Veterinarian House Call (Servicio a Domicillo)

We had the Vet come to the house recently.

It was time for the boys’ annual exam and round of shots.

We could have bundled them into their respective carriers and taken them to the vet, but what with Matt being 23, and the fact that vets here routinely make house calls it just seemed right.

We are currently using a Vet that speaks English; we had been using a Vet that only speaks Spanish, but it is really scary when you only ‘think’ you know what was being said. So for medical stuff; us and the boys, we pay the premium and seek an English speaker.

Anyway, I called and made the appointment, and at the appointened time the Vet showed up. We weren’t ready because, well, it’s Mexico …

So, the Vet comes, he has his bag of stuff with a cooler bag for all the medicines, stethescope, thermometer, bright light, etc. I so wish had thought to take pictures. The only thing missing from the at home exam was the taking of their weights.

The boys got their shots, exams, and bill of good health all for 300pesos each. In the States our vet charged close to 80dollarsUS per cat for the same exam, that was before we left in December 2005. Scary to think what it is now.

So the boys have been deemed healthy and fit, the Vet was REALLY impressed at Matt’s good health; he has never seen a cat that is 23 years old before.

Here’s a recent photo, from just last week, we were eating grilled fish and apparently neglected to ask them if they wanted one as well. As you can see Mattie is giving us a piece of his mind. Or is he just simply asking for fish????
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About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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4 Responses to Veterinarian House Call (Servicio a Domicillo)

  1. Tom or Debi says:

    Chica – He does indeed give us his thoughts, regularly. And we listen, we jump, we respond to his every command. Unfortunately he is no longer able to make the big leap up to the bed so unless I fall asleep on the floor I’m safe.Heck you know we’ve even gone to the pollo asado guy and bought him a grilled chicken when he won’t his canned stuff. We keep a few fillets de pescado in the freezer as well. He is spoiled. Friends Lida and Diana regularly treat him to cochinita. He damn site better be one happy cat!1st Mate – Thanks for stopping in and commenting. I’m a lurker on your blog. Enjoy it tremendosly.They are quite handsome aren’t they.Debi

  2. 1st Mate says:

    I’m astounded that Mattie is 23! Both cats look the same age!

  3. Tom or Debi says:

    Hola ChicaU 1 funy funy gurl!Debi

  4. ChicaFeliz says:

    Believe me, Mattie is definately giving you a piece of his mind! Any day now he may just “innocently” snuggle up and take a nap — directly over your mouth and nose. If you value your life give that cat a piece of fish. He didn’t get to be 23 by playing coy.

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