By Anonymous - 19/11/2009 16:14 - United States
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people who whine about paying vet fees shouldn't get a dog in the first place if they cant afford it. my roommate just got a puppy (even though our apartment complex doesn't allow pets) and says she doesn't want to fix it (even though the dog will get its period if she doesn't) because it will cost $250. there are too many dumb bitches who want to get a puppy because "omg its so cute!"
Hell yes. I maxed out my credit card paying the vet bill for my rabbit because he jumped out of my arms and I was worried he'd hurt his back. My vet calls him the most expensive rabbit in the world after the aggressive treatment we put him through when he got ec (a brain parasite). Five months ago she was recommending we put him to sleep, now he's just fine and I don't regret a cent.
Don't complain...it's better to pay that much to find out your dog is fine than to wait it out and have to pay for something that's much worse. I had an issue with my dog. I had to drop her off at my mom's for a few days and the day after I dropped her off, my mom called and said that she was acting like she was kicked in her ribs. She said she was really sensitive on her left side. When we went to pick her up, my mom accused me and my boyfriend of animal abuse...I'm still not sure why, but I would never harm my little baby, and neither would my bf. But anyways, after we picked her up, we took her to the vet, he did find that she was sore on both sides of her rib cage. They took X-Rays just to make sure there were no internal injuries....and gave me an anti inflamitory. Nothing major was wrong...but like the first thing I said....it's better to pay to find out nothing's wrong than to wait it out and have to pay for surgery or something else that's super expensive.
Actually, offering you dog "human food" can be a sure and very costly trip to the vet, as a dog's stomach can be very sensitive to people food and trash can leavings-- left alone it can even be deadly. taking your dog to the vet is a better safe than sorry decision-- be happy they're fine!
Oh yes, OP is such a HORRIBLE person for knowing diseases. She totally deserves this. Besides, human food can be very bad for dogs. Their systems don't work the same as ours. They can't handle spicy things, chocolate, hot (temperature) items. And $200 is a small price to pay if you care about your dogs health.
Question: OP are you using Black Diamond dog food? There was a recall back in the end of 08/beginning of 09 for Black Diamond dog food due to mold in the cornmeal they used in the food. I actually found out about the recall only after my dog refused to eat it. I kept thinking she was being a brat for not wanting to eat because she'd finally eat after a day or so, so I thought nothing of it. Needless to say I felt like an ass when it came out about the recall and here was my dog trying to not die from it while I merely thought she was being bad for not eating her food.
I know most people believe dogs are not intelligent creatures, but if your dog does not like a certain food, why would you continue to force it on them. Yeah dog food costs money and you might not always have the money for the tasty kind, but still, you wouldn't force your child to eat the same food day in day out. Vary it up for your dog.
hey...at least your dog is fine! i'd spend a lot more if it came to my dog's health!
That also could have been a sign of diabetes, so you did the right thing!