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  • #16
    Moonheart, The vet said it could be retained placenta. To watch and see if anything oozes out where she gave birth and for smell. So far nothing is oozing. I really think she just went through a hard labor and needs time to get over it. Thanks for caring about her.


    • #17
      I think you are right Mary.. If this was her first litter of babies I bet she just had a hard time.. If shes moving around like you said and playing and eating, sounds like she will be fine Oh and BTW.. when I had my first child I couldnt walk for

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      • #18
        I'm sorry you've had such bad experiences with vets, Waterflow. We have had mostly good luck, pretty much everyone we know is happy with their vet. There is a lot of competition in this area; maybe that helps the situation. We also had to leave our dog for his only surgery. I guess I never expected to be allowed to sleep in the Animal Hospital, so I didn't get too upset. We were allowed to call at any hour and my daughter (who was 9 at the time) kept calling over and over; they finally put the dog on the phone for her! He licked the phone and sighed, according to her. But they were very nice about her calling all night. I don't live in a rural area, so most vets here focus their practices on pets; maybe that makes the difference.

        I know having to hear that there is no hope is hard, but it is no different from when the doctor tells you that about (for example, in my case) your grandmother. I definitely didn't want to hear that or to have to make the decision, but my parents were away (on another continent) and I had to be the one. I don't mistrust doctors because of that.

        On the other hand, we've had a terrible time settling on a good pediatrician for our daughter. We have finally found one, we think, now that she has 12 years old!

        I am very glad to hear that the cat is moving around better. I am so relieved. You can breathe again, now.
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        • #19
          Berkshire Road, I am glad you have a good vet. Surprised they let you stay with your dog. I couldn't even go in back with mine. The one I thought was good but I had a gut feeling he wasn't. The woman came to get my dog and put one of those choke leash things on him. He didn't want to go (who would) and she kept pulling and thing kept getting tighter around his neck. I got mad and took it off of him. He had his collar on so could use a normal leash. When I went to pick him up they brought him into the room and then the vet came in and the dog jumped up on the chair and coward in the corner. Not a good sign but couldn't say if anything happened since I wasn't there. I'm not really complaining about the price if she had actually done something for it. 15 minutes and to just say Patches and the kittens were going to die when she didn't check her hind legs or hips. I know it is hard to hear but they should be certian about it before upsetting the person that's all.

          Briza, the vet said it was either a dead kitten in her or leukemia. Shen never said it could be her hips are out of joint or a pinched nerve. I told her it was just those few times out of the blue. Not constant but I told her no about the blood test for it. If she does have it, I don't want to know. Means the kittens will die too. If she is doing fine when it is time for the kittens shots then I will have her tested and they say the kittens have to be tested too.

          I think the problem with Patches is between the birth and having to stay in a tiny box her back legs were going numb. It happened again while I gave her a snack last night but after she was out and walking, stretching and such she was fine. jumped up on the window ledge again. Replaced her tiny box with the big one this morning so will see how it goes. I am going to call teh SPCA and see what they say about it while calling about the shots. At least I will say I am learning about cat care.


          • #20
            If she has feline leukemia you need to know about it because it is contagious. You could be carrying it outside the home and transmitting it to other people and their animals and they'll get sick and die. There are shots for feline leukemia when they are little, but also when they are adults is not too late. Then you don't have to suffer like this.


            • #21
              You might want to think about having the blood test done. As it is you have been agonizing for several days --- with the blood test, at least you would know. And if the test is negative, you can think about shots to prevent it.

              I know this has been an awful time for you.

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