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« on: September 15, 2007, 10:43:38 AM »

My 8 ? yr old female Beagle is unspayed due to a back problem.We rescued her from an abusive home 5 yrs ago & she had already had multiple litters.Her old vet felt we shouldn't do it because the surgery & recuperation could make her back worse. He said leave it be unless there was a problem.Today her new vet says we should have it done because her cycle is slowing down. She used to go into heat twice a yr,& now it is every 10-11 months. She will be under anyway for dental work & to have a skin tag removed. Does anyone know if their cycles slow down with age ?I don't want to risk hurting her back for no reason. Although I won't miss the blood everywhere. Any knowledge or experience would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 04:54:06 PM »

Arabiannikki- Thank you. She didn't feel that they would be moving her much. I like this vet;she trained with the retired 1. But they became a VCI hospital & it has not been the same. No matter what you ask them or tell them it gets mixed up.I guess thats what has me most concerned. They have mixed up tests,charges & what # to call me on multiple times. 3 of my neighbors also.The only holistic vet is 45 mins away;but maybe I need to switch.The Beagle was a rescue & I originally had 4 of them. Every time I go in they still haven't switched her records to my name. It's been 5 yrs.Today I asked about a low mercury or mercury free rabies shot & they said there isn't one.I had it done because she is up in 5 wks, but I just don't feel they are aware of anything new.The worst thing is I will be away for 2 wks & if she does have a UTI I won't be here to watch for problems with the meds.I don't have any confidence in them being helpful about my making a decision.They roll their eyes every time I say I want to go into the back for her bloodwork,etc. They are not up on home or raw feeding either. I have gone into the other local vets & didn't feel any better about their offices. I just worry that 45 mins is too far in an emergency.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007, 04:58:47 PM »

   lesliek, An option you might want to consider would be to consult with the holistic vet and keep your regular vet for routine checkups and emergencies. Just a thought.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 05:27:05 AM »

Thanks guys! I think I am going to have to switch.It's a good idea to use them only in emergencies.I just think 45 mins instead of 10 could make a difference.I really wish they had stayed the same,they used to be great !Now it is just mistake after mistake.I don't think medicine & the corporate mentality mix well.Theres only 1 vet & 1 vet tech from before still there. I guess that should have been a warning sign.My cousin is a vet also,but she's almost 2 hours away. Plus she says she really doesn't feel like its ok to treat relatives. Too hard to be objective.I think I will have her spayed & take the chance.She's going to be under anyway.
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