Originally Posted by babyharley
Well... I was just reading thru all the paperwork we recieved when we adopted him, I found this:Tech exam revealed lesions above chin area, throat and shoulder blades. Toe nails on front right paw (the ones that I'm having problems w/) are injured. one missing.
My question... why didn't they tell me this? They said that they didn't know about it!
I'm definately taking him in on Wednesday for sure, just to be safe.
OK, 1st of all....do you want me to call/write them for you? If it was me, by the time I was done with them, they would have given me my $100 back, along with an apology. That is unacceptable. Their lack of attention could cause someone's healthy pet (Harley) to become sick/infected.....also, they are supposed to make you aware of things like that. No, I would be sure they paid the vet bill, that's for sure. You just shelled out $85 for an animal with a clean bill of health.... I would be happy to write them one heck of a letter for you if you want me to.
So at least they wouldn't do this to some other poor unsuspecting, undeserving, (not to mention currently unemployed) soul.
Now, the nail, LuckyGirl just broke hers down really far this past week....I noticed her paw fur was red....she wouldn't let me touch it, but she would let daddy touch it...
She must've gotten it caught in something.... I called the vet, they said as long as she was behaving normal (like playing etc) not to worry, and to keep an eye on it. God knows how long he has suffered with this in their care, that it has gone by unattended to! The poor baby, thank GOD he is with you now....at least he is safe.
Also, the rash on his neck....I wouldn't worry too much about it. I have eczema (a skin allergy) and when I get a patch of it, even after it goes away, my skin is still messed up from having it. Another thing, when I got Mommy cat, she had opened/scabbed lesions on her belly....I thought from it dragging on the carpet....here it was a reaction from fleas, she is allergic to fleas, and was being bitten so badly that she was big open wounds that she would incessantly groom. Some frontline, an e collar, and several weeks, and they are going away....
All this aside, I am so sorry you are stressing over this....it's supposed to be a happy time for you....