Subject: Big problem concerning glider health
Posted by Shianne on August 31, 1999 at 08:15:57:

I have noticed a pattern for quite some time where people trust this board and the advice they get here which is great, but they trust it so implicitly that they consult here before bringing their baby to a vet. That could mean spending critical time waiting for a reply. As far as I am aware there are no veterinarians that frequent here and even if there were there is not much that they can do through their computers. If your child were obviously very ill would you call your friends before taking him/her to the hospital? I am begging all of you to trust your instincts, if there is something wrong with your baby get it checked out immediately! I cannot stress this enough. Even if it turns out to be a false alarm and you have to pay the vet some money isnt it worth it to know that your baby is ok. When I lost my baby after her fall the first thing I did was call my vet (and every other one I could find) but there were no SG vets on call that night so I had to wait a few hours till someone could see her and by then it was too late. Now maybe they could not have saved her but what if they could have. Since then I have taked a few things over with my vet who gave me his personal home & cell numbers so that this NEVER happens again!

Glider love to you and yours
Shianne & Gizmo

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