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Spaghetti & Noodles

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It's near where I live but not one I have used for any of my own animals. I've heard it has a good reputation. Sorry can't be more help.
 

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Sorry, not for the last 14 years... And those were somewhat different times.
 

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I have been in touch with them recently discussing costs and options, for one of my girls. I've not had a consultation with them as yet, but mine are registered there. I have been very impressed with the communication. They have an exotics expert who is the head vet at woburn safari park.
I would also be grateful for any feedback as it's only 15 miles from me.
 

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Thank you @Spaghetti & Noodles @Wiebke and @hot fox
We normally take Abigail and Rosie to the Cat & Rabbit to see Simon and Kim, both girls had ops there in January and February this year.
Abi didn't drink her water or eat her nuggets on Easter Monday and was not herself, so started syringe feeding Monday night, she was just holding the syringe food in her mouth but i couldn't get her to swallow. I tried to book an appointment at the Cat & Rabbit on Tuesday morning they said Kim and Simon were away and the locum was fully booked. Rang vets round my area, no luck apart from one so we took her there, they were not a exotics vets and they were terrible said she was fine they could hear her food going through her tummy and she would be ok, i told them this was impossible as she wasn't eating or drinking and she had passed no poos, i came home in tears as i knew she was really poorly. I phoned the Cat and Rabbit and asked if they knew of an other exotic vets they gave the name of two, rang them and they said they were fully booked and could't take any new patients at the moment. She got worse Monday night and so Tuesday morning phoned another vet and they said they would see her at lunch time they were brilliant said they were not an exotic experts but thought she had bloat and the start of an abscess in her mouth and referred us to the Chipping Norton veterinary hospital, we took her straight away. I phoned first thing this morning, Abi has been given pain medication and medicine to help relieve the bloat, she has started to take syringe food and seems a little brighter in herself. The exotic vet is calling me later this morning with an update. Sorry if this doesn't make a lot of sense, not had proper sleep since Sunday night.
 

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Aw poor Abi and poor you, you must feel exhausted with worry and sleepless nights, it’s really hard isn’t it. Hope Abi is on the mend now she’s got some meds x
 

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Aw poor Abi and poor you, you must feel exhausted with worry and sleepless nights, it’s really hard isn’t it. Hope Abi is on the mend now she’s got some meds x
Thank you @Bill & Ted, She is such a wonderful character the house feels empty without her. I feel like i let her down, it was so difficult getting her good vet care. Hopefully she will continue to improve and we get bring to her home soon xx
 

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Thank you @Bill & Ted, She is such a wonderful character the house feels empty without her. I feel like i let her down, it was so difficult getting her good vet care. Hopefully she will continue to improve and we get bring to her home soon xx
what i meant to type is....Hopefully she will continue to improve and we get to bring her home soon xx
 

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Sending lots of healing vibes to your girl and wishing you some proper rest soon.
It is clear how hard you tried to get her proper care, and it sounds like she is doing well. You have nothing to feel guilty about :hug:
 

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@Abirose I've been to Chipping Norton Vetinary Hospital many times, it's where I've taken my boy Eddie since he's being having teeth problems. I've always had good experiences and the nurses and Nathalie the exotic specialist is lovely :)
 

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The vet has just phoned she is taking her syringe feed, but her bloat is still there, they don't think it has gone down any since yesterday. They are giving her a x-ray/scan later and an ultra sound to see if there is anything else going on. They will call me later with the results.
 

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@Abirose I've been to Chipping Norton Vetinary Hospital many times, it's where I've taken my boy Eddie since he's being having teeth problems. I've always had good experiences and the nurses and Nathalie the exotic specialist is lovely :)
Thank you so much @Eddie & Elvis, they seemed really good with Abigail, but it's always good to know that someone has had a good experience there x
 

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Thank you so much @Eddie & Elvis, they seemed really good with Abigail, but it's always good to know that someone has had a good experience there x
They've been amazing for me, they got Eddie through a gut stasis episode so I'm sure they'll do everything they can to help your girl. Holding you in my thoughts 💕
 

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Thank you @Spaghetti & Noodles @Wiebke and @hot fox
We normally take Abigail and Rosie to the Cat & Rabbit to see Simon and Kim, both girls had ops there in January and February this year.
Abi didn't drink her water or eat her nuggets on Easter Monday and was not herself, so started syringe feeding Monday night, she was just holding the syringe food in her mouth but i couldn't get her to swallow. I tried to book an appointment at the Cat & Rabbit on Tuesday morning they said Kim and Simon were away and the locum was fully booked. Rang vets round my area, no luck apart from one so we took her there, they were not a exotics vets and they were terrible said she was fine they could hear her food going through her tummy and she would be ok, i told them this was impossible as she wasn't eating or drinking and she had passed no poos, i came home in tears as i knew she was really poorly. I phoned the Cat and Rabbit and asked if they knew of an other exotic vets they gave the name of two, rang them and they said they were fully booked and could't take any new patients at the moment. She got worse Monday night and so Tuesday morning phoned another vet and they said they would see her at lunch time they were brilliant said they were not an exotic experts but thought she had bloat and the start of an abscess in her mouth and referred us to the Chipping Norton veterinary hospital, we took her straight away. I phoned first thing this morning, Abi has been given pain medication and medicine to help relieve the bloat, she has started to take syringe food and seems a little brighter in herself. The exotic vet is calling me later this morning with an update. Sorry if this doesn't make a lot of sense, not had proper sleep since Sunday night.
HUGS

Fingers very firmly crossed for Abi!

Between the pandemic restrictions and the Eater bank holiday/school holiday, it can be even harder to get emergency care. Glad that you did get her to a vet and into Chipping Norton. These things tend to always happen at the most inconvenient of times in my own experience. :(
 

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I hope Abi is doing ok, it's good to know there is an exotic specialist near by and that people have had positive experiences. I have a very large practice just 5 mins away but doesn't always make it the best one so good to know another near by is a good option. 🤞 Your girl is home soon.
 

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Sorry that Abigail isn’t well but she sounds as if she’s in good hands.
Hope she does recover quickly and you can relax.
Hugs :hug::hug:
 
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