Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-28-2015, 12:30 PM   #61
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
micaelaarnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stacey W. View Post
Even some of the Petsmarts that have an attached veterinary hospitals want your money. One of our client's at our vet hospital went there because it was close at the time. There dog need antibiotics due to a bite wound they wanted to give an injection of antibiotics to this 100lb dog. We give the same kind of injection to cats because it's a smaller dose therefore it's cheaper and lasts 2 weeks (easier than giving a pill). They refused to write a prescription of antibiotics for the client. The client walked out due to the fact the injection was going to be approximately $150, ouch.

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
When I lived in a different part of Arizona, my dog ate a curtain kind of flower that is very deadly to animals. She got very sick and we took her in and they wanted to do IVs, injections, blood tests, and possibly surgery. We walked out due to the insane medical bill of around eight thousand dollars. They ended up doing IV because she wasn't eating, but after a week of giving her over the counter dog vitamins and probiotics, she was healthy again. I think it's hit and miss with pet stores and their vet clinics. Some just want money and some actually care.


•22 gal zebra danio, 75 gal red ear slider•
__________________

__________________
micaelaarnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 01:12 PM   #62
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Stacey W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by micaelaarnold View Post
When I lived in a different part of Arizona, my dog ate a curtain kind of flower that is very deadly to animals. She got very sick and we took her in and they wanted to do IVs, injections, blood tests, and possibly surgery. We walked out due to the insane medical bill of around eight thousand dollars. They ended up doing IV because she wasn't eating, but after a week of giving her over the counter dog vitamins and probiotics, she was healthy again. I think it's hit and miss with pet stores and their vet clinics. Some just want money and some actually care.


•22 gal zebra danio, 75 gal red ear slider•
What kind of flower was it. Some plants can destroy the kidneys. Therefore, sending the patient into renal failure. They may have wanted to monitor him/her for internal damage. The surgery part is kinda iffy unless it could have caused a GI obstruction. Sorry, don't wanna upset anyone with this post. Sometimes I veer because animals and fish are my livelihood

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
Stacey W. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 01:49 PM   #63
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
micaelaarnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 138
Ethics

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stacey W. View Post
What kind of flower was it. Some plants can destroy the kidneys. Therefore, sending the patient into renal failure. They may have wanted to monitor him/her for internal damage. The surgery part is kinda iffy unless it could have caused a GI obstruction. Sorry, don't wanna upset anyone with this post. Sometimes I veer because animals and fish are my livelihood

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
I can't for the life of me find a picture of a name of the plant, but it was a bush that flowered pink flowers. We still don't know to this day if the plant is actually deadly or if the vet was just saying it was the issue.
I understand monitoring her (which they did for almost a full day) but nothing vital seemed wrong with her. She was just throwing up a lot. They couldn't see anything wrong internally, but wanted to go ahead with the procedure anyways and told us she was going to die the next day if they didn't go ahead with it. Which is odd, considering she was rather young (5) and nothing too serious seemed wrong.
I understand, I am the same way with animals I just think sometimes people who work with them aren't all about the animal as much as they are the procedure and the pay off.



•22 gal zebra danio, 75 gal red ear slider•
__________________
micaelaarnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 05:25 PM   #64
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SpaceFish42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,168
I think injecting dyes into fish is probably one of the most unethical things one could possibly do to a living creature. Dye=die (or worse).
__________________
SpaceFish42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 05:28 PM   #65
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SpaceFish42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,168
Quote:
Originally Posted by fort384 View Post
Many would make the exact opposite argument here. Buy "rescuing" these fish you are spending money so it only incentivizes the store to buy and sell more.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice

Maybe I worded it wrong. I completely agree with that statement, I just meant for that one betta, it would be a miracle. Not so much for future ones.
__________________
SpaceFish42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 05:30 PM   #66
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ImACoolguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 7,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpaceFish42 View Post
I think injecting dyes into fish is probably one of the most unethical things one could possibly do to a living creature. Dye=die (or worse).

My brother did a research project on GloFish. They were genetically injected to test for something(can't remember) in the water systems. After they bred, it was in their genetics that they stayed colorful. Not every fish is injected only the original ones were then bred.


Caleb

Sent via TARDIS
__________________
ImACoolguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 05:38 PM   #67
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImACoolguy View Post
My brother did a research project on GloFish. They were genetically injected to test for something(can't remember) in the water systems. After they bred, it was in their genetics that they stayed colorful. Not every fish is injected only the original ones were then bred.


Caleb

Sent via TARDIS
The eggs were injected with jellyfish dna. No harm to the fish.
__________________
"The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be accurate than more complicated explanations." -Occam's razor
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 05:39 PM   #68
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SpaceFish42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,168
Ethics

I wasn't talking about glofish, what I meant was all those poor fish that have artificial dyes injected with a needle. Those fish usually live short, painful lives. http://www.examiner.com/article/more...-injected-fish
__________________
SpaceFish42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 07:33 PM   #69
AA Member
Community Moderator
 
Delapool's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 13,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpaceFish42 View Post
I wasn't talking about glofish, what I meant was all those poor fish that have artificial dyes injected with a needle. Those fish usually live short, painful lives. http://www.examiner.com/article/more...-injected-fish

So that's actually true? I'm just curious, I'd heard of it but that was it.
__________________
Delapool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 07:36 PM   #70
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delapool View Post
So that's actually true? I'm just curious, I'd heard of it but that was it.
Picture I took at my crappy LCFS

__________________

__________________
"The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be accurate than more complicated explanations." -Occam's razor
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ethics of anemone keeping ctmedman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 09-11-2005 03:16 PM
Feeder fish and the ethics question... Toker95 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 23 06-06-2005 04:26 AM
PETA and Fish ethics fishfreek Aquaria Off-Topic 55 11-26-2004 09:45 AM
A Question of Ethics BrianNY Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 18 07-23-2004 06:02 PM
Poor Ethics - Abandoned Fish. rvijay07 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 19 03-07-2004 11:27 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.