Our appointment yesterday was with one of the two founding directors of the surgery and when we arrived, we were the only clients. We got Maya on the scales, which was almost as spontaneous as it had been with Maggie who just ‘did it’, and she weighed in at 25.4 kilos, up almost a kilo on our first impromptu visit.
A lady came in with a kitten in her arms, and after registering, was shown to the Cat Waiting Room, a separate area equally as comfortable as where we were, but tucked out of the way of dogs. Maya had shown an interest, but stayed lying down on the floor.
Other people came in with their dogs, and after an initial lunge to see if she could play, Maya was pretty good and behaved herself.
The vet came out and acknowledged the dogs by name and their owners as he called us in. Nice personal touch.
Maya took to him straight away, and that was before the treat tin came out.
Our trainer had said he knew dogs, and he was right.
He played with her for a bit, high fives, and shaking paws for which she was rewarded. He then gave her a thorough check up and apart from perhaps being a little underweight for her age, everything is fine and she’s a healthy dog.
We explained that we have only recently taken her off the tinned puppy food mixed in with her dry food, so have probably got our quantities wrong. This has been rectified and we have stuck a guide on the food box regarding weights for breakfast, lunch and tea.
So far, so good with no unwanted side effects.
The tablets for worming and fleas (including ticks and mites) are all covered by the pet plan we have taken out so we only had to pay for the consultation. We can phone in for a repeat prescription and they will send it to us in the post. We shall however make an appointment to see him again in two months to just check that all of her puppy teeth have gone and everything in that department is developing normally. She has some very impressive adult pearlies.
Tea? She has tea time?
at the moment, three meals a day but we are working towards two now that she’s six months old.
Thanks Chel. We think so too.
Sounds like a good vet, and the pet plan is a great idea. I wish they’d had them here. All those small incidentals add up
Her worming tablet and flea treatments are just over £25 for the month and we’re paying £28.50, which also covers her annual jabs, 2 check ups and 2 nail clippings, so it was worth taking out.
Bravo! Sounds like Maya’s Vet is a winner! I can’t believe from the photos that she’s underweight – I guess the camera DOES add 10 pounds!
He’s not worried about it and she had been poorly after that marrow bone. We’ve increased her dry food slightly so all being well next weigh in she should be in range. She’s not thin though.