Touring France in April, our Whippet puppy had a bad cut that required stitches, we took him to the Vet in Rue who was recommended by Funsters. He had a general anaesthetic, an operation by the vet to clean and stitch the wound and 10 hours nursing care in the kennels. The total cost...75 Euro! which included a follow up consultation a week later, to check the wound and remove the stitches. We estimated that our UK vet would have charged at least £300. With this in mind our elderly collie needs Meta Cam for her Arthritis, we paid our Vet £37 for 100mg of the stuff, enough for a month. Online it's being sold for £9 per 100 mg, that's some mark up! We have been with this Vet for 25 years and wouldn't like to change and anyway, I'll bet the UK Vets all charge more or less the same. It needs regulation, but will never happen; Doctors, Vets and Solicitors etc have much better and stronger trades unions than any working man, but they're called Professional Associations and no Government seems to want to talk about price caps or regulation of the "market" I note the new anti trade union laws which makes it next to impossible to withdraw your labour, the only option for many working men and women, whose rights fought for over 150 years have been eroded over the last 10.