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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2016, 01:32:23 PM »
One more piece of info.... her tip stayed in my pocket.  I only wish that I had pulled it out, and then put it back... with her seeing me do so. 
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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2016, 01:45:37 PM »

I did request (for her next nail trim... if I go through with that appt) a particular vet tech. 

Well hopefully Julie can make sure it happens. She sounds like she's a great one to have in your corner! Just ask Julie to call you if that tech isn't going to be available that day.
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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2016, 03:42:29 PM »
Julie sounds terrific. You are correct, the charge is for the service (or should be) not how many it takes, because of incompetency on their part. And I share your concern with how she was treated besides.
Keep us posted!

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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2016, 08:15:43 PM »
Thanks all for listening to me vent my sadness and frustration.   grouphug
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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2016, 04:40:37 PM »
The vet called me on Sunday.  I didn't hear the phone.  My phone is always muted.  She left a message that she would try again later. 
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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2016, 04:49:23 PM »
Well at least the vet is personally taking responsibility for taking care of this problem.
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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2016, 08:51:52 PM »
I ordered a Dremel, extra sand paper thingies, and Styptic powder today.  I HAVE to do this! 
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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2016, 09:00:04 PM »
Good luck!  I hope it all goes well!
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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2016, 09:07:31 PM »
Thanks!
My plan is to watch a lot of YouTube videos... desensitize myself.  I have an over the top fear of cutting a quick. 
From reading and reading and reading... actual nail trimmers sound worse (for me) to use.  Gotta worry about squeezing the quick also! 

I was hoping Lacy would get used to being around strange animals in a controlled environment.  But I'm worried she is going to stroke out during the process.  She has to see the vet in December for a rabies vaccination.  Her teeth need to be cleaned also.  It is only August, and I'm already sick to my stomach. 
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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2016, 09:08:44 PM »
GoodVibes GoodVibes GoodVibes

No sense in worrying about it now.  (I know, easier said than done.)  Remember, , Lacy dog and the other furkids are going to pick up on your nervousness.  There's nothing you can do about it until then and everything will be fine.

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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2016, 05:01:11 AM »
Whatever happened with the fee?  And did you ever get to speak to the vet directly?  Hope the dremel is a good alternative.  I've gotten a quick once or twice, they don't even seem to notice (cats)  I felt terrible of course, but there was no paw shaking or any more than the usual grooming of the claws afterwards. 

Everyone I know with dogs takes them for nail trims and doens't stay with them when it's done.  But stil re-reading of that experience in June gets me greatly annoyed all over again. Over charging because they couldn't do their job, psssshhhht.

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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2016, 01:43:56 PM »
Whatever happened with the fee?  And did you ever get to speak to the vet directly?  Hope the dremel is a good alternative.  I've gotten a quick once or twice, they don't even seem to notice (cats)  I felt terrible of course, but there was no paw shaking or any more than the usual grooming of the claws afterwards. 

Everyone I know with dogs takes them for nail trims and doens't stay with them when it's done.  But stil re-reading of that experience in June gets me greatly annoyed all over again. Over charging because they couldn't do their job, psssshhhht.

I had to cancel Lacy's last nail appointment because of road construction and detours.  So I didn't see the vet and she never called back.  She said she would "try" to reach me later.  She didn't ask for me to call her back... so I didn't.

We have a regular dremmel, but I bought the pet one.  Less power and noise and cordless. 

Anyway, I used it last Sunday.  Lacy was totally okay with it all!  I expected her to be a little nervous, due to MY nervousness.  Nope.  She didn't pull back her paws.  She didn't nose her way in.  Nothing! 
Her nails were pretty long, so I just did a little bit on Sunday.  I want to give her quicks time to recede. I did a little more on Thursday.  I still have a long way to go, but I don't want to make any mistakes and turn her off of the procedure.  Baby steps.
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Re: Lacy's Nails
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2016, 04:54:48 PM »
Oh wow this is WONDERFUL!!!!! bananamiddlechild

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