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Old 05-26-2014, 03:19 AM   #551
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Thanks PF, MC, and LP! It's helped me with the support of my friends here and on my Facebook page. Himself said we need a new kitty around here. I'm saying I want to wait until we get back to OH. Maybe I'll compromise and get him a hamster. They're pretty easy to move.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #552
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My deepest condolences, CG. You did all you could for her and I know she knew that. She was very beautiful.

I think TB thinks I am batty, but I am thinking about taking Violet back to our old vet. I like the new one, but he doesn't seem to take Violet's leg condition seriously because he hasn't seen the horrific x-rays and doesn't seem interested in getting them from the other vet. He told me that there was no way it could be as bad as I described and said if I want to add another pain killer he'll do it, but the dog will be sedated most of the time. It is gabapenten and I take it. I don't want her to have that unless she needs it, but we have to prove she is in pain. She looks at me with this "Help me Mom" look and backs herself into my legs so she is always touching me. She whines and yelps constantly. The diarrhea is coming back even though she is still on the medication. She is eating okay, but not like she was.

Please, if I am paranoid tell me. I just don't want her to be in pain. Should I go back to the old vet who knows her? The reasons for not going is it is a long car ride and Violet hates them (and I am better at short ones if I am in pain myself).

I don't think we will lose her, I just want her well.
Can you phone the old vet and ask him to send the X-rays to you or the new vet?

I don't think you are being paranoid. I would have concerns as well.

I have no good or bad feeling about the vet near where I live. But, I don't think she has or ever has had a cat. It's a 10 minute drive. I really like the new vet. It's a 25-40 minute drive, depending on traffic, to the new vet and I have to hunt for parking. Shreddy detests riding in the car. But, for me, it's worth going to the new vet.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:18 PM   #553
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GG, I was so sad to read of the passing of your beautiful kitty-cat. My sincere condolences, 😢. It's so hard to lose our cherished friends,and hard to replace them too. I think waiting to do so until you get back "home" is a fine thing to do.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:46 PM   #554
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Thanks PF, MC, and LP! It's helped me with the support of my friends here and on my Facebook page. Himself said we need a new kitty around here. I'm saying I want to wait until we get back to OH. Maybe I'll compromise and get him a hamster. They're pretty easy to move.
When we lost our beloved Joie in February 2013, there wasn't even thoughts of getting a new pet, dog or cat. We needed time to get over the shock. There was a deep hole in the hearts of all of us (including Violet).

Then I took Vi to the new vet in our area as she was having problems with her back legs and I was worried (just as I am now). The times I had gone in for food and glucosamine there were no kittens but this one time I go in and see a beautiful little black kitten for adoption. She adopted me at that moment but I didn't acknowledge it. I went home and told TB about her but we didn't even discuss getting her. The next day I got her on my own and when I walked in the door and plunked her in his arms he was in love too.

When the time is right, CG, you will know it.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:31 PM   #555
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Sorry to hear about your cat, CG. Very sorry.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:28 PM   #556
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I hereby declare that Myrtle, my 4-yr old Shaffer chicken, is now a pet. She went on an outing with me on Sunday--helped me help a friend plant his garden. She rode in the car on my lap and hung her head out the window on the way home just like a dog.
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I hereby declare that Myrtle, my 4-yr old Shaffer chicken, is now a pet. She went on an outing with me on Sunday--helped me help a friend plant his garden. She rode in the car on my lap and hung her head out the window on the way home just like a dog.
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I hereby declare that Myrtle, my 4-yr old Shaffer chicken, is now a pet. She went on an outing with me on Sunday--helped me help a friend plant his garden. She rode in the car on my lap and hung her head out the window on the way home just like a dog.
Love it! What a mental image.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:04 PM   #559
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RIP my LittleBit. You were a good friend, loving and loved. No better way to be remembered, whether critter or kin.
I am so sorry to hear this, CG.

It's bad enough to lose a beloved pet when you are expecting it, but to have it catch you by surprise is devastating. RIP kitty...
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My deepest condolences, CG. You did all you could for her and I know she knew that. She was very beautiful.

I think TB thinks I am batty, but I am thinking about taking Violet back to our old vet. I like the new one, but he doesn't seem to take Violet's leg condition seriously because he hasn't seen the horrific x-rays and doesn't seem interested in getting them from the other vet. He told me that there was no way it could be as bad as I described and said if I want to add another pain killer he'll do it, but the dog will be sedated most of the time. It is gabapenten and I take it. I don't want her to have that unless she needs it, but we have to prove she is in pain. She looks at me with this "Help me Mom" look and backs herself into my legs so she is always touching me. She whines and yelps constantly. The diarrhea is coming back even though she is still on the medication. She is eating okay, but not like she was.

Please, if I am paranoid tell me. I just don't want her to be in pain. Should I go back to the old vet who knows her? The reasons for not going is it is a long car ride and Violet hates them (and I am better at short ones if I am in pain myself).

I don't think we will lose her, I just want her well.
I don't think you're paranoid but I do think your current vet is somewhat remiss in refusing to request the records from your previous vet. There is no reason legally (at least I can't see that US law would be different to UK law in this) or ethically, why he can't request the records from the previous vet. If it was you who went to a new Doctor it would be perfectly reasonable to expect your records to follow you.

I don't see why you couldn't ring up the old vet, explain the circumstances and ask if it would be possible to have a copy of Violet's records. Assuming he knows that you only changed vets because of the travelling and you had no complaint s about the way he looked after Violet I would expect him to be reasonable. However, if you get the records there is no way you can force new vet to look at them!

New vet needs a good talking to. You wouldn't put up with this nonsense from a plumber or a car mechanic or your own doctor and you shouldn't have to put up with it from the vet. Remember you are paying for a service and you aren't getting it.

Love to Violet and I hope she's feeling better soon.
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