Is there a vet in the house?

Anybody know of a good vet in the Uptown area? We’ve had some bitterness with Uptown Vet. We’re looking specifically for vet’s that are good at figuring out issues with older cats that pee when they shouldn’t. We’re worried Buster might have kidney issues like his late brother.

7 Comments so far

  1. Heather K (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 8:45 am

    Kitty Klinic at 3447 Lyndale Avenue South is pretty close to Uptown. These are some of the most caring “cat-people” I’ve met.

    I’d check with them about specialties with older cats. My spouse and I brought his kitty there when she developed a problem with her spine and they seemed to know LOTS about older cats (she was 16 yrs old). If anything, they could give you a good recommendation.


  2. Joe (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

    How are their prices? My roommates and I want to take our cat in and see what’s up with his eating habits, but my roommates are stingy.


  3. Heather K (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

    Their prices are ohhhkay – but then vets are always expensive. The exams are around $40 to the best of my memory.


  4. Ang (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

    Lyndale Animal Hospital is where I take my 9 year old cat, and I like them there. Haven’t had a urinary issue, but my cat was throwing up frequently and it wasn’t a hairball issue.

    It wasn’t cheap, but it didn’t break my bank, either. For the checkup, tuna-flavored “greaser” and a couple bad teeth pulled, it was right around $150, if I remember correctly.


  5. kal (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

    Dave,
    If you don’t mind my asking, what was your issue with Uptown Vet? I used to live in this area and used Uptown Vet for a bit but then moved away. I’m back in town now and am considering moving to Kitty Klinic because I’ve heard so many good things about them. But I’d be interested in knowing what your issue was with Uptown Vet & why you want to change vets.


  6. Dave Dash (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

    Kal,

    Gladly. I think my wife could explain this better, but last year our kitty passed away. During his last few weeks we just had an awful experience with Uptown Vet (UV). We had our initial appt when we didn’t know why he wasn’t eating. They said it was kidney related. We brought him in a few times after because he went from better to a lot worse. They seemed stumped. Yet we were still paying high appt fees.

    We wanted to meet with the doctor to go over the X-rays and she wasn’t available, and when they finally were we decided we needed to take things to the next level, so we went to the U of M, and we ended up deciding on euthanizing Panther.

    Meanwhile during this process I was staying at home, or coming home early from work to check in on Panther and I had to deal with him just sitting their meowing in pain. It was very stressful, and just dealing with that coupled with a vet who seemed to be out of ideas made us want to explore other options.

    My wife took our cat this last week to Kitty Klinic… they seemed quite confident with what to do, but the vet we had was a bit condescending. Ideally we’d of course like to have a competent nice vet.

    -d


  7. KAL (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 7:00 am

    Thanks for the info Dave. That is interesting about your experience with Uptown Vet, not to mention a shame that you had to put Panther down. I have an appointment this Friday with the Kitty Klinic for my senior cat. I don’t know which vet I’m scheduled to see (I presume there’s more than one vet there, correct?), and they don’t have a website that provides info on their vets and services. However, I have a number of things about my kitty that I need to go over with them, so I’m hoping they won’t think I’m a pain with all the questions I’ll most likely ask. ;-) I imagine it’ll an interesting visit…



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