(Closed) No Sadder place than the Emergency Animal Hospital

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Aww sorry your puppy is hurt. I completely agree though. It is heartbreaking to see the families waiting on their pet in the animal hospital. I was a sobbing, snot covered, hot mess when we had to put my beloved dog down because her heart was failing. 

Post # 4
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

How sad 🙁 I had to take my dog to the E-vet back in April after another dog attacked him (and me) at the dog park. He went in first for his injuries, and then had to go back after a couple days because his worst wound was infected and not responding to antibiotics. He had a very high fever, was shivering, could barely walk, and refused all types of food and drink (we KNOW Roger’s sick when he refuses Greenies or meat!). He had to stay overnight with an IV and monitoring for his temperature. So nerve wracking!!! My thoughts are with you, your pup, and the others at the E-vet. Definitely not a fun place to be in.

Post # 5
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m sorry that your night isn’t going as you had planned, but I’m so happy your pup is going to be ok.  Its a heartbreaking thing when you have to take a pet into the vet for something other than the standard needles and fixing and things like that.  I remember when we had to put our family dog to sleep, our vet was amazing.  The staff was so comforting and even called us a few days later and sent a card to see how we were doing.  Little things like that mean a lot.

When I was 18 my family adopted a kitten who had a seizure disorder which we didn’t know about.  She had a seizure and banged her head on the ceramic tiles in our kitchen and became unconcious.  It was only my brother and I home so we took her to the emergency vet.  These people didn’t really talk to us about what to do cause we were “just kids” and put her on life support and ran all of these unneccessary tests driving the bill up.  My parents were coming from work so it took a while for them to get there, but they were livid when they arrived because now they were faces with a HUGE vet bill when it was painfully obvious that our kitten wasn’t going to make it (or if she did would have severe brain damage).  Its nice to know that you have a trust worth emergency vet in your area.

All the best to your furry baby on their hopefully speedy recovery!

Post # 7
9682 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Starling13:  That is so sad. I am so glad that your furbaby will be okay.

You can judge a society by the way it treats its animals.

Post # 10
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

@Starling13:  Unfortunately we never found out. 🙁 My husband and I were too busy trying to get Roger and myself into the car while managing our wounds. We never even got a chance to ask the owner if the dog was up to date on her rabies vaccines. When it happens that fast, and you and your baby are bleeding, you don’t really remember the logical things you’re supposed to do!

I remember it was a female tan pit mix named Pinky, but have no recollection of the owner and none of the park’s regulars knew her either. Cold case! I hope she responsibly recognized her dog’s severe dog aggression and will never take it to the park again.

Post # 11
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

this is the reason I left working at the vets.   A lot of it was just too upsetting for me.  I found it hard to distance my emotions.

Post # 12
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Starling13:  Just FYI, you only have a couple of second window to scold a dog after they have done something wrong for them to connect your scolding with the action. Yelling at the dog after the vet only makes them scared/submissive (the “guilty face/posture” is really just submission), so yelling at him now just makes him even more stressed after such a traumatic ordeal!!

SO GLAD that he is ok, though, my pup is my baby and I can’t imagine sitting in that waiting room!!

Post # 15
2422 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I had to go to an emergency vet once because a child at the summer camp my boyfriend is a couselor at dropped a brick (purposefully) on the pet gerbil’s head. Anyway, after we left there was a woman who pulled her very ill cat out of her car and carried him through the front door that we held open for her. She was bawling and seeing that poor animal- I’m guessing it got hit by a car or something- made me and my boyfriend bawl just as much as her! It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen.

Post # 16
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Glad your baby is ok!! We had to take our westie in about a month ago because she was bitten by a snake. The vet misdiagnosed it has a back injury without checking her skin even after we told him we think she got bit! I can home from work the next day and her chest was full of fluid so I took her back in and found the bite that time. I was livid. My poor dog suffered all night because of their stupidity. Nothing breaks my heart more than seeing an animal suffer! 

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