Beware of The BLOG...it creeps, it leaps, it glides & slides all over the place.
Maybe their appeal is that they don't speak.
Jan:Mayhaps you're right ;)
We always took care of Little Bit when she wasn't feeling well. It's what we do.Have a purrfect day. ☺
They can be expensive. But worth it. I hope you don't ever have take one to emergency care.
Hope she stays well for a while. It's hard on us when our animal family is not well.
If my Slim could speak she would say "You're nuts lady."
Sandee: I know. It's what we do, too, but we don't advise loading up on pets that you can't pay for and have to rely on your parents paying for your cat. If I'm footing the cat's bills, then she becomes MY cat.
Kid: ER visits are hard on the soul and the wallet. Surgeons are pricey too. We consulted with one for our German shepherd Elke's hip dysplasia. It would have cost $10,000 per side and entailed an 18 month rehabilitation where she wouldn't be allowed to walk around. The surgeon confided that her own dog is afflicted and she won't do the surgery herself because of the rehab.
Messymimi: I was worried about feline leukemia because she's a young cat and shouldn't have any problems. Thankfully, the results were negative. The antibiotic shot has helped because she's already up to her shenanigans again.
Granny Annie: I don't know Slim as well as you do, but with my limited knowledge, I think she'd ask for more pillows on the couch ;)
Cube, yes. And you have to think of quality of life for them as well. Like a person gets cancer and doctors want to guinea pig and bleed them dry for the last 2 years of their life. That won't be me.
Kid: We had that problem with the last vet office we visited. It was many years ago when our now 16-year-old male DSH came home with his left paw swollen to about 3 times its normal size. The vet suggested we would have to knock him out and surgically lance his paw. I asked about Plan B and that was antibiotics. He also brought up the fact that he had a heart murmur [moi-mah if you grew up in New York like me]. I deadpanned, "So what do you suggest doctor, a heart transplant?" I don't think he got the joke. He said we recommend drugs and careful monitoring of his situation. Yeah, that was my last visit to that office. Felix, yes he's black, but it seemed like the perfect name at the time... he responded to the antibiotics within a day and he's 16 and still spry. Finding the right vet is as important as finding the right doctor. They're not all money driven. You just have to look.
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