I am going to be honest. I had to have my dog put to sleep on Thurs because he was left for 24 hrs from when my vet assessed him. He had been unable to walk for 2 hours before she seem him. She said he seemed to have some feeling in his back legs, so she was happy to let him go home and would see him the following day. She called me later that day. I informed her he could only lift his head, he hadn't urinated and lost control of his bowels on the way home. I also said he is holding his front right leg stiff. She said to get in touch with out of hrs surgery if any change. He did get worse and spent the night in the vet. Thurs morn I was told they couldn't do anything. Nothing will bring him back. But I just feel so let down. He was a patient to them. He was my world. I just don't know how to start to come to terms with this. Thank you for your advice.
She did say that if his condition hadn't improved after 24hrs then she would refer him for an MRI scan and surgery. But given how serious it was, and that referrals can't be made after hrs, she should have wasted no time and referred him straight away.
I know I am not going to closure, and nobody will pay for the heartache caused.
He was a beautiful little dog, so gentle in nature.
Thank you for your honest advice
I will, and thank you again
Hi. I am grateful for your advice. I have started a complaints procedure against the vet, but what I need is a UK vet who can tell me, based on the information I have given, that my vet should not have allowed my dog to go home without an xray or scan to see how bad the damage was.
Thanks. The second vet I took him to are releasing their files to me. They have been really nice, but are reluctant to say what they would have done that morning because they didn't see him. It's a well known fact here in the UK that one vet won't speak out against another. All I can do is see were my complaint goes. If it fails go anywhere, then I will start a justice campaign. I loved my little dog and won't let go without a fight.