Guest SusanP Posted October 2, 2008 Share Posted October 2, 2008 (edited) Spinner pulled out/off a toenail a week ago. The vet said if I could stop the bleeding I didn't need to bring him in, so I didn't. But gradually we noticed the toe bothering him more and more. He was holding the leg up and licking a lot, so I brought him in. $400 later, Spinner has a bandage, Tramadol and antibiotics. They xrayed the toe to see if he'd amputated not just the nail but also the bone that the nail grows out of (he did, partially, but I can't see that knowing that changed the treatment). They did labs to see if they could give him Rimadyl (one kidney level was a bit up, so they settled on Tramadol instead). They cleaned to toe and bandaged it, and the bandage fell off an hour later. They gave him antibiotics just in case, though the toe is not infected now. Honestly, I'm thinking they could have cut to the chase and given him the same treatment without the xrays and labs and expense. I'm not used to this office, and the vets talk fast. Does what they did make any sense? Am I just being a cheapskate, or did they go a little overboard on procedures and charges? I miss my old vet. Edited October 2, 2008 by SusanP Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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