the vet would call me. Especially after she was fixed (I use to take my guinea pigs there as well, and they had to have a couple of surguries. Vet would still call).

I liked that as they took the extra time to let me know she's OK.
post #6 of 15
No they don't mind just don't be calling every 5 minutes. keep in mind that they will let you know if something goes wrong and let you know how they are doing ok when they are done with surgery. It's natural to worry I know I did when Limerick went in for nuetering... I was quite the nervous mommy!!!
post #7 of 15
I'm sure that it's a welcome change from the people who call to fuss and fume about pet medical care being too expensive.
post #8 of 15
We can't leave our vet alone. First the eating-the-candles incident, then the breaking-through-the-fence-and-eating-Blood-and-Bone incident, then Ruby's heart disease scare, then Chester's gastroenteritis.

I have to say, though, when Chester reached up to give him a kiss (as he does) our darling vet kissed him right back on the nose right after he (Chester, not the vet) had been vomiting and had diarrhoea. Now THAT'S a vet to stick with!!
post #9 of 15
When Rosie and Sophie went in for their spays i only rang them once and that was when they told me to ring, but with Sophie they rang me, and they know that i'm a worry wort

I'm sure they wouldn't mind you ringing a couple of times, and like you said if there was anything wrong they would be straight in touch, but i always think when i ring there could be someone trying to get through needing an urgent appointment
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
When Rosie and Sophie went in for their spays i only rang them once and that was when they told me to ring, but with Sophie they rang me, and they know that i'm a worry wort

I'm sure they wouldn't mind you ringing a couple of times, and like you said if there was anything wrong they would be straight in touch, but i always think when i ring there could be someone trying to get through needing an urgent appointment
I know exactly what you mean, Susan!

My vet's are very good when I call (except when they kept saying Willow was a girl and had been spayed!! ) But I do worry calling, as they are the 24hr emergency vets!!
post #11 of 15
The few times that I've had to leave one of my cats for an extended period of time for treatment or surgery, my vet has called to let me know how they're doing. As busy as her office is, I really appreciate how compassionate and understanding she is.
post #12 of 15
My vet does the same Eileen. Whenever my Molly went in for any type of procedure, they would call me right away to let me know how she was doing and when I could pick her up. They also knew I preferred to have her at home, so would normally take care of her first so she would be ready to come home with me in the afternoon instead of staying overnight. Abby had her spay done through the shelter, and not my vet. I called a few times during the day, but the never had any information for me.
post #13 of 15
OUr vet calls us (and send birthday cards ) I dont think they mind you calling them. I would call to check on my babies.
post #14 of 15
We don't mind at all, just usually there's nothing to tell. We call directly after the procedure to let you know how it went. They're usually sedated until late in the evening before they even start waking up, so if someone calls, there's not much to say about how they are, and if something were to happen, we would call you right away. But we don't mind, no...
post #15 of 15
My vet asks us to call around 2 pm, that way they can tell you how the pet did/is doing and what time they will be ready to be picked up.
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