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Beware of veterinarian retailers

After bringing Rocki home from the pet hospital, we got a call from the vet saying they forgot to give us a couple of items that we had paid for. So, my husband drove back and picked them up. I wasn't surprised that there was a bottle of antibiotics. What did surprise me was there was a case of canned dog food.

When did they decide they had the right to arbitrarily charge me for this and then tell me after the fact?

I could see from the can that it was a wet food. Both of my dogs hate wet dog food and have refused to eat every brand I've tried on them. Thankfully, this turned out to be a blessing because of the recent contaminated dog food scare which was mainly in wet food. But, thinking that maybe there was a reason that they gave us this food, I opened it up to give to the dogs. Firstly, it looked like pre-chewed food. Not good. Then, I divided up the can and put it in their dishes. They wouldn't eat it. So, I left it for them in case they came back to it later. Of course, I was concerned about Rocki as he had just gotten out of the hospital and needed to eat to get his strength back.

Well, a few hours later and nothing...they wouldn't go near it. Meanwhile, Rocki is trying to eat every leaf, stick and piece of fluff he can find because he's so hungry. That was enough. I threw it out and gave them their regular food. So now I have a case of food that is sitting here. The sad thing is I looked it up on the company's web site and it appears that it should be good for them. But it looks vile and the dogs won't touch it, so quite frankly it doesn't matter how good it seems to be for them...they won't eat it.

And I might have bought some if the vet had asked. But they didn't...they just charged me for it and then told me to pick it up. It's the principle of the matter that seriously bugs me. So, if vets want to be taken seriously and respected, they need to cut out this kind of practice.


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