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The Rainbow bridge / Re: DIP Charlie.
« Last post by lazy-ferret on April 06, 2020, 12:55:18 AM »
So sorry Lee. At least he had a good long life, and lived it to the full...

Sweet dreams Charlie  :adore: :angel1:

I'll move this to the "Rainbow Bridge" section.
The Rainbow bridge / Re: DIP Charlie.
« Last post by darkqueenenlightened on April 05, 2020, 10:08:56 PM »
Aww, so sorry to hear that.  DIP lovely boy  :fuzzyhug:  :kiss1:  :cry:
The Rainbow bridge / DIP Charlie.
« Last post by Lee on April 05, 2020, 07:51:59 PM »
I've so very sadly lost Charlie to old age. About 11 years old. I've known it's been coming for a week or so as he has been doing very little apart from sleeping and when he is awake everything has been slow and kept to a minimum, he had even started going to the toilet in his bed. When he was out eating he would sleep in between mouth fulls. He had no interest to in playing with the others, which they all did respect and even stopped sleeping with him. He had a very good life with us and was very kind and gentle ferret with everyone.  He will be sadly missed  :cry:
The Rainbow bridge / Re: Peanut
« Last post by star on March 17, 2020, 11:12:37 AM »
The Rainbow bridge / Re: Peanut
« Last post by lazy-ferret on March 16, 2020, 10:23:13 PM »
I have filled out the form, so we will see what comes back.

The hardest part was answering what I hoped to get out of the complaint... "our Peanut back" is not really an option, so I put this..

Vet's actually taking ferrets seriously as pets. Treating them out of hours, instead of just being able to say that they do not specialise in them and hope they make it till the next day. To have to learn about them and treat them with the same standards currently reserved for dogs and cats.
The Rainbow bridge / Re: Peanut
« Last post by star on March 16, 2020, 09:32:24 PM »
I do have a list myself of incidents with emergency vets. My poor old Chris when she was attacked and needed stitches that was at the same emergency vets. They overdosed her when they put her under to staple her face together, she was not right for days. I am sure there must be many other people who have experienced problems getting emergency treatment.

Let us know how you get on. xx
The Rainbow bridge / Re: Peanut
« Last post by lazy-ferret on March 16, 2020, 09:15:42 PM »
Thanks for that link, I will have a proper look into it.
The Rainbow bridge / Re: Peanut
« Last post by star on March 16, 2020, 06:39:41 PM »
I did put in a complaint to my vets about the emergency vets stating how unhappy with their service I was, however nothing could have been done for Ruby anyway so the complaint was not followed up. You could complain to the RCVS there is a section on line.. however this is for individual complaints. It might be worth a try xx
The Rainbow bridge / Re: Peanut
« Last post by lazy-ferret on March 16, 2020, 02:47:41 PM »
I wonder if there is anything we can do about this, surely it's inhumane to let this sort of thing to happen. I would rather there not be any cover, and you to at least know that there was nothing you could do, than put so much hope into such a waste of time.

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The Rainbow bridge / Re: Peanut
« Last post by star on March 16, 2020, 11:06:24 AM »
I know exactly what you mean about emergency vets. Mine is not even local but it is the only one now that serves a large area. When Ruby stopped breathing it was awful, hubby was on the phone to get help (me trying to do CPR) the first few minutes was them explaining their fee's. I snatched the phone off hubby and screamed at the woman that I did not care about their fee's I needed help NOW. I explained what had happened and they insisted we bring Ruby in telling me to continue CPR. I now know that this was just them getting their fee's, explaining what happened to my vet he knew Ruby had died instantly, yet the emergency vets did not say this, they insisted we bring her in, just so they could charge us. My worst was Jodie our lurcher, she had bone cancer, she had jumped down the back step into the garden and screamed, we rushed her to the emergency vets and they sent us back home again saying they could find nothing wrong as it was the cancer in her leg. The following day we had to drive to Cambridge (from Birmingham) to start her cancer treatment. They x-rayed her and found her leg was broken. This is something I have never got over, my poor girl in agony with a broken leg for hours, no painkillers then a long car journey.

As for finding a good emergency vet, I wish you all the luck in the world, but I seriously think some these emergency vets are not fit for purpose. Years ago it was local vets taking it in turns to do emergency call outs, they would come to your home or you would go to their practice. As you say these emergency vets now seem to be all straight out of uni students.
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