Pets You Would Never Take To The Vet Question

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    Elliriyanna Valued Member Member

    Just wondering, what pets do you have that you would never even consider taking to the vet? For me it’s my fish, even if I found a vet who would see them the stress and such would not be worth it IMO
     
  2. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd never take my fish to a vet.
     
  3. scarface

    scarface Fishlore VIP Member

    Maybe if I had some expensive koi, but other then that, not really worth it.
     
  4. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    My local vet is pretty bad. I knew someone who didn't know much about fish and took their fish to the vet. The vet just put them down straight away. I will never take fish to that vet because I'm sure they will simply put them down no matter what the problem is. They are no good with other animals either.
     
  5. wodesorel

    wodesorel Well Known Member Member

    I've consulted a vet on fish before, but she offered free advice that worked. I take my rescue amphibians and reptiles in for veterinary care when they need it. I don't do routine exams, but for infections and parasites and diagnostics it's a must. Have had bloodwork and xrays on a snake and turtle before! Took my sick tree frog in last month for a consultation to see if I was missing anything. And of course all of our cats, not just for fixing but for routine care and sick visits, am actually dealing with a half dozen serious health problems with the cats right now.

    Vets serve their purpose and some do so very well, but you have to find the right one and have an idea of what they are capable of treating.
     
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    Elliriyanna Valued Member Member

    This was not supposed to be the title. This topic was supposed to be about what all pets ( including pets other than fish) you wouldn’t take to the vet
     
  7. yukondog

    yukondog Well Known Member Member

    Fish
     
  8. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Well Known Member Member

    Fish or stray Barn cats that people drop off... I just flat out don't have the money to take care of other peoples reject pets!!
     
  9. midna

    midna Well Known Member Member

    i would only take my cats to the vet. i've had fish, rats, hamsters, water turtles, african dwarf frogs, and snails. i feel like all of those are too small and uncommon to be worked on and it would cost too much.
     
  10. Galathiel

    Galathiel Well Known Member Member

    Hmm... maybe some of my fish. My goldfish I actually might would.
     
  11. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaro Well Known Member Member

    Sea Monkeys
     
  12. ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdams Well Known Member Member

    Ummm I didn't even think those were real
     
  13. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Really? Here are sea monkeys 20180625_081957.jpg
     
  14. ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdams Well Known Member Member

  15. Repolie

    Repolie Well Known Member Member

  16. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Brine shrimp!
     
  17. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    I took Stevie to the vet a few weeks ago. He completely hated the vet because the vet pulled on his beard and held him upside down (which makes them feel very uncomfortable). The vet said I don't have to go again, but I know he needs to be checked on sometimes. So only 4 times in his life, he will go to the vet.
     
  18. MisguidedSanity

    MisguidedSanity New Member Member

    Nowadays I wouldn’t take any of my fish to the vet... but when I was a kid, my father was huge into aquariums, and the first time he brought me fishing he let me keep the first fish I ever caught (was just a sunny of some type). I named him “Cookie Monster” and absolutely loved him. Sadly, Cookie Monster ended up getting sick with something and my parents brought him to the vet since this otherwise would’ve been my first loss. The vet prescribed him shots, so for the rest of his life (or at least a good long while) they gave him shots... I think it was something like once a week too... I now think they were crazy for doing so, the shots must’ve been expensive and he was just a sunny, plus all the stress that put him through, but as a kid I appreciated it
     
  19. BringKermitBack

    BringKermitBack Well Known Member Member

    I would probably take my vet to the fish. The journey would be quite stressful, I'd imagine.
     
  20. scarface

    scarface Fishlore VIP Member

    Wow, that definitely sounded like they were milking money off your parents.