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RE: Slugger--OT--vets

What Pam said!  

When we first moved to Ohio, the girls found a "stray" bunny.  It was as big
as a dog and shiny black.  It was definitely a very domesticated animal just
turned loose.  It followed those girls like crazy.  However, there was
something large and growing in it's neck pouch.  We didn't have much money
either, just having moved with all the attending expenses, but through a pet
sitter, got a recommendation for a vet.  We took that bunny to the
recommended vet and explained the situation.  He too gave us treatment for
that rabbit at much reduced fees ($5 or so.)  It turned out that the rabbit
had a maggot in that pouch that would have eventually killed it.  That was
one of the best lagomorphs ever to grace our home.  A great pet, he lived
another 10 years or so, which is pretty good for an animal that has an
average life span of 3-4 years, especially considering we didn't know how
old he was when he wandered into our yard. 

I've found vets to be more compassionate than most people doctors I've run
into.  And, they have to take more schooling and deal with patients who
can't even tell them the symptoms.  An Attaboy for your vet, Kitty!

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Pamela J. Evans
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 7:29 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Slugger

It's a very fine thing you have done lady.  Proud of you indeed!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 25 Feb 2004 15:24:35 -0500

>I just can't stand to see a sick cat and not DO something.
>Well, he stayed in my bed all night - which Reallllllly  pissed off Jack
>scared the bejeses out of Shimmy when he hopped in.  Slugger has no concept
>of sharing.  He lays smack in the middle of the bed, so I had to sort of
>sleep around him.  He's been up a few times today, but he's in bed again
>snoozing away.  He is walking better.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 8:37 AM
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Slugger
>> Kitty, you and your vet can share my HERO OF THE DAY award.  What a good
>> thing you did!
>> Lynda
>> Zone 7, West TN
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf Of Kitty
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 6:23 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: [CHAT] Slugger
>> I've mentioned Slugger a few times - he's the tough tomcat that rules
>> the neighborhood who decided to spend the winter with us.  He often
>> sleeps in my chair in the family room most of the day and heads out at
>> night to see who he can beat up.  He's become very friendly and will
>> curl up in my lap....to the consternation of Mick who absolutely hates
>> his guts.
>> I had told my vet that I don't want another cat but that I'd like to
>> neuter him if I could get him to let me pick him up.  He said to bring
>> him in anytime.  Same day service.  However, after joining the ranks of
>> the UnE, I called to see if anything else would be required.  The total
>> came to $170, so I've let it slide.  He won't let me pick him up anyway.
>> Well, Slugger suddenly became very ill; limp as a ragdoll.  So I slid
>> him into the carrier with nary a struggle and hauled him off to see
>> Uncle Hugh. Apparently he had some celulitis happening in his leg and a
>> scratch in a delicate area.  Dr. said he wasn't all that ill and could
>> be neutered and started in about the Feluk and FIV tests.  He doesn't
>> want to neuter a cat just to then let it run around spreading disease.
>> I explained why I couldn't manage that and he just said, "Oh, we'll just
>> do it for free then!"
>> I protested, but he insisted.   He also lowered the rate on the
>> castration a
>> bit from what I was quoted AND didn't charge me for antibiotic
>> injection. So Slugger got neutered, treatment for wounds, and
>> vaccinations for Rabies/Dist/Calci/Rhino-TR, tested for Feluk and FIV (
>> both negative! ) for all of $83.
>> I hate to ask for reduced rates, but I just can't spend $200 on another
>> cat. However, between the doctor and myself I feel we're both doing our
>> share for a stray that needs help and for the community to prevent the
>> spread of disease and also to tame the neighborhood bully - eventually
>> MUCH appreciated by the other cats.
>> So that's the update on Slugger, if anyone was interested.
>> Kitty
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  • References:
    • Re: Slugger
      • From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>

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