Banfield Pet Hospital - Banfield Stopped My Dog's Heart With Lidocaine
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA -- I had a horrible experience at Banfield inside Pet Smart. My 8 lb Chihuahua had a heart murmur and fluid in her lungs. She was given Lidocaine to numb her so they could turn her upside down to remove fluid,, it stopped her heart, anesthesia can kill a dog especially with heart problems. She was revived, had a good EKG, and was responsive to me but still under and not out of recovery. I wanted to take her home, put her on heart meds but they encouraged me to put her down. I was only told that her rib MAY have been broken from heart massage, there was no other reason given to me to indicate euthanasia.
I am a senior and was there alone and they saw someone they could manipulate. I am depressed at the loss of my beloved pet. I wish I had taken her off the table, There were 3 vet techs and 2 DVM in the exam room, and I believe it was a tutorial. The exam room was posed, she didn't have to die. My other Chihuahua is suffering, and depressed, I don't know what to do. I did not know there were thousands of complaints on this corporate vet hospital.