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|06-23-2010, 10:08 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Blog Entries: 2
I have just taken my yorkie to a new vet and it isn't easy getting use to someone new I have moved
my old vet interacted with loving play with my yorkie making the exam go much smoother as he explains thing to me.
But today I saw nothing of this happening with this new vet instead he
picked up my yorkie and said I will be back as he went out the back door
to another examing room
He said I got to do the heart worm test, not explaining to me what that meant, me thinking it must be a blood test threw her
paw,vein. The vet was gone for quite awhile I got a bit nervous cuz it was a new office so I got up and went to the back door and opened it and a girl said oh they are trimming her nails,as I had requested
so I sat back down, and waited ahwile longer, later the vet came back in the exam room where I was waiting he had my yorkie in his arms & my yorkie was very quiet still like, not like her, she is usually all friendly especially to new people, she seems not to like this new vet as she did her old vet, the vet put her on the exam table and my yorkie immediately came to be and sat real close to me not budging, again not like my yorkie usually she is excited to see someone new around, but she was not interested in this new vet at all, the old vet she was all over him, this new vet just seems not to even like little dogs. He seems not to have any interaction with dogs persae as my last vet
I guess I shouldnt compare but I do like my vet so show loving care like petting and talking to my dog but this vet didnt even do that.
this vet kept saying your dog keeps wiggling when they tried to do the heart worm test, he kept saying this, not explaining any of this to me what that meant. paw vein? I had no idea what me meant
I wish they had gotten me to hold my own dog
of course my dog wiggles she doesnt like neddles!
later that evening when I got home I thought my yorkie had mud on her neck I almost tried to get it off of her neck luckily I put her neck under the light and I noticed it was a scab! the vet had used her neck to draw blood instead of her paw! that is why he said she kept saying she was wigglingly he did a juglar on my yorkie without telling me! without giving me any postop care
I got a horrible feeling like it was like an animal barn there at that vets after i had realized what happen to me and my baby yorkie I cried all nite.... I feel horrible I let my baby out my sight!
I wish I never trusted the staff to let them take my baby out of my sight as they should of told me what they did to her
I feel they could of done the blood draw through her paw the proper way
If they had asked me to hold her down...I just feel betrayed and not being told what they did it just feel so cruel and uncaring...am I wrong?
I am not use to a vet drawing my yorkies blood in a differant room away from me nor am I use to a vet drawing it from the jugular vein without my permission nor am I not use to any post op care given to me after this is done
also this vet after he came back into the room told me my yorkie might have patella subluxation I said she shows no signs of it
I feel this vet should of told me before going to my yorkies jugular for a blood draw and they could of drawn her blood in front of me! not in another room
my old vet wouldn't have done a jugular withdrawl but if he felt he had to he definetely would tell me before and he would given me post op care for afterwards like cold compress care and instruction on dont remove the scab
and be careful of this area
my yorkie is my baby
|06-23-2010, 10:20 PM||#2|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: british columbia, canada
I'm sorry to hear that your trip to the vet turned into such a stressful situation. If at all possible, I would say go with your gut on this one, if the clinic and the vet didn't feel right to you, find a different care provider for your pup. Is that an option?
Best of luck to you and I hope both you and your pup bounce back quickly from this horrible experience!
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|06-23-2010, 10:26 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2007
First off trust your gut. If you are not comfortable then find a new one as you should feel comfortable
They usually draw blood from the jugular as easier to get the blood there instead of leg as the veins can collapse as they are too small in leg. Also you need those veins in leg in case of iv fluids. I remember when i learned about it as my demi was bruised from blood draw is how i found out about it as maltese have thinner skin than yorks. I freaked out and called er and they explained it was from blood draw.
Also there really is no reason to take your dog out of the room if you are comfortable with things in front of you . Some believe the dog does not act up as much if owner is not in room but I am not comfortable with my dog being removed anymore as I want to know what is going on now. So you can tell the vet I want to be in the room with my dog.
It is hard to find a good vet but definitely keep trying to find one like your old vet you trusted.