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Today we decided to forgo the close to home part ... the vet we used to go to before he moved.

That is a bit too far.

that depends. with one exception, the closest vet to me is an hour away.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
If we take our time putting on coats or making sure we have plastic bags, she shakes several more times. ... when getting comfortable. I have no idea what goes on in that doggy brain when it comes to shaking. Lia

Lia have you taken Cubbe to a Neuro Vet specialist? There aren't many of them. TAMU recently closed down their Neuro facilities. I was going to take Blade for some testing for the fibrotic myopathy that he has been diagnosed with. But then the only Vet that is still doing any Neuro is in Dallas. And really most of the time fibrotic myopathy is found not to be neuro.
I just thought I would suggest you may want to do this.

Best wishes for Cubbe.
Gwen
We have lots of vets closer by to try. The one we tried before Olga wasn't bad, just not the perfect mix of what we want. She was gentle, thorough and slow. Also, she charged more than the others in the area, and some of the tests that were necessary at first turned out to be unnecessary later. Sheppe loved attention and didn't mind being prodded (liked it, in fact), but Cubbe needs a muzzle at the vet and squirms and fights. We need someone who can run in, see what s/he needs to see, and get the dog off the table fast.
I can't answer the how close to home question because we're juggling so many variables. If we found the perfect doctor, we'd travel a little farther. Going a few miles out of our way for a vet who is half the price of the more convenient ones would be worth it. Traveling an hour away to save a few dollars wouldn't be worth it. The best vet for us would be back in Miami, but we're not flying there. You get the idea. About a half hour would be good. I'll contact you privately to see whom you recommend.
We did ask for a recommendation from the shelter where we got Cubbe, but they didn't tell us anything we didn't know, only that the vet we had been going to was embroiled in a soap opera before he moved. It had to do with the elderly lady he was renting from.
Cubbe liked the lady yesterday about as well as she likes any vet which is not very much. She simply hates being held still even if the procedure doesn't hurt. We're able to handle her ears now, but that took lots of practice. She doesn't even like getting Frontline medicine because that means holding still long enough for me to squirt it on. She acts like it pains her. She's good about taking pills wrapped in cheese, and she certainly lies still enough for a belly rub or back scritches, but we can't calm her down enough at the doctor for them to get a good look.
As for the question about what wakes me up, I answered that in this thread earlier. Her tags do jingle which makes noise, but mostly it is the noise from the shaking even if I take her collar off at night.

Cubbe's fur coat is lovely all over, no bare spots on either legs or rump or anywhere else.
Swimming is not an option. She hates water, won't even get her paws wet, suffers through baths. Making her swim would be cruel and unusual.

Yes, the symptom is a shake like coming in from wet. (I mentioned that earlier in the thread too.)
I'll take your advice to write down when and where and how often she does the shake, but in the mean time, I'm convinced that she's convinced that it is necessary to getting doors opened and people started and leashes put on.
Lia
That is a bit too far.

that depends. with one exception, the closest vet to me is an hour away.

I should clarify. I like my vet to be near, but I do not choose vets by their closeness,but by how good they are.
Lia lives in an area where there are many vets and a great animal hospital near.
I just recently did a five hour trip to bring a dog to a specialist that I thought much of.
So while distance is important, it is the vet that you want to go to which is the most important requirement.
Paulette~
Oh you see that would bug me, I would have had to wait and see the vet I wanted to.I mean how long would it have been? MAX an hour?

That'd depend. Khan's previous vet had surgery days, and he'd be tied up with it for most of that day. Even otherwise, if the vet is dealing with some sort of an emergency surgery type of situation, it would be difficult to predict how long he'd be in there.
Suja
I should clarify. I like my vet to be near, but I do not choose vets by their closeness,but by how good they are.

of course. i just meant that distance is relative. you said
40 minutes was a bit far. to me, that's close.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
There, or somewhere else?
I make sure when I make an appointment it is not on surgery days, however of course emergency always come first.
and he'd be tied up with it for most of that day. Even otherwise, if the vet is dealing with some sort of an emergency surgery type of situation, it would be difficult to predict how long he'd be in there.

Actually when such has happened to me, the techs go and ask, and come back with a pretty approximate time when the vet will be able to see me.

So I wait.
Suja

Paulette~
I make sure when I make an appointment it is not on surgery days, however of course emergency always come first.

i like what my current vets do. they're a brother team. one covers emergencies and the other covers the office. they alternate who does which. you never know which vet you'll get on a given day, but i like them both so that's okay with me. the other thing i like is that they have expanded evening and weekend hours and do not take appointments for non-surgery visits. things like exams, shots, etc. are all first-come, first-served walk-ins.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
i like what my current vets do. they're a brother team. one covers emergencies and the other covers the office. ... never know which vet you'll get on a given day, but i like them both so that's okay with me.

Too bad they're not twins.
Friday goes to a husband/wife vet team, though they're never there at the same time (one stays home to look after the sprog). Rocky goes to a clinic that has 6 or 7 vets and I like them all.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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