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Bella just chewed into a battery, I saw her and the battery was chewed all the way through the end was just hanging on by one side. She didn't eat any of it and seems to be acting okay, I washed her mouth out and gave her milk. I don't know where she got it, I just finished cleaning my room and saw nothing/ I cant get her to the vet as the basic office visit charge is more then I have they charge 70$ just to show up not including anything else and I don't even have that. What can I do. Will she be okay
 

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I can't get her to the vet, They won't see her unless I can pay 70$ up front and I don't have that, Her vet is closed on Fridays so that is not an option, The local rescue only see's patients on Wednesdays so I can't take her there either.
 

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I didn't see any acid on my bed covers (where she was chewing on it at) no powder around outside of battery or anything
 

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If something happens to Bella because of the battery, it is on you. If a person is to get a pet, you HAVE to make sure you have at least enough money to take to a vet, This "I don't have money to do anything" is getting freaking old and now that Bella may have something going on because she ate a battery is my last straw. I suggest rehome her today and don't get another animal for a very long time. You obviously cannot provide basic care, so let someone that can provide basic care take over with Bella.
 

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Hi BryansGirl,

Kmes is right that Bella needs to see a vet and that we're not in the position of suggesting remedies over the Internet. However, I would hope that you might come back with an update later today. I would like to know how Bella is doing.
 

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When I got her I had the money to care for her. I had a-lot RECENTLY my teacher said I have to come up with 1000$ for college and everything I have has go to college or I will have to pay 15000$ back to the college. I am not rehoming her.. By the way it's a good thing I didn't take her to the vet she didn't even get into the dry cell of the battery just chewed the end off where no acid is at. She is fine. Even if I did take her to the vet they would have sent her home as I didn't have enough to cover the treatment. I had 100 in my bank account and its cost 70 just to show up. so They would have just sent her home without treatment anyway. I have been applying to many jobs but nothing yet. I quit applying because during this summer I have an internship and will have to quit the job in order to complete the internship. I will have a job after August of this year, I have to get my 2 year degree before they will hire me. and again SHE DID NOT EAT IT just chewed on the end. Everytime something happens its always rehome and I'm sick of it have you never heard of things coming up where you run out of money temporarily. I have the money for shots, basic care, and when she gets sick, Not everyone can have 800$ just laying around for emergency care ( which it would have cost). I can afford ALL basic vet care she may need just not emergency care and I wouldn't have had transportation anyway as the EC vet is almost 45 minutes away and I don't have a car or a license, and no cabs come out this far (where I live). When my last dog broke her stitches open ec vet charged 400$ just to stich it back up so I'm sorry for refusing to take her to the EC vet. If they charged 400$ just to stitch a dog back up I can imagine chewing on a battery. Most people can't afford that. I would have taken her in to a vet this morning if I had to but her vet is closed on Fridays and the other vet I go to when I cant afford vet care is only open on Wednesdays she has 2 different vets BOTH are closed on Fridays and I go there because the others are overpriced. as the 2 I go to doesn't charge an office visit compared to the others that charge 50$ just to show up so How was I supposed to get her to a vet anyway if they were closed.
 

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Anyone who rehomes their dog because they are temporarily out of money for a short period of time is stupid.. **** HAPPENS other unexpected expenses come up that you can't help. Why would I rehome a dog everytime an unexpected expense comes up.. The amount the EC vet charges is overpriced and even if I had a job I couldn't afford it. It would have cost 800-1000 for treatment and unless you are rich you can't afford that and they would have just sent her home. If I knew they would have accepted payment plans I would have taken her. But they don't and if you can't pay the full amount you will be sent home without treatment.
 

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TIMBER I CAN AFFORD BASIC CARE. Bella is up to date on shots, has been spayed and went to the vet when she got sick. Spending 1000$ at once is not basic care. That's an emergency situation that not everyone can afford. Would you be telling me to rehome her if I got to the vet they said well since you cant afford 1000$ go home we won't treat her. We have care credit, But spent it all trying to save my pit bull who had cancer It cost 800 on nothing but testing. and another 200 just to put her down (and I didn't even get to keep her body) which Is why I hate that vet.
 

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Sooo...

You've been saying as long as you have been a member that you don't have the money for this and that... first training for a past dog. Then multiple times times, vet care for Bella over the 6 or so months you have had her.

Frankly most dogs at some point are going to need emergency care. We all understand that and we understand people can fall on tough times. BUT you chose to get a puppy without a job or income allowing for much extra (at least that is the impression you have given). Two different scenarios...

As for rehoming, it was just a couple days ago you yourself, said it was a possibility (mother telling you) as Bella is still not housetrained.

Anyway, really the take away is this...
This forum is not the place to seek emergency veterinary advice. If you do, members are going to tell you to call or go to the vet. Most members do not have the expertise to be offering diagnosis and detailed advice. Those that do, are not likely to give such info as they cannot examine your dog. So DO NOT get upset or argue when given the advice to talk to or visit a vet.

Should something ever actually happen to Bella, it is your legal obligation as her owner to get her veterinary care. Not doing so is neglect. Neglect is very likely illegal in your location and is a rule violation here.

With all that said, I'm closing this thread as I don't see anything good coming from it if left open. If you have any questions then you may ask in the ''Talk to the Team'' section of the forum.
 

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I am glad to hear that Bella is okay. That could have been a very scary situation very quickly.

I have to say that I think timber does have a bit of a point though. I'm struggling with money. I live practically paycheck to paycheck right now just to pay my bills. Though when I got Aayla I took a long time analyzing my finances. I made sure I could pay for all of her Routine care, plus always have an emergency fund in savings. I have $2000 that I never touch. That is my minimal in case of emergency funding. That is mainly for Aayla, so if she ever needs emergency vet care its there for her. Some weeks I'm living off ramen, I won't touch her emergency fund. I know sometimes things happen, cars break down, you loose a job and so on. I don't think that is an excuse for not providing your dog emergency vet care. IMO that is basic care. By law in the USA not providing vet care is animal cruelty through negligence.

If you are going to be having an internship in the summer (starting in June?) you have 6 months you could be working. Its not the best situation but if you need money for Bella then get it. Put a little in savings in case something happens and you need to take care of her.

Technically you are not aloud to bury any animals (or people) without special permits. It can contaminate ground water, so vets and shelters are obligated to take the bodies and have them cremated.
 
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