Friday, 7 October 2011
I never totally trust Turkish vets, but this one is the best I've found. Nevertheless they never quite feel the same way as we do about our precious dogs.
She was with him for 6 hours during which time he performed the op, checked and cleaned her teeth and cut her nails. Also, as instructed by Mr A and not me, he trimmed her hair. Well more to the point he shaved her. It wasn't really necessary but it's tidy and clean, and at least it will be more hygenic not to have her hair caught up in her stitches.
You may remember the vet came out a while ago to the village to look at Beki and Poppy. Beki had mastitis and the medication prescribed cleared it up in a few days. Beki was pronounced too old for the snip, so Poppy had to suffer alone.
I hadn't paid for the vet's previous visit...he told me to wait until after Poppy's visit today. I am totally amazed at the cost for all this treatment, which included two round trips to the village. 190 lira...which is approxımately 69 pounds. I'm sure this will come as a shock to those of you in the UK who make regular visits to the vet with your pets.
Poppy is clearly uncomfortable at the moment, and when I tried to pick her up on her arrival she gave me a nasty nip on my finger. She never bites so clearly she is in pain. Poor little girl. Mr A is on his way home now with pain relief and antibiotics prescribed by the vet. The picture shows her snuggled up on my bed with her favourite cuddly toys. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery for her.
It's been quite a day....I don't know who's more traumatised...Poppy or me!