"Sorry, without her records we can't give you the pills."
WHAT? Arg! I argued with the doctor for a while (I had the bottle with the instructions printed on it. The instructions = 73 pills needed. Printed on the bottle: Contains 50 pills. See the problem?) Finally she gave in and gave me two pills to hold me till Monday when I can get them from our real vet.
Price of 2 pills there: $15.
Price of 50 pills from my usual vet: $7.
Price of my failing to notice the bottle was nearly empty: $55.