Las Vegas, NV
Adding to a piece I wrote in November of 2010. Today is March 9th 2011. Needless to say My dog Daisy is healthy and making us happy and driving us crazy to with all her energy. I said I would write in 2 weeks sorry. Well all I can say is that she is doing well. My only after thought about everything is, how many clients paid for services that didn't need to be done. Some people think that because you don't have the money to pay is the reason we write a bad review. I'm sure it is for some not all. If I have the money or not I don't wish to pay for something that doesn't need to be done. I'm just very thankful that Daisy made it through. And through that horrible it thought me that I need to no more in general of my type of dog, her needs as she gets older. So I do take away a great lesson from this experience. See you can always find some good from bad.
WHERE DO I START? November 12, 2010 I took my dog in named daisy, she is a Minature Pinscher. She was ill for two going on three days. She was vomitting enough that she was very weak. I was so scared the night before because she seemed to get worse. I will get to the point. We took daisy in and they diagnosed her with parvo :0(. Dr. Hagstette explained what this diagnosis could do to her. She then proceeded to tell us that she would need a 3 day hopital visit with i.v. (at the cost of $1,668.70). Don't get me wrong my dog is worth paying millions if I had it. Times are so tough. We explained that we didn't have that kind of money, was there any other alternative or another therapy that we could do. She then left the room and sent a nurse or someone back with another estimate of 306.05. That still seemed like a million dollars to us. I did ask if there was any way we could make payments and was told we could try their credit line. I do agree that they are a business and they do need to pay the employees and the cost of a business. Dr. Hagstette said her hads were tied. We were left to take our dog home to die. I brought her home and gave her pedialyte ever hour on the hour and found a medicine for $45.95 that you give dogs for parvo. After just one dose she was on her feet and wagging her tail like crazy. She is only on her 3rd dose and she is eating, and drinking water on her own. Just as I'm typing this she just flew across the room running at a high speed and all I can do is smile ear to ear. She is well on her way to being fully recovered. I have no doubt that she will make a full recovery. I will post againg in about 2 weeks to give update on daisy to let everyone informed of her health status. What a shame! they let us walk out to let our dog die. Now looking back It makes me feel that they were only after making a quick buck and my dog is better on a bottle for $50.00. I trusted them. Just think that I was going to put her down so she wouldn't suffer. Daisy is licking me now and waging her tail as I'm finishing this post. I can only imagine how many people put their dog down based on the information of a vet that potentially doesn't truely have an animals best interest at heart. Isn't that why they are a vet. A spokes person for animals. I hope they take a long look at their selves. I'm so blessed that my Daisy is here with me today.