My brother lost his little tsih tsu a couple of weeks ago. Of course he's still devestated (thugh now he's mentioning getting another doggus -- probably around Thanksgiving there'll be a new doggus around here),
I can't figure out why one vet would send his client and a very sick dog 25 miles down the road to another vet, particularly when the vet isn't a specialist and the vet's office isn't an emergency facility.
My brother got shoved all over the country -- and getting to the other vet's office wasn't easy -- there are several long stretches on the highway on the way to the vet where the highway is underr heavy construction and it is slow going to navigate that road during non rush hours. He was sent down the road during rush hour; I'll bet it was a good 50 minute ride by the time he got there. Horrific when a sick animal is involved.
I personally wonder if she didn't get ahold of some kind of pesticide -- lots of people are treating lawns and maybe she picked something up over there. Or maybe she had some type of cancer and it just snowballed; that happened to a boss of mine.
Very sad how a lot of these pet store dogs seem to go bad and implode at 6 and 7 years of age. Don't buy, adopt. (he did not buy the dog; it had a prior owner and that story alone still makes me sick; the former owner threw that dog away. She never got the concept of "forever home." you DON"T have a dog until it's time to move...ffs, then a dog is NOT the pet FOR YOU, then)
My dog is 10 years of age. I already have a Plan B for him: if he isn't in a lot of pain and is not bleeding copiously or highly incontinent, I plan on taking him home and waiting and see.:( I'm also looking at petfinder periodically, to make the transition a little easier for me when the time comes.
Hug your doggus, you kitties, you finny friends and other non-human loved ones this eveing -- give them all an extra hug tonight. One never knows.:(