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I lost my golden retriever to cancer this last February.  He was 11.  What's sad is, he couldn't walk anymore and just laid in the garage on a blanket.  I stayed with him as much as possible, but he just died while I was in the house doing something, so I wasn't with him. Unhappy The golden I had before him also died of cancer at age 10.  So many dogs die from cancer...I think it's all that processed dog food.  If I ever get another dog, I'm going to make my own dog food.  It might be more expensive but at least I won't be feeding him chemicals. 
Nothing like sad dog stories to start the day.  Sigh.
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I'm sorry about your Retriever, Carol.

My neighb's Golden Retriever (a big, lovable guy) died this year, as did two other dogs, Thelma and Toby, from within three houses. All, really nice, friendly pooches.

I wonder how long it'll be before my cat Rocco ventures upstairs to the dog's area of the house. For 2+ years now, they've lived in fear of each other, and have managed to avoid any meet-and-greet. If they only knew how silly they were both being about it.

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Sorry to hear about your dog, Thor.

That sucks. I still don' know what killed my cat Fidget. He was fine one day, then suddenly stopped eating. Within a few days he was dead. Had it not happened on a Friday, I would have been able to get him to the vet a couple of days earlier. Might have made a difference.

Dogs seem to be very susceptible to health problems, especially bone and joint problems.

My sister spent thousands of dollars on treatment for her little Chihuahua mix.

I think the vet put her kid a good way through college off the bills she charged my sister.


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Re Fidget---I hear kidney failure can come on pretty quickly.

The vet my bro goes to (well, the vet group he belongs to) is considered really good. It just so happens that I work with the vet's mother. Back about 4 years ago, I asked her if she knows of any good vets in the area as I knew she was an animal lover, and she said "Yeah, my son!". They're pretty expensive, though.


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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Re Fidget---I hear kidney failure can come on pretty quickly.

The vet my bro goes to (well, the vet group he belongs to) is considered really good. It just so happens that I work with the vet's mother. Back about 4 years ago, I asked her if she knows of any good vets in the area as I knew she was an animal lover, and she said "Yeah, my son!". They're pretty expensive, though.

That's what I'm thinking it was.


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The sad thing with Leah was her mind was still sharp, all body functions were still working well.  Her rear legs just couldn't support her own weight on hard floors.  She had a good 14 years with us if my math is right.
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Can we change the subject now?  I'm about to start Cry.
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I just got this notice in the mail today.  "Not affiliated with the dealer or manufacturer"

Our records indicate you have not contacted us to have your vehicle protection activated.

STFU!  I still have an active 36 month, 36,000 mile power train warranty.
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Sorry for the loss of your dog Thor.
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Originally posted by radioandnascarfan radioandnascarfan wrote:

Sorry for the loss of your dog Thor.


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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:


That sucks. I still don' know what killed my cat Fidget. He was fine one day, then suddenly stopped eating. Within a few days he was dead.

A few years back I had a cat with the same symptoms.  Turned out to be a throat tumor and she couldn't swallow her food anymore.
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Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:


That sucks. I still don' know what killed my cat Fidget. He was fine one day, then suddenly stopped eating. Within a few days he was dead.

A few years back I had a cat with the same symptoms.  Turned out to be a throat tumor and she couldn't swallow her food anymore.

Ouch!!! Ouch 

That sounds rough, but my Fidgy had something else.

It came on quickly and took him quickly. The main symptom was anemia, but the underlying condition that caused the anemia I am not sure about. Probably kidney failure.

One Friday morning in January, he gobbled down his morning meal like he usually did. Then at lunch, he came out, sniffed at it then went back in the bathtub where he had been sleeping.

That was the beginning of the end. By Tuesday he was gone. Had it happened earlier in the week, I could've gotten him to the vet a couple of days earlier and the transfusion they gave him might have worked.

OTOH, he might have been too far gone at that point for anything short of an organ transplant to have saved him.

Oh well. Nothing I can do now but miss him. Cry

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As much as I love my fur babies, I'm not sure I'd spring for an organ transplant.  Ermm
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Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

As much as I love my fur babies, I'm not sure I'd spring for an organ transplant.  Ermm

Yes, that's a tough dilemma and a sad choice a lot of people are faced with.

The transfusion and associated treatment for Fidgy came to over $600.

And I still brought home his lifeless body. 

The vet originally told me the transfusion would have to be done at another vet's office and could cost up to $2,000!!! After I balked at that, I got a call later from another assistant telling me they could do it there for $250. 

I suspect a little, that the first vet, who is part of a group and works out of more than one office, was trying/hoping to score a big $$$$$ sale for his other practice.

He told me he had just gotten confused.

Yeah, right. Ermm


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It's sad when vets make someone choose between medical care for their pet and spending all of their savings on procedures they can't even guarantee will cure the animal.  The almighty buck....
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Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

It's sad when vets make someone choose between medical care for their pet and spending all of their savings on procedures they can't even guarantee will cure the animal.  The almighty buck....

Yeah, it's the 'Murican way though, ain't it?

On one hand, you can't fault vets for wanting to make money especially after all the money they spent getting an education and training and opening up and running their practice.

But one can also not help but wonder how many of them are exploiting situations and just capitalizing off of people's devotion to their pets.

And then again, some people will fork over the dough partially out of a sense of guilt.

They know they'd feel like bad people if they let their helpless little fur buddies die just because they didn't want to part with a buttload of money to keep them alive, which itself is not always guaranteed even if they do spend the money. 

Sucks how life is so full of crappy choices, don't it? Ouch


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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

It's sad when vets make someone choose between medical care for their pet and spending all of their savings on procedures they can't even guarantee will cure the animal.  The almighty buck....

Yeah, it's the 'Murican way though, ain't it?

On one hand, you can't fault vets for wanting to make money especially after all the money they spent getting an education and training and opening up and running their practice.

But one can also not help but wonder how many of them are exploiting situations and just capitalizing off of people's devotion to their pets.

And then again, some people will fork over the dough partially out of a sense of guilt.

They know they'd feel like bad people if they let their helpless little fur buddies die just because they didn't want to part with a buttload of money to keep them alive, which itself is not always guaranteed even if they do spend the money. 

Sucks how life is so full of crappy choices, don't it? Ouch



I agree.  You just said it all.  Condensed version:  stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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I just got this notice in the mail today.  "Not affiliated with the dealer or manufacturer"

Our records indicate you have not contacted us to have your vehicle protection activated.

STFU!  I still have an active 36 month, 36,000 mile power train warranty.
I get those for vehicles I have not owned for 5 - 10 years.
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I get calls from those scammers all the time.  I tell them I lease from a dealer & it's all covered (a lie, of course , but they still keep talking even as I hang up on them...
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I get a call from one of these companies at 6:12 on a Sunday evening.  I got part of a voicemail.

I can't wait till they call me back.  I will act like I'm stupid and interested, waste as much of their time as I can.  Before I tell them...

I'm on the 'do not call' list
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My father gets calls at his business multiple times a day, asking him to update his Google listing. He doesn't and has never had a listing, yet they keep calling him, and it's likely not Google calling him. He repeatedly says "Take me off your list" and they never do anything. The Do-not Call Registry has never helped at all. Robocalls stink and it's even worse it seems if you own a business.
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