|Barked: Fri Jun 8, '12 10:38am PST |
|Thanks again everyone, Sugar really acts like she was never even sick. We are getting the materials to fix the fence today, and the dogs are either in the house or supervised out side for now. We decided we are going to call the Drug Task Force soon, because we really do not want them around us either. I would hate to move because of these people. We have lived here, happily, in the country for almost 10 years. It is definitely a big problem though. I am scared for my family as well as all of my pets too. Our goats are always on that side of the property as well.
As far as the vet situation, I agree that she should have looked harder for a cause. When she came over though, Sugar was at her absolute worst point, and I was even convinced that she wouldn't last much longer. She said it was worse than she had thought, and if we didn't take her to a U.C Davis neurologist right then, that she probably had little chance. She wasn't pushing us into euthanasia, but it seemed like our only options were the neurologist, wait it out, or put her down if she continued to worsen. She had good intentions, I think, and admitted that she was stumped.
Additionally, we are kind of in an in between vets situation. Our old vet and I were not on the same page with vaccinations, good nutrition, or much else. I decided to find a vet who was more supportive. We went to a vet who was 40 minutes away who practices conventional and holistic medicine. However, when I thought Sugar needed immediate help, I chose to take her to the closer vet. She lives about 2 minutes away from us (her office is 10 vs. 40 minutes from us), and she neutered our goat and removed a fox tail from Sabrina for free. She also helped us when our baby goat came down with coccidiosis. I felt that we just knew her better, since we have only briefly seen our new vet one time. Before this time, Sugar had never actually been by by her. I don't think anyone in our family felt the need to immediately put her down, and we are glad that we waited. Our annual appointment with our integrative vet late August, and hopefully we will get to know him better.
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