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So I know this one is a fairly minor issue compared to some but I'm still pissed none the less... Now normally I'm pretty pleased with banfield, its just the one doctor this time that has upset me... I took my dog in for a weird rash on his ear that caused it...
Long story. I moved here from the midwest where I had very intellectually, sound, competent vets. I took my dog to petsmart to buy treats and I saw the banfield office in the back of northway mall, which the store is located in. My dog needed shots and a general...
Banfield Pet Hospital in Dallas, Texas - First Shield is horrible!
We got First Shield from Banfield (Plano, Tx) instead of Frontline. Our 5 year old (perfectly healthy) Golden Gracie Mae started having these really weird spells where she couldn't her feet under her. Almost like a seizure but she didn't get ridged or foam at the mouth. I took her into Banfield (Garland, TX)described the weird symptons and they suggested she go on a diet. OK, she hated the diet food but she did lose 10 pounds. BUT she was still having these weird spells about once a month. Hum? Gracie had another pretty severve spell & I took her to a different vet in our area. GUESS WHAT - FIRST SHIELD HAS A REPUTATION FOR CAUSING SEIZURES. Holy *** Banfield gave me the product and couldn't diagnoise the problem. Really? If you have this product- throw it away!!!!!
Banfield Pet Hospital in New York, New York - Banfield Plays Games!
When people go to Petco with their puppies for the "luv my pet" shots here on Staten Island. The vet doing the shots always tells them "the shot record is no good, we must do all the shots all over again." My doctor said "it is a old trick to make you get all the shots." This has been going on for years on Staten Island. I know the vets only get paid 20% of each bill so they want to make money but please have mercy on people. This is not fair "who can afford to own a dog?"
Banfield Pet Hospital in Livermore, California - First Sheild flea control
I have used advantage flea control for years on my dogs. Went to banfield vet since it was more convenient than my vet. Was told about first shield flea control and they stated it was as good if not better than advantage. I was skeptical as one dog has severe flea allergies and I told banfield this. Still, they assured me first shield would work. Have used it 2 months in a row now and dogs are still scratching. Dog with allergy is now on prednisone temporarily due to the fleas, and my little papillion is going bald due to the scratching and chewing. Going back to the advantage and will not chance using anything else again. My poor fur babies don't deserve to be this miserable. Daughter also has tried first shield on her dog for 3 months and still has flea problems so apparently the BS line of "it may take a couple of months of application to be completely effective" is exactly that, BS.
On October 4th we took our dog to Banfield Pet hospital (Huntington Station,NY) Because she had a swollen area by her tail. We were told at the time that she either had an impacted anal gland or a huge tumor most likely cancerous because of its size. We were told that...
Banfield Pet Hospital in Houston, Texas - Banfield ruins my life
This place is a joke! I live in Houston, have been to THREE different Banfield locations, and they are all terrible. Their staff appear to be knowledgeable and kind at first, but then they will lie to you and treat you terribly, just to take more money. I have had a wellness plan for two years now, and it is my biggest regret. They jack up the prices, just so it looks like you 'saved' money with their plan. I spent over $500 today, just on xrays for my cat. PLEASE SAVE YOURSELF THE TROUBLE! I have WASTED over $4000 with them, and nothing was ever really done.
Banfield Pet Hospital in Newport Beach, California - Unqualified Vets/trainies cost my pet her life
If anyone has a pet that requires medical attension, stay clear of Banfield. Their in business for money, not for you pets wellness that they promote with hidden dollar signs. Thats all their after and guess what they,ll have you coming back again with your check book. They have their hand out for the money before you get any kind of service. Dont expect to see the same Dr if thats what they call unqualified trainies more than once and they even charge you for a return visit that they could,nt help in the first place. Their unqualified personel cost my little pet her life.
Banfield Pet Hospital - Banfield at petsmart Raleigh
Brought my dog in for an emergency on a Sunday during normal vet hours. They refused to see the dog because I did not bring vaccination papers with me and they could not reach my vet on the phone. They value protocol over the life and wellbeing of our pets.Â My pet has reactions and needs an emergency shot so she can breath. Without a simple shot she is in a lot of pain and could die. But she was turned away because I could not prove that she has rabies shots. Brought my doff on a Sunday afternoon, which is normal hours for petsmart vet hospital but is after hours for my vet.
Banfield Pet Hospital in Long Beach, California - Ran unneccesary tests
After my pet was treated at Banfield for high fever, I had to take her somewhere else so that she could remain on an IV for the night to try and break the fever. The vet at Banfield recommended VCA and told us that she should only need to be monitored for the night as Banfield had run all tests. The vet at Banfield gave us all test results to take with us to VCA. Banfield's bill was over $600. When we got to VCA they were very professional and we were told that they would monitor for the night and would call us in the morning and let us know either way of any changes. In the morning we called them and were told the temp was now normal and the vet would call us. The vet at VCA called us and said that she was concerned because the cat was not eating. We came down with her favorite food and she ate readily. The vet said that they would release her. It would take 30-60 minutes, so we left and went to breakfast. When we returned, we got the pet, and then the shock of our life. The total bill was over $1200, and even included a telephone call to poison call by the vet. That charge alone was $120 dollars. Also it was about anti-freeze, which were we told she had not ingested or she would have had kidney failure, which she did not. Also, they ran a test for anti-freeze which came back negative, and that was $75. VCA has not heard the last from me and will be spoken to on Monday. I also will let the Banfield vet know not to recommend VCA to anyone else. What a rip-off and they pray on the concerns of pet owners with sick pets.
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