|Purred: Wed Jan 25, '12 6:45am PST |
|When I lost my Hanna, I did tons of research. I didn't even have a cat anymore, and I was researching nutrition, the meds she was on, her symptoms, anything that would help me understand what happened. It was a couple of years ago now, and at the time I never really spoke up or questioned anyone. I thought that vets were very smart, truthful people. Its sad to say that from Hannas death, I no longer trust vets. Except for the vets I have now. It took her death for me to speak up, to ask questions. I learned the hard way. Now with Hunter, I'm doing all I can to make him as healthy as possible.
As others have said, its unrealistic to think he could never get a brain tumor like Hanna had. Its not smart to think he'll never get a disease. However, I'm trying my hardest to prevent that if I can.
The best advice I can give you is always get a 2nd opinion, unless you trust your vet with your own life. Research everything from meds, to how much medicine, reviews of medication, alternative drugs etc. After my Hanna was gone, I found out that my previous vet gave her too much miligrams of the pill she was on, which caused Glaucoma in her eyes. This all let to a fast growing brain tumor. All of this started with a UTI.
All she ate was Science Diet, which led to her obiesity, that meant she couldn't clean herself, which led to the UTI. For Hanna, everything had a reason and a purpose. If I only knew SD was crap food, she would probably still be here with me. It took a long time for me to not blame myself, although inside, I still do. Now I have Hunter to distract me most days. I am going to do better for him. He deserves it.
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