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    Hugs, Bernie.

    It really, really sucks when you feel you can't trust the vet's commitment and professionalism when you have to put yourself into debt to pay for them. I can't suggest a solution, but I so hope you end up finding someone you trust who can help you and Pohm get through this.

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    Hi Bernie, I have been following here and hoping for the best but could find no words of comfort to offer you.

    I was thinking about Pohm all morning and it took me back to times when the question arose, do we go on or not.

    If the dog was still enjoying his food, and still enjoying his little walks then that was good enough.
    I hope you can have more time together.

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    Jeez Bernie .... i got nothing for ya except i'm so sorry you are going through this.
    Its very upsetting to read about poor Pohm. Like Chubb said...if he is still a happy dog...then that would be good enough for me....but its not me.
    Good luck to all of you guys.


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    just caught the thread, so sad, if PTS is the only humane option then i would get the vet to do it at yr home wherever the dog is most comfortable. all the best in this awful time for you both.

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    As i get closer i can just make the male out, with Brian between his legs, sniffing his crotch.
    Maybe the bloke is carrying raw beef steak in his crotch... and now he's going to have slobber stripes.

    I really thought the bit of the story where you fell over Bernie that he had found the strange bloke and his steak again...

    I admit I like to send my dog through the door ahead of me so she can't do that to me. Stuff dog trainers who think that's not alpha - I call it self preservation. Send the dog first...

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    We have good news. and more hope. and a LOT of debt to go with it
    Pohm has been accepted for a consult with vet that does this on payment plan. We are going in at 12.30 today.

    Another win is she is pain free! Happy pohm. (dangerous as they can do more damage feeling this way, than led around sooking) so is crated today. Despite being on the same opiate doses as my husband, who was knocked out on that dose, she is not even sleepy on it!

    She's taking her meds nicely for me. Which is an improvement on her antics over 2 silly little pills yesterday. She was sulking and not talking to me post admin yesterday, today, she's accepted that this is tough love time, and she needs to pull her head in a forgive me for being so cruel to her. By opening her mouth and putting a teeny tiny pill down her throat. She is NOT impressed with me doing this. Its her first time on meds. But no sulking and turning her back on me on approach today.

    Thankyou for all the support guys. It was very helpful, to 'talk' with folks that get it. This is not a broken sofa, nor is it a hampster. IS is one of the family members.
    And for anyone that has pet insurance in Australia, who has claim experience, as opposed to just paying the monthly fee. Are there any recommendations? or suggestions of who is good at paying up promptly on claim, who to avoid.

    Whilst its too late for Pohm, i realise that Brian is another large breed, and keen to get insurance for him. Before 'pre existing conditions' are found if any.

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    Bernie this is so good to read, I sincerely hope this is the vet for you guys and it all goes well for Pohm. Don't know anything about insurance sorry, but have been thinking of you so much lately I just wanted to post my best wishes for today and send Pohm another hug.

    Abe still hasn't figured out why I stick my finger down his throat at meds time, but dutifully swallows after because it pleases me. When he was sick and taking pills twice daily for 2 weeks he'd just open his mouth as I approached with pills in hand. Funny dog, clueless but so eager to please. I'm glad Pohm's accepted her meds now, I'm sure she knows mum is only looking after her.

    Wow, what a roller-coaster you've all been on....

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    Yay! So happy to read this. I will be checking in later to hear what the vet had to say.

    Newfsie had good experiences with pet insurance I remember. You might be able to find some of their old posts?

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    .We have good news. and more hope. and a LOT of debt to go with it
    Pohm has been accepted for a consult with vet that does this on payment plan. We are going in at 12.30 today.
    So very pleased to hear this, have everything crossed and-will be checking back later for updates.

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    For your consult, but not your debt. Fingers all crossed you can get some positive news.

    As far as I have heard most pet insurance works on a reimbursement system, so payment up front is still required. But I don't have personal experience.

    Other options I know people use are a credit card that doesn't get used, sits at zero, and is there to front up for vet emergencies etc. Also some people set up a particular savings account and add at least as much as they would be paying on an insurance premium. But that would be better after being set up for some time.

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