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Over the past few weeks our poor cat has not been too well. Our local vet has tried unsuccessfully to treat it, unfortunately we still have not got a proper diagnosis. Not criticising the vet but does anyone know of a vet with who is good with cats.

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Ask your existing vet to recommend a colleague who is particularly good with cats - no shame for the vet in suggesting a second opinion. He or she is more likely to know than, as Roxanne implies, a forum of people with at most an anecdote or two each.

 

FWIW ours go to Milan - did well with our injured cat, but were absolutely useless when we took them a lizard!

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Jane callow. We take our 2 dogs and 2 cats there, they are great.

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I too was once in this position, nothing my vet at the time did seemed to make a difference, I took mine to Milan for a second opinion, Ray Cox was great and had her sorted in no time. I use different vets within the practice depending on which animal I am taking, and for what reason.
I am sure they would not mind if you asked if maybe an opinion could be sort from one of the other vets. Some are better with cats, and some are much better with dogs/other animals.
If you are uncomfortable asking your current vet, ask one of the nurses or receptionist who would the best vet be to see.

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What for? Flea treatment or furball?

The lizard? General unwellness, not eating, losing tail weight. They looked at it, said it was OK, charged us £20 for the visit and it was dead the next morning.

 

I wasn't entirely surprised - if I were a vet used to treating cats dogs and farm animals, and someone turned up with a gecko (or a giant cockroach, or a tarantula etc) I'm sure my thoughts would be 'what the hell am I meant to do with this?'. I probably wouldn't have sent a bill though.

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I once took a duck with a cough to the vet. It was likely to be an expensive business which would include a referral to some vet specialist in London (living in the suburbs at the time), so euthanasua was recommended but I was asked was I planning to eat the duck as he would use a suitable chemical. True story.

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Loads of people recommend Jane Callow, but that place stinks.

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Ray Cox every time. I use him for farm and domestic, but make the appointment with him, not just anyone at Milan

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