How VCA Roswell animal hospital caused my German Shepherd puppy to lose a leg & foot MY German Shepherd dog puppy went in with a dislocated hip and is losing part of his leg and foot as a result of having his leg wrapped too tight at VCA ROSWELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL 1112 ALPHARETTA ST ROSWELL, GA 30075 770-993-9031 Jessica Corley DVM MATTHEW ROPER FACILITY DIRECTOR & dvm Jessica slack front desk clerk Aug 12th Saturday Our 10 month old German Shepherd Puppy was walking on three legs holding his rear left leg up. Aug 13th Sunday He wasn't better his vet was closed.
Aug 14th Monday Attending Vet Jessica Corley He dislocated his left hip. It just needed to be set back in place & wrapped and we'd be on our way. He'd have to wear the wrap 1 or 2 weeks. (as a sidenote it was suggested we get x-rays confirming whether or not he had hip dysplasia $400 he does) I was told to watch his toes, make sure they didn't spread or cross, that would mean the wrap was too tight.
Aug 16 Wednesday For 2 days my puppy was in obvious discomfort & while his toes neither crossed or spread he cried, I brought him back to VCA at that appointment facility director Roper D.V.M. checked if the wrap was too tight, he took it off the foot & cut slits in the leg. Aug 18th Friday 5pm my dogs toes were clearly swollen I put him in the car & as I was driving back to VCA to have (now by the layperson's eye), a painfully tight bandage reassessed the front desk clerk Danielle told me not to bother coming they were closing in 30 minutes. She stated I should go to the emergency vet, I drove home and removed the bandage myself.
My puppy's foot began to ooze watery blood immediately. His circulation had been cut off. HIS FOOT WAS ALREADY DEAD IT WAS TOO LATE Aug 19 Saturday I CALLED VCA SATURDAY & THEY WOULD NOT SQUEEZE MY PUPPY IN INSISTING THE DRAINAGE WAS NORMAL & They made me an appointment for Monday AUG 21 Aug 21 Monday WHEN I GOT THERE, HE HAD A FEVER AN INFECTION WASN'T GETTING CIRCULATION TO HIS FOOT. THEY APOLOGIZED SAID THEYD TRY TO REESTABLISH CIRCULATION AND HED BE THERE 12-15 DAYS.
HE WAS ON AN ANTIBIOTIC PUMP & ID NEED TO PICK HIM UP BY 9 & DRIVE HIM TO A 24 HR VET , TO BE WATCHED OVERNIGHT SO THEY COULD Attempt to bring some circulation back to his leg and he could be monitored. Then I would have to pick him up at 6 AM when the emergency vet closed and bring him back to VCA for the next 2 weeks. AUG 22 TUE A DAY LATER HE WAS RUSHED TO BLUE PEARL IN SANDY SPRINGS GA BY VET AMBULANCE FROM THEIR FACILITY TO SEE A SURGEON AT WHICH POINT I LEARNED HE WOULD LOSE A LEG.. Aug 25 MY German Shepherd dog puppy went in with a dislocated hip and is losing part of his leg & foot as a result of being wrapped too tight.
My dog has been at VCA on heavy sedatives and an antibiotic pump this entire time with each passing day I take my son to visit the dog. AT 11 AM I took my dog to The University of Georgia where he is having a partial leg amputation and being fitted for a prosthetic.
Product or Service Mentioned: Vca Animal Hospital Pet Medical Service.
Reason of review: My dog lost his leg.
Preferred solution: I want to 5 million dollars to set an example for all vets throughout the country that animals are not property they are to be treated as living things the same as humans when the surgeon goes in to operate on an animal they should do so as alert a human.
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