Monday, April 21, 2008

Toby Update

Toby got to come home from the pet hospital this morning.
They wanted him to eat and poop before he came home, but they settled for just eating.
I think part of that decision was based on the fact that he was feeling good enough to bite a tech. It wasn't a bad bite, but they figured he would be less tense at home.
I agree.
He is still on 3 different meds and special food for a few days.
The total bill came to about $770.
Phew, it's a good thing I love him.
We paid $450 dollars to buy him 3 1/2 years ago, so the vet bill didn't quite cost twice his original price.
I can tell he is feeling much better now than he was when I took him in on Saturday, but he is still not 100% back to his normal self.
His day was a little worse today when we had a thunder storm since he is terrified of thunder.
So anyway, next time you are wondering "Is it okay to give my dog a pork bone?" ask yourself if you have an extra $800 to spend at the vet.
If the answer is no, then the answer is no.
Even if you have the money don't do it. It's not worth it.


Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

I am glad to hear that Toby is home. Vet bills like that are one of the reasons we don't have a dog.

lekiM said...

Glad to hear he made it home.