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  • #36632
    blacko1974 WANTED $247
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    Tell you what folks the donations made through Bruce’s go fund me appeal didn’t go in vain, god help people who are struggling to pay for vet bills. I have a wee West Highland Terrier, for the past couple of Month she has had a wee lump on the top of her eyelid which has got to a fair size, she is 14 so I shit myself to take her to the vet in case he tells me it’s curtains, turns out it’s not life threatening but the vet says it will have to be cut out, he explains that because she’s old she would have to have her heart and organs checked prior to the operation as putting her under anaesthetic could be risky giving her age, eventually I get round to asking what the damage would be for the op, he tells me that he will print off a quote.. Intravenous fluids, blood chemistry, examinations etc.. 542.10 pounds!!!

    I’m still in a state of shock but it is what it is. god help some poor fucker out there that’s maybe out of work. At least the forums donations are going to a great cause, any body with a sick pet will have been in a situation like this before.

    Take Care troops

    #36633
    The Bandit WANTED $3,857
    El Bandito

    blacko1974 wrote:

    Tell you what folks the donations made through Bruce’s go fund me appeal didn’t go in vain, god help people who are struggling to pay for vet bills. I have a wee West Highland Terrier, for the past couple of Month she has had a wee lump on the top of her eyelid which has got to a fair size, she is 14 so I shit myself to take her to the vet in case he tells me it’s curtains, turns out it’s not life threatening but the vet says it will have to be cut out, he explains that because she’s old she would have to have her heart and organs checked prior to the operation as putting her under anaesthetic could be risky giving her age, eventually I get round to asking what the damage would be for the op, he tells me that he will print off a quote.. Intravenous fluids, blood chemistry, examinations etc.. 542.10 pounds!!!

    I’m still in a state of shock but it is what it is. god help some poor fucker out there that’s maybe out of work. At least the forums donations are going to a great cause, any body with a sick pet will have been in a situation like this before.

    Take Care troops

    Yeah vets bills are mega, i think Bruce’s bill in the end was near £4,000. I am still trying to get in direct contact with the charity as i had been trying on Twitter but it appears that their Twitter is automated so have now tried Facebook, i did also try a direct email but i wanted some sort of social media interaction just so people could see it had been sent lol! I will get there in the end!

    #36637
    blacko1974 WANTED $247
    Spectator

    The Bandit wrote:

    blacko1974 wrote:

    Tell you what folks the donations made through Bruce’s go fund me appeal didn’t go in vain, god help people who are struggling to pay for vet bills. I have a wee West Highland Terrier, for the past couple of Month she has had a wee lump on the top of her eyelid which has got to a fair size, she is 14 so I shit myself to take her to the vet in case he tells me it’s curtains, turns out it’s not life threatening but the vet says it will have to be cut out, he explains that because she’s old she would have to have her heart and organs checked prior to the operation as putting her under anaesthetic could be risky giving her age, eventually I get round to asking what the damage would be for the op, he tells me that he will print off a quote.. Intravenous fluids, blood chemistry, examinations etc.. 542.10 pounds!!!

    I’m still in a state of shock but it is what it is. god help some poor fucker out there that’s maybe out of work. At least the forums donations are going to a great cause, any body with a sick pet will have been in a situation like this before.

    Take Care troops

    Yeah vets bills are mega, i think Bruce’s bill in the end was near £4,000. I am still trying to get in direct contact with the charity as i had been trying on Twitter but it appears that their Twitter is automated so have now tried Facebook, i did also try a direct email but i wanted some sort of social media interaction just so people could see it had been sent lol! I will get there in the end!

    Aye you picked a good charity lad, when you buy a pup or a kitten insurance is reasonable but when they get older it gets fucking crazy, Bonnie used to be insured through Tesco but when she turned 13 they were wanting 74 pounds a month to insure her so that wasn’t an option. I really do not know how vets can justify these costs, Bruce’s costs of 4 grand doesn’t surprise me I’ve actually heard higher than that. The itemized bill the vet delivered me covers a full a4 sheet of paper FFS, all that for a big lump on her eyelid.. I was tempted to squeeze the fucker.

    #36636
    Eightblack WANTED $307
    Outlaw

    My sister’s dog got dehydrated as a puppy and went all floppy at the beach. hydrating fluid and an hour in the vet cost £140, luckily she’s really good with money and barely noticed but I thought fuckk me 140quid to inject some water

     

    I’m so glad that this happened and although I was unable to donate I feel really proud to have been part of the initial thread that set it all up, well done guys (especially andy) what an amazing thing to come out of a gambling forum x

    #36640
    The Bandit WANTED $3,857
    El Bandito

    There has been a reply the wife tells me so it will soon be sent i would imagine! They also said they would call their next male stray “Bruce” and send a pic 😀

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    #36652
    andywilliams1187 WANTED $395
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    Blacko, sorry to hear about your dog mate – I have a staffy who is 7 but trying to get her insured for anything is a nightmare so I know the bills can pile up: thing is I wouldn’t be without her so always pay it then when we get home explain to the dog a) how much she costs me and b) stop eating every fucking thing you see on the floor. She looks at me like I’m an idiot. A bit like Mrs W actually haha. On a serious note if you need help with the bill let me know.

    @bandit excellent result getting them to name one of the animals Bruce. How did that go down with your lad has it cheered him up a bit?

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    #36656
    The Bandit WANTED $3,857
    El Bandito

    andywilliams1187 wrote:

    Blacko, sorry to hear about your dog mate – I have a staffy who is 7 but trying to get her insured for anything is a nightmare so I know the bills can pile up: thing is I wouldn’t be without her so always pay it then when we get home explain to the dog a) how much she costs me and b) stop eating every fucking thing you see on the floor. She looks at me like I’m an idiot. A bit like Mrs W actually haha. On a serious note if you need help with the bill let me know.

    @bandit excellent result getting them to name one of the animals Bruce. How did that go down with your lad has it cheered him up a bit?

    He isn’t back from school yet as they have only just replied, i know he will be over the moon and it is all we will hear about for the next few days haha he will love it 😀

    #36657
    Haz40 WANTED $863
    Outlaw

    I know what you mean mate was 500 quid to get our cat cremated in November. It’s certainly not cheap. I’ve got 2 and half year old black lab and really need to be getting her insured. Just don’t know best place or even how much it costs. Still you’d spend your last penny on them if they needed it.

    #36666
    andywilliams1187 WANTED $395
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    Just got to be careful with insurance mate. Some of them are worse than online casinos for their terms and conditions lol.

    At that age though (2.5) you should be able to get a decent “life cover” which will protect against everything. Have a good shop around will defo be something for your lab.

    #36668
    blacko1974 WANTED $247
    Spectator

    andywilliams1187 wrote:

    Blacko, sorry to hear about your dog mate – I have a staffy who is 7 but trying to get her insured for anything is a nightmare so I know the bills can pile up: thing is I wouldn’t be without her so always pay it then when we get home explain to the dog a) how much she costs me and b) stop eating every fucking thing you see on the floor. She looks at me like I’m an idiot. A bit like Mrs W actually haha. On a serious note if you need help with the bill let me know.

    @bandit excellent result getting them to name one of the animals Bruce. How did that go down with your lad has it cheered him up a bit?

    Thanks for the support Andy boy you’ve got a good heart on ya fella. 2 Years ago Bonnie was in the back garden and she found a chicken bone that had fell out the bin, I was unaware of this until she walked into the living room with froth coming out of her nose. It was a Sunday so the wife and I had to rush her into the small pet hospital in the city, after sedating the dog the vet told us that the bone had splintered and was stuck near her oesophagus ( thank fuck for auto spell ), she gave me 3 options (a) push the bone through her throat and hope it falls into her stomach (b) arrange for an emergency vet who would open the rib cage and operate or (c) put her to sleep, well i’m standing there with wife and stepdaughter who are both in hysterics. Long story short thankfully option A worked and she recovered.

    #36672
    Haz40 WANTED $863
    Outlaw

    andywilliams1187 wrote:

    Just got to be careful with insurance mate. Some of them are worse than online casinos for their terms and conditions lol.

    At that age though (2.5) you should be able to get a decent “life cover” which will protect against everything. Have a good shop around will defo be something for your lab.

    Ok thanks mate I’ll have a shop around cheers for the great advice as usual

    #36711
    blacko1974 WANTED $247
    Spectator

    Tesco insurance is very good for younger dogs, basically when my dog turned 13 the insurance became unaffordable but with younger dogs it’s pretty affordable, always make sure pets are insured as vet bills will make you shit yourself as I did this afternoon. Tesco were very fair and paid out quickly when I used them, always make sure you are covered at around the £3000 mark for vet bills.

    #36724
    andywilliams1187 WANTED $395
    Blocked

    Made up she is ok mate. We have to be carefully with our dog and chicken bones. She can eat (and loves) frozen chicken thighs. Last time I was at the vets, he said that cooked chicken bones become really brittle and easy to splinter (I know in your case it wasnt your fault as it fell out the bin) but we have stopped giving them to her. She does however now eat blue slush puppy ice pops (i dropped one the other day and she ate it, quite funny watching her run round with it hanging out of her mouth like a big cigar). She doesnt like the green ones though, so now Mrs W has to provide blue and green ones for me and the dog lol.

    Been warned to watch rawhide products as well – my dog loves them but vet told me that in staffies and other breeds where dogs sort of inhale the food, they can easily get stuck in their throat (was told this after Macey had a rawhide hot dog and had a coughing fit)

    #36727
    andywilliams1187 WANTED $395
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    blacko1974 wrote:

    Tesco insurance is very good for younger dogs, basically when my dog turned 13 the insurance became unaffordable but with younger dogs it’s pretty affordable, always make sure pets are insured as vet bills will make you shit yourself as I did this afternoon. Tesco were very fair and paid out quickly when I used them, always make sure you are covered at around the £3000 mark for vet bills.

    Defo good for younger dogs mate but wen i tried to get Macey covered the monthly cost was horrendous (as she is 7 and a rescue dog). Ive gone with a firm now (will dig the paperwork out later) which is £10.00 a month upto 3k cover. The 3k wont cover some bills but takes the sting out a bit.

    #36738
    Haz40 WANTED $863
    Outlaw

    blacko1974 wrote:

    Tesco insurance is very good for younger dogs, basically when my dog turned 13 the insurance became unaffordable but with younger dogs it’s pretty affordable, always make sure pets are insured as vet bills will make you shit yourself as I did this afternoon. Tesco were very fair and paid out quickly when I used them, always make sure you are covered at around the £3000 mark for vet bills.

    Chuffed for you yours is fine mate and thanks for info about Tescos I will definitely look into it

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