My 4yr old Yorkie was vomitting constantly & was severely dehydrated. He was rushed to Banfield, Eden Prairie for a assistance. (he has been going there all his life). Tests were conducted as well as X-rays. No one could diagnose his quandry. Finally, after a month of being on I.V.'s for hydration and fluid packs at night...I made the remark ... "what could possibly be wrong, you are tapping me out of all my money, I don't have much more to spend"...BOOM....Bladder Infection was diagnosed!
He was put on an antibiotic and also a low protein prescription dog food - Hill's (brand) @$1.75/can. He had seen 3 different Vets at this hospital for this diagnosis (so-called) to be finally determined.
In the meantime...it was repeatedly "stessed" to me that he needed a full teeth cleaning. According to their records this had not been done, when , actually,he had his teeth cleaned a year ago at a home town veternary clinic. Again upping the anty of my Basic Plan to the Basic Plus which, of course, included the Dental! I'm going, dental on a dog? Hmmm....keep in mind, this is my "baby". I do brush his teeth and he eats the Virbac C.E.T. chews for his treats! All his life!
OK, so I take him in for his follow-up visit for his "Bladder Infection". His breath smelling awful (like ***). They took him back to their area -"Hey, has anyone EVER been back in "THEIR" area"???????? I haven't!!!! Came back to tell me that they could not get a urinalysis as he was empty, which I didn't question; but that his teeth were in IMMEDIATE need of a cleaning was the ANSWER - SEEMS their answer for everything. The vet went on to explain that if I would up my "Plan" to include dental that the "Urinalysis" would be covered along with the cleaning - that very day! After careful discussion with my husband...we agreed....they would NOT let us alone regarding the teeth cleaning...so figured it must be so! OKAY (I know, you are waiting for the final complaint).
.....I went to pick him up...he looked awful (of course coming out of anithesia)...but ....was told that he needed to be on pain pills for the next 5 days....I'm wondering WHY! While they were doing the teeth cleaning....SIX (6) teeth FELL out. I'm going ..."Fell OUT"!!!!!! what in the world! I asked the Pet Nurse....If they were so weak....why did they not "FALL OUt" while I was brushing them????? Her answer was....I don't know, but it happened!
I was left with my baby boy in my arms and my jaw open as far as my toes in disbelief of what had just been laid on me! No Vet or should I say "the" Vet would even come out and counsel me on this. I was on my own with this news!
Me and the boy are good tonight, but still in disbelief of what happened to us and now he is missing his 6 front lower teeth!
Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service.
Monetary Loss: $1.