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Overnight Hospitalization

Here is a sad story, but it raises an important point that we should be asking if the pet is going to be supervised and not just assume it will be.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/dog-paralyz...092314524.html

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This is way too sad





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to me there is no point spending the night if no one is there.

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I think many people would just assume that their pet was being monitored and not think to actually ask the question.

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I know that at my vets office, no one is there overnight. So if there is EVER a situation where my dog needs to be monitored overnight, either I WILL DO IT, or I will bring it to a location where someone is there! There is nothing to replace a real "eye" on situations! It is so sad that this dog suffered so!

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Thank you for posting this Misstray, it's information we all need to have. However, it just ruined my morning because I could see myself doing the exact same thing as the owner in this story (theoretically - Gibbs doesn't have any known medical condition). Who would have thought to ask the relevant question - "If he needs to stay overnight for observations, will someone be there to observe him?"

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My vet had the worst thing possible happen and that was an overnight fire that killed the animals that were left there overnight (with no attendant) I believe now, they do pay someone minimum wage to watch them at night, but I would never, ever leave a pet where there wasn't someone there with them 24/7, other bad things could happen, too..

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... I believe now, they do pay someone minimum wage to watch them at night ...(

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I am so glad this thread was posted. I would have never thought to ask if a trained Vet or someone else qualified in animal medicine was staying to watch and observe.

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I have always insisted on bringing my pets home from the vet even if there were medical things they would need. I don't remember what prompted this question many, many years ago but once I learned that no one would be staying overnight I refused to leave my pets at the vet after procedures. I figured that if any thing happened I could at least try to get them to the emergency vet during the night.


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Thanks for posting this, even though it was very hard to read. I probably would have done the same thing. It's sad that we would just assume there would be someone there but after all it seems ridiculous to leave animals that are sick or recovering from surgery ALONE ALL NIGHT. Isn't that a no brainer??? I would have thought that was a given that someone would be there - in a vets office no less.

Glad I now know to ask and make sure and hope and pray I never need it!

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