Dual Vet Visit Fail

Recently we needed to bring Frankie to the vet to get his rabies vaccination so we could get him registered with the county. We needed to do that because the place we are moving to requires it. We also needed to bring Floki in to get his nails clipped so we thought we could bring them both at once.

I inquired about the price and was told that an examination was required by the state and the cost would be well over a hundred dollars. I forgot the exact amount. I called the vet around the corner from them and they charged under $50 on Saturdays and Wednesdays, no examination needed. Hmmm. Anyway, we made an appointment at the rip off vet for Floki’s nail trimming that Saturday and decided that Rose would bring Floki to that appointment while I brought Frankie to the other vet for his shots.

I brought two carriers inside very early that day so they could get used to them being there. It was Floki I was concerned about but he seemed indifferent about the carriers.

Chris and Frankie were more interested.

When it came time to go we decided to get Floki first because he was the most likely to run and hide. We recently bought a top loading carrier because Floki is so difficult to get in the carrier. He struggles like nothing I have ever seen before. Rose grabbed him and I assisted in shoving him inside and zipping it shut. Except the Tasmanian Devil managed to twist his way out and he disappeared down the hall and under the bed. We had to call the vet and cancel the appointment. I told them the truth, as embarrassing as it was.

Frankie was much easier to deal with so Rose and I both brought him in for his shots. He seemed pretty comfortable in the vet’s office.

There was so much to explore.

After a short time, the vet came in, gave him his shot and license and we were home in no time.

Now we need to find a new vet close to our new home. I don’t mind though because I have never been too impressed with our usual vet, especially after what happened to Puck.



25 thoughts on “Dual Vet Visit Fail

  1. onespoiledcat

    It’s always an adventure getting cats to the vet! I just put Ted in his harness and off we go but he’s not particularly HAPPY about it. It’s just easier for me managing him with the harness and leash. He simply HATES the carrier. Hope you can find a new vet that you like close to your new home – those long trips in the car with an upset cat can FEEL longer than they actually are!!!


  2. weggieboy

    I am well acquainted with the under-the-bed feint! On days I need to get one or both my kitty boys into a carrier, I need to close all bedroom doors when they are busy eating. From there out, I have to work strategically to catch and “imprison” the cat or cats scheduled for a grooming or trip to the veterinarian. Dougy is the worst one when it comes to putting him into the carrier, but he’s the one that love, love, loves to explore once he arrives where we are going. Andy is more likely to remain in place till the grooming or veterinarian exam is done. Best wishes for finding a new veterinarian for your kitties, too!

          1. weggieboy

            Actually, that would be an excellent business model in many places. Remote rural communities or urban communities where people have to rely on public transport, ironically, both would benefit from this service.

  3. easyweimaraner

    it sounds like one of our vet visits… the vet, the vet tech and Mark tried to get Phenny who ran through the clinic like haunted by furies… and all that because of a hurt dew claw…

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    I would think a top loading carrier would seem like a box and would draw the cats in happily. But what do I know? I’m a dog…. Good luck getting Floki’s manicure done.

    Love and licks,

  5. The Island Cats

    I’ve had to cancel vet appointments because I was unable to catch the cat that was going. They just laugh at the vet’s office…I’m sure they’ve heard that one before.

      1. weggieboy

        I’ve had one cat make it to an appointment and the other successfully hide till it was too late. That rascal got to go solo two days later. Good luck with the aptly-named Floki!

  6. 15andmeowing

    My mom has had to cancel a vet appointment for her cat more than once because we couldn’t catch her ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. caren gittleman

    Isn’t that top loader carrier FABULOUS? I have the exact same one and I LOVE it. It really alleviates a TON of stress! Don’t feel bad about having to cancel a Vet appt due to a cat that runs and hides, I had to do that TONS of times with my Angel Bobo and at least once with Cody. I think that is something they run into every day!


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