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Offline ElaineH

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Been very worried
« on: January 05, 2024, 10:55:35 AM »
Just before Christmas our vet informed us that Morgan had an anal mass that needed to be investigated. We had to wait until the labs were open for business and yesterday came the news that the mass was not malignant  :D phew!

Blood tests showed that his kidneys weren't good at all though so he now has to have a renal diet, no more fresh raw meat which he loves as the protein level is too high for him. He also needs a phosphate binder adding to his food. The binding powder (no prescription needed) would be about £65 if ordered from them but she's very good at pointing us to cheaper sources for things, so I ordered what we needed from a company she recommended for only £25.49.

Just goes to show that not all vets see £££££ signs when we walk in through the door.

Morgan is now halfway through his 16th year and we know our time together is limited but it's good to know that we don't have to face THAT DECISION just yet  :luv:
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Re: Been very worried
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2024, 12:13:35 PM »
So sorry to read Morgan has been having problems, must have been an agonising wait for you all, hopefully with the new diet things will calm down for him (and you)

Twas very good of the vet to suggest a less expensive option.

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Re: Been very worried
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2024, 12:53:23 PM »
Send you and Morgan  :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug:
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Re: Been very worried
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2024, 05:54:52 PM »
Poor lad, I hope he feels better soon. One of mine had an anal mass, but sadly it was not a good outcome for him, so I am pleased that you have had good news, what a worry is the waiting…..
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Re: Been very worried
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2024, 09:21:25 PM »
That was an awful worry for you  :bigarmhug: I'm so relieved the news was positive. I hope he gets on okay with his new diet.

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Re: Been very worried
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2024, 08:49:59 AM »
Sorry to hear this but at least it was positive in one way

My vets is the same as he asks me if I want a prescription for whatever yet he is part of a large chain of practices and the prescription is generous too unlike some other vet practices
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Re: Been very worried
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2024, 04:23:28 PM »
Sending lots of  :bigarmhug: to both you and Morgan. Glad to hear his condition is  treatable and that you can breathe out ! xx