I’ll have to admit that I haven’t been blogging much about my dogs lately. Sheero’s been sick, and I just didn’t have the heart to write about them
Marc, my husband, and I normally bring our dogs to Animal House for check-ups and x-rays. My dad prefers the University of the Philippines Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital at Diliman, Quezon City for our dogs, but I guess we usually had somewhere else to go to after every vet visit that we’ve never really brought Sheero there. But last Wednesday and Thursday, we had nothing else to do but bring her. And frankly, we didn’t have much of a budget at the moment, so we really had no choice but to settle for a government-owned vet hospital.
Apparently, we made the right decision. Not only was UP Vet Med cheap (consultation is just Php100, approximately $2), but you’d be able to see that the vets are genuinely concerned about the animals. The fact that Marc and I are avid House MD (an American TV show) fans just adds a bit more fun to the experience—you see, the setting of the medical-inspired show was a teaching hospital as well. Lucky for us (and Sheero) that our vet wasn’t like Dr. House!
Sheero had been feeling weak lately, she just didn’t have her usual bounce (and snobbishness), so the vet had her go through extensive blood tests. Turns out that she had an infection and anemia.
The medicines Sheero had to take were actually more expensive than what we’ve spent for her blood tests and doctor’s fees. It was less than $11 all in all. But the best thing about it, Sheero’s showing great progress. Obviously, the doctor prescribed the right medicines. My baby is getting better! She’s now slowly getting back her “spoiled princess” manners
A friend of mine had once told me that their dog passed away because of a wrong dosage of Parvo anti-virus injection from UP Vet Med. I don’t know, I guess it would just depend on the attending vet. Or if your dog was treated by a vet student without proper supervision from a certified veterinarian.
If you need to bring your pet to the vet and you’re near the area, you can give the UP Vet Med hospital a try. Just make sure that the attending veterinarian is there to supervise your pet’s treatment. Demand for one if you have to, but they’ll be more than happy to oblige for sure If your pet needs an x-ray or lab work, make sure you don’t go there on a Wednesday—they don’t have lab and x-ray services that day. We had to bring Sheero back the following day for her blood work. Oh, and yeah. They treat all kinds of animals too: dogs, cats, iguanas, and whatever you there in your house!