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19 minutes ago, Bastet said:

That reindeer farmer is my favorite client; he clearly cares about them as animals, not just as his business product.  We have twice so far seen him sleep out in the barn to monitor and comfort a seriously-ill reindeer.

They absolutely do.  They are totally devoted to each and every animal, it's very interesting to talk to them.  They have huge events at Christmas with Santa and all but they really love to talk to people who truly want to be educated about the animals.  Very, very nice people.

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@Kohola3, I don't have access to NatGeo Wild, but the show is on Hulu if that helps. New episodes are available about a week after they air on TV.

This is such a comfort show for me that I actually paid for a couple of episodes (Charles' wedding being one of them) before I realized it was included with Hulu.

The new vet has such a bright-eyed outlook; I hope she sticks around.

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41 minutes ago, palmaire said:

@Kohola3, I don't have access to NatGeo Wild, but the show is on Hulu if that helps. New episodes are available about a week after they air on TV.

Thanks for that but I don't have that either.  Bummer!

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6 hours ago, Kohola3 said:

Thanks for that but I don't have that either.  Bummer!

I buy seasons on Google Play when my mom is out of town and I can't go over to her house to watch. It's $15 a season or $2 an episode and new episodes are usually posted by the Monday after they air. Looks like you can buy it on Vudu. I think I bought a season from iTunes once, and you can probably get it anywhere they sell tv shows online, like Amazon. You can buy season sets of the DVDs from National Geographic's online shop.

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OMG, that little baby alpaca was the most adorbs thing! 🥰 I wanted to reach into the tv to cuddle her/him.

Projectile pus! 🤢

Dr. Michelle also has a Master of Public Health degree. Impressed.

Poor horse. 😞

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I don't know which was worse-the horse with the rupture or the pus fountain. I can't even imagine the smell for either of them. 🤢

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1 hour ago, BookWitch said:

I don't know which was worse-the horse with the rupture or the pus fountain.

I perhaps should have gone into medicine rather than the law, because I like peeling, popping, or piercing things, no matter what comes out.  I loved the pus fountain.

Regardless, by far, the horse who had to be euthanized.  Poor horse, and poor owners. 

I only saw about half the show - another fucking breeder, but at least only one puppy - so I missed a lot.  But Jan and Diane went to the Galapagos Islands?  Cool!  I remember seeing that referenced in an article, talking about their travel breaks - they'd be going there, then later a trip home to the Netherlands.  If that order is correct, it's interesting we saw it in reverse so far apart on the show.  (The trip home has already been shown at least once in reruns, and it always amuses me for how much more advanced the procedures he observes are compared to how he does things.)

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I'm sure they've gone to the Netherlands several times in the past few years.   He's quite the celebrity there from what I've read.      The Galapagos trip sounds wonderful.    However, I'm worried about the upcoming ankle replacement, and hope it goes well, and stops his pain.   

The poor horse with the rupture was so sad.    I found the pus fountain fascinating, but am very glad that they don't have smell a vision TV yet.    The Alpaca baby was so cute!   

My understanding is that vet school can be super difficult to get into right out of undergrad, so many of the prospective vet students do an associated Master's program to strengthen their credentials, and get them into school.   

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OK, I'm about show just how 'cityfied' I am but it seems to be that a large portions of his patients' barns, stalls, corrals and even farm yards  on the show seem to have a rather large amount of manure that both grown animals and their young stand in often ankle-deep and more. I know that one can't keep spots where animals are pristine and immaculate at all times but how many animals truly would desire to constantly be standing in their own waste? Would anyone think that dogs, cats or even pet birds constantly being in that state not be considered neglect on the part of the human owners. And, yes, I know that there is a GREAT deal of work to do on farms 24/seven and I by no means am belittling that, but it's one thing to just have   small clumps here and there atop the  barn floor hay, grass or ground that just happened before a human could sweep it but it's quite another to just let masses of it accumulate for who knows how long .  I know that Dr. Pol has built  a good rapport with his human clients and himself grew up on a farm but I have to wonder if he's ever considered that these amounts could be contributing factors to his patients' not being in the best of health?

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Heads up: Tonight's new episode airs at 8:00 EDT instead of 9:00, because that new Animal ER show premieres from 9:00-11:00 (and then the Dr. Pol episode repeats at 11:00).

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This is also the season finale.     

So Dr. Pol had his ankle replacement, and Diane is going to stay home while he is non-weight bearing?  That's the toughest job I know.      

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How is that farmer going to live down calling in Dr. Pol to geld a heifer? 😆

Another pus fountain horse! 🤢

Had that woman had the unvaccinated dog for two years or had she just gotten it? If the former: 🤬!

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I'm annoying even myself with the repetition, so in future seasons, let's just assume a standard "damn these breeders" sentiment in each of my posts.

So I'll move on to:  Two years old and no vaccinations.  Four days of not keeping anything down and pooping blood before Pedro gets to a vet.  Sigh.  That poor little lethargic doggy was cute in the midst of his illness, and I hope he indeed recovered thanks to that burst of broad-spectrum treatment.

Chloe the kitten made me nervous with her crackling sounds.  She seemed way too young for congestive heart failure, so I'm glad an extended course of antibiotics for a stubborn case of pneumonia seemed to be all that was indicated; I hope it worked out.  (I wish we got updates on everyone.)  Poor little thing, starting out life so sick.

Buckwheat the horse so filled with pus it was running out his nose was one crazy sinus infection.  The thick stuff that came out of the bone was gnarly; what relief he must have felt having that pressure relieved and the infection cleared up.

I feel bad for the farmer calling for a castration of what turned out to be a heifer being showcased, but Charles made the same mistake, so hopefully he's not too embarrassed by it making air.

The fish hook dog draped over his owner's shoulder while still groggy was a sweet sight, but if he'd had a more-experienced vet, he probably wouldn't have been knocked out to begin with.  No harm, no foul, though. 

Laura the llama's distress with choke was hard to watch, especially knowing she'd been suffering overnight, and for her to just die like that made me cry. 

"Enough is enough" is probably what precipitates most everyone's decision to have a joint replaced.  It was definitely the case with my mom's knee replacements.  You're out of commission a while, and the physical therapy necessary to make it worthwhile hurts, but it's a whole new world afterward.  I'm glad Dr. Pol had the ankle surgery, and wish him well in his recovery.  And wish Diane well dealing with him during recovery, because that's not fun, either.  I wonder what the real-life timing of her back surgery in relation to his ankle surgery was.  And that was quite a posse he had with him entering the hospital at 5:40 in the morning, so even though we mostly see Charles, it's obviously a close family.

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14 hours ago, Bastet said:

I'm annoying even myself with the repetition, so in future seasons, let's just assume a standard "damn these breeders" sentiment in each of my posts.

OK - I'll take over.  Fuck all breeders.  Fuck all people who do not spay & neuter their pets.  Fuck all people who don't vaccinate their pets.  Fuck all people who don't seek medical treatment for their pets until it's too late, or almost too late,

We're still good, @Bastet, amirite?

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1 hour ago, LittleIggy said:

Question: Should I get a forum started for “Animal ER”?

Of course!  Although, I am sad to say, the first episode didn't really resonate with me ...

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9 minutes ago, walnutqueen said:

Of course!  Although, I am sad to say, the first episode didn't really resonate with me ...

Me neither, unfortunately, and I love and watch all the vet shows.  

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11 hours ago, walnutqueen said:

Of course!  Although, I am sad to say, the first episode didn't really resonate with me ...

Well, I can’t find the “Request a New Topic” place! 

I like Animal ER. I was upset that two puppies (that teeny Chihuahua Chico and a Bichon) had broken legs because of children. Chico was stepped on by a toddler and the Bichon was being held by a child and jumped. Kids, especially young ones, need to be supervised around pets. Chico’s cast was bigger than he was!

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With the new site update I don't think you need to request a forum anymore. You can create a topic in Other Lifestyle Reality Shows (or is it a Candid Reality Show?).

I only watched the first hour of Animal ER and couldn't get into it. All the similarities to Live PD gave me a good laugh though.

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Exactly; you don't need to request anymore, because it's a thread rather than a forum, so you just create a topic in the appropriate genre (which I guess would be whichever one this, The Vet Life, etc. are in).

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Where is the Animal ER Live thread? I wanna trash this show! Couldn't believe they didn't do a trocar for that poor bull that was soooo bloated and then when they did, it wasn't a proper one. And it's not live.

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