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      It depends. Cookie is usually calmer off the table, and much easier to handle. When they put him on the table he wants to commit suicide.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Remy View Post
      I totally agree that it seems inexcusable. The big reason we stayed is we are very limited to the number of local vets. This office that I am currently going to is the closest and it's almost an hour away. I did just recently learn of another vet that is maybe 20 mins further but that office also requires large dogs to stand on a table and that vet is elderly and will not help lift. The vet office that I am thinking of switching to is over an hour drive each way, so it again is further... but it's very clean, dogs are on the floor, and the office staff is very competent. Just have to go with it and make the call. I just know that my husband isn't exactly thrilled to have to drive further, especially if there is an emergency issue.
      I didn't realize that was an issue and that long a drive is certainly be another consideration. I am more likely to go to closer grocery stores, car service places, hair cutters, whatever I can manage, the closer, the better. Our drive to the vet is about 30 minutes even though there are numerous closer vets. It's a busy practice and I can't say they love up on my dogs like some others on here describe their vets, but there are other advantages that keep us going there. We also have an emergency vet facility 10 minutes away. It was cavalier of me to just say I'd change without taking those circumstances into account, so sorry for that.

      Maybe you can work with them to find a better way to get Remy up on the table, if that is the main issue you're having with that vet. I don't think I'd let them lift my dog by his collar, regardless. I'd probably get a reputation for being that​ owner!

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      duplicate post- my computer is being uncooperative.

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      Depends on which vet in the practice it is ... one is much older and bending down is uncomfortable for him, so he now prefers the table. They have a motorized table that the dog gets on at floor level and then slowly rises though. The other ones usually look at them on the floor.

      The vet we had for Scully (same one who can no longer bend) always examined her on the floor. One time he was on vacation and she saw a substitute vet in the practice (just for something routine) who put her up on the table. Diagnosed her with a mild heart murmur. Given she was 6 at the time and had never had one we were quite concerned. When our regular vet came back we told him and he had us bring her in. No murmur. After talking with us, it came up that she had been on the table. He picked her up and put her on the table - presto, mild murmur. Put her down and it was immediately gone. Picked her up again and there it was. He said she was most likely afraid of being up on the table and the anxiety increased her blood pressure which caused an insignificant murmur. Once she was on the ground, her blood pressure went back to normal. She lived to be 15+ so it clearly wasn’t a health issue!
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      My smaller girls go on the table but my labs stay on the floor. I cant imagine a vet asking me to get my 70 pound lab on the table

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      My local vet usually lifts Zach up on the table.

      At the K-State College of Vet Med clinic, sometimes onto a table, sometimes he's examined on the floor depending on what the condition is and which of his 2 regular vets he's seeing.

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      Hemi's vet is usually on the floor for most standard stuff, vets all get right on the floor with him. Actually, Hemi's vet and an emergency vet we went to once also have rooms with big couches. I am not sure what the material is but it is soft and padded, but can easily be sanitized like a vinyl or something but strong enough for toenails. Hemi likes getting up there on those and looking out the window while we wait. Vet just rolls over in a rolling chair and right at Hemi's level on the couch. The one time when he injured all 4 paws, I carried him in and they had me set him right up on the table. Again though the tables are huge and sturdy so Hemi never has any issues. They are built in with granite stone top.

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      On the floor! If a vet grabbed Samson by the collar to lift him up it would the last time that vet grabbed Samson by the collar. I'd would stop the exam and never go back. To me that is rude and uncaring.

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      table but vet tech picks Lucy up then they use a motor to raise the table , doesn't seem to bother Lucy until the vet takes her temp and she gets the look on her face that seems to say "really Mom?"

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