Published on Oct 12, 2013
Banfield overdosed my dog with a sedative. It stopped her heart.
She had heart disease and should never have been sedated. She also had fluid in her lungs. She was sedated so she could be held by the hind legs and shaken. $500 is added to your bill if you want to revive but they didn't tell me that, they just handed me another bill.
I got 2 bills while they were working on her. She went into shock or may have been dead when I went into the exam room, they said she would need to go to an overnight hospital. I wanted to take her to another vet, but they knew the overdose would have been detected. They had me come into the exam room and talk and pet my dog, her eyes were dilated and non responsive.
She was in shock. I asked what was wrong with her eyes, they never answered, so I thought she was still under the sedative. They stopped working on her when my credit for the Care Card was rejected, so they abused her by removing oxygen and she went into shock. Banfield got $175 to kill my dog.
I was told I had 2 weeks to pay the balance of $525. My neighbors dog had edema (Fluid) and it was removed with a large needle, my dog was sedated so the vet could hold her by her hind legs and shake her. This is an old treatment, the sedative killed my dog, her heart and lungs were stressed, she couldn't breathe on her own, no oxygen was used the three times I was in the exam room. I question that her heart actually stopped.
They didn't have the decency to tell me her condition when I was talking with her and petting her. I can't prove anything, my dog was cremated within 24 hours which I believe was another scam at Lynchburg Humane Society. The tin container was perfectly taped, not a speck of lint or dirt. When I questioned the cremation taking only 24 hours they said the ovens were on when I brought her in, and the person that handles the remains is very clean.
I told them I don't believe they are my dog's ashes.
Again, how do you prove anything? So I must live with 2 bad decisions, a corporate pet hospital, and a dishonest humane society.