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    Thank you. She is still very sweet, but she is just getting so old and weak. I wish at times she would just pass peacefully in her sleep, but she holds on everyday.

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    Would you like me to call them?

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    If you would like to call them and schedule an appointment for her (if you still wanted to pay for this for me), that would be just fine. I am available to go anytime next week on monday,
    tuesday or friday between 9am and 3pm or after 4pm. Or if you wanted me to call and set up the appointment and you to call with the payment, I can do that as well. The number for them is (616)363-5530 and it is Dr. Mike Phelps. I can call them to let them know you are going to be calling them as well, just for a heads up for them so they aren't confused as to what is going on or if they need permission from me as Coco's owner to set this kind of appointment up. Just let me know what you think would be best to do.

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    I just had a chance to call the vet and the lady said that they would need to, by law, do a physical examination on her before they could determine that putting her to sleep is the last thing available to do for her. When I called originally and asked about the price of putting her to sleep she didn't tell me that. The exam is $51 she said, plus the cost of putting her to sleep. You can call them and talk to her yourself, but I am waiting until monday morning to talk to the vet and see if he will wave that fee for me. He wasn't there today for me to ask.

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    Just wanted to say I think it's great your helping out. Also I cannot believe they charge for an exam too?! How rude!
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    That's what I thought !! I argued with the lady for about a half hour about it. I told her I didn't understand why a 13 year old dog that obviously is past her time and has issues would need an exam to determine if there isn't something they could do for her. I really hope this person helps me and her out with this.

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    Yes, obviously the baby is ready for his place in the sky. No physical exam needed! What, do they want to be sure he is healthy before they put him down? I am willing to bet the vet would be able to take one good look at him without doing a full exam to determine it is his time. Hopefully he will waive the fee.

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    I am hoping so. I think it is just another way for them to get more money out of people. I don't see having to do a full medical exam on a dog that needs to be put to sleep is going to benefit anyone, but the vet's pocket. I doubt they do full medical exams on any of the dogs at the animal shelter before they put them to sleep and those are healthy, young dogs !!

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    I haven't heard anything back from Hedrick, so I am not sure if they decided not to help me ? If you did, could you please let me know so I could start looking for a different solution.

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    I got some information on this today, I sent it to you and hedrick, please check your private messages.


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