My Veterinary Experience
I have been on the lookout for a good vet since I planned to have my cat fly over from Seattle. I asked around at my local pet store and got a great recommendation from the owners. We took the dog there first. In January he was due for all this shots and a full exam. If anyone knows me personally they will know my nickname is “dog Nazi” among others. Since the pups were little, I had 2 dogs but one died, I have worked hard in training them but also in loving them and giving them everything I would give a child. A bed, a handmade blanket, toys, homemade food, clothes, bubble baths, brushing their teeth, the works… as you can imagine I adore my pets and looking for a great vet was a top priority. Today with my aging cat in tow, I am positive Dr. Fortunati is the best vet I have ever encountered.
Once again the cat needed to have his gums treated, they had grown so they stuck out of his mouth and had begun to bleed a bit. The first diagnosis was gingival hyperplasia but now he needed anther surgery a biopsy to check for mouth cancer. I was allowed in the back room to hold him as he was put under the anesthesia, then as he was operated on I waited in the waiting room, as he was coming out of the anesthesia, I was given a chair to sit on and told to watch him and cuddle him as he snapped out of it. It was a very nice experience. If the cat had a negative reaction I would have been there and to tell you the truth I would have had it no other way.
At the end of the procedure which took less than 20 minutes, I took the cat home but was instructed to keep him warm and give him lots of cuddles. I have never seen a vet in the US cuddle or kiss any of my animals but Dr. Fortunati was open with his affection, probably since my cat is one of the sweetest around.
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