Love the Way We Bitch

Archives | RSS

Angry? Mad as hell and you can't take it anymore? Get something off your chest and it could be published online and/or in print. Bitches are anonymous and may be edited for length, grammar, spelling and our lenient standards of propriety.

Submit a Bitch

Thursday, September 12, 2013

NS Vets are Gouging Bastards

Posted on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM

I'm petsitting right now and it turns out that at least one of the guest kitties has terrible worms. I go 'ew', then call my own vet to buy dewormer for them. Turns out in NS as of a year ago you can no longer get these products over the counter, because of a law passed(not by the province, but some fucking vet association). If I hadn't found somewhere else to buy the stuff I'dve driven to fucking Sackville NB earlier, because that would have been cheaper.

To get those products in NS, each cat would have to be brought in for an exam. Working out the math on it, it'd run about $500 bucks for three exams, a pack of spot treatment, and a dewormer, plus the associated tax for each one. Half a thousand dollars just for getting rid of some worms. —Grumpy Cat-sitter

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (18)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.