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So, since it just started, he may actually have a ... even more difficult than finding one today, I would think.

The thing is, this is a small baby puppy. Infections can get serious very quickly with babies.

Sure they can..and the guy is alerted to that. Its also really really common in baby puppies, and very few end up with massive complications.

So my opinion is that you guys did a great thing in letting him know what the potential problem is, he has called his vet (2 of them) and gotten their opinions, and we should leave it at that. It seems like people are, at this point, generalizing their own experiences with UTIs onto this puppy, and that's just not very helpful.
Would I take her in and ask to get her started on antibiotics? Sure. Is it abusive to not do that? No, its not.
Tara
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Just curious, What country are you in? And what is your first language? And what Holiday are you celebrating?

US Labor Day is Monday. Many vet offices aren't open on Saturdays. Most are not open on Sundays. I expect many will honor the holiday on Monday.

I know, but I'm beginning to think this person speaks english as a second language. Note REALLY bad spelling, and unfamiliarity with the english keyboard.
Computers are so typo intolerant, let alone spelling intolerant, there is NO netadministrator in the US who could survive the stiff competition of Techies who CAN spell, and keep their job. Standards are just too high. So I'm assuming this person is a network administrator of the largest animal hospital in their country (consisting of two vets what I gathered through badly broken english) of some third world country out there.

So that's my line of thinking, and I was wondering what Holiday they were celebrating.
US Labor Day is Monday. Many vet offices aren't open ... Sundays. I expect many will honor the holiday on Monday.

I know, but I'm beginning to think this person speaks english as a second language. Note REALLY bad spelling, and ... third world country out there. So that's my line of thinking, and I was wondering what Holiday they were celebrating.

This has basically become "He's not doing what I think he should, so I'm going to nit pick his grammar and career choice"
Geezzz
Tara
This has basically become "He's not doing what I think he should, so I'm going to nit pick his grammar and career choice"

That stuff about the language competence found in network administrators, not to mention the stiff competition for network administration jobs, kinda cracked me up. No offense to the original poster but even a few years post-crash it's still pretty much the case that if you can spell TCP/IP you, too, can have an amazing career in IT!
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It seems like people are, at this point, generalizing their own experiences with UTIs onto this puppy, and that's just not very helpful.

In my case, it's more to do with having experienced years of recurring UTIs and related problems with one of my cats. The puppy might be just fine, but after my own experiences, I'd rather err on the side of caution. Making one of my pets wait three days would not be an option for me.
Would I take her in and ask to get her started on antibiotics? Sure. Is it abusive to not do that? No, its not.

With what I know now, I'm not sure I agree.

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What do you know now that makes that difference?

I've had personal experience (very recurring for years, but infrequent..thankfully..for almost a decade now), as well as many experiences with clients dogs. Some are acute and painful for the animal right away, but many aren't. Don't we take people to task for assuming that what is true for their pets automatically applies to everyone else's animal?

Tara
in thread "TaraG" (Email Removed) whittled the following words:
This has basically become "He's not doing what I think he should, so I'm going to nit pick his grammar and career choice" Geezzz Tara

No, I'm trying to understand why he couldn't get his puppy to a vet. And he didn't say where he was from. And if he's not from here that might explain. I gave my logical line of thought. and presented the arguement why I thought he was not US.
And if he's NOT,I'm REALLY curious as to what Holiday is being celebrated. Obviously, he's not going to help his puppy.
IF he did what he said he did, he got that puppy in awfully fast... suspisciously fast. If he has connections to the hospital, that would explain that.
If they didn't treat that puppy, I'm telling him that the care of his hospital probably isn't all that it should be.
Perhaps he's not good at describing events? entirely possible. Likely even.Maybe there IS nothing wrong with his puppy.
I'm just trying to make scenarios and put 2 + 2 together and it just doesn't add up.
Perhaps he's just pulling our chains. maybe there is no puppy,which is why he's treating this so casually. In that instance, I'll happily pull his chain right back.
That stuff about the language competence found in network administrators, not to mention the stiff competition for network administration jobs, ... still pretty much the case that if you can spell TCP/IP you, too, can have an amazing career in IT!

I can attest to that. I began my stint a few years back at the recording studio as office manager. It took about two weeks for me to get, um, "promoted" to network admin. Now, if anyone has been paying attention over the years, *me* functioning in any sort IT capacity is a cruel, cruel joke.

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in thread "TaraG" No, I'm trying to understand why he couldn't get his puppy to a vet.

Um, because its a weekend AND a holiday.
And he didn't say where he was from. And if he's not from here that might explain.

Even if he *is* from here, it would explain it. That's why it makes no difference, really.
Plus, its the weekend pretty much everywhere on the planet right now.
I gave my logical line of thought. and presented the arguement why I thought he was not US.

Irrelevant.
And if he's NOT,I'm REALLY curious as to what Holiday is being celebrated. Obviously, he's not going to help his puppy.

Obviously he is. He's just not going to do it on your schedule.
IF he did what he said he did, he got that puppy in awfully fast... suspisciously fast.

Why is it suspicious that he got a couple of vets on the phone on a saturday? This is not that hard to do.
If he has connections to the hospital, that would explain that. If they didn't treat that puppy, I'm telling him that the care of his hospital probably isn't all that it should be.

I guess you totally missed the part where he said he spoke with two vets. This does not tell me he got an appointment.
Perhaps he's not good at describing events? entirely possible.

Its also entirely possible that people aren't reading his description of events very well either.
Likely even.Maybe there IS nothing wrong with his puppy. I'm just trying to make scenarios and put 2 + 2 together and it just doesn't add up.

Sure it does.
Perhaps he's just pulling our chains. maybe there is no puppy,which is why he's treating this so casually. In that instance, I'll happily pull his chain right back.

Well, have fun with that.
Tara
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