Hey, I have to admit too. SINCE I have my horses, I have learned that a vet isnt always needed. Most of the time they tell you to try something first then call them back. And I have carried that along to my other animals. I do try to treat at home now, BEFORE calling a vet and spending all that money. But I dont ignore my pet either. My dog has limped for a week and with no improvement after icing and confining him to the house, I took him in... and ended up spending $300+ for a arthritis diagnosis, lol... He was actually putting weight on it at the second appt... and the first appt they just sent me home with pain medicine, lol... So I'm not saying you need tons of money to care for your animal well, necessarily. There are circumstances that REQUIRE vet attention however, but... I have even went to low income families to help treat their animals when they cannot afford a vet (and this is usually my offer after finding out they will be putting it down for something simple). for example, there was a dog, habit by a car, with no broken bones, but skin ripped off his leg. They family was crying and wanting someone to come "put him down". I brought over old medicine from my accident prone dog, and cleaned the poor guy up and made him comfortable, and within three days he was scabbed up and running like a pup! Now I would tell them if it wasnt going to be a good outcome, BUT my mother also graduated vet school and taught me a lot and helps me do these things... And I think alot of people would if they knew how, but I get tired of helping people who dont care! BUT I HAVE TO KEEP HELPING BC I CANT LET THE ANIMAL HURT!
What burns me up is people that will just shoot that same dog, without a tear to be found. And I have a feeling the same person is the one I watch let their pony founder over and over and over and do nothing... I fixed that one myself too! I spend $15 for a grazing muzzle and strapped it on! And I trimmed her feet! She walked more comfortably immediately after the trim and was completely better in a week.... I think I am getting so mad that it's so easy to do and there is no attempt! No compassion...
Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself
Last edited by Wheatermay; 07-03-2013 at 12:54 AM.