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When i took kodie to the doctors I had to wait in the waiting room for 2 hrs while they did a bile acid test on him... while i was in the waiting room I talked to a few different people and its amazing what you learn while talking to other animal lovers....


This one lady was there with her Bichion (did i spell that right?). She used to do rescues and this is was a rescue she kept.. the dog was 10yrs old when she got it and he had health problems. She took the dog to an internal medicine specialist and they said the dog was going to die in 2 weeks. She didnt want to hear that so she took the dog to a holisitic medicine vet that was over 4hrs away... the doc said the dog had the start of Crohn's disease and started to treat the dog... she cooked home made meals for the dog and the dog is now... 18yrs old! The dog has other health issues now from old age... starting to lose its eye sight and stuff like that... but can you believe it!? :eek: It was an amazing story.

There was another man in the waiting room on his cell phone... I was sitting there with kodie on my lap (he was trying to sleep because he was stressed out from the whole trip up there)... but then kodie sat up and starred at the man while he was talking on the cell. The man thought it was the cutest thing so when he got off the phone he started to talk to me... it turns out that his golden retriever (i think thats the wrong spelling) has lukemema. He said the lyph nodes seem to be the only place it is right now and the organs seem fine. The dog was only 8 yrs old.... beautiful dog. It's just funny that we both agreed that where we live there are really NO good vets around. He drove 45mins to go to this hospital and a friend recommended him to go there.... and i drove 1hr 15mins to get there. We found it sad how a lot of vets just arent good doctors and we BOTH wanted the best for our dogs. He is starting chemo for the dog that day. This hospital has specialists vets which is very good. There is a doctor just for cancer. The reason i went there is because there is a doctor just for internal medicine for kodie. It just feels good to see that there are other people out there just as passionate as I am about my dog! I get discouraged when i hear all these stories about animal abuse... and watching animal planet and seeing what people do to their pets...
its just terrible. It's just heart warming hearing these people and seeing how loving they are with their "best friends". Honestly I had a great time just sitting there for the 2hrs waiting for them to take blood from kodie.


Sorry for going on and on but I just know that everyone here will understand actually how i feel.
 

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Oh I sure hope all the tests came back good for your little one. I did get a little giggle out of you typo where you said it was well worth the 2yrs waiting time, I know you meant 2hrs but all the same it tickled me a little.
I have to say I gave up watching those shows on Animal Planet purely because they upset me so much, I can't understand how people can be so cruel.
We are very fortunate here in town we have a wonderful vet and she is very thorough and knowledgable and is just 3 minutes down the road. I too would travel as far as it takes if that were not the case, just to make sure Scooby gets the best medical treatment. Kudos to you for doing the same for your little Kodie, you are a true loving and caring Mom to him.
 

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It is so great to hear heart warming stories like that. I get so upset when I hear of people abusing or mistreating their animals.
 

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I hope all of Kodies tests come out ok
And, yes I know what you mean about talking to people and learning alot. I inherited, from my mother, the gift of gab and it turns out through our cleaning lady at work is how I found another vet for Phoebe's knees
The holistic thing is an avenue I myself have and continue to review and learn. Fortunately for me, the holistic vet that I found is just under an hour away but even better yet he has a MALTESE! And hes wonderful.

heres to hoping Kodie's health report gets an A+!



p.s. we are anxiously awaiting Phoebes christmas present (pink bed) from your store
We cant wait! Thanks!!!
 

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yes it is a good thing that there are vets out there that go through the extra schooling to become a specialist. i think it is bad that they make us learn every species when we r trying to get our DVM...it takes away time that we could be focusing on the species we actually want to care for. this is why i took 3 rotations in small animal internal medicine...ppl told me i was crazy, but i felt it was the most important.
i do want to point out one thing though just b/c your regular vet cant help you, doesnt mean they r a bad vet. they might not have the specialized equipment to help an animal with that problem. now if you vet doesnt REFER you to a practice that can give you the BEST care, THEN your vet is a bad vet. sorry have to stick up for my homies.
 

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yes it is a good thing that there are vets out there that go through the extra schooling to become a specialist. i think it is bad that they make us learn every species when we r trying to get our DVM...it takes away time that we could be focusing on the species we actually want to care for. this is why i took 3 rotations in small animal internal medicine...ppl told me i was crazy, but i felt it was the most important.
i do want to point out one thing though just b/c your regular vet cant help you, doesnt mean they r a bad vet. they might not have the specialized equipment to help an animal with that problem. now if you vet doesnt REFER you to a practice that can give you the BEST care, THEN your vet is a bad vet. sorry have to stick up for my homies.[/B]
Yep I agree with you here, that's why I admire my vet here as she has said to me if there is anything that she can't deal with she has specialists in the cities who she will refer Scooby to if the need ever arose that he had a problem she couldn't deal with or recognize, or test for.
 

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I just got back from the vet, and I have to say that we are very fortunate that RBVH has everything on site. Our annual check up went beautifully, by the way, and we haven't had a need to see any of the specialists, thank goodness. Valletta weighs in at a whopping 4.3 lbs. and as the vet said, she's just perfect!
 

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yes it is a good thing that there are vets out there that go through the extra schooling to become a specialist. i think it is bad that they make us learn every species when we r trying to get our DVM...it takes away time that we could be focusing on the species we actually want to care for. this is why i took 3 rotations in small animal internal medicine...ppl told me i was crazy, but i felt it was the most important.
i do want to point out one thing though just b/c your regular vet cant help you, doesnt mean they r a bad vet. they might not have the specialized equipment to help an animal with that problem. now if you vet doesnt REFER you to a practice that can give you the BEST care, THEN your vet is a bad vet. sorry have to stick up for my homies.[/B]
I agree. The vets around are area seem to misdiagnose many dogs... thats what i mean.
 

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Wow! You really did hear the stories. I love hearing about the bichon that is 18! Yay! Hope Kodie's tests were OK.
 
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