• Pets

    High-End Veterinary Care

    by Anyone who thinks American-style healthcare is a good idea has never had to open the coffers for extraordinary measures to save a beloved family pet. This is Muffin, one of my daughter’s pet rabbits: Out of nowhere, he started limping and holding one foot up off the floor. X-rays, blood work, examinations = pain meds and monitoring. A wound appeared on his thigh, what looked like a burst abscess. Antibiotics, cleansing, adjusted feeding to include syringes. Behaviour doesn’t get better and he starts to get lethargic. Abscess is far more extensive than anyone possibly thought it could have been. Sepsis, imaging, surgery, blood transfusion, ICU. And we still don’t…