Ferdie has his annual vet appointment this morning.
We all know how important it is to keep our pets healthy and up to date on their vaccinations and stool samples (heh). But lately it seems as though there's a push to sell more than what's needed for the annual physicial, for example, a complete teeth cleaning appointment for several hundred dollars. And other "protection" plans.
This reminds me of how it is when we go out to buy a new stove or laptop or any other appliance, pressure from the saleperson to add more and more "plans" and "protections" beyond the actual item. I understand why they do this at Best Buy and etc, it's part of the profit margin, but I'm kind of sad to see this sort of thing seep into veterinary medicine.
Who likes to feel like a heel who doesn't care enough about a pet if you don't buy the extra things? Ferdie loves to go to the vet, but I've begun steeling myself ahead of time to have the courage to just say no.