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Old 12-16-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Finster - good for you! Most of my volunteering has been limited to school and activity things with my kids. Now that they are older/gone, I need to reevaluate my time and see what I can do - not just giving money and items (which I always do) but giving of my time as well....
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Hopes - what's the latest on the dogs? What did the vet say?

Dew - glad to hear kitty ate!
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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Hopes - what's the latest on the dogs? What did the vet say?
I need a new vet. This one annoys me.

Everyone has medicine---the basset and the lab.

Basset, just as I thought, back problem.

Lab, just as I thought, hip dysplasia.

It's like dealing with an idiot going to that vet, today worse than others.

He acts like "oh, we don't know if that's really the problem" (just to try to rack up more tests so he can make money.)

When I point out they have been previously diagnosed, he looks back in their chart and discovers I'm right---as if it's an amazing discovery. Idiot.

All I want is a vet who will treat my dogs without trying to add on extra charges.

Is that too much to ask?



Anyways, about the dogs, let's just keep up hope that they'll both recover with their medication.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: In Line For The E Ticket Ride
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I always thought having a great vet was as important as finding a good pediatrician. And just as hard to find.

I had a cat with a very rare auto immune disease. He had a vet who loved him, (he was a pretty special cat) wanted to see him treated and realised we were on a limited budget. He did a lot of favors for us and that cat and I'll bless him till the day I die.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I always thought having a great vet was as important as finding a good pediatrician. And just as hard to find.

I had a cat with a very rare auto immune disease. He had a vet who loved him, (he was a pretty special cat) wanted to see him treated and realised we were on a limited budget. He did a lot of favors for us and that cat and I'll bless him till the day I die.
Yeah- us too. We had to put our beloved poodle/golden mix down on Friday () due to gastric dilatation and OMG I was (and still am) so thankful for our awesome vet who helped us through the hard process. In fact, she's called 3 times since Friday and has asked us how we were doing, how wonderful of a dog Chance was, etc. The best vets treat their patients as if they were their own. I don't think we could've made it through the process without her!!
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Oh, I am so sorry to hear that Strawflower. It's loosing a member of your family.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Oh, I am so sorry to hear that Strawflower. It's loosing a member of your family.
Indeed. I also feel so sad for our other dog. Those two were best friends! You can tell he just isn't the same without Chance.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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I so agree about vets. Years ago we had a golden who was epileptic as well as accident prone. The vet we went to was always recommending this test or that test...cost us a small fortune over a few years until we finally had to PTS. We spend the extra money to get Macie from a reputable breeder, and then changed vets. Our current vet is more like a country doctor. Love her.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: anywhere
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My heart goes out to those with fur kid problems. It is absolutely heartbreaking how short our time is with them and losing them is like a knife to the gut. I still haven't recovered from losing my ChiChi a few years ago and now one of my dogs is on his last legs so to speak. Hugs to you Strawflower and Hopes. I will say a blessing to my patron Saint St. Francis for you all.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Strawflower - I'm so sorry about your baby...that is heartbreaking.
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