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I NO ITS LONG- PLEASE SOMEONE READ!

Hmmmm so last week Thursday I went to the vet to get my pups first vaccanation and for a consultation. Anyway we walked in she took him straight out of my arms popped him on the scales for now more than 2 seconds-didnt check the metric and then took him off and said he weight 1 kilo. 2 POUNDS! His dad was 2 lbs and he weighs nowhere near his dad at the moment. So I bought A bag of sugar which defenatly out weighs him! I just didnt get what her hurry was? Is this big or evan correct? Imgoing to buy scales myself.
Anyway then she statred to blab on about how he should have a long mussle and long legs ect... and I said thats not the standard. And she said "Yes I know its not" but the standards of a dog are abnormal. Is she calling my dog Abnormal? I said yes but so far as I can see he fits the standard but I wont be able to tell untill hes aolder then 3 months. And she was like yes but when people breed for dogs to look like the standard its not nice as the features are abnormal and it happens in all breeds especially chihuahuas. Then she went on about the abnormal head and bulging eyes and watery eyes and that and fair enough I totally understand her point, but she was going on like I wasnt allowed to buy a chi with an apple head? She never said one nice thing about my pup and just worrid the hell out of me! I was by myself and didnt have my mum with me (whos an ex kennel club registered breeder of staffs lol) anyway then she asked if Im going to stud him. I said well its something Id consider if he fit the standard, was vet approved and approved by more than one judge and all his lines were checked. And it would be a bonus if I could show him and make a champ outta him before he studs and she looked at me with this face ---------> :shock: and said so your going to show him? And I said Im trying to get intouch with the breeder to ask for KC reg- both parents are kc I beleive so Im going to ask. And so she began to check him for his testicles.She said theres only 1 testicle and he'll have to see the vet next time he comes in as if it doesnt appear they'll have to remove them? Or something like that? Or go find it and remove them? And then she went into this story about she had a dog in the other day that they left it to long and his was screaming his head off in pain and it turnt around and he has cancer and it leads to cancer and all this and I was like --------> :shock: :cry: NOT ONE NICE THING TO SAY ABOUT HIM! Said the bloodshot in his eyes could be conjuctavitus. And was just so NEGATIVE about him! Then my mum walks in as she decided to come along and I told my mum what the vet just said and my mum said "Yes but not every pup has both testicles and it may still need to drop!" and the vet was like ow yes of course. I LOOKED :evil: She never just explained that to me and just had tears in my eyes. Then she wanted me to go to the puppy class evan though hes only had one injection and said "ow he'll be fine" most of the pups there have only had one injection! And went on to tell me how chihuahuas think theyre bigger then any other dog and he needs to be socialised because they can be a bla bla bla breed -IM SO PISSED OFF! Such negative comments or what? :evil: :cry:
 

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I agree with 2pups622. I would be getting another vet. I want my vet to be able to love on my dog and make her feel comfortable and I want her to at least know a little about the breed...in fact, I want her to know lots more than I do about them and that shouldn't be hard lol.
 

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She sounds awful! What a nasty person. I'm sure your baby is perfect, it sounds like she just sat on a stick that day...

I'd get a new vet pronto! The vet Elizabeth Taylor saw for her vaccines was sort of a jerk -- like yours, he was alsways negative and giving me worst case scenarios that scared the heck of out me every time we went to the vet. When I was out of town a few weeks ago and Elizabeth Taylor needed to go to the vet, we went to my mom's vent and she was very lovely. She was very friendly and sweet and was just nice about the whole thing -- a very different feeling my other vet!
 

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ohh geez! please dont take your pup back there..that lady was horrible! atleast dont bring her back if that lady is working :lol: it like shes trying to make up soo many problems about your chi...i know if my vet thought something was wrong with my chi they would talk to me concerned not to sit there and make me thing all these awful things. i'm sure he's ok.

 

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I agree...try another Vet! I went to several different Vets, before I found the right one for my Chi's. Like everything else their are good ones and bad ones. :roll: I would have been mad too! :x
 

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Oh gosh, she doesn't sound like a nice vet at ALL :shock:
Maybe she's just jealous that you have such a lovely little puppy and she's trying to put you down about him.

I think you should get another vet, and ask your Mum to go in with you just incase someone else tries to undermine you. I think that's terrible she spoke to you like that, I'd be furious too.

There's nothing wrong with her talking about bad breeding etc, but for her to say he should be taller and have a longer muzzle shows she's not that well-read about Chihuahua's.

Don't take it too badly Stef, she's obviously jealous or something. ;)
Definitely wait till Romeo's had his last vaccination before the puppy class, to be safe.
 

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Hi Stef...


GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET *GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET *
GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET *
GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET *
GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET *
GET A NEW VET * GET A NEW VET * INFINITY...

Your pup deserves better :lol:

Leena xxx
 

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Ouchie!! hey talk to someone who understands chi's!!! cos Romeo is a cutie and his head looks pretty good to me get someone who knows the breed to look at him and he's only a baby sheesh the little guy will keep changing till he's 6 months. btw longer legs and longer muzzle has ur vet been watching "simple life" perchance and only ever seen Tink lmao
 

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Hey Stef

I totally know what you mean about your vet. My vet I really like but he doesnt seem to do much at all. Just feels about and has like NO equipment of any sort in his room. Mind you it's the small sugrey I go to but still. He doesnt even have scales. Im thinking of taking Zola elsewhere to. I guess it's a case of trying to find someone else, which is hard if you have to travel futher and don't drive or have to get 2 buses to get there But worth it in the long run for our babies. Good luck Stef. Your wee boy looks just perfect to me. I WANT a black and tan too
 

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awww, the surgery is decent. They have a store out the front and then the surgery is in the back but its decent, they do free 30 minute consultations and they have loadsa equipment- but they need better vets. Mine wasnt evan a VET apparently an assistant! :?
 

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Like everyone else I agree GET A NEW VET! You definitely don't want to put your babies health in someones hands that you are not comfortable with and I am sure your baby is perfect :)
 

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Ill agree with EVERYONE here so far...
time to find a NEW VET!

and for your knowledge, some males teticles dont drop for a while, so long as it makes an apearence before a year it SHOULD NOT be a problem.
definatly find a new vet for a few reasons
1 NEVER take an uninnoculated dog around other uninnoculated dogs. yes it is a wonderfull idea to socialize your puppy at the first chance possible, but this should NEVER be done with a puppy whos not innoculated around other dogs who arnt up to date on shots.
especially in an environment such as a puppyclass where all manner of germs and potential viruses are abound...
2 just because his testicles havent droped yet (obviously hes still very young) then it doe not mean that its not gonna happen and there gonna have to remove them. how dare she make such a statment.
Fine she could have said, well sometimes we have a problme where the other one doesnt drop, so of by the time hes 9months old theres still nothign we might have to go in surgically to locate it just incase theres a problem.
and 3 the scale thing realy bothers me, i worked in a vet clinic for quite some while and we had to triple weigh pups just to be certain and the scales had to be set and checked before hand.

i think this person needs to be beaten...and you definatly need to find a vet who knows how wonderfull your baby is....
 

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awww Stef dont worry - she must not be a chi lover - Ozzy only had one testicle too and it never dropped so he was neutered and they had to go in and get it so he had 2 cuts :cry: but he was back to normal the very next day :lol:

I would definately get a second opinion he is only young so it will hopefully drop down , do you not have human scales ? as you could weigh you then weigh you holding him :wave:
 

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Thanks alot. Me and my mum read though everyones input. omg we laughed at the vet needs beaten! Im going to see the vet next week (not the assistant) and were going to see his opinion as the clinic itsself is well respected. ITS JUST HER. But Im going to listen to the VET and see what he thinks. If its more negative Im walking out and taking some freebies off the pet shop shelf with me lol :lol: And will find a new vet- but I will refuse to see this woman!
 

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I'd say definitely have your mom in there with you next time or someone that is outspoken. If this woman is rude to you again, she needs to be told something. I'd request to the vet's that you don't want her dealing with you next time because she is rude.

If it doesn't work out again, you must find somewhere else. This woman just sounds like an idiot. :x
 
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