Libby is young and I would question what they said also. Do they want an MRI or an ultrasound ? An ultrasound should not be that expensive and it may at least show if there is any cause for concern I would think.
You are Libby's voice so follow what your gut is telling you.
The only way to view the brain is with an MRI or CT Scan...every day Xrays or an ultrasound will not work as the scull is too dense. And the MRI/CT Scan is $2000 and "may or may not" tell us anything. I think of a hundred other ways to to use that to at least rule some things out or even in for that matter. I feel like it sounds like I am trying to borrow trouble but what if there is something underlying that is treatable but being ignored because no blood work was done? I should have asked for it while I was there, I know that, but having delt with this vet before and seeing how I was totally disregarded there really was no point I'm afraid.
Editing because I stand corrected: I just called Doc's office to have one of the receptionist look up who the vet was on each of these cases as it has been several years and I don't want to present info that is not correct. I noted in red my mistakes below.
(Dr. P was the vet on Baggy's case)
I asked her if Baggy could have a polyp after many months of ear meds and she said "I have no reason to suspect a polyp as I don't see one"...yet a week later I take him to Andrew who says his simptoms are consistant with a polyp and he wants to place him under anesthesia to scope his ears and get a better look. Guess what! They call me to tell me that he has a polyp the size of a raisen WAY DEEP in his ear...and it was removed.
This was a different vet at Doc's and one who was actually let go because of her behavior with clients -- This entire event took place over the phone with this vet and I never saw her, Kevin took her to the vet...techs drew blood or Doc did...so I couldn't put a face with a name which is why I wanted to check my facts on this.
I have told everyone about the "partially positive" FeLV test that in the end was indeed negative but she was sure to tell me that I didn't care about my cats because I wasn't willing to pay for yet another test after several were already negative and I didn't care about my cats because I wasn't willing to let her give FeLV vaccines to all my cats either! She blatenly called me a poor quality breeder. Doc called me back that same evening and offered to pay for the test if I would allow it to be done -- I did, and it too was negative! In the initial diagnosis of this particular kitty -- my hubby took her in and Dr. P flipped out on him saying the cat needed returned to the breeder ASAP because she came from a "poor quality breeder". So far from the truth.
Still waiting to hear from Andrew...