Feeling uneasy about the diagnosis, and wondering should you get a second opinion? YES!
Nobody knows your pet better than you. Always use your best judgement but take a professional lead.
You’re no vet, and neither am I, but sometimes decisions need to be made and it’s up to you to make that call. One thing we know for sure is pets have illness just like we do. And pets experience pain just like we do.
I write about this because I just recently lost my most precious Rocky. A cat that had been with the family for 15 years. He fell ill three years ago, stopped eating and lost alot of weight. I took him in to be seen and had bloodwork done. Bloodwork is so important, but unfortunately we didn’t find anything. Upon doing an ultrasound they said they found cancer in the pancreas and needed to do surgery. He was so under weight there’d be no way he could have survived a surgery I thought. I told them no. It was surgery or euthanasia, I just didn’t feel right about this kind of pressure. He was wanting to eat, hanging out with us just so skinny. I decided to take him to a specialty hospital for a second opinion. They did another ultrasound and found that he had big problems with his pancreas and needed some enzymes in order to eat. I gave this to him in liquid form with each meal for three years.
I am so heartbroken having lost him this past weekend, but am so grateful to have enjoyed the three more years he was lucky to have because of that second opinion. Not to say that a second opinion will always save a life, but will definitely give you peace of mind especially when your feeling uneasy about making difficult decisions.