Dogs have it made when it comes to medical treatment

Border Terrier
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Would we be better off being treated by Vets?

A spell in hospital resulted in such bruised arms,  I had to wear long sleeves – otherwise people might have thought I was a drug addict.

Whilst there a technician spent 30 minutes trying to take blood from me, then threw her tray of instruments down on my bed and rushed off.  Eventually, after hours of consultation, they woke me up at midnight with a doctor to do the Vampire act.

Shortly after I came out of hospital I had to take one of my dogs to the Vet.  Whilst there, he told me he would have to do blood tests, and I freaked out.  How was I going to keep a lively dog calm when being poked with painful needles?

A few seconds later, the Vet laid down a syringe, full of blood, with a happy dog lying on the examining coach.  I gasped, and explained to the Vet what had happened to me.

“Aahh yes”, said the Vet.  “But if we hurt our patients they bite us”.

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5 thoughts on “Dogs have it made when it comes to medical treatment

  1. Penny Evans July 30, 2010 at 9:25 am Reply

    Never a truer word !!!!!

  2. Bob James July 30, 2010 at 11:33 am Reply

    nice one and very true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Pat Barlow July 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm Reply

    One of our young patients has recently qualified as a vet and became quite exasperated with chemo nurses having trouble taking her blood. She asked why it was so tricky for them (considering she has a perfectly normal size arm) when she routinely took blood from a tiny chiuhuhua’s leg?

    Embarrassed smiles from the nurses…

    • Verite Reily Collins July 31, 2010 at 1:01 am Reply

      I love this – and will remember it next time I get used as a pin-cushion.

  4. Freda Ingall July 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm Reply

    perhaps we should learn to bark
    If we bite like a dog we too may get’ put down.’
    Thank you for bring a smile to my face as I have had a stressful day.
    Freda

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