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Old 12-14-2022, 11:30 AM   #401
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We pay $110 a month with Truepanion. I was actually questioning it due to cost but our little guy had to recently go into hospital and then some repeat vet visits for a severe stomach infection which would have cost us around $4000 total but ended up we only paid about $600. He also had a previous claim for hospital visits for a badly infected insect bite and a dog bite. Probably another $3k there. Our rates will probably go up again but I don’t think we would have had the discipline to set aside that cash in a savings account and leave it untouched so the insurance has worked for us.
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Old 12-14-2022, 12:00 PM   #402
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We pay $110 a month with Truepanion. I was actually questioning it due to cost but our little guy had to recently go into hospital and then some repeat vet visits for a severe stomach infection which would have cost us around $4000 total but ended up we only paid about $600. He also had a previous claim for hospital visits for a badly infected insect bite and a dog bite. Probably another $3k there. Our rates will probably go up again but I donít think we would have had the discipline to set aside that cash in a savings account and leave it untouched so the insurance has worked for us.

Silly as it might sound I never considered having some money around just incase instead of insurance thatís probably the way to go considering the monthly costs. I assumed the monthly costs would be closer to $30 and not $100+, maybe throwing $20/month into an account is the way to go.
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Old 12-14-2022, 12:27 PM   #403
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We now have 2 parrots. A little Senegal Momma bought the day she finished her final cancer treatment 7 years ago, and a Maximilian Pionus (scaly-headed) we got as a rescue a year ago. She is sweet and funny, the Senegal is a little monster.
Momma now has her sights and heart set on a third bird. This seems unnecessary to me but I fear we are becoming that family.
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Iíd like to introduce everyone to Steven Tyler (I did not pick his name) he is a 9 week old German Shepard mix from AARCS. I forgot how much fun and work puppies are but my partner and I are super excited to be apart of Stevens life.
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Iíd like to introduce everyone to Steven Tyler (I did not pick his name) he is a 9 week old German Shepard mix from AARCS. I forgot how much fun and work puppies are but my partner and I are super excited to be apart of Stevens life.
So many sweet emotions. Heíll make you crazy as a puppy, but you really donít want to miss a thing.
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Weíve been fostering cats through AARCS for a couple of years now. Itís been a fun and rewarding experience for the most part. Lots of cool cats.

Our latest is a little 1.5 yr old girl. Sheís still getting over a cold but once sheís cleared for adoption I figure she goes fast with her looks.

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Huge eye-opening scare tonight.

I took a ~five month-old dog off family members hands. Weird situation, they wanted my exact dog, personality-wise, temperament, everything... and they didn't get it. Two months of ####ting and pissing all over their house, spending 8 hours/ day in a crate while they were at work, then chewing up their house in the evenings. They were done. And I've been looking to adopt a second dog after my old guy died in January.

Anyway, he's almost six months old now. Tonight I put his food bowl down, then went to turn my barbecue on. I had two people over for the basketball game. I was going in and out of the house, and suddenly wondered where the younger dog was. I saw a pile of dog food which I thought was poop and I was winding up a big loud "NO!" until I saw my dog lying on the floor, his eyes closed, no movement whatsoever.

I picked gim up and I shook him a bit, panicked a lot, and I saw his tongue was almost white. So I'm shaking him and patting him on the side and I have no idea what to do, and one of my friends tries to look in his mouth, and stuck her finger down his throat and pulled out a bit of dog food, then a bunch of blood followed. I carried him to the kitchen and saw colour came back to his tongue, his eyes were open a bit and he was wheezing. Then someone drove us to the animal ER, I didn't even think to put my shoes on!

Longest. Car ride. Ever.

I get to the ER, they took them right away. Had me fill out a form. One check box that it could cost at least $600, another box allowing them to do CPR, and I don't even remember what the third box was. I was thinking, 'that's why I'm here, guys.'

About 45mins to an hour of sitting at the vet, worrying, and making a few jokes about hearing the 'ka-ching, ka-ching' sound of a cash register with every minute that passed, the vet finally comes out and says he's doing pretty well. But they were monitoring his oxygen.

The theory is he inhaled some food, but he couldn't find any reason for the blood. So the thought was something could have been nicked by a fingernail. Two things to look out for are some kind of pneumonia due to food getting in the lungs, and fluid around the lungs. He's been coughing a lot since I brought him home several hours ago, and he's breathing incredibly noisily. But I'm really hoping we're in the clear. Vet also recommended one of those dog food bowls that makes them eat slower, and switching to four or six feedings today instead of two.

So glad I found the dog right away. If I left him for even a few minutes longer, he'd be toast.

I guess as a bonus, instead of the $1300 bill I was expecting, The vet only charged me $125+ tax for an exam (Trinity Hills 24Hr)

My dog is not allowed to eat by himself for the next 6 weeks. I read tonight that if a dog needs CPR, there's about a 6% survival rate.


edit: "The dog." He actually does have a name: Murdock.



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Old 06-05-2023, 06:41 AM   #409
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Glad Murdock is well. You lucked out on the bill there.
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Huge eye-opening scare tonight.

I took a ~five month-old dog off family members hands. Weird situation, they wanted my exact dog, personality-wise, temperament, everything... and they didn't get it. Two months of ####ting and pissing all over their house, spending 8 hours/ day in a crate while they were at work, then chewing up their house in the evenings. They were done. And I've been looking to adopt a second dog after my old guy died in January.

Anyway, he's almost six months old now. Tonight I put his food bowl down, then went to turn my barbecue on. I had two people over for the basketball game. I was going in and out of the house, and suddenly wondered where the younger dog was. I saw a pile of dog food which I thought was poop and I was winding up a big loud "NO!" until I saw my dog lying on the floor, his eyes closed, no movement whatsoever.

I picked gim up and I shook him a bit, panicked a lot, and I saw his tongue was almost white. So I'm shaking him and patting him on the side and I have no idea what to do, and one of my friends tries to look in his mouth, and stuck her finger down his throat and pulled out a bit of dog food, then a bunch of blood followed. I carried him to the kitchen and saw colour came back to his tongue, his eyes were open a bit and he was wheezing. Then someone drove us to the animal ER, I didn't even think to put my shoes on!

Longest. Car ride. Ever.

I get to the ER, they took them right away. Had me fill out a form. One check box that it could cost at least $600, another box allowing them to do CPR, and I don't even remember what the third box was. I was thinking, 'that's why I'm here, guys.'

About 45mins to an hour of sitting at the vet, worrying, and making a few jokes about hearing the 'ka-ching, ka-ching' sound of a cash register with every minute that passed, the vet finally comes out and says he's doing pretty well. But they were monitoring his oxygen.

The theory is he inhaled some food, but he couldn't find any reason for the blood. So the thought was something could have been nicked by a fingernail. Two things to look out for are some kind of pneumonia due to food getting in the lungs, and fluid around the lungs. He's been coughing a lot since I brought him home several hours ago, and he's breathing incredibly noisily. But I'm really hoping we're in the clear. Vet also recommended one of those dog food bowls that makes them eat slower, and switching to four or six feedings today instead of two.

So glad I found the dog right away. If I left him for even a few minutes longer, he'd be toast.

I guess as a bonus, instead of the $1300 bill I was expecting, The vet only charged me $125+ tax for an exam (Trinity Hills 24Hr)

My dog is not allowed to eat by himself for the next 6 weeks. I read tonight that if a dog needs CPR, there's about a 6% survival rate.


edit: "The dog." He actually does have a name: Murdock.


Even just for the cool Heterochromia alone, he'd be a keeper.
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Huge eye-opening scare tonight.

I took a ~five month-old dog off family members hands. Weird situation, they wanted my exact dog, personality-wise, temperament, everything... and they didn't get it. Two months of ####ting and pissing all over their house, spending 8 hours/ day in a crate while they were at work, then chewing up their house in the evenings. They were done. And I've been looking to adopt a second dog after my old guy died in January.

Anyway, he's almost six months old now. Tonight I put his food bowl down, then went to turn my barbecue on. I had two people over for the basketball game. I was going in and out of the house, and suddenly wondered where the younger dog was. I saw a pile of dog food which I thought was poop and I was winding up a big loud "NO!" until I saw my dog lying on the floor, his eyes closed, no movement whatsoever.

I picked gim up and I shook him a bit, panicked a lot, and I saw his tongue was almost white. So I'm shaking him and patting him on the side and I have no idea what to do, and one of my friends tries to look in his mouth, and stuck her finger down his throat and pulled out a bit of dog food, then a bunch of blood followed. I carried him to the kitchen and saw colour came back to his tongue, his eyes were open a bit and he was wheezing. Then someone drove us to the animal ER, I didn't even think to put my shoes on!

Longest. Car ride. Ever.

I get to the ER, they took them right away. Had me fill out a form. One check box that it could cost at least $600, another box allowing them to do CPR, and I don't even remember what the third box was. I was thinking, 'that's why I'm here, guys.'

About 45mins to an hour of sitting at the vet, worrying, and making a few jokes about hearing the 'ka-ching, ka-ching' sound of a cash register with every minute that passed, the vet finally comes out and says he's doing pretty well. But they were monitoring his oxygen.

The theory is he inhaled some food, but he couldn't find any reason for the blood. So the thought was something could have been nicked by a fingernail. Two things to look out for are some kind of pneumonia due to food getting in the lungs, and fluid around the lungs. He's been coughing a lot since I brought him home several hours ago, and he's breathing incredibly noisily. But I'm really hoping we're in the clear. Vet also recommended one of those dog food bowls that makes them eat slower, and switching to four or six feedings today instead of two.

So glad I found the dog right away. If I left him for even a few minutes longer, he'd be toast.

I guess as a bonus, instead of the $1300 bill I was expecting, The vet only charged me $125+ tax for an exam (Trinity Hills 24Hr)

My dog is not allowed to eat by himself for the next 6 weeks. I read tonight that if a dog needs CPR, there's about a 6% survival rate.


edit: "The dog." He actually does have a name: Murdock.



Cute as old get up...good luck with training him.
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Glad it worked out alright, I think you'll be surprised how much of a difference a slow feeder dog bowl will make to dogs that tend to switch to a hoover vacuum mode around meal time.
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Murdock's doing quite a bit better. I remember when my other dog broke his leg last year (dog owner of the year, over here) my vet said younger dogs heal super fast. I'm guessing that's the case here, late last night he was coughing up blood-water, today nothing.
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Cute as old get up...good luck with training him.
It's actually going quite well. In the three-ish weeks I've had him he's gone from about 10% to 90% house trained.

I love dogs and have had them all my life, but just couldn't handle having an animal around that used my living room as a toilet. No way, Jose.
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What a harrowing story. Thanks for the share! I'm glad everything worked out. We had a similar situation with our first puppy choking on a stick. Thankfully some quick action and proper care and they rebounded nicely. Puppies are cute but oh so dumb.
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A little bump here for advice. I love my little guy, a 15 month Woodle. But for reasons I won't get into here, I'm going to need to rehome him. Really sad for me, wish I wasn't in this position. Not interested in selling or surrendering, and I'll unsure about going back to the breeder. Any recommendations on how to find him the best home possible, where I can check to see its a good fit? Like a website that connects like minded people?
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I had heard there are a few Facebook groups that can help re-home, but I donít have any personal experience with them.

Funny timing, we are just starting the process of looking for a dog for our family, so Iíll send you a PM to see if we might be a fit.
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