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Old 07.12.2010, 14:12
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Re: How far would you go to save your pet

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7K is allot, i agree, so money wise if i can be so bold to ask, how far would you go ?
As long as it doesnt affect the rest of the family, where you'll be evicted because you cant pay your mortgage/rent, or take out a huge loan and affect your monthly cash flow? There is a difference between sacrificing a holiday and other luxuries, and putting the rest of your family in financial difficulties.

Common sense really?
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I agree too. But for me it is not about money, but about quality of life. 'Forcing' and animal to endure suffering, with major operations, invasive treatments, etc - is NOT imho the best way to 'love' them. Having the courage to say good bye and be parted, is the way I personally would choose in most circumstances where very severe injury or illness is concerned. We owe our beloved pets to know when to let go, without too much pain. For me, the best money spent is to get the vet to come to our HOME, the best home, when it's time to say good bye- so they can go to sleep without the stress of going to the vet. And what happens to the body is totally irrelevant to me- a carcass is not important to us.
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Old 07.12.2010, 14:39
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Re: How far would you go to save your pet

Money wise?

Kidney transplant - NO
Catty dialosis - NO
2 broken legs - NO
1 broken leg - probably

Pet love isn't an equal relationship. We can kid ourselves into believing that our cat really loves us. She sleeps with us, she'll watch TV with us - she'll eat with us - admittedly she on the floor and us at the table. And she is part of who we are as a "family unit"

But, if we moved out and the cat stayed where she was? She'd forget about us in a week - as long as the new people stroked her and put out the specific food she likes.

Cat love is conditional - on the condition that you give her food.

I'd still probably pay for her leg to fixed up - although if it had to be amputated and replaced with a robo-leg - I'd pay the extra for that just so I could call her Terminator.

And remember I love animals - have had cats most most of my life!
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Why not?
If someone has a choice of saving a dog or a baby - why not go for saving a dog? Let me think...
Really, why don't we have threads like "how far would you go to save your baby?"
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If someone has a choice of saving a dog or a baby - why not go for saving a dog? Let me think...
Really, why don't we have threads like "how far would you go to save your baby?"
If its between MY dog and a stranger's baby - guess what? I'll save my dog. Yes, an animal that has given me unconditional loyalty and been my companion in the good times and the bad versus a complete stranger. If it makes me a lesser person, then so be it. Save your judgment and sarcasm for someone else.

Plus, I am pretty sure the baby's mother will be saving her own baby whilst I am saving my dog.
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Old 07.12.2010, 15:28
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Cat, yesterday, 470chf vet. Oh well.
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Old 07.12.2010, 15:29
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If someone has a choice of saving a dog or a baby - why not go for saving a dog? Let me think...
Really, why don't we have threads like "how far would you go to save your baby?"
What stops you from setting one up?

Its 2 different things, you can't compare a humans life with a pets life.
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Cat, yesterday, 470chf vet. Oh well.
Did you check cat's pocket for money , or does an IOU cover the bill?
No Xmas gift for the cat this year..

But Cat is ok again i hope?
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Its 2 different things, you can't compare a humans life with a pets life.
Exactly Thank you for putting it so nicely
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If its between MY dog and a stranger's baby - guess what? I'll save my dog. Yes, an animal that has given me unconditional loyalty and been my companion in the good times and the bad versus a complete stranger. If it makes me a lesser person, then so be it. Save your judgment and sarcasm for someone else.

Plus, I am pretty sure the baby's mother will be saving her own baby whilst I am saving my dog.
I think if the baby gets harmed in a situation like this then it wouldn't be me who will judge you. The baby's mom or the law - whoever gets you first
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Old 07.12.2010, 16:00
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I think if the baby gets harmed in a situation like this then it wouldn't be me who will judge you. The baby's mom or the law - whoever gets you first
Oh but you already have.

And by the way, failure/omission to act - with a few exceptions - isnt a crime in many countries. So let the imaginary baby's mum try. I am wee-ing in my pants.
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Did you check cat's pocket for money , or does an IOU cover the bill?
No Xmas gift for the cat this year..

But Cat is ok again i hope?
Cat has problems

Can't stop scratching himself. I'm going to cut the treatment soon because I know that a low cortisone dose forever will cure everything and there's no need to keep on paying a vet to do test after test. My cat is naturally thin too, so maybe gaining a little weight wouldn't be the worst thing.
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Old 07.12.2010, 16:20
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Cat has problems

Can't stop scratching himself. I'm going to cut the treatment soon because I know that a low cortisone dose forever will cure everything and there's no need to keep on paying a vet to do test after test. My cat is naturally thin too, so maybe gaining a little weight wouldn't be the worst thing.
Take a look at this or maybe show it to your vet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scabies
"Räudemilbe" in German.
It took me months, around Fr. 2,5K, countles cortisone injections and 3 vets before we found out what was wrong with Newton. The solution..... was a simple solution for washing the dog every 10 days for 6 months before the little bxggers finally disappeared
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Re: How far would you go to save your pet

For the last almost 3 months I was caring for a pet which wasn't even mine. He was not our beloved kitten but one of 6 born to our cat and reserved for someone else. But when he got sick I just couldn't let him die. I was taking his to the doctors. I am a bike person and don't have a car, but for a sick cat the bike is not an option. So I took him in taxies and once even rented a car for him And I was feeding him with a pipette when he couldn't eat. And giving him medicine, and comforting him in pain. And the doctors bills... a lot of them vets, clinic, dermatologist. And he wasn't even mine but reserved for a person I have never met! And this was too much for me, I really wanted to keep this kitten. I was soooo happy when this person finally decided not to take him. I have to say that she was a nice person and was willing to take the cat for a long time.

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Old 08.12.2010, 09:23
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For the last almost 3 months I was caring for a pet which wasn't even mine. He was not our beloved kitten but one of 6 born to our cat and reserved for someone else. But when he got sick I just couldn't let him die. I was taking his to the doctors. I am a bike person and don't have a car, but for a sick cat the bike is not an option. So I took him in taxies and once even rented a car for him And I was feeding him with a pipette when he couldn't eat. And giving him medicine, and comforting him in pain. And the doctors bills... a lot of them vets, clinic, dermatologist. And he wasn't even mine but reserved for a person I have never met! And this was too much for me, I really wanted to keep this kitten. I was soooo happy when this person finally decided not to take him. I have to say that she was a nice person and was willing to take the cat for a long time.
So how is the kitten now, all ok i hope? fairplay for doing all that
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So how is the kitten now, all ok i hope? fairplay for doing all that
Thanks for asking, the cat is fine He has recovered from the wounds. He feels fine, jumps around like a rabbit and became very attached to me and my kids. He waits by the door for me to come home from work. But the source of his recent problems is still not found, so the cat is fine as long as he wears the cone. I hope we remove the cone one day.
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KCL, syringes, shovel, no more problem.
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Thanks for asking, the cat is fine He has recovered from the wounds. He feels fine, jumps around like a rabbit and became very attached to me and my kids. He waits by the door for me to come home from work. But the source of his recent problems is still not found, so the cat is fine as long as he wears the cone. I hope we remove the cone one day.
Just make sure cat doesn't look up when it rains or snows

Ah God bless the little thing, what does it exactly have then?

Maybe some fellow Ef'rs had the same to their animal and could help like möpp did with economisto , well done !
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KCL, syringes, shovel, no more problem.
Ehr Kcl as in Potassium Chloride ? this is about helping a pet, not getting rid of it
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If its between MY dog and a stranger's baby - guess what? I'll save my dog.
Does anyone know what the law is saying about this? Thanks.
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