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Postby supernovae » March 28th 2013, 7:22pm

sorry :(
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Postby bedlam » March 28th 2013, 7:25pm

The little bastards get under your skin don't they...ends up you care way too much for them. I hope he is ok.
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Postby elau » March 28th 2013, 7:49pm

Sorry to hear that and I hope everything works out. I love my fur baby more than most human.
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Postby conjurer » March 28th 2013, 8:33pm

That's tough news; the important thing about being a pet owner is to do the best thing for your pet, assuming its financially possible--and sometimes that's not possible.

I knew a girl at my old store who was scraping to get by, and her pet contracted cancer. The costs of treatment were too much for her, and she opted to have her pet put to sleep. I respected her for her choice.
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Postby svaglic » March 28th 2013, 8:50pm

I hope your little buddy is o.k. He is lucky to have you and your fiance.
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Postby conjurer » March 28th 2013, 8:53pm

solchitlins wrote:
conjurer wrote:That's tough news; the important thing about being a pet owner is to do the best thing for your pet, assuming its financially possible--and sometimes that's not possible.

I knew a girl at my old store who was scraping to get by, and her pet contracted cancer. The costs of treatment were too much for her, and she opted to have her pet put to sleep. I respected her for her choice.


At this point we have no idea what it might cost, just the vet visit today was about $400 for x-rays and stuff. My fiance and I were talking it over and we both agreed that we would call of the wedding and just get married at the court house if we have to, so we can use our wedding/honeymoon savings to pay for the surgeries, if that will even cover it.

He's only a year old and this is fixable with money, we make very little money. I'm a full time student with a part time minimum wage job and she manages a retail shop.

Maybe I can find a Vet to work with us somehow.


Most vets will do this; I'm sure that you'll make the right choices. Just remember that, if worst comes to worst, there's no shame in doing the best that you can, and then moving on.

BTW--and Mrs. C would kill me if she read this--getting married by the justice-of-the-peace would have been fine with me.
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Postby Horse Feathers » March 28th 2013, 8:54pm

You may want to find a University Veterinary Hospital in your area. Level of care is usually very high and costs are less then a local vet. Many years ago my wife and I found ourselves in a similar situation. We were fortunate that someone suggested the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital.
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Postby conjurer » March 28th 2013, 8:57pm

Horse Feathers wrote:You may want to find a University Veterinary Hospital in your area. Level of care is usually very high and costs are less then a local vet. Many years ago my wife and I found ourselves in a similar situation. We were fortunate that someone suggested the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital.


Hear him, hear him! Leave it to HF to come up with a practical idea, instead of meaningless platitudes.
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Postby koimaster » March 28th 2013, 9:09pm

Hate hearing bad news about pets. They depend on us to take care of them. Like kids but without the baggage. Good luck with the surgery.

This is Kitty, found in 2008 in two feet of snow, abandoned. So of course my daughter has to rescue it. She had dental work last October and the vet screwed the pooch on it causing her to almost lose her life. Almost $7000 later she is running around the house. 5 weeks at the OSU animal hospital, major dental surgery to repair the damage the original vet caused. Lucky for pet insurance but we are going after the vet for what we paid out and what our ASAP insurance paid.

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Postby elau » March 28th 2013, 9:15pm

I don't know your debt burden but if getting into an University Vet school is not possible, try Care Credit. It is essentially a credit card accepted by most vets and you pay the bill over time. The interest rate is generally lower than your regular credit care and you can apply right at the vet's office. I used it once seven years ago when my other dog took ill. I since learn to buy pet insurance for my dog, at least 80% of the vet bill is taken care of. Good luck.
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Postby conjurer » March 28th 2013, 9:18pm

Goddamn it, Alain, that video broke my heart. Good to hear that Kitty's running around and fucking things up.
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Postby solchitlins » March 28th 2013, 9:23pm

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Postby conjurer » March 28th 2013, 9:26pm

elau wrote:I don't know your debt burden but if getting into an University Vet school is not possible, try Care Credit. It is essentially a credit card accepted by most vets and you pay the bill over time. The interest rate is generally lower than your regular credit care and you can apply right at the vet's office. I used it once seven years ago when my other dog took ill. I since learn to buy pet insurance for my dog, at least 80% of the vet bill is taken care of. Good luck.


Here's some more goddamned good advice. Who would have thought that elau had a fucking soul? Not I, but I'm happy to be fucking corrected.
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Postby elau » March 28th 2013, 9:30pm

Conjurer, I don't have a soul but there is nothing I won't do when it comes to helping animals. Especially my own. My little girl was raised as a pup and she is now 6. The other one died when she was eleven and her passing nearly killed me.
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Postby koimaster » March 28th 2013, 9:34pm

solchitlins wrote:I didn't buy insurance because my buddy told me how even though he did it didn't cover his cane corso's leg surgery that cost thousands of dollars.


Really? My cat Shadow ( died at 18 last July) had to have a MRI on her spine and our pet insurance covered 80% of it. And when Woodrow ( my 14 year old Newfoundland) had to have cancer treatment last earlier this year it was covered. We us ASPCA insurance which you can get online. We pay $14 a month for Kitty.
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Postby fatman » March 28th 2013, 9:36pm

My uncle just had knee surgery done on his dog and it was $2500 for ligament repair. He paid it even though he is a CHEAP bastard and also put off having his own hip replacement for a while.

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Postby bedlam » March 28th 2013, 11:56pm

They do cost at times. I spend 3K last year on my dog having cruciate ligament ops on both hind legs. She is running around like a champ again now. I am happy I was able to spend the coin - though its not always an easy call depending on your situation.
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Postby Mortuus » March 29th 2013, 12:36am

This is my 'canine soul mate,' Daffodil, a beautiful little bich-poo we rescued a year and-a-half ago.
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She's quite the little lady now, and has me wrapped around her dewclaw...

I've seen war and lots of death, but I think that when this one passes, she's going to take me with her...our last pup nearly did bring about my demise. Be it strange or even weird, I would gladly pay any cost to keep our little girl happy and healthy.

As has already been said, you'll know what to do for your pup, irrespective of cost...

Please keep us up-to-date as things play out.
Okay, so I was wrong... http://thewatchforum.net/forum/index.php ...but I was never so glad to be incorrect... ;)
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Postby Kahuna74 » March 29th 2013, 2:20am

Okay, so I read this before morning coffee and I seem to have a lot of water in my eyes. With that being said I have both Volunteered at the Humane Society here where I live and worked as kennel staff. The insurance is taken by all good vets. I to am a student and planing on getting married this summer. Anyway your little man is handsome and I hope everything works out okay, he is in my prayers.
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Postby rallycat » March 29th 2013, 2:26am

If your Brussels Griffon is anything like our Noodle, also a BF, it's worth the effort to find a solution. Noodle lives to love either curled up with my wife in bed or around my neck with his head on my shoulder. Lilly, our Havanese, and Pete, a Maltipoo, both have this condition though it is minor and only bears watching according to our vet. I know that we'd pay any cost to keep our four legged children with us so long as quality of life is assured.

My father takes the trophy though. Could have bought a Volvo for what he spent to have a malignant tumor removed from his Johnny Walker removed without losing a leg. Two years later he called me in tears when he had to put him down due to old age. One of his rescue cats, Thomas, was found as a kitten with 3 bullets in him (may the lowlife who did it rot in hell) and now has leukemia so my parents won't travel because of worry. Plus I don't think he can bear putting Major (intentionally named to outrank his Air Force rank as captain) his shadow Schnauzer, in the kennel.

Best of luck and give your buddy a scritch behind the ears for us.
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Postby TemerityB » March 29th 2013, 4:16am

Since we are bearing our souls:

First off, my best wishes to you at this particular time. Sounds like a lot to think about, but I have confidence you'll get through it all. After all, this is your best friend we're talking about.

As I get older, my tough outer shell about pets and animals has just about cracked off me; I read stories like this one and it makes me feel awful. As I age, the comfort and companionship that my pets have given me have been above and beyond anything I could have expected, or in some cases, deserved. It's my curse for finding a wife who simply refuses to live without dogs in her life.

My dogs, current and past, loved me with a crazy insane passion; and I feel exactly the same way. But it's more than that. If I'm out and about and, say, I'm not feeling well or I'm stressed out, the best thing for me is to see some silly dog being walked by its owner; it takes over all time and space and makes me glad to be alive no matter what else is going on. And as much as I spoil my dog, I never feel I'm doing enough for her.

The big thing for you right now is to care for that dog. Things will work out, because both you and your friend deserve it.
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Postby boscoe » March 29th 2013, 5:16am

Geez, all you losers shoulda gotta pug.
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