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Subject: Vets Date: 2/12/1999 8:49 PM
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So Elvis has thrown up twice in the last two days. He's had some recurring liver problem (infection? DNK, it went away when he went on antibiotics, but came back once. I'm worried it might be coming back again), and has been on medication for gallstones. He appears to be losing weight (I know he dropped from 12lbs 7 oz to 11lb 6oz in about 6 months, he used to weigh more like 15 lbs, although he was...uh, "heavy" then).

I know I'll be taking him to the vet in the next 2 weeks, and will take him in a few days if he throws up any more. Otherwise, he seems fine; relatively active, decent appetite, drinking regularly but not excessively. Thing is, I'm not enamoured with the "specialist" vet that my regular vet referred me too. So, where do I look for vets? (I'm in the Chicago area). I've talked to a few people and will tell my regular vet that I'm uncomfortable with this guy, but what other legwork can I do? Anyone know any web sites or other resources. Obviously, I'm a little nervous.

(Wouldn't you know it, Elvis jumps up just as I finish this post. Cat has a great sense of timing).

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