Monday, February 27, 2012

Our first at the farm Vet Visit

Today we had the luxury of Meeting Dr. Justin Cavitt, DVM. A kind lady on Craigslist sent me his info after I posted that I was looking for a vet that would come to our house to do vaccinations for our pets--it took us a few months to get the money we needed but I am thrilled to report all the animals are now up to date on their shots, the goats have been dewormed, and Brandy was even able to have her ear operated on while on the tail bed of his truck (I am now wishing I had gotten a picture, but I have to admit, while she was sedated I took the opertunity to trim her toe nails, sadly butchering one of her dueclaws)

I have to tell you how nice it was to have him come out to us rather than us having to try to load all the animals into the van/truck and drag them all into a vet, first off, we don't go many places with our animals, most are terrified of car trips (for 3 of our dogs, the last time they were in a car was to be given to us, and even though we have given them a loving home, to be placed in a new home can be very traumatic for a dog and some fear trips simply cause they think they are going to a new new home), I also think that vets offices must have a distint smellof fear coming from them because for some reason a dog can be excited about the trip and then sudden turn and run the other direction once you try to get them out of the car at the vet, if you have had this happen you know what I am talking about.

In addition to the pure struggle it would have been to try and take all our animals (note, today alone he gave 11 animals shots--we don't have a vehicle big enough to transport all of them, even with the truck and trailer it probably wouldn't be safe or easy), the thought of what kind of diseases go in and out of those offices, it makes me think of when Dominic was a baby and we would have to take him to the ER for an injury only to have him pick up a virus or bacteria from the waiting room and have to return him to the doctor or ER days later for that, which then he got another one--it is seriously a viciou cycle and since our animals don't have insurance like our son one can imagine that we can't afford to pick up anything while our pets are out and about (which is part of the reason we stay where we are) flea treatments a lone can cost us over $300 (and that was before we had 5 dogs).

While, anyhow, I just wanted to say, it isn't cause I was lazy that we hadn't taken our animals to the vet yet, it actually was the fear of what they might pick up and bring back with them (remember most people only go to the vet when their animals are sick anyways) and for that reason I am beyond thrilled that we found Vetrinary Services of East Texas--all our animals (except CC but that was because she didn't want to be held by me) seemed to do well with him, they all even stood still and most didn't even flinch when he stuck them with the needles--I definitely give this experience 2 thumbs, 5 stars, and 28 paws up, and I think the animals would agree too (even if Brandy is still trying to adjust to having that bandage on her head)

I still remember taking Red to the vet when he was a tiny puppy and he peed all over the table (some say from fear)--do you have any funny trips to the vet stories, if so please share them?

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