How much does this service cost?
JA: It can cost anywhere from $10 to $100, depending on the type of issue and how much of the Veterinarian's time your question is expected to take (how complex and lengthy an answer you require).
Customer: That is a very random response with a huge differential in price. I have a simple question and I want a definitive price before proceeding.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: My wife bought my new pup (8 months old lab mix) a big bone
from the store. I think she is having trouble passing it. All shots are current. We just adopted her from a local animal shelter.
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: I want to know if there is a laxative or something we can giver her. She does not want her food. She will drink water. I have seen a bit of vomiting and diarrhea with grass in it. She is not her playful self at all.
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: A bone.
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Holly. 8 month old lab mix. Female.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Holly?
Customer: She is recently adopted from an animal shelter, has all shots, tested negative for heartworm, parvo