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View Poll Results: How much does your vet charge for a 4DX?
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$21-$30 3 15.79%
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:33 PM
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We just had it all done today....

heartworm/combo (lymes) 32.00

complete thyroid panel to be sent out to lab 143.00
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:14 PM
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Toby had his annual exam and HW test today and so I have the invoice here. Our vet stopped doing the 4x test because they found a full blood panel and other indicators would pick up indicators/clues of TBDs (for example low platelets or extreme lethargy are indicative of TBDs). If the full blood panel shows anything off, then they do a tick profile. I asked specifically for a full senior profile for Toby (he's only 6.5 but I'm starting him early and twice yearly) and the total of the senior blood profile, which includes the HW test, is $99.00. The Annual Exam with his vet is $56.00 but lasted over an hour. His Canine Post Pill thyroid test was $26.73. I think these are on the high side, but this veterinary hospital always charges at the high end of the market. They are open 7 days a week, and they are AHAA accredited so I think they charge more because of these things. We are spacing his vaccines over the next month (2 week intervals). Today was his leptospirosis vaccine at $24. His brother Barkley had lepto and we live in a heavy wildlife area so we opt for vaccination. We spent thousands on Barkley when he contracted it. I'm watching Toby today for reactions--none so far.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:18 PM
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3DX is $38.00 on top of the exam fee of $39.00

I don't have a problem paying an exam fee, I am using the doctor's time, equipment, and they have to staff the place, too!
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:34 PM
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Hank hasn't been tested yet, but the last time Maggie was done (2009), it was $26.00.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:50 PM
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I was charged $35 per dog, but they didn't charge me for the visit. If they had, it would have been $65.

The distemper shot is the same deal, only it costs somewhere between $25-35 per dog. We had them done a month apart for some reason, so I didn't have to pay $65-70 in one visit.

I think they are doing it this way because a lot of people were complaining about the cost.

It would cost less through the humane society, but I haven't tried that.

ETA - I'm more shocked by the cost of the heartworm/flea pills. It used to be only $11 per month but now it's up to $21/month. And they wonder why I only have my dogs on the pills through the summer months....
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:09 PM
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I would keep an eye out for any low cost clinics. I did everything at the vet last year and it was really expensive. I think this year, I'll take him in for a check-up at the vet but then do his shots and all that at a trustworthy low cost clinic. Our humane society out here has one the first weekend of every month or something like that. Not sure if they do heartworm testing though.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:39 PM
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35.00 for the test, no office fee,and small discount due to multiple dogs, i live in mi and only use heartworm apil-november
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