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I'm kinda angry with my vet at the moment, I was talking through what was said with a friend who's a qualified vet nurse, and she doesnt understand why he isnt on antibiotics :( The other thing that they said to me as I was leaving was they went on about his injections and asked when he was getting them done, I said not till he's 3 1/2 months due to his size and how sensitive he is also the recommendation from my breeder was that age. The vet then said to me she thinks I should have them done next week if his tummy has cleared up hummm so I asked her have you treated many chihuahua's she said no but we have a lot of Papillons :shock: I was really ticked off ok a Pap is a small dog but they average at the weight of a large chi well 4-10 lbs, Stitch is a small chi puppy!!!! seems the only other chihuahua they've seen was Nemo and that was when he died. I am so angry how dare they tell me when to have his injections done if they know nothing about the breed!!!

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I would be angry too but your vet is probably just following protocol with the shots in general, not thinking of Stitch's size or the momma's concerns. I would be concerned that giving shots that soon after Stitchy-poo has recovered would make him sick again or keep him from recovering fully (which is your concern, I bet).

Do you like and trust this vet? From what you said, it sounds like you don't know her very well. If you're comfortable doing it, you could call and ask why Stitcheroo isn't on any meds and why she wants to give the shots so soon after he gets better. Find the reasons and either your mind will be eased or you can get even angrier. LOL

You can always find another vet if you're not satisfied with the treatment Stitch-a-rama is getting. He's what's important here and I'm sure his vet doesn't want all of us to show up on their doorstep looking for answers.

I love Stitch... I hope he's feeling much much much better today. :)
 

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Cooper said:
I would be angry too but your vet is probably just following protocol with the shots in general, not thinking of Stitch's size or the momma's concerns. I would be concerned that giving shots that soon after Stitchy-poo has recovered would make him sick again or keep him from recovering fully (which is your concern, I bet).

Do you like and trust this vet? From what you said, it sounds like you don't know her very well. If you're comfortable doing it, you could call and ask why Stitcheroo isn't on any meds and why she wants to give the shots so soon after he gets better. Find the reasons and either your mind will be eased or you can get even angrier. LOL

You can always find another vet if you're not satisfied with the treatment Stitch-a-rama is getting. He's what's important here and I'm sure his vet doesn't want all of us to show up on their doorstep looking for answers.

I love Stitch... I hope he's feeling much much much better today. :)

Well it wasnt my usual vet I saw it was another one the 2 I usually see are both really good I think there are like 4 at the practice. I dunno maybe just that one was a pleb lol but if I spend £40 in a vet I do kinda expect him to be checked over and ok he seems perfectly healthy and may just have a very sensitive tummy, he did have weaning problems and a bad tummy 3 weeks ago and was on antibiotics :( I just wanna know whats wrong with my little boy :(
 

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Well it wasnt my usual vet I saw it was another one the 2 I usually see are both really good I think there are like 4 at the practice. I dunno maybe just that one was a pleb lol but if I spend £40 in a vet I do kinda expect him to be checked over and ok he seems perfectly healthy and may just have a very sensitive tummy, he did have weaning problems and a bad tummy 3 weeks ago and was on antibiotics :( I just wanna know whats wrong with my little boy :(
I don't blame you a bit. Stitch is so tiny and he had issues while he was still with the breeder (didn't that delay you getting him for a week?). Add to that the stress of moving and leaving mommy, plus the fact that he's still not quite right... of course you're concerned. We all know how quickly these little ones can go downhill once something hits them. You are asking for what you're entitled to, in my opinion.
 

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Ahhh, ok i'm with you now. (read the posts) Jolie had diarrhea right after i got her. It started a couple days after i brought her home. I got her on a Saturday, took her to the vet on Monday. I mentioned the diarrhea but that she didn't act sick. The vet told me to give her vanilla yogurt. I tried but she wouldn't eat it. He appetite was "so so", but she continued to gain weight and didn't act sick. A week later i took her back to the vet with a stool specimen in a baggie that had a bit of blood in it. which they tested. (they had tested her stool the week before for worms and she had none) She had an enormous bacterial infection, probably from the stress of a new home, according to the vet. She was placed on amoxicillin, which she loved and thought it was a yummy treat and by the next day her poop was normal and her appetite improved. I didn't ask but wondered why Jolie wasn't tested when i first brought her in with the diarrhea. I guess i need to remind my vet that i don't like the conservative route and always want to run every tests available when my baby is sick! lol

I hope your baby get better quickly but i'd be hounding someone until i got some satisfaction if he's not!
 

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I guess i need to remind my vet that i don't like the conservative route and always want to run every tests available when my baby is sick! lol
I'm right there with you on that. I understand that some folks don't have the money or, frankly, the inclination to want every test done and they might appreciate that type of vet.

I remember filling out the application the first time we went to our vet and the last question was something about whether you consider your pet to be "just" a pet or a cherished member of the family. Maybe there was a third option there too. I checked off the cherished thing and wrote that Lily is like a child to me and there's nothing or no one more important in my life. Just so they know. And believe me, they do know. :lol: They always kid me about it in a good-natured way. I don't mind in the least, especially since it reminds THEM how much she means to me.
 
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