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Good and sad vet visit

post #1 of 8
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Went to pick Kizzy up after her spay, and outside the vets was a woman holding a ginger and white cat in a towel - first instinct was how stupid can you be to hold your cat wrapped up stood outside, the road isn't that busy, but still has a fair few cars on the road. While I was waiting to pay, she came back in, they put a cat in a basket and left in tears - cat was to be pts, didn't ask why. I can't understand people who dont want to stay with their cats, I could never ever do that. RIP little one.
The good side was I got charged less than I expected, am sure they have messed up, but wasn't going to complain!! And then I said I didn't really need the e-collar, I have 2 in the house already, so got money knocked off for that! And, they give an RC pack which has a 400g bag of food, measuring cup and vouchers, and I got asked if I wanted a couple more for the rest of them and wasn't going to turn down food, so have got 2 female and 1 male (the boys like the RC food).
post #2 of 8
I couldn't leave either. I've stayed to be with a few shelter kitties before.

I'm glad you got by cheap! It's always nice, because sooner or later there's going to be a big bill!
post #3 of 8
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I was very tempted to ask to stay, and if it hadn't been for collecting a cat after I spay, I prob would have done, think they are used to me being odd at my vets!! I just dont know how anyone can do it - only 3 of mine have gone without me, 1 due to my neighbour, 1 unexpectedly at the vets, he went in for a dental and his liver enzymes were too bad, and Ginger unexpectedly through natural causes last year. They are the ones that hurt the most to be honest.
Oh yes - they have already had nearly £400 from me this year!! I got a bonus trip on Mon too, they had used the wrong account, so I got a discount on Molly's consultation!!
post #4 of 8
I think some people are so upset about having to put their pet to sleep that they just can't bear to watch. It doesn't mean they love their pet any less, it's just too hard. It will be six years this August that I stayed with my little Midnight when she was put to sleep. The vet had to inject directly into her heart and she was gone in a minute or less. I was able to stay calm for Midnight's sake while she was still alive, but after the vet listened for the absence of a heartbeat and said it was over, I went hysterical.

Snowball is a CRF kitty who will be sixteen years old this September. According to my vet, cats who are at the stage of the disease Snowball is in will live about one more year, (more or less). It will be hard, but when the time comes, I plan to stay with him too.
post #5 of 8
When one of my cats pass without me there I feel so incredibly guilty, I still agonize over Eros's death back in October (he died during his neuter) I don't want my babies to think I abandoned them and i hear on the vet bills, I for sure sent someone on a cruise last year, always nice to get a surprise discount!
post #6 of 8
I'll be honest i don't think i could be in the same room when the deeds being done, because the last thing i want to see is for me to be holding one of them and for them to be looking into my eyes when the needles going in

If it had to be done like that then i would want it in the comforts of my own home where it's peaceful for all of us.
post #7 of 8
I was with our Rottie pup when he was PTS. Some idiot took it upon themself to poison him.I was 8 months pg. so the Vet asked if I wanted to stay or go out, I chose to stay.Damion was looking at me as he took his last breath.It is a site that I don't regret, but hope to never have to be in the room for again.
I'm glad you got away so cheap!!!
post #8 of 8
We had three of our older ones put to sleep, two had ulcers and weren't eating (not sure what else) and another had a brain hemmorage. But i didnt go with my parents, it would be too hard, i would feel very guilty as well even if it was going to stop them being in pain. It was hard at animal aid too even though i wasn't allowed to be part of the process as a volunteer (i wouldnt want to anyway) id noticed over those two months a few of my favourite cats wouldnt be there once i come back from my lunchbreak, and just assume they got homes they're not meant to talk about it as a policy
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