Cat Lover

Rome, NY

#92 Mar 5, 2012
A few posts back mentioned declawing. That is one ofthe most barbaric practices there is and should never be used. Trim yourcat's nails and things will be fine. I did it once years ago to one of my cats and was horrified at her condition when she left the vet. Never again!

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#93 Mar 6, 2012
Leisure Suit Larry wrote:
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Uh, pretty sure he is referring to the cropping of ears and the docking of tails. You are talking about clipping toe nails and shaving and cleaning of cat asses.
I was talking about cropping and docking.There's no need for that shit. I'd like the other poster to explain why those procedures are so expensive,then. They aren't exactly complicated procedures...
Sad

Utica, NY

#94 Mar 6, 2012
Yesterday, I had to decide to put my dog down.

My dog has always been treated at Burrstone. He began having seizures which increased in number and severity all Sunday day and night. I took him to Burrstone Monday morning with the hope that they could stop his seizures and I could bring him back home. Unfortunately, the seizures never stopped and caused much more harm to him.

The vet and staff was very compassionate and kind.

The seizures, the different treatment options and the different outcome scenarios were clearly explained to me, all of which logically fit with what I had already learned myself about seizures in dogs, and from what I knew from a lifetime of having dogs.

I stayed with my dog while the attempts were made to stop the seizures. I was allowed to make the decision to put him down without any pressure to do so. I stayed with my beloved dog until the moment he died, and beyond that to compose myself.

The vet relayed his personal experience putting down his own dog to help me through my decision. The technicians were kind and listened to me talk about my dog, and were kind enough to tell me about their experiences treating my dog. The staff at the counter expressed their condolences to me and had everything prepared so I didn't have to stand around. I don't believe there is anything more they could have done.

It is hard to take a dog to a vet to be put down. Its much harder to take a dog to the vet with the thought (hope?) that the dog will be coming back home, only to find that the dog is suffering from a condition that he will not recover from.

I cried. I don't cry for people but I cried for my dog. My dog loved me unconditionally and all he looked for from me was kindness, which had been denied to him for most of his life.
lardy

Blossvale, NY

#96 Mar 6, 2012
Sad wrote:
Yesterday, I had to decide to put my dog down.
My dog has always been treated at Burrstone. He began having seizures which increased in number and severity all Sunday day and night. I took him to Burrstone Monday morning with the hope that they could stop his seizures and I could bring him back home. Unfortunately, the seizures never stopped and caused much more harm to him.
The vet and staff was very compassionate and kind.
The seizures, the different treatment options and the different outcome scenarios were clearly explained to me, all of which logically fit with what I had already learned myself about seizures in dogs, and from what I knew from a lifetime of having dogs.
I stayed with my dog while the attempts were made to stop the seizures. I was allowed to make the decision to put him down without any pressure to do so. I stayed with my beloved dog until the moment he died, and beyond that to compose myself.
The vet relayed his personal experience putting down his own dog to help me through my decision. The technicians were kind and listened to me talk about my dog, and were kind enough to tell me about their experiences treating my dog. The staff at the counter expressed their condolences to me and had everything prepared so I didn't have to stand around. I don't believe there is anything more they could have done.
It is hard to take a dog to a vet to be put down. Its much harder to take a dog to the vet with the thought (hope?) that the dog will be coming back home, only to find that the dog is suffering from a condition that he will not recover from.
I cried. I don't cry for people but I cried for my dog. My dog loved me unconditionally and all he looked for from me was kindness, which had been denied to him for most of his life.
and who denied your dog this kndness for most of his life???
Sad

Utica, NY

#97 Mar 6, 2012
One human, after adopting him, dumped him at a shelter because they had purchased a "cute" dog.

Another human simply abandoned him and he lived in the wild for more than a year.

Another human decided to get rid of him and threw him out of a moving car, breaking his hips and both hind legs.

The most amazing thing about this dog is that after all of that inhumane treatment at the hands of humans, he was still willing to trust me. He was the most docile dog I've ever known.
lardy

Blossvale, NY

#98 Mar 6, 2012
so sorry for the loss of your beloved dog, but so happy that he found love and happiness with you... god bless you, my friend.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#99 Mar 6, 2012
Sad wrote:
Yesterday, I had to decide to put my dog down.
My dog has always been treated at Burrstone. He began having seizures which increased in number and severity all Sunday day and night. I took him to Burrstone Monday morning with the hope that they could stop his seizures and I could bring him back home. Unfortunately, the seizures never stopped and caused much more harm to him.
The vet and staff was very compassionate and kind.
The seizures, the different treatment options and the different outcome scenarios were clearly explained to me, all of which logically fit with what I had already learned myself about seizures in dogs, and from what I knew from a lifetime of having dogs.
I stayed with my dog while the attempts were made to stop the seizures. I was allowed to make the decision to put him down without any pressure to do so. I stayed with my beloved dog until the moment he died, and beyond that to compose myself.
The vet relayed his personal experience putting down his own dog to help me through my decision. The technicians were kind and listened to me talk about my dog, and were kind enough to tell me about their experiences treating my dog. The staff at the counter expressed their condolences to me and had everything prepared so I didn't have to stand around. I don't believe there is anything more they could have done.
It is hard to take a dog to a vet to be put down. Its much harder to take a dog to the vet with the thought (hope?) that the dog will be coming back home, only to find that the dog is suffering from a condition that he will not recover from.
I cried. I don't cry for people but I cried for my dog. My dog loved me unconditionally and all he looked for from me was kindness, which had been denied to him for most of his life.
Sorry for your loss. That is a tough decision to make.The staff at your vet also take these hard. That is the worst part of their job.
DISGUSTED

Utica, NY

#101 Jun 10, 2012
Last night my husband and I found a cat on the side of a country road, slightly bleeding from the mouth. We wrapped him in a blanket and called burrstone. They patched us to a vet on call. The vet (Dr Hilton) wanted $100 to just put clothes on and come tell us if the cat was going to make it. We were trying to do the right thing by helping the animal but can't afford a vet bill. He tried to explain that to the vet but she kept pushing for us to take responsibility for him. She told us not to worry about it because if the cat "is meant to live it will live and if it is meant to die it will die." I will never take an animal to this vet EVER.

Level 5

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#102 Jun 10, 2012
DISGUSTED wrote:
Last night my husband and I found a cat on the side of a country road, slightly bleeding from the mouth. We wrapped him in a blanket and called burrstone. They patched us to a vet on call. The vet (Dr Hilton) wanted $100 to just put clothes on and come tell us if the cat was going to make it. We were trying to do the right thing by helping the animal but can't afford a vet bill. He tried to explain that to the vet but she kept pushing for us to take responsibility for him. She told us not to worry about it because if the cat "is meant to live it will live and if it is meant to die it will die." I will never take an animal to this vet EVER.
Why is it that people think that Vets are supposed to work for free? It's a bussiness, not a charity organization. If they give their sevices away every time someone asks they would very soon be out of bussiness. Then they would not be able to provide the service that they do and all their patients would suffer. BTW this vet does not own the hospital and does not set policy. Should she risk her job and get dragged out in the night to do it? When you picked up the cat you took responsibility and now you are angry because you tried to shove that responsibility on someone else. You should think a little bit before you start casting aspersions.
DISGUSTED

Utica, NY

#104 Jun 15, 2012
Ben Gleck wrote:
<quoted text> Why is it that people think that Vets are supposed to work for free? It's a bussiness, not a charity organization. If they give their sevices away every time someone asks they would very soon be out of bussiness. Then they would not be able to provide the service that they do and all their patients would suffer. BTW this vet does not own the hospital and does not set policy. Should she risk her job and get dragged out in the night to do it? When you picked up the cat you took responsibility and now you are angry because you tried to shove that responsibility on someone else. You should think a little bit before you start casting aspersions.
And you should learn to spell before you comment. When I picked up the cat I was trying to do the right thing by getting it the help it needed. I DO NOT think that vets are suppose to work for free all the time. I realize it is a BUSINESS and they charge for their SERVICES. If it was my household pet I would have no problem setting up a payment plan but this was an animal I cannot keep and could not afford a vet bill for. My husband is disabled and the economy sucks right now so money is tight. I'm not trying to shove the responsibility on someone either. I was just reaching out to another human being hoping she would do the right thing.. and she didn't.
So I guess what you are saying is that if I couldn't afford a vet bill for a cat I found lying by the road I should've left the cat on the side of the road to die??? I kept the cat overnight and then took it to Stevens-Swan, where they had no problem taking him and helping him.
I will NEVER EVER take my animals to Burrstone. Village Vet in Wampsville is always my choice but after seeing all the wonderful comments about Waterville maybe I will try them since they are closer.

Oh and just to set the record straight about their phone etiquette- When they answer the phone they say Can you please hold? but put you on hold before you can answer the question.
The Cat

Utica, NY

#105 Jun 15, 2012
DISGUSTED wrote:
<quoted text>
And you should learn to spell before you comment. When I picked up the cat I was trying to do the right thing by getting it the help it needed. I DO NOT think that vets are suppose to work for free all the time. I realize it is a BUSINESS and they charge for their SERVICES. If it was my household pet I would have no problem setting up a payment plan but this was an animal I cannot keep and could not afford a vet bill for. My husband is disabled and the economy sucks right now so money is tight. I'm not trying to shove the responsibility on someone either. I was just reaching out to another human being hoping she would do the right thing.. and she didn't.
So I guess what you are saying is that if I couldn't afford a vet bill for a cat I found lying by the road I should've left the cat on the side of the road to die??? I kept the cat overnight and then took it to Stevens-Swan, where they had no problem taking him and helping him.
I will NEVER EVER take my animals to Burrstone. Village Vet in Wampsville is always my choice but after seeing all the wonderful comments about Waterville maybe I will try them since they are closer.
Oh and just to set the record straight about their phone etiquette- When they answer the phone they say Can you please hold? but put you on hold before you can answer the question.
Well, oh cheapskate human, you should have taken me to Steven Swan's first since you were too cheap to actually help me other than giving me a ride.
Joe

Utica, NY

#106 Jun 15, 2012
The Cat wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, oh cheapskate human, you should have taken me to Steven Swan's first since you were too cheap to actually help me other than giving me a ride.
Yes that's right Mr. Cat. You got picked up by a couple of bums. Who expect something for nothing. They want to be big heroes as long as someone else foots the bill. They can't afford to pay the vet but, they can buy cigerettes and cheatoes and sh#t. It takes character to be a hero. And none to whine and blame others. Most vets wouldn't have even talked to you after listening to your sob story. They've all been burned too many times. Like most self rightous fools those clowns are in the wrong.
Joe

Utica, NY

#107 Jun 15, 2012
DISGUSTED wrote:
<quoted text>
And you should learn to spell before you comment. When I picked up the cat I was trying to do the right thing by getting it the help it needed. I DO NOT think that vets are suppose to work for free all the time. I realize it is a BUSINESS and they charge for their SERVICES. If it was my household pet I would have no problem setting up a payment plan but this was an animal I cannot keep and could not afford a vet bill for. My husband is disabled and the economy sucks right now so money is tight. I'm not trying to shove the responsibility on someone either. I was just reaching out to another human being hoping she would do the right thing.. and she didn't.
So I guess what you are saying is that if I couldn't afford a vet bill for a cat I found lying by the road I should've left the cat on the side of the road to die??? I kept the cat overnight and then took it to Stevens-Swan, where they had no problem taking him and helping him.
I will NEVER EVER take my animals to Burrstone. Village Vet in Wampsville is always my choice but after seeing all the wonderful comments about Waterville maybe I will try them since they are closer.
Oh and just to set the record straight about their phone etiquette- When they answer the phone they say Can you please hold? but put you on hold before you can answer the question.
Oh, BTW miss Disgusted. Steven Swann is a non profit, tax exempt organization. They are in a position to do what they did. Probably the Vet you talked to suggested just that thing. but, you will lie and say it isn't so. Also I know that vet. And I have never met a more compassionate, generous human being. And you are a douche bag for casting aspersions on such a person. How do you know if she had even had an hours sleep in the past twenty four? Your not very bright are you? No wonder you're broke!
Jennifer

Utica, NY

#108 Jan 22, 2013
We see both Dr. Hilton and Dr. Perry at Burrstone. Dr. Hilton has gone above an beyond in the care of our ailing, senior dog. I am so grateful to Dr. Hilton. The only negative comment I could possible make about taking a cat and a dog there for over 4 years, is that Dr. Thompson suggests allergies to dog food to a LOT of people. When my dog had an emergency visit at age 5, after having been on the same food for many years, he seriously suggested allergies to me, also. I don't mean to diminish food allergies from those who truly suffer...but I am pretty sure my dog got hold of a bee. I know pet owners who like him a lot, though. And, he took very good care of my dog's immediate emergency. Sometimes I am asked to hold, but never for more than a few minutes.

Since: Aug 13

Utica, NY

#109 Feb 5, 2013
Does anyone where dr. Nickel from new hartford animal hospital went???
Flow your Dr

Clinton, NY

#110 Mar 18, 2013
Sal54 wrote:
Does anyone where dr. Nickel from new hartford animal hospital went???
He is now working at Beaver Meadow in Barneveld. New Hartford Animal Hospital unfortunatly treated him (and all there staff) very badly. He is a great vet and recommend to follow him to his new location.

Level 3

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#111 Mar 18, 2013
Go to the Humane Society if you are looking for humanity. Go to the vet is you are looking for market rate health care for an animal. Compassion has very little to do with it. Common sense is the watch word for this type of scenario.
I cared once

United States

#112 Mar 18, 2013
I see dum people wrote:
Go to the Humane Society if you are looking for humanity. Go to the vet is you are looking for market rate health care for an animal. Compassion has very little to do with it. Common sense is the watch word for this type of scenario.
I learned that even when you think you could like and respect a vet, they'll make sure they buy your trust then throw acid in your face.

As for the humane society, they pulled a stunt to attempt to get an innocent person involved in a scheme to make themselves look good by sabotaging a local vet who was on their azz for negligence. They could lower their prices, but don't and whenever their hearts make them jolly, they would rather euthanize an animal than give the animal to a person who would have loved the pet. They only care about the money and play on the emotional strings of people's feelings towards animal.

They are the Hitler's on American Soil.

Why bring this post up, it is old? So, for someone to start pounding on this, they knew it was there and waited to dream of a story to trump it's saga, again!
Mama A

New Hartford, NY

#113 May 18, 2014
They always ask if its an emergency or can you hold, I've been going there for over 10 years. My only complaint is that Dr Thompson is kind of a jerk, he hates cats which isn't what you expect from a vet, and he's not very compassionate with animals OR people. I think he is the reason many great vets don't stay there. I love Dr Perry and Dempson. I wish Thompson would put some money into things like a comforting euthenasia room instead of sticking you right by all the noisy patients but it wouldn't occur to him. I hope he retires or sells the place because overall its good.
very pleased

Utica, NY

#114 May 18, 2014
I've takin all of my dogs there for the past 35 yrs..although I am not fond of dr Thompson..(think he's very arrogant)....dr. Martha...and ESP> DR HILTON are absolutely wonderful...I specifically make my appointments with DR HILTON every time my dogs need to go.....Waterville is nothin' but HYPE !!

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