|Purred: Tue Apr 27, '10 12:54am PST |
|By all means find a different vet. In the past year, I've had three cats with breathing problems--one because of an upper respiratory infection, one because of an enlarged heart, and one because of fluid in the lungs--the first cat healed nicely, the other two are kittens facing imminent death. How could your vet determine it was allergies just by listening to the chest? And allergies to what? How are you supposed to deal with allergies if you don't know which allergens are causing them? How can he be so sure that something major isn't wrong without doing more tests?
There is no question that the vet had no need to bring up your weight. However (and I'm not trying to play the Devil's Advocate here), recently on Catster there was an article quoting research that seems to point out that fat cats often (obviously not always) have overweight owners. Maybe he read this article? (By the way, I'm a big girl myself, so I'm not pointing fingers at anyone!)
I rotate among three vets. One of them is extremely kind but has, in the past, occasionally said a rude thing or two to me. I stayed away from him for a long time, but when I went back in an emergency, he was as nice as pie. He must have been having a bad day when we quarreled. The vet a block away I only went to once--I think he may be a psychopath. He managed to insult me, my cat, and the other vet, all in a ten-minute session. If a vet is rude the first time you see him/her, forget it.
Here's hoping you find someone you can trust and LIKE!
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