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At least we were in the right place.

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merlotgran Fri 29-Jun-18 21:26:26

This morning I took our 11yr old JR Millie to the vet for her annual boosters. As we walked across the car park I noticed she was coughing but didn't think anything of it because she often does that if she's pulling on the lead.

By the time we reached the waiting room she was coughing non stop as though she was trying to clear her throat. There were some alarmed looks from the other people waiting!! The vet agreed with me that she probably had a grass seed or something stuck in her throat so I left her there for an exploratory op with that sinking feeling that it was not going to be cheap!

A few hours later the vet rang to say the problem was caused by an abscess at the back of a tooth that was draining into her throat and affecting her tonsils - hence the cough.

All is well now and Millie is back home. My purse is £627 lighter but at least we were in the right place. She's insured but insurance companies don't cover dental work. The vet is going to emphasise it was emergency investigative surgery so I'll keep my fingers crossed that they'll pay out.

JustALaugh Fri 29-Jun-18 21:36:03

Poor girl. What a good job you were going to the vet anyway. Glad she's ok. It's a lot of money, but at least she's better x

Bathsheba Fri 29-Jun-18 21:49:32

Oh your poor dog, she must have been so uncomfortable sad. Thank heavens you were in the right place!

I was surprised by your comment that insurance companies don't cover dental work, as my daughter's dog had to have an extraction a couple of years ago and I was sure she claimed - I've just messaged her and she's confirmed that yes, she was covered. She's insured through Sainsbury's.

sodapop Sat 30-Jun-18 07:04:46

How lucky you were at the vet's merlotgran do hope Millie is ok now. JR's are such characters, ours is unbelievably bossy definitely in charge of the household.
Good luck with the insurance.

Iam64 Sat 30-Jun-18 08:04:10

What happy serendipity merlotgran. I hope your insurance company is persuaded by the vet and pays up. Dogs - who'd have ' em?

Nanabilly Sat 30-Jun-18 08:16:16

It all depends on the insurance policy and company you have as to if they will cover certain things . I
Good job you were in the right place
Hope your dog recovers well and your purse if they don't pay out.

merlotgran Sat 30-Jun-18 08:16:35

Thanks, everyone. She's as bright as a button this morning and no signs of a cough. smile