My dog was having some urinary incontinence problems for a couple of weeks. At first I believed this was due to a behavior problem, but then realized it could be something else.
I took him to Banfield Hospital in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA where he was seen by Dr. Mei-Chun Wu. She took an xray, and tried to convince me that my dog had prostate cancer and needed to begin chemo-treatments. I told her that I was NOT convinced that he has cancer just from an xray, and more testing should be done.
She argued with me that she is experienced and KNOWS this is what he has. I still did not believe her, and took my dog to a different vet for a 2nd opinion. This new place is WONDERFUL, and NO MY DOG DOESNT HAVE CANCER! He is currently on simple daily medication to treat the incontinence - THATS IT.
I feel Banfield would have either made my dog worse than he was, or possibly killed him.
NEVER take your pets to these places, and if you absolutely must, ALWAYS get a 2nd opinion from another place. You may pay more, but it will save your pet's life.
Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service.