Irresponsible Pet Owners P*ss me off!!!! UGG. Updated with Vet's response
So last weekend I got my daughter two Guinea pigs for her 18th birthday. One of the little guys has got something wrong, so I went back to PetSmart to see if they had something or could give me a name of a vet in the area that actually treats our little pigs.
Well, I'm standing there waiting to be helped and the woman in front of me had this adorable little kitten. Maybe, maybe the little guy was 3 months old.
She was seriously bitching that she couldn't keep the cat because of how terrible the cat was being. This little thing was just as sweet as he could be and she is telling the employee about how he poops and pees everywhere and how he (the cat) went out and got fleas and she's never had fleas with her pets. She was saying this like the cat was sitting on the porch blowing on a flute and marching fleas in. OMG I wanted to punch her.
Well, the employee finally gets to us and I show her Bandits nose, which she suspects ring worm, so she says she will do a return on him and we can either pick out another Guinea pig or she'll give us our money. Are you fucking kidding me? Seriously? He's not trash or an inconvenience, he's a damn family member. So I get her straight on that we are NOT returning him, just looking for a vet or treatment. She gives me the names of three vets that treat the guinea pigs. Then she says, "it's so nice to see someone who really cares about their pets, you just don't know how many we have that will only accept a pet that is perfect." I wanted to scream.
DO NOT ADOPT A PET IF YOU CAN'T/WON'T MEET ITS NEEDS.
A short list of a pets needs are
Any pet is going to cost and cost and cost. Even rodents, reptiles, fish, and birds. They ALL need proper care, love, and a dependable vet to ensure their health.
God, stupid people piss me off.
Update: Took our little guys to see the vet, who, by the way, is super awesome. He looked them over really well and said they have ear mites and Bandit probably has Guinea Pig Ring worm on his nose. He prescribed some meds and told us that we are doing an awesome job with our little guys. He is surprised we got them since they are only around 3 almost 4 months old, and usually they don't get sold at that age. I don't know, Guinea Pigs are a new pet so we are still learning.
BTW the Ear Mites are not something I'm upset about, neither is the ring worm. When you adopt a pet who has handlers, and traveling distance, and etc, these things are fairly normal occurrence. They are easy to clear up and I know, from all my experiences, when I get a new pet, I need to have him seen asap to prevent long term problems.
Now the shocker of it all was the damn vet bill. Holy Hell, I was not expecting 150 on the little guys. LOL.