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So I need a place to vent. Prolly gonna be on the longer side so apologies.

As some of you know, darby our foster boy was rushed to the vets a couple weeks ago with an identified intestinal problem that turned out to be some wierd infection.

After surviving surgery and rehabing with nothing but IV fluids he finally came home two days ago(yay!) with instructions to feed 1/2cup dry mixed with water every 6 hours and 1/4 can wet every 2 hours. That's all well and good.

Due to his surgery and recovery my boy has lost alot of weight. He is skin and bones and It worries me. So I was racking my brain this morning on ways that I can get him some extra calories/fat and still stay within his feeding schedule.

It occurred to me that I have some left over "high calorie booster" from a litter of pups a few months back. I thought "awesome, only need a teaspoon of this stuff, but let me double check with the head of the rescue to see if it is ok to give him.

Here is the conversation that ensued...am I out of line for being furious with these answers?

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Is there any way you can talk directly to the vet who saw him? Maybe then you can get a clear answer. I see where you are both coming from, rescue keen to follow instructions from the vet, but you knowing more about him as an individual since you care for him every day...
 

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Is there any way you can talk directly to the vet who saw him? Maybe then you can get a clear answer. I see where you are both coming from, rescue keen to follow instructions from the vet, but you knowing more about him as an individual since you care for him every day...
I thought about it, but I also want to avoid ruffling feathers any more than I already have. He has pooed both days he's been home so far and seems to be doing well so I'm ok with staying where we are at, it just bothers me that a vet would give such half ass advice in a case where (obviously from "no, no, no" comments) its very important to monitor what he eats.
 
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