Mishawaka, Indiana
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We brought our dog in for throwing up a few months ago. The vet told us there was nothing to be concerned about, that it was probably her diet and getting older.

It progressively got worse and we took her in again for another check up. They told us to give her anti-nausea pills and medicine to reduce inflammation in her stomach. They said she was okay and it was mainly her diet to change. Our dog passed away 24 hours later from an infection in her stomach that lead to septic shock.

Horrible staff who clearly doesn't know what they are doing. Do not ever take your pet to Banfield.

Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service.

Reason of review: Bad quality.

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Wow! So much compassion!

How about saying condolences for the passing of his dogs. Like how you employees always have never ending excuses for the poor care of the animals you all kill.


So you had a necropsy (pet autopsy) performed?

Because if you didn't, there is absolutely no way to know how or why the pet passed away.

If you weren't comfortable with their answer, or if she wasn't getting better then you should have taken her elsewhere for a second opinion. I'm sure they recommended testing that you probably declined.


It sounds as if the infection had been progressing for awhile prior to the vomiting. The vomiting was a clear sign that likely the preexisting stomach infection had worsened.

A change in dog food and anti vomit medication would not have caused death in such a short length of time. Unless Gastro and or ultrasound tests were performed there would be no way to access the exact cause of what was causing stomach problems and vomiting.

It may have been a tumor or other intestinal problems that only an ultra sound may have helped to diagnose the exact cause. I don't believe Banfield has ultra sound equipment as this testing procedure is rather specialized.