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    Angry Incompetent vet

    So one of my female san fran's had a blockage just above her vent area for which i tried gently manipulating the area and giving her a warm bath which didnt work so i figured the vet would be able to help. Took her in monday night and the vet tried to manipulate the snakes body to force the blockage out which didnt work so she suggested regular bathing / mineral oil, ok fine ill try that.

    I get the snake home and notice the back 1/3 of her body is limp and lifeless and im pretty sure the vet broke her spine, she didnt make it through the night. Im just trying to deal with my anger and upset over this she was a wonderful / beautiful animal who didnt deserve to die like that, not to mention the work / money i put in to get her into the country in the first place, sigh.


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    I'm so sorry for your loss

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    Re: Incompetent vet

    sorry to hear that she passed :/

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    Re: Incompetent vet

    What a shame. Sorry for your loss.
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    What vet did she go to???
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    Sorry to hear of your loss. I had been excited for you being able to get them here in the first place.

    Have you contacted the vet? I know they won't do anything about it but you should at the very least make sure they know what happened. Perhaps they'll comp a necropsy and at least confirm that the blockage was a blockage and not something else. I've seen a few people lately up here lose garters after showing some strange looking extreme swelling right above the vent, I wonder if there's a pathogen or something else going on.
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    Re: Incompetent vet

    Quote Originally Posted by scott5017 View Post
    So one of my female san fran's had a blockage just above her vent area for which i tried gently manipulating the area and giving her a warm bath which didnt work so i figured the vet would be able to help. Took her in monday night and the vet tried to manipulate the snakes body to force the blockage out which didnt work so she suggested regular bathing / mineral oil, ok fine ill try that.

    I get the snake home and notice the back 1/3 of her body is limp and lifeless and im pretty sure the vet broke her spine, she didnt make it through the night. Im just trying to deal with my anger and upset over this she was a wonderful / beautiful animal who didnt deserve to die like that, not to mention the work / money i put in to get her into the country in the first place, sigh.

    I am so sorry , I recently lost my male checkered,just after leaving him in at the shop I buy her food at,for a week.2 days after bringing him home,he died in my arms.Only time can heal.From a fellow Canuck. Sincerely,me d

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spankenstyne View Post
    Sorry to hear of your loss. I had been excited for you being able to get them here in the first place.

    Have you contacted the vet? I know they won't do anything about it but you should at the very least make sure they know what happened. Perhaps they'll comp a necropsy and at least confirm that the blockage was a blockage and not something else. I've seen a few people lately up here lose garters after showing some strange looking extreme swelling right above the vent, I wonder if there's a pathogen or something else going on.
    I have refrained from contacting the vet as there is no real way to confirm that they were indeed the cause of the animals death without it costing me more money, that and im not sure i would be able to control myself from saying the things i really want to. With the blockage the animal was not losing any weight and was active as normal, after the vet visit she dies that night, i know correlation is not causation but in this instance she wasnt immobile / limp before the visit and was afterwards.

    I do still have a 1.1 san fran pair left but this was my favorite snake, she was super friendly and would be so gentle when eating you could hand feed her.

    Also not sure i can name the vet in violation of the TOS?

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    I am sorry for the loss of a truly beautiful snake. My condolences. It kills me to hear stories like that, where the people who are supposed to help, only make things worse.
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    Very sorry to hear about this
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