Author Topic: The pet-specific bad news thread  (Read 51099 times)

clarion

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2012, 11:25:45 am »
Awww.  Goodbye Misty.  Sounds like time for the end of a happy life.

Good you still have Blue (one of our greyhounds was called Blue, as it happens)
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2012, 02:38:58 pm »
Sorry to hear that SandyV :(
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Auntie Helen

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #52 on: September 24, 2012, 09:12:12 pm »
Poppy's bestest friend Rose the Fox Terrier is in the vets at Newmarket (too complex a problem for the vets here near Colchester) to have investigations of a delicate lady-like nature. Apparently they think she has bits of ovary left (she was spayed a year and a half ago) and these may be infected or something. Sounds like she'll have another general tomorrow and be opened up. Her owners are v worried, as are we, as Rose is one of the nicest doggies you'll ever meet.

Here she is playing with Poppy

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Auntie Helen

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2012, 06:54:59 pm »
Well Rose has had her operation where apparently they removed an ovary and some 'legions' (I think that's a predictive text special from my friend). Rose had previously been spayed - do they remove ovaries with that? Anyway, hopefully she is now sorted but I haven't spoken to my friend to find out, just had a couple of texts.

Here is Rose attempting to get Eurosport

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2012, 07:46:13 pm »
That is rather rotten. :(

Over the years my parents cats, my siblings cats, and my cats, all seem to have been remarkably lucky.  The only incident I can think of, was with the cat my parents had when I was young, Tiger, a big ginger tom.  At some point he was probably hit by a car, my Mother thought it was likely he was hit on Calthorpe Road (for those who know Exeter).  He dragged himself home with a broken rear leg, and had to be taken to the vets asap.
Sassy was hit when she was about 1 year old and her pelvis was shattered.  A small animal bone specialist rebuilt her and Petplan got stung for about £750.  At 15 years old she is still going strong (a bit too strong TBH; she's a shocking hunter).
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CrinklyUncle

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2012, 01:18:52 pm »
Our cat Ebony has been put to sleep this morning at the vets due failing kidneys :(

She was fine, then on Monday we noticed she was eating/drinking a lot less than usual, we took her to the vets yesterday morning and blood was taken. The results where bad and the vet recommend she was put to sleep.


Ebony by CrinkyUncle, on Flickr

Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2012, 01:29:02 pm »
sorry to hear that, CA and CU   :(
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Riggers

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2012, 01:36:56 pm »
Poor old puss. She doesn't look that old mind.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

CrinklyUncle

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2012, 01:50:15 pm »
Poor old puss. She doesn't look that old mind.

She wasn't, the picture was taken about two years ago. Today she was about 9.5 years old, which the vet said was young to get kidney failure. (Not sure on her exact age as she was a cat’s protection rescue cat I got about 3.5 years ago)

Pingu

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2012, 03:45:50 pm »
Condolences CU.

Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2013, 01:45:30 pm »
Thorn the ferret broke a tooth a month or so ago. It's not damaged the nerve, so he's fine, but it's got a razor-sharp edge and he's been slicing the other ferrets open when they've been playing.  :facepalm:

Last week I took Eth to the vet with (what I thought was) a nasty non-healing bite on his leg. The vet said "hm", and asked permission to run some tests. The results came back today: it's probably cancer.

The weird thing is that, although he's not insured (I've never found a cost-effective pet insurer who covers ferrets) and we don't know the survival odds yet, the bit that upsets me most is I'm going to have to drive him to the vet's surgery on Friday and break my 100% cycle-commuting record for the year-to-date. Am I selfish and wrong? ???
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2013, 03:42:40 pm »
Kathy, it depends how much you love your ferret.  Your cycling record is only 23 days, after all and Friday might be the day you were due to fall off anyway!

Sorry about Eth, by the way; that's sad.

Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2013, 04:24:40 pm »
Well, the vet is going to operate on Friday, and has estimated costs of about £250, which isn't bad (Emmie the cat cost nearly £1k to have a cancerous growth removed from her nose). Fingers crossed for him. And maybe it'll do me good to have a rest from the bike. ;)
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barakta

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2013, 05:08:34 pm »
I hope Eth's operation on Friday goes OK.

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2013, 05:20:43 pm »
Aw, poor fert.
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2013, 05:54:44 pm »
in 45 minutes I have an appointment at the vets, my favourite shar pei, Pasha AKA The Breeze Block on Legs, has been diagnosed with acute kidney failure, she's at the vets on a drip now. It's caused by something called Amyloidosis which can be age related in most dogs but shar peis can get it early in life and there's nothing that can be done,  :'(


Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2013, 06:59:58 pm »
in 45 minutes I have an appointment at the vets, my favourite shar pei, Pasha AKA The Breeze Block on Legs, has been diagnosed with acute kidney failure, she's at the vets on a drip now. It's caused by something called Amyloidosis which can be age related in most dogs but shar peis can get it early in life and there's nothing that can be done,  :'(

Sorry to hear that.  :(
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2013, 09:10:15 pm »
so after a very long chat with 2 vets it was decided that their diagnoses was the most likely cause of the kidney failure, unfortunately there is no way of testing for the condition (well there is, but it means taking a sample of the kidneys which carries it's own risks and obviously needs to be done by a specialist, or post mortem, even if they find anything there's very little to be done) so we said our goodbyes and the deed was done, the picture below was taken on Thursday 17th so a week tomorrow, Pasha is the dark one at the front the 2 to the right are Chino and Manuka her daughters

Wombat

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2013, 08:23:48 am »
Its damn tough, but you know you did the right thing.  Nothing I can say will make it any better, though.  Virtual hugs.
Wombat

Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2013, 09:18:54 am »
Well, the vet is going to operate on Friday, and has estimated costs of about £250, which isn't bad (Emmie the cat cost nearly £1k to have a cancerous growth removed from her nose). Fingers crossed for him. And maybe it'll do me good to have a rest from the bike. ;)

Eth is currently at the vet, being prepped for surgery. The good news is that the operating vet has said she thinks she should be able to remove the entire thing in one go with good margins and no need for a biopsy* first. :thumbsup:

*Which would have involved a preliminary operation before removing the tumour at a later date, with all the risks (and costs) of an additional anaesthetic.
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2014, 08:13:28 pm »
Pippin has had a runny bum for the past couple of weeks. Vet said today there was elevated pancreatic stuff so she appears to have pancreatitis (to add to the diabetes). Still waiting on the turd analysis coming back. Poor lil kitteh :(
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CrinklyLion

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #71 on: July 08, 2014, 06:57:09 am »




The Cubs' Auntie NOTP's new puppy.... an absolute little sweetheart.  SmallestCub is in lurrrrve.

There's a huge puppy-shape hole at Granny Annie's gaff since last week and it is going to be very odd next time we visit for him to not be there :( 

hellymedic

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #72 on: July 08, 2014, 05:06:03 pm »
 :( :( :(

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2014, 09:26:07 pm »
Pippin has had a runny bum for the past couple of weeks. Vet said today there was elevated pancreatic stuff so she appears to have pancreatitis (to add to the diabetes). Still waiting on the turd analysis coming back. Poor lil kitteh :(

And the (huge) antibiotics she was given while we wait to get the poo results back seem to be making her puke them back up so far  :-\
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Re: The pet-specific bad news thread
« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2014, 09:47:22 pm »
Oh no, Crinkles. What happened to the wee pup?  :'(

Sorry to hear about Pippin's troubles, Mrs P. I hope things improve soon.