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Old 08-24-2006, 07:43 PM
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Hey everyone, I just tought I'd tell all of you my story.... Back in November 2005, I bought myself a doberman puppy. I finally got her in January, 2006. Her name was Chanel. A couple weeks after I got her, she started vomiting one night. I was concerned, and called the vet the next morning to explain what happened the night before. The vet instructed me to give her white rice and chicken breast and that there was nothing to worry about... SO I did... The next day, started vomiting again, so I took her to my vet. The vet seemed really concerned and decided to keep up there for further testing. She called me a couple hours later to tell me Chanel tested positive for Parvo-Virus, but wasn't sure if she really did had Parvo due to the fact that she got her Parvo shots 2 weeks before.... They put her on an IV, and were trying to treat her... Chanel was vomiting every 5 minuts and had diareah every 5 minuts as well.... The vet told me she had a feeling that it was Parvo, but she might of ate something her body could not digest or it might of been something else... She could not tell me what was wrong with Chanel, but could sure tell me she had a 50% / 50% chance of survival (without knowing what she had). I would go and visit her t the vet every day for 5 days... Everytime I would leave the vet's office, I was in tears, and I mean in tears!!! I called the breeder to tell her what was happening.... Even my breeder called the vet, tryed to get an explanation... But nothing. She wanted me to keep her updated every day, and everytime I'd call her, she'd cry on the phone with me...Chanel was skin and bones and the only thing keeping her alive was her IV. She would look at me with these eyes! and start vomiting...... and vomiting..... and vomiting..... Not 1 day I did not went to see her, some day I even went twice (leaving in tears every single time) cause it would shatter my heart to see her like that.... 5 days later, $900.00 after, still no answer, I was at the end of the road... I decided it was enogh. This puppy was vomiting every 5 minuts, day and night, was skin and bones, not doing any better after 5 days of treatment.... I decided to go to the vet for my last visit. In my mind, my choice was clear. Euthanasia was all I could do at this point. I coudn t let Chanel suffer no more.... Enogh is Enogh! The vet told me that if I signed Chanel to her name, she would try to save her, and find her a good home(My home was totally out of the question!). I owed her over $900.00 in vet bills, but told her i'd pay her.I told her it wasn't a money issue, but that I was just at the end of the road... The breeder could not believe the vet made me this kind of offer!! I was crying and crying, could barely talk cause I felt like I was chocking.. I never felt that horrible in my life... Then, the vet started yelling at me, she got real pissed off, telling me that PUPPYS ARE NOT DISPOSABLE, IT S NOT LIKE YOU CAN JUST BUY IT, AND GET RID OF IT! I can tell you I was on the floor crying and crying.... Horrible!!! They left me 2 minuts with Chanel before the euthanasia... I was petting her, telling her how sorry I was for doing this and crying out of control... I stayed there for the euthanasia... They puched me away from her. The vet and the assistant were grabbing her. They decided to put the euthanasia shot in her IV in her paw. She started injecting it, and then she said: OOUUPPSS!!! Her vein just blew uP! I'll be back( and they took off) after 1/2 the euthanasia was injected!!!!!!!!!!! I was standing in the corning crying and probably screaming at this point. I felt like it was just a nightmare and that I had to wake up! They came back, and decided to inject whatever was left directly in her paw. They did. Then she started telling me in a horringle manner: her functions are shutting down, she is brain dead now...... and she took off. I stayed in the room crying on her for about 10 minuts. I can tell you that when I got home, I was in my bubble. I was crying non stop. I was and still am traumatized.

Is that ethical for a vet to tell a client: If you sign this dog over to me, you don't owe me a penny ($900+). And if she survives, I ll find her a good home (but my home is out of the question). I m so glad I told her I d pay her, and that I would never sign this dog over to her. SOme vets are EVIL! I still have nightmares about it....

My breeder promised me that whatever happens, she would get me another puppy for free. She kept her promise. She was there the whole time to support me, to cry with me... Now I have my other puppy. She is just so great. She is 7 months already!

I would like people to tell me what they think about what happened to me..........
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:12 PM
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How horrible !!! The vet obviously thought that the pup had a chance and didn't want to put her down . Was there only one vet ?? I would have gotten a second opinion . RIP , sweet baby !!
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:16 PM
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I'm sorry to hear of your experience and your loss. The option your vet gave you was horrible in my opinion.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:19 PM
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Oh, I am so sorry! That's terrible and I am so very sorry for your loss, but glad you have another baby to love.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:31 PM
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What a heart wrenching story. I'm so sorry that you and Chanel had to go through such trauma.
How wonderful of your breeder to be so supportive. Your new baby much mean so much to you after all that.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:34 PM
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Yes, more then 1 vet looked at her. SO why did she wanted not to charge me for the $900.00 if I signed the puppy over? Why would she find Chanel a goiod home(but my home is out of the question)! She obviously wanted to make a shot of money. Pure breed doberman puppy. champion bloodline. microchipped. AKC registered. Cropped ears (taped up and standing), docked tail.... She obviously would of made some cash.

How could she even tell me she had a 50% chance of survival when she can t diagnose what s wrong? If it is parvo or not? You know..... And some other vets at the same clinic looked at her, but noone knew... To me, it is not fair to let an animal suffer like that... Dobermans are skinny dogs to start with... and I mean, she was Skin and bones....

I don t really think she tought she had a chance of survival.. All she tought about was what if she survives? I m gonna make some cash!

I swear, i can not describe the scene.... You'd have to be there... Even the breeder tought it was so wrong! talking about a breeder selling pups, crying on the phone with me... She really did felt bad for me, and she said that if she knew where to put a complaint, she would of done it for me!

I don t only think about what happened to me, but what can she do to others? This vet is a sick, twisted minded, money w*ore!!!

To my lovely Chanel..... I will miss her forever....

Dolce is my sweet girl..... if anything was to happen to her, I don t think I could go trough anymore...

Thank you to anyone that understands my story! and feel for me and Chanel...
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:42 PM
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Yes, my breeder was so wonderful. I tought at first that she was only saying that just because... But I mean, she was just so nice. Just the fact that she would call me everyday and ask. I would call her everyday and tell her. She would cry on the phone with me... You could see that she loved her puppys more then anything... Then, she was nice enogh to give me another puppy and to drive half way (3 hours) to come meet up with me and give me the new puppy (Dolce). I have a picure of her opening the door in my profile. She means everything to me. She just got spayed last week, and I was so scared! by the way, i do not go to that vet anymore! Before i brought Dolce to the new vet, i went to see her and talked to her. I wanted to make sure not to deal with a sick minded vet. Dolce is so spoiled! She sleeps in my bed, she has 2 pillow like me. every dog toy you can imagine. Dog beds in every room of the house... I mean, she means everything to me...

Thanx for beeing supportive....

I somehow ended on this website tonight, and decided to tell my story to people...
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:04 PM
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Glad you found us !!! Now stay here and give us happy stories !!!
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:15 PM
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I honestly do not think the vet was trying to make money.
The way she treated you was very very wrong.
But I think she probably thought the pup had a chance and just wanted to try...some people will euthanize a dog because of vet costs and vets will forgive the bill in order to have the dog signed over into their name, it is common practice.
However, you were not one of those people. You wanted the best for the little pup and did not want it to suffer, the way she treated you was horrible.

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Old 08-24-2006, 11:42 PM
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I agree !!! It may have come over to the vet that your well was dry .....and she didn't want to give up . To her it was a rescue ... at any cost . I wasn't there .... I don't know her attitude or yours. Anyway , it's over .....enjoy your new pup !
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