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  1. i boarded my 3 dogs German Shepherd,Chico Boxer, Maxine and my English Bull Terrier Petey , At VCA IN WEYMOUTH MA THINKING THIS WOULD BE THE SAFEST PLACE TO BOARD MY DOGS AS IT IS A VET HOSPITAL. I WAS NOT WELL AT HOME AND RECEIVED PHONE CALL TELLING ME THEY WANTED TO GIVE CHICO MY SHEPHERD AN MRI IN THE TUNE OF AROUND $4000 NOT UNDERTANDING WHAT WAS GOING ON I CALLED MY STEPDAUGHTER WHO WAS FOR MOST OF HER LIFE A VET TECH AND WORKED IN MANY OF THESE VETS. ALL I KNOW IS THEY SENT HIM CHICO HOME PARALYZED. I WAS DEVASTED STILL DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED RUMOR WAS HE WAS ATTACKED BY ANOTHER DOG IN THE FACILITY. VET BLEW IT OFF AS SOMETHING THAT JUST FOR NO REASON HAPPENS. MY DOG WAS 100% HEALTHY WITH NO ISSUES HE WAS 7 YRS OLD AD I AM TILL SICK OVER LOOSING HIM. I HAD TO HAVE ANOTHER VET COME TO Y HOME TO PUT HIM DOWN BECAUSE FOR 3 WEEKS MY STEPDAUGHTER AND I HER DOING MOSSTLY ALL OF THE WORK HE HAD TO BE TURNED EVERY 2 HOURS WE HAD TO KEEP HIM CLEAN THIS WAS DEVASTATING TO ME SHE TOLD ME BECAUSE HE KEPT GETTING BED SORES FROM LYING IN HIS URINE THAT WOULD GET HIM I CALLED EVERY VET ANDANYONE TO SEE IF I COULD HIRE SOMEONE TO HELP ME CARE FOR HIM AND I COULD NOT GET ANYONE I WAS LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO PUT HIM TO SLEEP. LAURIE MY STEPDAUGHTER SAID THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE EMERGENCY SURGERY ON HIM AND HE WOULD HAVE BEEN OK BUT VET WOUUD NOT COME INTO THE HOSPITAL THAT WEEKEND NO ONE WAS ON TOP OF THIS AT THIS HUGE VET SERIOUSLY I AM STILL VERY SICK OVER LOOSING HIM

  2. 1. Took my healthy 5lb chihuahua to a vet for an annual checkup. The practice had expanded from 2 to 8 vets because of the demand in pet care. I got an appt. with a new vet in the practice. The vet tech ushered me into the exam room telling me that this breed of dog usually had fluxating patella issues and it would only cost $2,500 to have an operation to correct it. My dog never had a problem with this issue and couldn’t understand why she would even bring it up. She took the dog in the back room for a blood draw and came back with the vet. The vet mentioned she examined him in the back room and I noticed the dog was shaking. It wasn’t until I got him home that I realized they had injured his back leg (patella). When he walked his hind leg bowed out. IT NEVER DID THAT BEFORE! It took months for his leg to heal from whatever was done to him in the back room. They should put cameras in the back room of these clinics so pet owners, forced to sit in the exam room, can see what is being done to their pet.
    2. At 12 years old, my healthy 5 lb chihuahua (never missed a meal in his life) was administered a DISTEMPER vaccine. I noticed the dog slumped after receiving the shot. I took him home and he slept for the rest of the day. After this, he didn’t eat his regular meals all the time. He started eating grass in the mornings to induce vomiting. I thought this would pass over time, but it didn’t. It only got worse. Reading Dr. Richard Pitcairn’s book on Natural Health For Cats & Dogs (1995), I discovered that he had been over-vaccinated. This is a common problem w/i the vet practice. Excerpt from page 324: “…it will take many more years for the realization to dawn that some degree of adverse health effects occur in the majority of those vaccinated.”

    I took the dog to a holistic vet to see if there was any chance of reversing the effects of this vaccine. We tried a number of treatments, but the damage had been done. My dog had to be euthanized at 14 1/2 years old because of the chronic health problems brought on by that vaccine. It should be mandatory practice for vets to explain ill effects that can occur due to vaccinations or over-vaccination of pets. The vet should be required to explain to the pet owner the option of getting a titer test done to make sure the animal actually needs the vaccine (especially in older animals). This could potentially save an animal’s health and/or life.

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