I have to say I was not very impressed with the ER clinic I took Gretel to yesterday – Emerald City Emergency Clinic.
They said that she would have to stay 24 hours but then said she might be ready to come home earlier. I called today at 2 pm and they said she was totally fine and ready to come home. Uhhhh…thanks for calling. She would have sat there all day if I hadn’t of called.
They were rude when I got there to get her.
They didn’t have any helpful information for me. They said the cause of the bloating was “unknown” and gave me the standard line about feeding smaller kibble, feeding smaller meals, watching her water intake after eating, etc.
After much discussion with S, we determined that she bloated because she got into a loaf of moldy bread. None of those things they mentioned would have prevented that.
We weren’t negligent. The lawn guys had left a fence partially open so she was able to get through to the bread (which was sitting outside by the garbage can). S saw that something got into the bread but didn’t suspect Gretel because he didn’t think she could get through the fence and it looked like our resident crow had pecked at it.
Anyway, I was a but surprised (although I shouldn’t have been) that Gretel’s little legs were shaved when I went to pick her up. Her little leg was bandaged. She was on pain meds. She looked so pathetic. Poor baby.
We appreciate everyone’s thoughtful comments during this ordeal. Gretel is back to normal and been doing a lot of snuggling since she got home.