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Don't care how rich my vet gets as long as my guys are well taken care of and healthy.
Ditto except I don't like unnecessary overcharging. Lumpy Boy's hospital treatment will come to about £4k and that's every penny well spent if it buys him more carefree skipping about into his old age.

I was expecting it to be more than that to be honest when I realised the level of expertise available to him. If he was a pony it'd be at least double that.
 
Ditto except I don't like unnecessary overcharging. Lumpy Boy's hospital treatment will come to about £4k and that's every penny well spent if it buys him more carefree skipping about into his old age.

I was expecting it to be more than that to be honest when I realised the level of expertise available to him. If he was a pony it'd be at least double that.
Example...The Vet thought correctly at the time, that our boy had a mast cell tumour on his rear L.foot. She carried out a biopsy on the sample she removed from our boy's lump to check this and found it to be definite. It was then decided, at further cost, to remove another sample to check out what grade it was, fortunately it is low grade. The first sample could have been used to do this further check during the first biopsy, saving him being being anaesthetised in case he became aggressive, more pain, discomfort, stress, and longer healing. Also most of the further £650 costs to ourselves. When asked why this wasn't done, there was no real answer. I might have kicked up a lot more, but we were just so pleased to have a good result and get out of there.
 
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Ditto except I don't like unnecessary overcharging. Lumpy Boy's hospital treatment will come to about £4k and that's every penny well spent if it buys him more carefree skipping about into his old age.

I was expecting it to be more than that to be honest when I realised the level of expertise available to him. If he was a pony it'd be at least double that.
My post should have read...The first sample could have been used to do this further check...

The organ scan was OK at seperate further cost.
 
Example...The Vet thought correctly at the time, that our boy had a mast cell tumour on his rear L.foot. She carried out a biopsy on the sample she removed from our boy's lump to check this and found it to be definite. It was then decided, at further cost, to remove another sample to check out what grade it was, fortunately it is low grade. The first sample could have been used to do this organ check in the first biopsy, saving him being being anaesthetised in case he became aggressive, more pain, discomfort, stress, and longer healing. Also most of the further £650 costs to ourselves. When asked why this wasn't done, there was no real answer. I might have kicked up a lot more, but we were just so pleased to have a good result and get out of there.
I feel your annoyance. I'd have thought confirming the grade of the tumour would have been done as part of the initial biopsy because as I understand it, different treatment protocols and options are appropriate for different grades.

In a perfect world, my Lumpy Boy would have been referred to the hospital after his second surgery and radiation treatment then would have given him a better chance of a total cure. Instead we had a third surgery at the regular vet practice this year and now he's having to have a fourth at the hospital. So that's an extra £700 or so to the regular vet for surgery no.3, plus more lab work, not to mention the GA and recovery for the poor wee soul.

I am holding the thought that vets are only human and it's not a perfect world. It's been a learning experience for me and if I have to deal with dog cancer again I hope I'll be more clued up and able to push for the right treatment sooner. I had no idea that radiation treatment was even an option as my vet didn't mention it, he just said chemo was a possibility but that it didn't work so well on soft tissue sarcomas. It was only when I started researching online after the lump returned so aggressively this summer that I raised the possibility of a referral to a specialist oncologist. Still took a while though.

Anyway, I'm hopeful we're on the right track now and I'm interested to see if the CBD oil will help stop the damn lumps returning once we're done with the hospital. The trouble with that is once I start using it, I'll not know how things would turn out if I didn't.
 
I feel your annoyance. I'd have thought confirming the grade of the tumour would have been done as part of the initial biopsy because as I understand it, different treatment protocols and options are appropriate for different grades.

In a perfect world, my Lumpy Boy would have been referred to the hospital after his second surgery and radiation treatment then would have given him a better chance of a total cure. Instead we had a third surgery at the regular vet practice this year and now he's having to have a fourth at the hospital. So that's an extra £700 or so to the regular vet for surgery no.3, plus more lab work, not to mention the GA and recovery for the poor wee soul.

I am holding the thought that vets are only human and it's not a perfect world. It's been a learning experience for me and if I have to deal with dog cancer again I hope I'll be more clued up and able to push for the right treatment sooner. I had no idea that radiation treatment was even an option as my vet didn't mention it, he just said chemo was a possibility but that it didn't work so well on soft tissue sarcomas. It was only when I started researching online after the lump returned so aggressively this summer that I raised the possibility of a referral to a specialist oncologist. Still took a while though.

Anyway, I'm hopeful we're on the right track now and I'm interested to see if the CBD oil will help stop the damn lumps returning once we're done with the hospital. The trouble with that is once I start using it, I'll not know how things would turn out if I didn't.
Very best wishes for everything and I hope the CBD oil helps and is as good as I have been told. It's certainly not cheap.
 
Very best wishes for everything and I hope the CBD oil helps and is as good as I have been told. It's certainly not cheap.
Thanks Monty. :smile:

The CBD oil isn't too expensive, given that the dose is really small - starting off with a couple of drops per day and then gradually increasing it to four daily. I'm giving this variety a try and have ordered 30ml for £22 inc p&p, which works out as roughly 600 drops. Apparently the bigger the bottle the more dilute the CBD bits, which is essential for dogs because they have a maximum tolerance of only 1mg per 1lb bodyweight.

Of course that's all with the caveat that I'm understanding it correctly! :geek:
 
Seemingly an old video - or just poor recording - but, still worth posting . . .

 
 

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This one is off to his new home today.

Last one is off next week.

Sad to see them go. I think we’re gonna do another litter in a couple of years cos these ones have been fantastic little pups.

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This one is off to his new home today.

Last one is off next week.

Sad to see them go. I think we’re gonna do another litter in a couple of years cos these ones have been fantastic little pups.

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I don't know how you let ANY of them go!

Impractical as it is, I would want to keep them all ;) .

What is this " . . WE'RE gonna do another litter . . ." ?! ;) .

I think we all know YOUR participation consists of standing/watching, and going "goo" and "gah" . . . whilst the bitch does ALL the conception, gestation, whelping, feeding, bottom cleaning, and - eventually - having her extremities nibbled by her pups!! :) .
 
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This one is off to his new home today.

Last one is off next week.

Sad to see them go. I think we’re gonna do another litter in a couple of years cos these ones have been fantastic little pups.

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Soulless cunt! Keep the lot. Imagine the fun and mayhem to be had walking a mob of gambolling, sniffing, dribbling loons. Even better than mongs milling and less drool.
 
Could do without the intrusive "music" . . . .

 
Suki was attacked by a Japanese Akita last night whilst out walking her. I managed to get two boots to its head, which seemed to have stopped it attacking Suki before it's owner finally got the hold of it a few feet away from me.
Suki has two puncture wounds on her back and I'll get the vet to check her over tomorrow as she's due her booster injections this week anyway.

The cnut never even said sorry..only Suki would have done a runner, I'd have dropped her lead and choked the fcuking dog and the owner.
 

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