(Closed) My poor baby girl!

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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4606 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Get the opinion from your usual vet first. They may want to run tests, but not as many, and not as costly, as the tests the emergency vet told you. When my boy tore his ACL, I used a vet that I didn’t know, and he told me it would be $2500 for all the things he’d need. I went to my usual vet and I paid $600 for his xrays, pre-op blood work, surgery, medication and post op check up.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Don’t open the tramadol capsule, tramadol is very bitter so she probably won’t eat the food with it in there.  When her primary vet is open you can ask them for buprenorphine which is a liquid you can put under her tongue with a syringe, but it is more expensive than tramadol.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Your usual vet will give you a much better price than the emergency vet. When my Sheltie got a stomach bug we took her to the emergency vet and they wanted us to pay well over $700. We waited and took her to the normal vet the next morning and it ended up being just under $200.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes, she more than likely has an urinary bladder infection and it can be treated for WAY less than 2K. Usually  anibiotics will help. Try that first. Explain that you do not have money for all these tests and beg for the antibiotics!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t have anything better to say than the PPs. I just wanted to say I’m so sorry that you’re going through this. It’s so painful to watch our furbabies suffering. ((Hugs))

Post # 9
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wanted to cry reading this, I’m so sorry. I don’t know what else to say but good luck and I hope your sweet furbaby feels better. HUGS.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh no I am so sorry.  My dog had a lot of issues this summer and I spent 2-3K on her.  I really had no other choice and it was over a couple months… but it was a horrible thing to go through- financially and emotionally.  We were able to deal a little bit to have some prices knocked down, but boy are pet bills expensive!  I hope you and your husband are able to make a decision you feel at peace with and I definitely suggest haggling with the regular vet!

ETA:  A few years ago doggie had a huge cyst on her neck and I was told she would need a 2K surgery.  I went to another vet and the bill was under $400!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@RockStar33:  I’m so so so sorry, I know what it is like to worry sick about a pet.  Like you said she’s suffering and has a lot of problems.  Putting you and Fiance into debt would only prolong the inevitable so I think you’re doing the right thing.

BIG HUGS 🙁

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@RockStar33:  I’m so so sorry. We had to put our dog down suddenly because of brain cancer. Nothing anyone can say will make you feel any better about it, but at least she won’t be in pain any longer.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@RockStar33:  God, pets just break our hearts don’t they. I want you to try to think rationally here. She is 14. She may have 5 more years, but what do those years look like? She’s had 2 pretty bad illnesses in 8 months this year. We are able to be so kind to our pets and set them free from any suffereing.

I would never tell you what to do, but really think this over.

I’m so sorry :(((((

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