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  1. Horrible End of Life Experience

    My yorkie developed seizures and partial paralysis quite suddenly due to a series of hereditary issues. After seeing a specialist and spending over $1600, we learned it would cost over $18,000 for a surgery that my dog only had a 50% chance of surviving. We couldn’t afford the cost and decide to set an appointment to euthanize her. She was only 9-years-old. Her seizures got worse the two days before the procedure and we called our vet who had cared for her since we added her to our family, and brought her in a day early. This is a difficult time for anyone but the experience was compounded by the terrible and insensitive treatment we received. We waited at over an hour in a consultation room while my dog suffered through a few seizures. The walls were extremely thin and we were right behind the reception desk where a lot of laughing, joking and talking could be heard. When the vet and tech finally came in, it took 15 minutes and 4 times before the vet let the tech try and was able to get a vein since my dog was dehydrated at this point causing even more stress on my dog and making this experience more traumatic for my pet and family. Afterward while we were greiving my dog we had to make choices about cremation and then we were asked to pay. Needless to say that was the last time my family ever set foot in that clinic. Our new clinic has a much more private layout. I’m writing this to see if others have had a similar experience and if any of you have any ideas in how the care, handling and planning of after life care can be improved.