I don’t brag about being a pet blogger. I don’t hide the fact, either.
Except when I’m test-driving a new service provider for my pets. I want to see how they’d treat me if they didn’t expect me to go public with the experience.
Today, Bubba and I returned to the new vet’s office for another Adequan shot, and to have his thyroid tested. You see, last month when we established ourselves with this vet clinic, Bubba weighed a full one pound less than he had just a couple months prior, and Dr. Wagner recommended he have his thyroid checked.
This time Bubba weighed one pound MORE than he did at his last visit, so I declined the thyroid test. But Dr. Wagner recommended I get it anyway, because Bubba’s medication could be unregulated, causing the weight fluctuation.
Except Bubba doesn’t take thyroid medication. The vet would have known that if he’d just looked in Bubba’s file. But he was busy, because, for some reason, there were 3 clients booked for 9 AM when the clinic opened.
When I explained that Bubba doesn’t have a thyroid condition, he started backtracking and put his hand close to my face in a “never mind” gesture that royally pissed me off. I decided that it would be the last time I dealt with this guy. Then he proceeded to tell me the story of how he had a cat escape from him in the parking lot, and that just sealed the deal.
So now I’m back to shopping for a vet. Will I stay at this clinic, but see a different vet? Or will I find a different clinic? Only time, and still more shopping around, will tell.
But you can bet the next time I visit ANY vet, the FIRST thing I’m going to mention is my blog, and how they can expect I’ll be writing about them real soon.