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Old 07-03-2012, 06:54 PM
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Lady our 9 years old lab has ATL liver level of 220 (2 x's the normal).
Vet went ahead with teeth cleaning.
She went under anesthesia & sedative.

Vet called after hours that they forgot to give Bordatella Intranasal before she left for home.

The vet is closed tomorrow so wants me back in 2 days to give her the Bordatella.

He said there are no animals with kennel cough in their facility so WHY DO I NEED TO GIVE IT? He said I have to and won't refund my money. He said they were busy and forgot.

I don't like to give anything my dogs don't need and never give bordatella.

The vet said it would prevent her from getting kennel cough even though they don't have kennel cough there.

What would you do?

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:56 PM
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I'd lose the money, we don't ever get it. Years ago Lilly and Gunner got the nasal bordetella at the vet (when we were stationed at ft carson) and out of all 5 of our dogs ( thats all we had at the time lol) they were the only 2 that got kennel cough, so never again for us!
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:58 PM
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I read somewhere that the vet wants to cover his #ss because he didn't give it.

I thought it takes a few days to take effect anyway. It's like giving the flu shot when you already have the flu.

Lady went for the teeth cleaning, nothing else and now the vet is arguing with me over this vaccine.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:00 PM
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Yea I'd probably just not go back for it. Unless she needs it for boarding, it's really not a vaccine I'd give.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:28 PM
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I'd say no as well.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:36 PM
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Why on earth does she "have" to have it now that she's already gone? If it's their fault they forgot to give it and I didn't want to give it, I wouldn't be going back and I'd be raising holy hell until I got a refund.
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I would leave it and loose the money. No sense in going back. Unless you wanted to go back and raise some hell to get your money back. It was their fault they forgot. Remember isnt the customer always right?
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You especially don't want to give vaccines to a dog that isn't 100% healthy. If her liver is having trouble, it won't be able to filter any toxins in the vaccine. I'm actually surprised they went ahead and put her under anesthesia..that doesn't seem quite right to me.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:07 PM
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Yeah, I wouldn't go back for it either. You are correct- it takes several days to take effect. Even if they had remembered to give it, it wasn't doing anything for your dog while she was there anyway. Unless you need it for boarding, I'd just let the money go.
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Why on earth does she "have" to have it now that she's already gone? If it's their fault they forgot to give it and I didn't want to give it, I wouldn't be going back and I'd be raising holy hell until I got a refund.
THIS. And I'd be letting them know unless they change their tune I'd be finding another vet.
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