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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:46 am 
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As in a previous post I thought Dexter had started to spray but quickly realised it wasn't spray and that a clear jelly like discharge was coming out of his rear end.

His diarrhoea came back with a vengeance yesterday and has never been so bad. I spent all day washing and rewashing his litter boxes and him. He was also very lethargic, shivering although not off his food. We've had to move poor Dexter to a back room as it's the only room in the house that is not carpeted.

We knew this was just a continuation of the TF and rushed him to Vets. I took along the print off concerning the Ronidazole treatment that one of you kindly gave me a link to just in case I had any problems getting the Vet to agree to prescribe it to me.

I was/am pretty annoyed with the vet for not giving Dexter this treatment straight away and to add insult to injury had to listen so a preachy speech about the terrible health issues that Bengal's and other pedigree cats have, did I do my research before I got him etc etc :rolleyes: .

In annoyance I told her that it was a pity Dexter hadn't been treated immediately with Ronidazole and she was miffed and told me she had been treating him. I really don't know what she was expecting to happen with the other two treatments she prescribed and as far as I'm concerned all this mucking about has just made my cat more ill.

Anyway he was given an immediate injection of Synulox and also Emprid Oral Suspension and Noroclav Chew Tabs to give him in the meantime whilst we wait for the Ronidazole to turn up.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:36 pm 
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Hi Debbie

Really sorry to hear Dexter is unwell again. At least you finally have the right medication, and once he's well again, maybe it will time to change your vet if you're still unhappy with her.

Hope Dexter starts to feel better soon x

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:09 pm 
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Tabitha wrote:
Hi Debbie

Really sorry to hear Dexter is unwell again. At least you finally have the right medication, and once he's well again, maybe it will time to change your vet if you're still unhappy with her.

Hope Dexter starts to feel better soon x


Thanks Clare.

I was thinking the same about changing vets. I don't like to be preached at the best of times but particularly when I'm forking out stupid amounts of money to them for something which IMO they have caused.

Would probably wait until the TF has cleared up though as not sure if it would interfere with insurance or just confuse the issue if I changed vets now.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:39 pm 
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Good thing you caught what it was so quickly. Poor guy :(

I really feel for you about the vet. There is a vet tech at the clinic I bring Kai to who always talks crap about bengals and always asks if he's starting to spray or doing this or doing that because "bengals always do". She is extremely rude about it. It wouldn't be acceptable for a doctor to say that about different kinds of people, so I dont think the attitude is appropriate with a breed of animal either.

I wish you all the best with Dexter and good luck with his treatment!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:02 pm 
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amberkai wrote:
Good thing you caught what it was so quickly. Poor guy :(

I really feel for you about the vet. There is a vet tech at the clinic I bring Kai to who always talks crap about bengals and always asks if he's starting to spray or doing this or doing that because "bengals always do". She is extremely rude about it. It wouldn't be acceptable for a doctor to say that about different kinds of people, so I dont think the attitude is appropriate with a breed of animal either.

I wish you all the best with Dexter and good luck with his treatment!


Thankyou.

I am extremely grateful for any support on here as I have 3 very serious issues going on at the moment and I am finding it hard to cope with them all at once.

My mum is seriously ill - she's 82. She's been in and out of hospital for months now and I'm although I love her and will do everything I can to help her I am finding it a strain constantly dealing with hospital, home help care and other family members!

My son who has special needs has been accepted into a fantastic private school. We are hoping to get this funded by County (decision day is looming) but if they refuse we will be going to Court to fight. We have scrimped and saved for 2 years but may still have to take on a loan as hiring a Barrister and a team of lawyers will be expensive.

I actually got Dexter to cheer me up as well as keep our elderly Burmese company. I love animals and have had cats all my life and was so excited. I still am excited and can't wait for the day when he is well and I can start to enjoy him the way I want to. His illness though is another huge strain and as anybody knows who has had a cat with TF it is extremely upsetting and stressful.

So thank you to everyone on here for your support it means a lot.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:07 pm 
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I really don't understand why you wouldn't switch vets quite frankly (after the treatment anyway). I mean they've demonstrated their incompetence, they don't have a good rapport with you or your cat, and you don't trust them. I wouldn't either! It's actually good that this happened with a relatively minor thing like TF, because this exposes them for what they are, and you have a better idea what to look for in your next vet. Supposing this were a life and death situation? *shutter*

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:20 pm 
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I hope Dexter feels better soon! When you get the correct medicine I would also kindly ask for a copy of his records so you can make the switch when you are ready with the necessary paperwork in hand, assuming you can do that in the UK.

I have very little patience for vets (and doctors) that I don't like. If I don't feel comfortable with the vet guiding my health decisions for my cats, I could never forgive myself. You could probably call your insurance company and ask for recommendations for vets in your area too!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:30 pm 
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brianj12 wrote:
I really don't understand why you wouldn't switch vets quite frankly (after the treatment anyway). I mean they've demonstrated their incompetence, they don't have a good rapport with you or your cat, and you don't trust them. I wouldn't either! It's actually good that this happened with a relatively minor thing like TF, because this exposes them for what they are, and you have a better idea what to look for in your next vet. Supposing this were a life and death situation? *shutter*


I agree with you Brian. I haven't felt comfortable with them since the beginning and it REALLY annoys me that every time I visit I have to wait at least half an hour past my appointment time before I am seen. Not for me but because it stresses Dexter out and it's not as if he's a dog and I can take him outside for a wee/poop is it.

Here in the UK we have the National Health Service so when you go to see your GP you are always kept waiting but I'm paying for this! I completely understand that emergencies happen which can cause delays but this just seems to be a common occurrence!

I don't suppose changing vets would have any affect on the Insurance Policy would it? Does anybody know for sure? I guess I could always ring PetPlan up and ask. It would have actually saved PetPlan money if I would have been with a vet who had actually treated the TF immediately with the correct medication.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:33 pm 
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Oh and the Receptionist has a face like a wet weekend every time I visit too.

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RIP my sweet baby Dexter, Snow Bengal 19/5/14 to 5/3/15 and my lovely dear old friend Muskey, Brown Burmese put to rest aged 15 on 14/11/15.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:47 pm 
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neonyellowclover wrote:
I hope Dexter feels better soon! When you get the correct medicine I would also kindly ask for a copy of his records so you can make the switch when you are ready with the necessary paperwork in hand, assuming you can do that in the UK.

I have very little patience for vets (and doctors) that I don't like. If I don't feel comfortable with the vet guiding my health decisions for my cats, I could never forgive myself. You could probably call your insurance company and ask for recommendations for vets in your area too!


Thanks Bri.

Funnily enough I find myself googling symptoms before I go to the vet to make sure he gets treated properly, I think that speaks volumes in itself!

Good tip about the medical history as they may happily give it to me for free whilst I am still a customer.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:11 pm 
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Hi Debbie

I think once the treatment is finished I would change vets, you clearly are not comfortable with them - and with good reason.

Petplan are very good at paying up, and you don't have to wait until the treatment is finished to claim as you can do follow on claims for the same ailment. I'm not sure if there are vets out there who will claim directly from Petplan, but I'm sure that if and when you find a new vet, they can request Dexters records from the previous vet.

Sorry you are having such a tough time and I hope things improve for you soon x

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:38 pm 
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Tabitha wrote:
Hi Debbie

I think once the treatment is finished I would change vets, you clearly are not comfortable with them - and with good reason.

Petplan are very good at paying up, and you don't have to wait until the treatment is finished to claim as you can do follow on claims for the same ailment. I'm not sure if there are vets out there who will claim directly from Petplan, but I'm sure that if and when you find a new vet, they can request Dexters records from the previous vet.

Sorry you are having such a tough time and I hope things improve for you soon x


Thanks Clare.

I might ring Petplan and ask if they know of any vets who pay direct. It would certainly help although obviously I'm hoping once the TF clears up we won't have any more health problems for a while.

I keep thinking if at least I could get this sorted that would be an achievement. Really would give me a bit of a lift. This should have been sorted out a lot more swiftly than it has been though. It's been a bit of an uphill struggle with the vet.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:43 pm 
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Eggman wrote:
I might ring Petplan and ask if they know of any vets who pay direct.


Ugh, no, please don't do that. The last person I would ask for a vet recommendation would be an insurance company! They have their own agenda in this, and believe me, it isn't the wellbeing of you and your cat. Find a kick butt vet that is great at taking care of cats and their humans. If you have to fill out more paperwork it will be worth it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:48 pm 
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brianj12 wrote:
Eggman wrote:
I might ring Petplan and ask if they know of any vets who pay direct.


Ugh, no, please don't do that. The last person I would ask for a vet recommendation would be an insurance company! They have their own agenda in this, and believe me, it isn't the wellbeing of you and your cat. Find a kick butt vet that is great at taking care of cats and their humans. If you have to fill out more paperwork it will be worth it.


Thanks Brian, good point.

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