|10-20-2013 12:24 AM|
Every doc is different. When we got our newest vet, she had us schedule a follow-up for every non-routine exam she did (any pet with actual issues, not 'just shots' or a prescription exam or something). From an ear infection or eye discharge all the way to emergency cases. She does not charge a recheck fee and it's usually just a quick five minute once-over and some dialogue. It's an awesome way to keep tabs on her cases and it goes a long way with our clients. Regardless of doctor, all clients get a follow-up call after a few days to check in and see if treatment is working.
I always appreciate having some follow-up with my pets and myself. Especially with joints; the joint is either stable or unstable. A little manipulation should not aggravate a normal joint. Even if it is better 'for the moment' (like my wrist example) it is still not functioning correctly. Trust me, six months of dealing with my wrist makes that VERY clear. Out of nowhere a good day can turn into a painful one with a single misplaced bump.
I have a male who had chronic pano for over 7 months, and I had any and every vet I crossed take his joints for a test-drive. He would be limping cyclically every three weeks anyway, so why not?
|10-20-2013 12:17 AM|
|Sunflowers||I have never gone to a follow-up unless further treatment was needed or treatment was not effective.|
|10-20-2013 12:11 AM|
|marbury||Not sure. Are follow-up exams not common in Central Florida? They're a part of most exams we do at our clinic. After the patient has gone home and tried whatever they need to try, we have them come back so we can be sure everything is working AOK and change what might not be working.|
|10-20-2013 12:10 AM|
0P said they just went in there to see the vet because he wants the dog to keep liking the vet.
Not for an examination. The dog had been on crate rest for two weeks, and off crate rest for two weeks and was fine until the vet started messing with the joint again.
It makes no sense to me, why you would start messing with a joint that was freshly healed.
I have a knee problem right now, and yes, the initial evaluation required prodding and pain, but I wouldn't dream of going in there right now when it is better, and having them mess with it again.
What am I missing here?
|10-20-2013 12:02 AM|
Normal. Unless your vet took the dog in the back and he re-emerged barely able to walk, it's absolutely conceivable that the tweaking, twerking, poking, and prodding left him sore.
To put it in perspective, I just went to an orthopedic specialist for my wrist. It's been 'off' for about six months. The day of my appointment I was feeling great, barely any pain. After x-rays and the exam I could hardly use my wrist at all. Do I think I should find another doctor? NO. It was a required part of finding out what might be wrong.
Coincidentally, my doc recommended 'crate rest' and 'Rimadyl' too... A brace, less work on that wrist, and ibuprofen! :P
|10-19-2013 11:29 PM|
I have been burned before by incompetent vets.
Yes, they are out there.
When something a vet does makes no sense and causes harm, you can bet I'll find someone else, and you are welcome to laugh all you want.
I fail to see what this forum has to do with my personal opinion.
|10-19-2013 11:20 PM|
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|10-19-2013 10:57 PM|
That is what I* would do, if a vet messed with my freshly healed dog enough to reinjure him.
|10-19-2013 09:15 PM|
Vets do need to manipulate things in order to try and find the problem. Yes it may have flared it up again BUT given that the OP can't even remember what the vet said about the injury in the first place telling them to change vets seems......well.....actually normal for this forum....
|10-19-2013 09:09 PM|
|doggiedad||did the Vet take x-rays?|
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