Florida Owner Claims That Vet Killer Her Dog

by Dr. Chris

September 23, 2010 In West Palm Beach Florida, a woman there claims that a vet killed her pug after she took him there for a routine nail trim. Apparently during the nail trim the dog died of heart failure.

Tracy Smith claims that the dog was anesthetize in order to give the nail trim. This was likely because the dog was extremely fractious.

Normally it is routine for a dog to have a full physical examination and complete blood work before a dog is anesthetized. Which the owner claims did not happen in this case.

We don't know the vet's side of the story, but hopefully the owner had to sign a form stating that she was aware of the risks of anesthesia in an old pug.

Obviously the dog was very fractious and did not like having its nails trimmed. Why else would you pay a lot of money to have a vet trim your dog's nails when you could do it yourself?

It is also a reminder for veterinarians to make sure to have clients sign off on the procedures that dogs will have performed on them. And that clients are aware that older pugs are prone to a wide variety of respiratory and heart problems.

Is this a case of owner and media over reaction? Or did the vet fail to inform the owner of the risks? We don't know the whole story, but this is a good reminder that there is always a risk of death when undergoing anesthesia.

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6 mo. Golden Retriever pedigree dies at vet during neutering visit
by: Anonymous

What if anything can we do? Great sadness, emptiness and guilt has come over us all for taking our perfectly healthy and beautiful 6 month old golden retriever to his neutering and death last Saturday morning 12/4/10. We had an appointment at 8:30 at the Animal Hospital in Carlsbad whereby the vet technician had great difficulty weighing Myles McGee cause he couldn?t keep still on the scale; therefore she repeatedly either held him down on the scale and/or pushed him back onto the scale. After the weigh in, we were led to an examining room as Myles McGee had a physical exam with Dr. Amber and Tamarin while they both up sold us on the benefits of lazar neutering, preliminary blood work and IV for fluids. The least invasive approach made to most sense to my wife Debra and I. After our brief exam they led Myles McGee to another area down the hall as my wife and I left the facility expecting a call from them when he went to recovery at approximately noon. We just sat down for breakfast when the phone call came, the nurse stated that Myles heart stopped during anesthesia and that the Dr. was trying everything she could to bring him back. ?Bring him back? is this a bad joke I explained, my wife instantly suspected there was a problem as I hung up the phone and told her the news. We rushed from the restaurant hugging and crying in the parking lot before mustering the courage to drive to the vet?s office. What if the news is dreadful. My daughter called him her boy friend; my boys played fetch and wrestled with him constantly. My wife could not go anywhere within the house without Myles McGee being within inches of her. For me, I miss his excitement when I come home from a long day of work in riverside. As I sat in my dialysis chair nightly, Myles would sit with me, his head in my lap with those gorgeous brown eyes staring up at me. You see, at 54 and on dialysis, I was going to grow old with Myles. If I last another 10-12 years, I knew he would be right there with me every step of the way. What heartache we have, why did we take him that morning instead of training. Let us do this all over again Lord, we cannot bare the thought of being without Myles McGee; we love him and he loves us; Myles, so innocent and non-threatening to everyone, so much fun to be around. Everyone loves Myles.The vet offered no viable explanation. In the absence of clear reasons for this dreadful occurrence, I can only suspect someone had a momentary lapse in judgment while administering anesthesia yielding in Myles mismanagement while preparing him for neutering. The nurse stated on her initial phone call to us that Myles heart stopped during anesthesia. That little beautiful boy was perfectly healthy, always exercising, high levels of energy and simply perfect, very perfect. We, as a family are devastated, distraught and empty. What if anything can we do? Is there any retribution for this action?

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