Amherst Animal Hospital Complaint - Withholding information about pet
BUTTE, MONTANTA -- My dog had a hard time getting up and down with his back end so, I took him to this Animal Hospital in Butte, Montana.My dog was a 155lb. Husky mix named Klondyke, Dr. Clark at this Hospital took blood tests and x-rays of Klondyke's hips and then told me that it wasn't anything wrong with his hips that it was his back. Klondyke had Spondanosis and Secondary Neropothy which is spine disease and the nerves in his back end. The Vet. didn't bother telling me that there is not any cure at his age which is 10 years old and that he was only going to get worse. He told me that put Klondyke on a diet and put him on pain pills.
Klondyke was getting worse,He couldn't move this backend and just kept urinating on himself and every time he did that he would look at me cuase he knew it was wrong to do that in the house so, I had to keep telling him it was ok!
The following week I called the Hospital back to let them know he wasn't getting better and Dr. Clark was out for the week so Dr. Pettretti looked at Klondykes records and his technition told me about the Neropothy and that there wasn't any cure that he was going to get worse.
If I know all this I would have put him down then instead of him suffering more and for the family getting our hopes up that Klondyke was going to be fine. Instead I brought him home thinking he'd be ok and watched him get worse and suffer.
I want everyone to know that this isn't the first time this place has done something like this so I don't want other people that LOVE their animals to go though this kind of PAIN and SUFFERING.
Thank you for hearing what had happened and I hope there is someone out there that can help me with filing a compliant about this Doctor and Hospital