Reader Lucy wrote today to ask what the fee for a Convenia injection for a 96-pound dog is.
Of course, some clinics will charge more and some will charge less. Stephanie, one of our employees looked up our fee and it came out to $141.00.
I had to admit that I was caught a little off guard. In our history with Convenia we have administered it mostly to small to medium-sized pets and the fees have run from $50.00 to $85.00.
We had a little discussion around the clinic about whether a Convenia injection for a pet that size was “worth it.”
Stephanie spoke up first. “To keep from giving pills to a 96-pound dog for two weeks? I’d pay $141.00 in a heartbeat.”
Of course, we wouldn’t use Convenia where it was not indicated. We have had great success with Convenia, but it’s certainly not for everything.
With the busy lives we lead the time savings alone can pay for a Convenia injection.
Its broad spectrum (ability to kill many different species of bacteria) makes it a good choice for dog and cat skin problems, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and many other problems.
Owners of patients we have used it for have been very grateful for the “vacation’ from pill administration.
In case you are wondering, Lucy’s doctor charged $176.00 for her dog’s Convenia injection.
See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.