I took my dog Rodeo to the vet yesterday to get her a heartworm check, and gosh the thing you see and here in the waiting room.. One lady was getting her Daschund (did I spell that right?) out of the car to come in and slammed the poor fellow tail in the door! No wonder dogs hate to got to the vet! The a lady come in to buy some Frontline for her"princess" it came with a free toy, the women was mortifyed that it was a rubber toy not a soft toy like princess preferes, LOL she made the receptionist take it back and search throught the office to find princess a soft toy.. hehe my dog likes plush toys better as well but that is kind of nervy considering the toy was free! Wonder how Princess got her name.. Then a lady brough in a very hansome dog, looked as if maybe an Irish Wolfhound cross. Poor dog was scraed senselesswhen the vet tried to weigh him on the scale, he through quite a fit and the dogs owner started screaming and calling the dog stupid along with alot of other choice names. Felt sorry for him and the vet as well both looked rather embarassed! Anyway my point is you see some weird stuff at the vet, I am sure some of you that work in a vet's office know exactly what I am talking about, I don't think it is always the dogs that need help.. But then I can't talk much when we put our dog on the scaled to be weighed her feet flew out from under her and she did a headstand on the scale before rolling off in the floor with a big splat, so i suppose we added to the entainment as well..
It's the interesting phone calls that's I've received working for a vet that make me laugh the most. One lady called and told me that her male chihuhua was in heat. I asked her what was going on and she told me that he kepted humping everything. I tried to explain to her that this was simply an act of dominance and that he wasn't trying to pro-create with her husband's leg, but she kept saying, "I know you must think I sound crazy but he's just wanting to do it all the time. He must be in heat. Can you help me find a female for him?" I kept trying to explain to her and apologized that I didn't know of anyone wanting to breed their female chihuhua. I think she finally got the message, but I'm not sure. What I wanted to say was "honey, males are ready to do it anytime, anywhere." (just like men don't you think? No offense to any of you guys out there.)
We have had oh so many strange encounters with people over the years, One lady came in saying her kitten was not useing the litter box. She wanted to know if when she used the box???, shouldn't the kitten get the point??!! I had to turn my head and let the receptionist handle it because I was about to blow!(with laughter) She was actually trying to teach this kitten to use the litter box, by watching her use it! One lady tried to acuse the Doctor of haveing sex with her cat!?? Because the cat was in heat and dripping blood! She was threatening to call the CVO the police. We had to threaten her to get her out.She was nuts!And to make things harder she hardly spoke english. I sware I could write a book, but the only people that would understand are the people who work for hospitals.
Well over protective is one thing, even though I work for the clinic, and like the other staff members, I can't watch my pets have surgery, Or if I do watch, every one is like "Sue, get out of here, your makeing us nervous" I probly act a little off as well, because I'm worried. My cats in the clinic, Hes about 20 now and has had some diarrehea, and his liver values are off a bit. I was teasing the tech, saying she was killing my cat when she was taking blood. She was so upset. But I thought it was hilarious. When your pet is in the hospital for a serious surgery, there are pros and cons to takeing your pet home early. For me to do it is fine, I know what to look for if there are problems. But when a client wants to bring home their pet right after surgery, with IV in tow, problems could come up. What if the IV blows or stops running. But most of all what if the pet dies and you don't realize something is wrong.
alldogslover- you are not alone. Things like that happen every day. I would rather an over protective owner than one who doesn't take care of their pets. I've even had clients wait all morning until their pet is through surgery and waking up. I feel bad for them waiting when they could be running errands or at home sleeping, but I understand too. So I just offer them a cup of coffee and a magazine.
boy...that was fun reading the examples posted...I personally have not seen or hard any funny stuff...But I dont work at one or frequesnt one only when need be...But it sure is stuff to make you wonder...thanks for sharing...