Banfield Veterinary Hospital Complaint - Banfield Vet & Panacur almost killed my cat
ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK -- I had been watching strange pigmentation on my cat's gums,it looked like tartar,but because when I tried brushing his teeth, the tartar/ pigmentation actually moved. Then they'd move right back to where they were. I called vets, was told they were fleas,to use Advantage to kill them, it didn't. They they said try it once a week, it still did not work. I'd found strange things in Honey's canned food, like larve , open larve, & pieces of larve. I'd called the cat food companies to report it. It scared me, I had lost his brother to poison cat food. So, I started to call them & even started saving these things & pieces of them in a jar. Purina & Nestle sent me a nice letter, coupons & even a small check & said to keep them notified.
Finally after a year or so,the bugs increased, I researched day & night. I saw monsters inside me on Animal Planet,& found Shirley's
Wellness Cafe online. It was about parasites, I realized I also had several of the symptoms too. I touched one of these "fleas' with a cue tip with a little oral jel. They were flat against his gums,like leeches or flukes. I'd called many vets, the CDC, SUNY of Buffalo , Board of Health, PetMeds,& Tropical Center for Disease Control. I was trying to find a professor who taught veterinary & bat parasites at UB South campus. I wanted her to look at these things before I did anything, but I couldn't reach her before he was in pain. I can't stand it to see him hurt. He was my family, I made sure he was never hurt or abused, or was around anyone that didn't like animals, He was the most loving, trusting, protected cat I ever had. Honey was so sweet he never growled, bit, hissed or had a mean bone in his body. I never even made him spend one night home alone. I swore to protect this cat after his brother died, we were both devastated to lose him. I had lost my family too, so it was just me and my Honey Boy.
No one had ever heard of creatures on gums, so I started looking to find out what they were. I went to a homeopathic site. They suggested using mint on a cue tip to kill them. It didn't kill them, but they moved from one place to another. I knew they were some kind of parasite, flat, about 1/2" long,I started him and myself on a homeopathic dewormer.
I had already tried treating my cat for fleas. He had no fleas when I took him to the vet, but these "things" were still there. I started studying parasites because my poor cats jaw was in pain. He started sighing. He slept with his little head on my arm & his face towards me. I noticed him moaning in his sleep. His jaw would move. It got so I had to get up every night to put vasoline on his little gums just for some relief. I was on the phone & computer everyday trying to find somewhere "safe" to take him. I did not want to take his somewhere where no one ever heard of it.
I found a herbologist Vet who had heard of it. I ordered herbs from her. Honey & I both started taking them together. People can get parasites too. But she had left for a few weeks, & my car had caught on fire. But my cat was hurting, so a friend stopped over,I asked him to take me to get a sample and get it analyzed.
I finally took him to Banfield Vet clinic in Petsmart, 4325 Amelia Drive, Orchard Park, NY 14127 716 821 7961. Honey, my very sweet cat,had never been sick a day in his life except for these things on his gums. He was an indoor cat, so he had to get them from cat food.
The Vet, Dr Schneible, gave him an exam & remarked was a sweet cat he was. On his exam he was in excellent condition. She said his gums were perfect too, and it was pigmentation on his gums. But,She'd give him anesthia,keep him all night, to get a sample. I did not want him to spend the night in a hospital. I told her we were both already on parasite medicine. She shot Panacur down his throat, & gave me another syringe to give to him 4/5/2011. It had no brand name, side effects, or any of the normal info you get with a prescription. By the time he got home he was in distress.
He started throwing up green, howling, hiding, got a temperature, was terrified and , kept trying to go potty but could not. He was in great pain within hours of leaving that Vet. His urinary tract was blocked he was going to die & I had to surrender him to 10 lives to save his life. 10 lives refused to acknowledge the parasites, in fact they hang up on me when I tell them to please take a sample. I love my cat, he was my all. I never spent a night away from him. I have offered everything I own, which isn't much, but I begged them to take a sample. I know they're creatures, & parasites are contagious.
Since no one ever heard of this, they refuse to even listen to me. I've done my homework. I would never put my cat in harms way, I've been disabled because a Doctor misdiagnosed me & gave me a drug that dropped my to my knees in a few hours. I had to "get treated" for multiple illnesses I never had. They were side effects. I had to apply for disability, I lost my new business & suffered great pain. I never wanted my pets to go through that.
It took me 5 years to figure out it was Amoxicillan. I had "Highly Allergic to Penicillan on all my charts, even at the pharmacy. When I took it, I never dreamed they'd give me something like that. It ruined my life. Now, I see this cat I adore going through the same thing, and they won't even talk to me because they think I'm crazy.
Panacur is Fenbendazole, it is not recommended for cats & is toxic in fish, reptiles & birds. His reaction to Panacur was similar to mine with the Amoxicillan. My doctor denied I had side effects that ruined my life, like this Vet is denying the Panacur caused the episode. She screamed that I was was "Rude, I knew everything, it was not the Panacur, and I was NEVER going to get my cat back! And slammed the phone down on me." Thank you Dr. Schneible.
There's no name of the company that Panacur came from,you can try Intervet but if you call they say they're no longer active since 2/7.Panacur is Fenbedazole. It's toxic in birds, fish & reptiles. If you go to Petsmart or Petmeds there is no cat Panacur. Banfield vets are in Petsmart. My cat almost died, I can't stop crying, and my cat is up for adoption at 10 lives in Hamburg, NY. The vets refuse to take a sample of the parasites, why?. They say they never heard of it. It is a death sentence for my cat, because no one will even talk to me about it. They hang up on me. I am devastated. Plus, if it's parasites, they're highly contagious. Why not be safe than sorry? I am so confused I do not know what to do do. Please, can anyone help us? I can no longer think, my body & mind is wrecked with pain, I can not stop crying, and I know he only knows me, he loves me, & he was sad enough when his brother died.
If they adopt him out they're not going to know he's moaning, crying & moaning in his sleep because of his gums. I use to have to get up and put vasoline in his gums so he could sleep. Especially when they won't even try to to check his poor little gums.
Despite the fact that I even have the report just before he started throwing up & went into distress that he was in A+ condition, they still think somehow I caused this obstruction. This is crazy.
I'd like to add I rescue animals. up to and including a 6 foot boa in a creek. Not only have I rescued 1000 of animals, but I did it on my own dime. People knew me, so they'd leave animals in my car, cellar, back yard, call me screaming if an animal was in trouble, & give me animals they could no longer keep. I never counted the amount I spent nor the number of animals I saved.
This Karen at 10 Lives said "I put $700 in that cat, you're never going to get him back, CLICK!" I was shocked! Another woman kept sceaming "answer my questions, answer my questions! I was in shock & in tears, I pleaded with her to please let me answer, she just kept interrupting everytime I started to explain.. She said she did 300+ rescues, then slammed the phone down too. Her name was Shirley, I think she was from HEART. Many times I put my last dime up to save somebody's pet, calling vets on Christmas eve, begging them to save a pet's life someone else had brought to me, begging me to help the animal.
Please,I need a lawyer or someone to help me get my cat back, and stop this Vet from harming other beloved pets. I spend all day calling every lead I get, but it seems there's no one that protects the animal from Vets.