My Maltese developed a cancerous tumor 19 days after receiving Zoetis Defensor 3. Banfield is refusing to take accountability stating I need to prove the rabies shot caused the tumor , by Ct guided biopsy.
Problem is the biopsy will only identify the type, aggressive nature and staging, per the onocologist. But due to its quick growth at the injection site, he assumed the rabies vaccine was the cause. I also found out after watching my dog get her shots, the vet falsified her documentation to cover herself. She herself did not administer the rabies shot , the technician did right in front of me.
No having 22 yrs of critical nursing experience, I think I am diligent enough to know who gave and where it was given on my dog. Ct will cost 1500, biopsy another 500. Banfield is aware of this risk with this vaccine, but consider it minimal. Profit first.
I also found out that Banfield was required to report this adverse reaction to both the corporate office and the manufacturer. Oh they report, everything but the rabies shot given and suspected as the cause. I am disgusted at this company. I feel it needs to be held accountable for the drugs it administers to our pets, especially when informed consent is not obtained.
I have owned my dogs now 12 yrs. the one that has the tumor is 9yrs. Never have I or any of my friends ever been informed of this risk, nor have we ever been offered a preservative free vaccine.
This place needs to be shut down. The vet in question needs to have her license reviewed
Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service.
Reason of review: Cancer from rabies vaccine.
Monetary Loss: $5000.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
Banfield Pet Hospital Cons: Not taking responsibility for drugs utilized.