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Old 31.10.2011, 22:30
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Vet in french border (Alsace)

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My dog seems to have a problem, and she might need to see a vet pretty soon...

Does anyone know a good vet close to the border in France ? I know there are good vets here, but I am not sure we can afford the price of the visit + meds if needed.

Thank you very much for your help !
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Re: Vet in french border (Alsace)

Amande, I'm afraid I can't help with a French vet - but did you know that some vets here bill monthly, instead of at time of service? That might make finances easier for you.

If your dog needs to see a vet, please go now. Don't let your dog suffer.

(What do you suspect is wrong? Perhaps someone here might be able to give you a rough estimate of costs based on experience of something similar.)
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Does anyone know a good vet close to the border in France ? I know there are good vets here, but I am not sure we can afford the price of the visit + meds if needed.
Clinique Vétérinaire de Hésingue Used them for years for our cats and can thouroughly recommend them. About 1km from the Bourgfelden border post.
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Old 01.11.2011, 07:45
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Amande, I'm afraid I can't help with a French vet - but did you know that some vets here bill monthly, instead of at time of service? That might make finances easier for you.

If your dog needs to see a vet, please go now. Don't let your dog suffer.

(What do you suspect is wrong? Perhaps someone here might be able to give you a rough estimate of costs based on experience of something similar.)
Thank you Meloncollie !
Don't worry, I would NEVER let my dog suffer because I can't want to pay the vet. I would have found a way if it was necessary.

She doesn't need it at the moment. My best friend is a vet (in Canada unfortunately... a bit far for a visit!) so she advised me at what moment I should be concerned. So I am taking a step forward and look for a vet now, just in case.

I didn't know a monthly bill was possible. Can I ask you the average cost of a visit for a normal check up ? Just so I know... I am expecting a 150CHF bill or so. Am I correct ?
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Perfect ! Thank you very much Ace1 !!
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Re: Vet in french border (Alsace)

I can recommend my vet in blotzheim. My dog had a serious spinal injury in april and has made a full recovery, he also speaks good english.

Seiller Eric
5 r mal de lattre de tassigny
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Tél. : 03.89.68.90.90
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(What do you suspect is wrong? Perhaps someone here might be able to give you a rough estimate of costs based on experience of something similar.)
Sorry, I didn't see that part...

Well, I suspect she has a anal gland infection (a bit gross, i am sorry)
She would need I guess some antibiotics.
Any idea how much it would the vet visit would cost here ?
I guess it will be around 80€ with the meds in France.

I'll take an appointment tomorrow anyway, in CH if it is not too expensive, or in France if it is.
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Re: Vet in french border (Alsace)

My vet charges CHF 67 for an intitial consultation, and CHF 46.50 for a follow-up consultation. Meds, testing, procedures are charged separately. Looking back, most of my visits seem to be charged as follow-ups.

But an introductory visit to a new vet will probably take longer, as the vet needs to do a history, do a general exam. Longer may mean a bit more expensive.

One of my guys needs his glands expressed regularly - but looking over the statements I can't find a specific charge for that. I'm thinking my vet just includes that in the consultation.

Depending on which antibiotic is needed, I've paid between CHF 8 and 22; these usually are either a 5, 10 or 20 day course. One of the ABs my guy with CB needs is something my vet doesn't stock, so I need to get it at the Apotheke - and surprisingly the cost is lower. Same drug, less expensive for humans than animals - go figure.

Obviously if the problem is more serious there may be further investigation necessary - and that is where the prices seem to add up.

But as mentioned earlier - my vet bills me once a month, no payment at time of service needed. Not all vets do this, but look for one who does. Far easier that way.
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Re: Vet in french border (Alsace)

Thank you very much for your post. I am more and more concerned about her. I did expressed her glands and it should have been enough but it is not. So I suspect something more serious there....

I am pleasantly surprised with the price of your vet. I thought the initial cost would be way more expensive...

Thank you very much for your feedback !
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Clinique Vétérinaire de Hésingue Used them for years for our cats and can thouroughly recommend them. About 1km from the Bourgfelden border post.
I went there last week and they were GREAT. Thanks again Ace1 for this address!
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