I took my little miniture dotson to the vet two days ago... and he allowed her to die. He wanted money upfront (i got there at 8:20am) so I got $300 for a deposit and got it there at 10am... they told me theyd do xrays and call me with the price of any surgery (she could not breathe... she fell off my bed and it hurt her bad).. i called at 11am they said he hadnt done anything yet. Again, my pup couldnt breathe... they had her on a heating pad. Thats all. He called me at 1pm to tell me she expired but he did her xrays and her diaphram had busted, letting her other organs into where her lungs were, which suffocated her. He didnt do anything. She was there from 8:20am til she died at 12noon. Was he wrong?Answer Question
Answer by raemommy at 6:51 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by Gremlyn at 7:15 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by Gremlyn at 7:20 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
I would like to believe that your Vet at least examined your Rosie and didn't just leave her unattended in a cage. All animals must be stabilized in triage regardless of funds being paid as this is part of the oath we take. We must make animal comfortable but do not have to treat until funds are available. It would be tough suing as you have no real proof of what transpired when you left the clinic or what the Vet did/ or didn't do. As tough as this is for you it is a case without merit.
Answer by equusvetgal at 7:52 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
cont: As a Vet I would have to ask why your Dachshund was on the bed. Anyone familiar with this breed (and you should be prior to purchase/adoption) knows that Dachshunds, or any other long backed breed should not be put anywhere they can fall and quickly injure themselves. This equals owner neglect and makes you the contributing factor to Rosie's death. If you had been knowledgeable and responsible Rosie would not have required that fatal trip to the Vet. As the owner and caretaker for Rosie, you need to assume some responsibility in this situation.
Answer by equusvetgal at 7:53 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by pagirl71 at 9:13 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by Gremlyn at 9:19 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by rainmommy at 11:01 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
To rainmommy: Sometimes the truth is not always pleasant . Before you spout off, educate yourself in long back breeds as you know nothing with the information you posted. Dachshunds and other small breeds are not the same and Dachshunds are prone to disc and vertebrae damage. Furthermore just because other dogs have no problems does not make it smart or correct to put your companion in the same position. Dachshunds are not frail dogs but rather susceptable to a particular injury due to owner neglect. They have short legs for a reason.
Answer by equusvetgal at 12:08 PM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by tnteaton at 12:17 PM on Jun. 3, 2009