- Supporter in '14
She had been losing weight and not as interested in her pellets and hay. She would also sit in her cuddle cup and stare out for minutes at a time. I took her to her vet to request a full dental checkup including X-rays. Upon examination her vet found a massive tumor in her kidney area. Her vet felt it was fast growing because she didn't feel anything three months earlier when she had her wellness check.
I took her home because she still had some quality of life and still eager for her greens and pepper. I gave her some metacam that night to help with any pain. The next morning she wouldn't come out for her greens and I couldn't get her to eat anything but her pepper and maybe the odd strand of hay. I wasn't sure if the metacam had upset her stomach or if the tumor had progressed to the point of causing her problems.
I wanted to give her another day to see if she would come around but both exotic vets were going to be off the next day. Not all of the vets in the clinic are comfortable euthanizing exotics and I didn't want an inexperienced vet putting her to rest. Things were not going to get better for her and I didn't want her to suffer so I had her vet put her to sleep.
I still have her sister Abbey also six years four months.
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Hugs to you, Delaine. You did the right things. In my experience with this, one or two extra days (if that) would have been of very poor quality for her.
We will remember and honor her.