This post was inspired by Sarah Kalnaj’s video seminar called The Language of Dogs: Understanding Canine Body Language and Other Communication Signals. You can pick up the DVD on her website: http://www.bluedogtraining.com/videos-dvds.html
My cat Edison broke his leg on a cold November night in 2011. I rushed him to the emergency vet around 11pm, where the doctor told me I was going to have to put him down or amputate his leg. The next day, I took my Edison to my regular vet, where the doctor told me to cast his leg for 6 weeks and he’d be fine! Turns out, Edison was fine, all it took was a cute festive cast and some TLC.
I learned after the traumatizing experience that you can’t always trust “professionals.” Sometimes you need a second opinion, and sometimes YOU have to decide what is best for your animals – after all, nobody knows your animals like you do.