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And Jeff said he'd once removed a 30 pounder! Even if it was on an Irish Wolfhound, that's incredible and horrifying.

Owner of the kitten with worms: "And suddenly all I do is take cat pictures." Heh. Been there!

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This is the first episode of the show I've seen since I got my Australian shepherd puppy last week. She really reacts to any sound of dogs, particularly distressed dogs, coming from the tv. Watching this show (and The Vet Life) is a whole new experience!

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16 hours ago, LittleIggy said:

Yay! Another cute cat guy!

 

4 hours ago, Lord Donia said:

Owner of the kitten with worms: "And suddenly all I do is take cat pictures." Heh. Been there!

Macho cat owner replaced all his skydiving, bungee-jumping & running with the bulls pics with ones of his kitties on his Facebook page.  I could learn to lurve him ...  ;-)

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16 hours ago, walnutqueen said:

 

Macho cat owner replaced all his skydiving, bungee-jumping & running with the bulls pics with ones of his kitties on his Facebook page.  I could learn to lurve him ...  ;-)

I haven't seen this episode yet but I'm always on the look out for the very elusive male cat lover/owner! Lol

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The "now, all I do is take cat pictures" dude cracked me up, but how do you have a kitten who is failing to thrive (general term for the symptoms he was describing - lethargy, not gaining weight, etc.) for a month and not take her in sooner?   Obviously something is wrong, and if cost is an issue, you can just have a fecal test done (since an intestinal parasite is Suspect Number One in a case like that) and take it from there.

Or let your dog's lipoma grow so large one side of him is now twice as large as the other and he can't get around properly?  I know those things can reach that size in a matter of months rather than years, and we know cost was an issue for her; she said she couldn't afford surgery other than at a low-cost clinic.  Fine, but Planned Pethood offers payment plans.  And she was a local, not someone who had to travel there because there was no low-cost clinic in her area.  She should have had that poor dog in there sooner (maybe she tried and they were booked until now, but Dr. Jeff would, as he said, much rather remove those things when they're small, so I think they'd have gotten her in sooner had she tried).

The little beagle dog was adorable!  Like they said, the hardest part of her recovery will be keeping her from running around like a lunatic on that splinted leg.

I know nothing about horses, so it was interesting to see that you can knock one out enough to cut a tumor off her face, yet lightly enough that she can remain standing.

I don't like birds as pets, but that woman sure loved hers; it was cute how the bird started "talking" to her again after she felt better.  And it was crazy to me that they could all just carry the bird around, even outdoors, without any apprehension she'd fly away.

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Cat guy looked to have a beautiful house.  I liked his t-shirt "This guy loves cats" LOL.

That poor dog with the huge lipoma.  Maybe the owners thought it would cost more than it did?  That thing took a while to grow.

Daisy the beagle was sooo cute.   Glad they could fix the break.

5 hours ago, Bastet said:

I don't like birds as pets, but that woman sure loved hers; it was cute how the bird started "talking" to her again after she felt better. 

That was sweet.  I wouldn't have a bird either but if you give them lots of attention and affection. they'll give it back.   My friend grew up with a parakeet! who would "talk" to her like this bird was.  I think it liked the tone of her voice.

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I really like Dr. B. He seems like a mensch. 

I can't believe that girl waited two weeks to bring in her kitten with the broken leg. As Dr. Petra said, the clinic would work with her on payments.

Spoons' gallbladder was mega-gross! I have a strong stomach and can watch most things, but that...ewww!

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7 hours ago, LittleIggy said:

Spoons' gallbladder was mega-gross! I have a strong stomach and can watch most things, but that...ewww!

Jeff again took the opportunity to throw some shade on other vets with his remark that the surgery was about as difficult as a spay. Which, yeah, nobody would pay $6K for.

It was interesting that Colorado has a law about keeping a maximum of four native species animals as pets. Seems a little random ... if it was intended to prevent hoarding I'd think it would apply to all animals, but I guess there's also a conservation component.

Dear people who keep yammering that your pets are your children: then fucking treat them like that! Would any parent leave a baby with a broken leg for a couple of weeks while they dinked around begging for money online? Christ.

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7 hours ago, Lord Donia said:

 

Dear people who keep yammering that your pets are your children: then fucking treat them like that! Would any parent leave a baby with a broken leg for a couple of weeks while they dinked around begging for money online? Christ.

Amen to that! BTW, I just don't like the idea of going online and begging people to pay for something that's your responsibility in a situation like this. Borrow from people you know and can pay back. Hope the boyfriend who stepped on the poor kitten ponied up some money.

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It was fortunate that Dr. B had such extensive experience with crocodillians, and could monitor that alligator properly during surgery.  I was surprised to hear the sanctuary owner saying his former vet had just retired at the age of 94.  Hey, I know Dr. Pol is still going strong in his 70s, but I think mid-nineties is pushing the envelope just a bit. 

If Dr. Jeff is throwing a little shade, it doesn't seem too malicious.  It makes sense that a surgeon like Jeff who's done thousands of procedures can perform many "complex" surgeries more efficiently, and usually more successfully.  Also, his philosophy is not profit-driven; he seems content to make a decent living, and living a rather simple life, and is at a stage in his career where that is possible.  My vet has a younger family and a disabled husband to support, as well as keeping a single-vet practice sustainable; she's OK doing simple procedures but will always refer to an orthopedic surgeon, oncologist or other specialist for the tough stuff.  She also charges me less for everything, now that I'm financially strapped - but I was OK paying full price all the years I was gainfully employed.  I'm sure many of Dr. Jeff's clients have the same outlook.

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11 hours ago, Lord Donia said:

Would any parent leave a baby with a broken leg for a couple of weeks while they dinked around begging for money online? Christ.

I agree with the sentiment but I think in this case maybe the cat wasn't showing pain, so though she knew the leg had to be fixed, if the cat isn't crying it doesn't seem as urgent.

Maybe the first vet told her they needed the money first and then she heard about PPP.  The clumsy boyfriend should have paid though. 

When my dog needed her leg amputated, it was clear to me that nothing would be done until I ponied up the money. 

Glad Spoons pulled through his surgery, poor little thing.

Loved the box turtles!  I used to volunteer and talk to classrooms about pet care and would travel with a box turtle and sometimes a hedgehog.  I'm with Dr. Baier, box turtles are pretty cool and it's fun to watch them walk around.  I wouldn't have any though, I'm too lazy to clean tanks and all that.   I like Dr. B's enthusiasm for these non-traditional pets and exotic rescues. 

I always enjoy their road trips. 

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5 minutes ago, raven said:

I agree with the sentiment but I think in this case maybe the cat wasn't showing pain, so though she knew the leg had to be fixed, if the cat isn't crying it doesn't seem as urgent.

Maybe the first vet told her they needed the money first and then she heard about PPP.  The clumsy boyfriend should have paid though. 

When my dog needed her leg amputated, it was clear to me that nothing would be done until I ponied up the money. 

Glad Spoons pulled through his surgery, poor little thing.

Loved the box turtles!  I used to volunteer and talk to classrooms about pet care and would travel with a box turtle and sometimes a hedgehog.  I'm with Dr. Baier, box turtles are pretty cool and it's fun to watch them walk around.  I wouldn't have any though, I'm too lazy to clean tanks and all that.   I like Dr. B's enthusiasm for these non-traditional pets and exotic rescues. 

I always enjoy their road trips. 

Yes, lots of vets insist on money up front before they will treat an animal.  Sad.

I think box turtles are adorable.  A herpetologist friend of mine had a couple of cute box turtles.  The female was much larger than the male, and we were watching them mate (not in a pervy way, it just happened).  The female walked away during the act, flipping the little male onto his back.  I'll never forget that little guy being dragged around by his dick, slowly waving his legs and head in the air.  :-D

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2 minutes ago, walnutqueen said:

I'll never forget that little guy being dragged around by his dick, slowly waving his legs and head in the air.  :-D

I don't have a response really but this made me LOL.  Turtle porn, heh. 

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On 4/23/2017 at 4:11 PM, walnutqueen said:

Yes, lots of vets insist on money up front before they will treat an animal.  Sad.

Well, lots of vets got screwed, time and again, by not requiring the money up front, so I'm not automatically mad at that. 

There are so many people doing the best they can with what they have, who will pay what they can when they can until the bill is paid.  There are also so many people who have the ability to put aside money for potential expenses and instead flit through life refusing to delay themselves gratification and then just don't want to pay when those expenses arise.  Most vets who have an established relationship with a client and know them to fit into the former category will work with them.  Those who don't have reason to be confident in that probably won't these days, given what goes on, and the majority of specialty/emergency vets don't have that relationship.

Like Jeff, I have chosen to provide low-cost (legal, in my case) services.  Like Jeff, I require a whole lot of dominoes to fall into place in order for that to be possible, and I must be willing to go without some luxuries I happen not to care about to begin with.  I relate to a lot of what he says about providing low-cost services.  I just think this show doesn't do a very good job of showing that it's not easy to do that.

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On ‎4‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 1:47 AM, Bastet said:

There are so many people doing the best they can with what they have, who will pay what they can when they can until the bill is paid.  There are also so many people who have the ability to put aside money for potential expenses and instead flit through life refusing to delay themselves gratification and then just don't want to pay when those expenses arise

This^.

I work for a small animal vet practice, our doctor has been in the community practicing for 30 years.  While we expect payment at the time of service, we also do our best to work with our clients when "life" happens.  We offer a credit program, as long as they make agreed upon payment each month, the first six months are interest free.   In my experience 95% of our clients that use this make good on their payments.  We also have a few long time clients that are now on fixed incomes that we see for "reduced" fees. 

However, Bastet I totally agree with you.   Classic example of this was a client we saw today.  The man brought his dog in for a rabies vaccine and annual exam.  He told me that he couldn't afford to pay for the entire visit today (the total for his visit was $95).  Our business manager gave me the OK to allow him to pay for half of the visit today and he left us another check dated for two weeks from today.  As he checked out he said something to the effect that "he was all set now, the dog got his exam and he'd be able to "keep" the rest of his money for a couple of weeks while he and the wife went to Cancun for their vacation!"  Seriously, can't make this stuff up.    I'm not defending those vets that obviously overcharge their clients for routine treatment, but when you have clients that obviously are working the system to their advantage, I understand. I see it on a routine basis.

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11 hours ago, zoemom said:

  As he checked out he said something to the effect that "he was all set now, the dog got his exam and he'd be able to "keep" the rest of his money for a couple of weeks while he and the wife went to Cancun for their vacation!"  Seriously, can't make this stuff up.    I'm not defending those vets that obviously overcharge their clients for routine treatment, but when you have clients that obviously are working the system to their advantage, I understand. I see it on a routine basis.

My sister in law just did this - told the vet she had to get the dog checked because she was going on vacation to Jamaica - then five minutes later asked for a payment plan.  I stood there with my mouth open...I can only imagine what the vet thought...and this vet does NOT overcharge. 

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So now, not only does Dr. Jeff and his team travel to Mexico to provide free pet care/spay & neutering, they are also going to Romania. I can only imagine how bad things must be there for Dr Jeff to choose that location. I've contacted Dr. Jeff via email and phone message a few times regarding volunteering for their Mexico trip. I live in So. Cal and have many years of experience in veterinary medicine. Nobody ever returned my calls/messages. I guess they have lots of volunteers to help do the job. I wish them the best. Glad they're back on AP!

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9 hours ago, Mrs. P. said:

Yay! I was getting concerned that Jeff's cancer was preventing a new season, so this is great news.

You and me both. I was so excited to be wrong.

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Welcome back Dr. Jeff! You are looking great and still, your compassion and love for all these creatures is amazing.  From the homeless shelter to the dog who ate the tool belt, you are tops! Missed this show and happy its back.

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49 minutes ago, Happy Belly said:

Welcome back Dr. Jeff! You are looking great and still, your compassion and love for all these creatures is amazing.  From the homeless shelter to the dog who ate the tool belt, you are tops! Missed this show and happy its back.

Me so happy!

Dr. Jeff is my almost-favorite vet, second only to my very own Dr. Cecilia Morris (we just celebrated her 25th anniversary, and I was with her clinic for 5 years before that!).

The complex surgeries these folks perform on a daily basis, so matter-of-factly, never ceases to amaze me, as does their commitment to providing AFFORDABLE care for our beloved companions.  Despite their busy and hectic schedules, they seem to be able to give each animal they treat a compassionate caring they also show to the owners.

It is quite heartwarming to see Dr. Jeff back in fighting form, looking as hunky as ever.  [/shallow].

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“She got pregnant accidentally [by our other dog].”  If you have a male and a female, don’t get either one of them fixed, and don’t separate them with something close to a wall of fire, she’s going to get pregnant.  That’s not an accident, that’s an inevitable result of your negligence.  Grrr.  At least she wound up at Planned Pethood, where she had to let them spay poor Lucy after the c-section.

I watched another episode where people brought in two puppies with Parvo, because, of course, they hadn’t fully vaccinated them (the puppies had been given only one of the three necessary rounds).  That’s a completely avoidable disease!

This is why, when my vets told me I should become a vet (because I already know a good deal more about veterinary medicine than the average bear, I have a knack for diagnostics, and I love animals), I always said I couldn’t do it – I could probably develop the level of detachment necessary to euthanize an animal without bawling, but I couldn’t control my anger at irresponsible owners. 

Okay, now that I've vented, I shall carry on with the episode, but I had to stop and complain.  Lucky you.

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39 minutes ago, Bastet said:

I could probably develop the level of detachment necessary to euthanize an animal without, but I couldn’t control my anger at irresponsible owners.

I was introduced to compassionate euthanasia during my wild bird rehab stint.  I never developed the necessary detachment.  :-(

The wounds are real, and can haunt you forever.

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On 10/1/2017 at 8:29 PM, walnutqueen said:

I was introduced to compassionate euthanasia during my wild bird rehab stint.  I never developed the necessary detachment.  :-(

The wounds are real, and can haunt you forever.

I never did either and I've never heard of the term "necessary detachment". I don't find it necessary to detach my feelings when euthanizing a pet/animal/wildlife. So I cry and my heart hurts forever but I'd rather it was ME (giving those beautiful pets kisses, cuddles and love in their last moments) than someone who doesn't care. 

I'm not directing that statement to anyone on this Dr. Jeff thread. God bless all of you for all you do and however you need to do it to keep your heart intact. I've worked with heartless people who had no problem euthanizing anything. No feeling....no emotion from these soulless aholes.

But everyone of us here are all "chained to the (animal rescue) rhythm"! ❤

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I recently adopted a blind kitten (4 cats now!). His rescuer found him by the side of the road. I named him Maester Aemon Targaryen after the character in GOT who was blind. 

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OMG, I cried when that poor Westie got on that soft, clean bed. So glad she was adopted. I hate puppy mill owners with the heat of a 1000 suns. They should be put in wire cages to sit in their own filth. They don’t deserve mercy, not in this world.

The poor dog with the breast tumor. Eleven isn’t on the brink of death for a small dog. I had an Italian Greyhound that lived to 17. And, like last week, not spayed.

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On 10/4/2017 at 9:44 PM, LittleIggy said:

I recently adopted a blind kitten (4 cats now!). His rescuer found him by the side of the road. I named him Maester Aemon Targaryen after the character in GOT who was blind. 

That is SO cool, LittleIggy!  :-)

 

12 hours ago, LittleIggy said:

OMG, I cried when that poor Westie got on that soft, clean bed. So glad she was adopted. I hate puppy mill owners with the heat of a 1000 suns. They should be put in wire cages to sit in their own filth. They don’t deserve mercy, not in this world.

The poor dog with the breast tumor. Eleven isn’t on the brink of death for a small dog. I had an Italian Greyhound that lived to 17. And, like last week, not spayed.

I was crying tears of sorrow for those poor dogs and tears of rage that puppy mills even exist.  Animal abusers (and puppy mill owners are the apex of that shitpile)  are at the top of my "kill if I'm dying" list.

I'm glad Dr. Jeff mentioned that every animal rescue group should spay and neuter pets before adopting them out.

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8 hours ago, walnutqueen said:

That is SO cool, LittleIggy!  :-)

 

I was crying tears of sorrow for those poor dogs and tears of rage that puppy mills even exist.  Animal abusers (and puppy mill owners are the apex of that shitpile)  are at the top of my "kill if I'm dying" list.

I'm glad Dr. Jeff mentioned that every animal rescue group should spay and neuter pets before adopting them out.

Thanks! He’s a sweetie and gets around just great.

I thought spay/neuter was an adoption requirement for all animal rescue groups. The place I got my kitties doesn’t adopt the cats out until they are fixed.

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17 hours ago, LittleIggy said:

Thanks! He’s a sweetie and gets around just great.

I thought spay/neuter was an adoption requirement for all animal rescue groups. The place I got my kitties doesn’t adopt the cats out until they are fixed.

I thought so, too, but Dr. Jeff specifically mentioned that not all rescue groups do this, which was a surprise to me.

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On 10/7/2017 at 11:56 PM, LittleIggy said:

OMG, I cried when that poor Westie got on that soft, clean bed. So glad she was adopted.

I was crying too.  That poor sweet girl.  There's a special place in hell for puppy mill owners. 

I was also so moved and saddened by the people who can't afford regular care, who are homeless, yet bring their pets to Dr. Jeff because they know they need medical help.  I was just an emotional mess during this one :(

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He is a special person.  He proves that he really loves and cares more for animals and people than money.  It would be so nice if more were like him and I mean the specialty clinics that ask thousands of dollars to treat an injured or sick animal.  He proves that it can be done way cheaper and it is okay to accept a payment plan.  I <3 Dr. Jeff.

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On 10/8/2017 at 7:55 PM, LittleIggy said:

I thought spay/neuter was an adoption requirement for all animal rescue groups. The place I got my kitties doesn’t adopt the cats out until they are fixed.

I would have missed his comment if I hadn't already read the comments here. Hmmm I'm trying to come up with a reason why rescue groups/shelters wouldn't want to spay/neuter .... can't think of any good reason off the top of my head. I mean everybody knows about over crowding and limited resources, but still seems common sense to stop the population explosion. Best I come with, without actually asking him what he meant, is to wonder about adopting animals with a voucher for a future spay/neuter. Definitely not ideal because you know some folks would fail to follow through. But... if the place is over crowded, the animal too young, too sick, etc for the spay... no, no good reason, except the belief that they might be saving more lives by getting adopters to promise to spay/neuter at a later date.

 

Slightly different topic. Still watching and just got to the segment with the mammary tumor... I knew spaying reduced chances of these tumors, but didn't realise how much... just said spay would prevent 98-9% of tumors if done before first heat. After the previous topic about overcrowded shelters... WTH aren't more pets spayed/neutered. I guess for the same reason kittens and puppies are still dieing because the caretaker didn't give them their immunizations ? immunizations are so much easier and cheaper, yet still parvo and/or distemper are killing little ones ?

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I'd never heard of any adoption groups not requiring neutering, either. I suppose some rescue groups can't afford the expense? My other thought was that breed-specific (purebred) rescue groups might leave dogs intact in case their new owners want to breed them. Maybe they believe that mitigates somewhat against puppy mills?

But that's reaching.

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I volunteer at the local SPCA. For the last six years it has been mandatory that ALL animals (cat/dog/rabbit/rat/hamster) will BE altered before adoption, no exceptions. At one time they would give an adopter  voucher for a free alter if the pet had not been altered. What happened is normal, 95% of people didn't follow through. The shelter also microchips all dogs and cats. This not only helps the adopter but it is good for the shelter. The chip is registered to the shelter. So if a dog is picked up as a stray, they can track the stupid owner since the staff can check their records.

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I wish there was a Dr. Jeff where I live. Aemon, my blind kitten, had a grand mal seizure today. It was so scary. I’ll take him to the vet next week, but I can’t afford a slew of diagnostics to figure out what is wrong. :-(

John Doe sure was a sweetie. Knew he would get a home quickly.

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Did anyone notice the segment with Creepy?  When they brought Creepy in, the couple had 2 children with them, one looked to be an infant, yet, at the end for the update, that child was missing and she was pregnant.

I wish we had A Dr. Jeff near me.  I have spent $$$$$ at the Specialty Clinic on our cat..  $3000.00 later, the only thing we know is, he has a tumor (mass) at the base of his heart and they have managed to drain all the extra fluid from around his heart.  They still want to do an aspiration on the mass to see what it is.  At this point, does it really matter what it is?

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In cats, prognosis and treatment for heart tumors depends on where on the heart it's located and whether it's cancerous; heart tumors are rare in cats, but awful -- there's really only one good combination, and everything else has a poor prognosis.  If it's the same in dogs, I agree there's not much point in going further.  I'm very sorry about your dog, and hope it is indeed different for them, and he has plenty of quality time left in his life.

@LittleIggy, I hope Aemon is okay, too!

I noticed the pregnancy in the update at the end, and that the younger kid from the segment wasn't there, but I thought that missing kid was older than an infant during that segment.  Now I wish I had it recorded so I could go back and look.

I watched last week's episode for the first time last night, and got so mad at the woman who'd never bothered to spay her 11-year-old dog, so, of course, the dog wound up with mammary tumors.  There is so much we can't control about our pets' health, that easily preventable diseases make me angry.  (And it wasn't a case of her not having got the dog until she was older; she got her at six weeks, so had ample time to spay before the first heat [which, as Dr. Jeff said, reduces the mammary tumor risk down to almost nothing].)

I don't remember which patient on which episode it was, but one of the owners talked about how wonderful it is to have a low-cost clinic available by saying it's one thing if your pet is dying because there's nothing to be done, but for your pet to be dying because you can't afford the treatment is devastating.  Those scenarios are exactly why I contribute to the fund for lower-income owners at my local emergency hospital/specialty clinic.

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2 hours ago, iluvobx said:

I wish we had A Dr. Jeff near me.  I have spent $$$$$ at the Specialty Clinic.  $3000.00 later, the only thing we know is, he has a tumor at the base of his heart and they have managed to drain all the extra fluid from around his heart.  They still want to do an aspiration on the mass to see what it is.  At this point, does it really matter what it is?

Hope things work out. Years ago, my Sammy (a 1 yo kitten kitty) developed heart problems - heart murmur and lots of fluid around the heart. Vet couldn't tell me what the cause was... told me we could either treat the symptoms or send her off the Oklahoma City to specialists. I didn't have the money, so some Lasix and prayer was about all I could do. After a couple weeks she was back to normal,  though we monitored her with monthly checks for awhile, she made a complete recovery. Sammy died in her sleep in her favorite nap spot as a teenager.

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1 minute ago, Peanutbuttercup said:

I totally missed the baby switcheroo with Creepy's family. I am so unobservant sometimes! I will say I have noticed no Dr. Amy so far this season. I miss her, she was my favorite.

Amy Hutcheson? She had a segment either last week or the week before, though I can't recall which animal she was caring for (I think it was a cat). She's one of my favorites too. 

I also like Dr. Rachel, who I don't think has made an appearance yet this season.

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15 hours ago, SyracuseMug said:

Amy Hutcheson? She had a segment either last week or the week before, though I can't recall which animal she was caring for (I think it was a cat). She's one of my favorites too. 

I also like Dr. Rachel, who I don't think has made an appearance yet this season.

I must have missed Amy.  I haven't seen her in an episode this season-not even in the background.  Did see Rachel in the background.

 

18 hours ago, SRTouch said:

Hope things work out. Years ago, my Sammy (a 1 yo kitten kitty) developed heart problems - heart murmur and lots of fluid around the heart. Vet couldn't tell me what the cause was... told me we could either treat the symptoms or send her off the Oklahoma City to specialists. I didn't have the money, so some Lasix and prayer was about all I could do. After a couple weeks she was back to normal,  though we monitored her with monthly checks for awhile, she made a complete recovery. Sammy died in her sleep in her favorite nap spot as a teenager.

Thank you.  He is on comfort care, Prednisone.  So far, on the first trip, they drain 1/4 liter from around his heart and the second trip, around 200 cc, which got all the excess fluid.  The mass is not operatable. He goes back in 2 weeks for a recheck of the fluid.  It is so hard when you know there is nothing you can do.  Just wish that there was a "Dr. Jeff" everywhere.

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9 hours ago, iluvobx said:

I must have missed Amy.  I haven't seen her in an episode this season-not even in the background.

I looked up this season’s episodes on the official site, and found Amy on episode 1, beginning at around 19:44. I knew I hadn’t imagined it. :-)

The cat was named Princess Utah, and came in with a broken leg. She had been missing for eighteen months until the owner found her in a shelter (or something along those lines). Amy and Dr. Petra worked on the animal together, but they were unable to save the leg, so they had to amputate. 

Here’s a link so you can review the segment if you wish. 

https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dr-jeff-rocky-mountain-vet/full-episodes/a-little-miracle

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15 hours ago, SyracuseMug said:

I looked up this season’s episodes on the official site, and found Amy on episode 1, beginning at around 19:44. I knew I hadn’t imagined it. :-)

The cat was named Princess Utah, and came in with a broken leg. She had been missing for eighteen months until the owner found her in a shelter (or something along those lines). Amy and Dr. Petra worked on the animal together, but they were unable to save the leg, so they had to amputate. 

Here’s a link so you can review the segment if you wish. 

https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dr-jeff-rocky-mountain-vet/full-episodes/a-little-miracle

Thank you.

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The vet doesn’t know what caused Aemon’s seizure. His blood work was normal. Just need to monitor him.

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I petted a possum named Ophelia at a nature center in Memphis a few years ago. She was so soft and sweet. Hook reminded me of my big flame Siamese Baelish who always has a worried look on his face. I cried along with Hook’s mom. She loved him but did what was best for him. 

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Drats, t-storm came through and disrupted Dr Jeff. I saw most of the episode, but what happened with the poor cat with the messed up foot?.... I lost satellite during the surgery, just as Jeff was saying he didn't know if he could save the foot, and then I didn't see an update at the end of the show.

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@SRTouch -  The cat turned out to be a neutered male (the owner thought he was a girl and named him Nala). They weren't able to save the leg and amputated. They showed the discharge right after the surgery segment instead of at the end. He did fine.

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