I am researching this topic for an article. Any tips or personal stories would be appreciated. Just post them here and I hope to be able to work at least some of them into the article. Thanks!
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7/31/08 at 12:57am
Most times when I have left a cat at the vet's it has been OK. But one tip I would give from a horrific experience that I still feel guilty about. When my Napoleon was rushed into the vet from poisoning, I left him there for monitoring and meds. At 7PM that evening I visited him and he was still alive and holding his own. At 8 AM the next morning when I went in he had died during the night. Only then did I discover that he had not been looked at between midnight and 7 AM as there was no one actually there overnight. It had never occurred to me that there would not be an assistant on duty. So he died alone, in a strange place and in pain. Always ask who will be looking after your cat during the night and how often it will be checked. Needless to say, I do not use that vet any more.