Dental Disaster

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Harrison

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I took my guinea pig Crumble,to have his teeth checked,incissors trimmed,due to his weight loss,the vet had advised this,so I left him with the vet the following morning,I was told to call back at 4pm,when they said he had not yet recovered,so they then rang me 10 mins later,to say he had died,I was beside myself,he was only 2yrs,and quite lively on the morning I took him,but the vet nor the nurse ever mentioned of any risk with anaesthetic,we are devestated,I never even said a proper goodbye when I left him,he trusted me,after all his nursing &night feeds together, my concern was for his brother,however he has continued about his daily life,still eating well,we have him housed indoors,so he has lots of company,but we will struggle to get another,he is quite a dominant piggy,my worry now is the vets bill.!
 

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BIG HUGS

I am so sorry for your loss!

You are welcome to post a tribute to Crumble in our Rainbow Bridge section if or whenever it feels right for you.

Paying a huge vet bill when things have gone haywire is very gutting, isn't is? I have lost several piggies in operations over the years. It was one of the most bitter things... :(

Perhaps you can date Crumble's brother at a good rescue that offers boar dating. That way, your boy has a say in who he is getting on with and will only meet quarantined and healthy boars under expert supervision. You only come home with a new companion of there has been success and you have the rescue to fall back on if things don't work out.
@PiggyOwner has given you the link with our tips.

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There is always a slight chance with anesthesia for any animal or person and I'm sure it was such a shock, I'm truly sorry! Lots of hugs!
 

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:( I am so sorry for your sudden sad loss. I myself have had that terrible telephone call from the Vet, in the past. It leaves you in pieces. Popcorn free Crumble. :bye:
 
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