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Old 03-16-2011, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When a dog is left overnight at the vet's, and it's not a 24 hour hospital, are the dogs left alone all night or does someone stay there with them?
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless it's a 24 hour care facility they are left alone.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on the vet and the circumstance. Here, if they need watching overnight you are often asked to take the dog to the evet overnight. Then you shuffle them back in the morning because the evet closes during the day.
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Stoli had X-rays done once and they didn't call me before I went to work which of course seriously irritated me since I did NOT want my boy gone overnight...luckily my vet came in at 1030 to open up and let me get my boy and there wasn't anyone there when we got there which I was not a fan of....so as for vets I don't think there is anyone there unless it's a 24 hour facility but it could depend on the Vet as well....
how about Camp Bow Wow Stoli goes there a few days a week and when I am out of town he stays there...does anyone know if they stay overnight???
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With most vets (including the one I worked for) usually there is no one there overnight unless it's an emergency/24-hour clinic, or on Sundays unless there is a boarder or hospitalized animal there. If a patient needs overnight care/monitoring the owner usually has to bring them to the e-vet for the night, and then back in the morning when the e-vet closes unless it's a 24-hour e-vet (one here is, another isn't). I had to do that with my Golden when she bloated at night, she had surgery at the e-vet but then I had to transport her to my regular vet in the morning. My vet ended up having me just bring her home that night instead of taking her back to the e-vet because the dog was really upset about being left and my vet knew I would take good care of her at home and knew how to care for her properly. She's done that a few other times too when I had a sick pet, she had me take them home with me because she knew they'd get good care overnight and close monitoring, and that I know how to do things like sub-q fluids and injections myself if needed...

I've also worked at two dog daycare/boarding kennels. One IIRC had an overnight shift, the other had someone (I think it was one of the facility owners?) who slept there overnight.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Depends on the vet and the circumstance.
^ This. You should ask your own vet what their practices are. My vet's office is not staffed 24 hours a day. If animals need to stay overnight and be monitored, someone will spend the night. If it's not necessary, they don't.
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Yes ask the vet, my vet will take the animals home with her.
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Most vet clinics I know, staff leaves around 5-6PM, and does not return until 7-8 in the morning. Weekends someone is there 2 times each day.
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I do not understand why some Vet clinics make spayed/neutered dogs stay the night when there is no one there?
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Don't know.... I have always refused to leave my dogs overnight, unattended, for that reason.
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