“Firstly we’d like to thank you for the first class treatment and care you gave Sam – our beloved black Labrador.
The initial Sarcoma developed on Sam’s ribs, five of which had to be removed. This was followed up by chemotherapy. Through yourselves and the referral specialist this was cured – and he had a year and a half of really good quality time. Sadly, he developed a further Sarcoma in the muscle tissue attached to the spine that was inoperable. The overall cost was £18,000.
Thankfully, we had pet insurance through Petplan – with their cover for life – so we were able to give him all the treatment he needed. Petplan paid for everything Sam needed without quibbling.
We know Sam loved coming to see you all because we saw him consistently bound towards the Arun Vet Team as soon as he got his paws through the door – despite all the prodding, poking and blood tests. Clearly you must also provide the right kind of dog biscuits! You guys were always there for us during a difficult time and we will always appreciate your dedication and support…
Aside from that we firmly believe that swimming also helped Sam in the times he had left. Sam swam four times a week at White Orchid. During this time his mobility was maintained and improved which gave him a better quality of life, particularly given where the tumour was located. Plus being a Labrador he had a natural love of water so he additionally had great fun!
We cannot tell you how important having a really good vet, along with good pet insurance is.
Sam was our beloved friend… Arun, Petplan and White Orchid gave us lots more time with him than we thought was originally possible…
With thanks” (Mike and Corinne Steer)