Okay, so my cat, Mullet, was limping the yesterday when I went out back. I told my dad. Always love the "nice" comments he gives me when I tell one of the cats need to go to the vet, "Tell him to suck it up." etc.
Honestly were not a family who is always financially good, big family, tons of pets. So we squeeze by with only one parent working(long story).
So we arrive, wait a brutal hour. We get in and the tech checks him out, weighs him and then deals with the injured paw. Of course being an owner, I'm not to fond of the "motherly" holding way, I think its only necessary when its really bad. Plus there is the part where Mullet hates being handled after his accident(we believe someone either hurt him or he was hit by a car), he fractured(sp?), his pelvic bone. So now touching his legs, front or back, makes him very unpleasant to be around.
Another thing, where are all the cat people, every time we go to the visit, the office is FILLED with dogs everywhere, and we always the only people with a cat.
So anyways the real vet comes in, never saw this one before. He looks at him and asks questions, then he asks me a question that felt like I got shot in the heart.
"Has he been tested for feline leuk..." (Belle died from feline leuk..also is another reason I hate the rough handling of my cats, even if my family says they werent rough, i just had to watch Belle be put in a restraining jacket)
Me: -hearts starts pounding, pushing all the past thoughts about it. And thinking "dont cry dont cry"-
"Yes, he has been checked and has had all his shots."
Him: "Was he sick when you adopted him?"
Me: "Not that I can remember, we brought him here for his first visit like always."
So he checks out the paw. And I knew it was my fault, I had seen something wrong but didn't think much when I first saw it. It was inflammed and infected. So he got a shot and two things of medicine.
And now is living the good life, chilling upstairs with me and Blade(they were adopted together and raised together). Really only matters when he starts miss behaving and doesnt want the good life, and wants to run outside with no doors or walls. Though Blade is already extremely JEALOUS, probably because Mullet slept with me and gets the attention that is supposed to be his.
Why are vets sooooo darn expensive?!?!? Me going to the doctor for a shot, $20 bucks. Cat goes to vet for meds and one shot, over $100 dollars. Office visit alone was $36 dollars!!! I should invent Pet Insurance when you go to a vet, b/c seriously vets office cost sooo much money.
In the end, I would still pay whatever they told me to, I'd do whatever was possible for my animals well being.