- MemberOctober 16, 2009 at 6:32 pm46
First, I just want to say that I know it must be hard having your new baby be so sick — try to hang in there and if possible try not to let her see you upset. It’s better for her.
Second, I want to say that I have had to take care of many sick cats over the years — in particular feral cats I rescued (many of them live outdoors/ a couple indoors). It took me years to gain the slightest bit of trust from them but when they got sick and I had to alter their routine and keep them in a crate to care for them – they hated it and me! In the very beginning I felt I lost all their trust and I would never get it back. But, the good news is after a short time of their lives being “back to normal” they trusted me again.
In other words, I think, animals are basically pretty resilient and forgiving. So I think you will be ok once your pooch starts feeing better and you don’t have to give the shots anymore. That’s not to say that having the vet tech come by to give the shots is a bad thing. If you can do it – why not? Don’t beat yourself up for that.
I hope she starts feeing better soon and BTW it’s not unheard of to get a second opinion. Just because it’s a vet (and not a Dr.) don’t let that stop you.