According to our medical records, on December 13, 2011, you stated when you brought in your five month old Great Dane puppy, A-, that ?She had been having diarrhea, drinking a lot of water and not really eating since Saturday, December 7, 2011?. It was undetermined why you waited six days to seek medical attention for your puppy.
There were a number of risk factors that needed to be addressed immediately.
Our standard procedure at PD&CH is to advise our clients at every step of medical treatment, exactly what is being done to the pet, and what the cost will be.
At that time, we get permission from the client to perform that test/procedure, step by step. In your case, as you sat in the exam room, we got your permission for every procedure.
First, was a through medical examination. You were told the cost would be $30.00. Then, A- was given a fecal exam, because she had diarrhea. You were advised of the cost of $ 7.00, and you gave your approval prior to us administering it. The fecal turned out neg. We needed to continue looking for the problem. Veterinary medicine is done by scientific deductions, not guessing.
The next procedure given to the puppy was a Parvo test. Pure breed/ Great Dane puppies are particularly at risk of Parvo, due to a possibility of a weakened immune system from over breeding. Diarrhea and lack of appetite are two common signs of Parvo. A-had two Parvo boosters, but due to the weakened immune system in many pure breed dogs, there was a chance that it could have been Parvo, regardless. The cost for the Parvo test was $35.00. You gave us your permission at that time, to do the test.
According to Dr. Peters, at this point of the examination, she would typically not administer any more tests, but then, prescribe medicine. But the problem was, that the puppy was not eating ( according to you- for six days) so in her professional opinion, she thought that a comprehensive blood work was necessary and in the best interest of the puppy. Time was of the essence for the well being of A- With your approval, Dr. Peters ran comprehensive blood work. The cost was $84.00. Based on the results of the tests which showed that your puppy had elevated liver enzymes, Dr. Peters stated to you that it could POSSIBLY LEAD to hepatitis. She did not diagnose A-with hepatitis of the liver, as you falsely stated on Citysearch, and your report to the BBB.
Dr. Peters made the recommendations for A-
You stated, due to f you declined the injections.
Dr. Peters recommended that A- at least, needed the Metronidazole for $14.00 and Endosorb for $17.48, for diarrhea, and NF food. And, you agreed to these costs. At that point, between the diarrhea and not eating, your puppy stillcould have been in grave danger. It was taking a risk to skim off the recommended treatment from Dr. Peters. Obviously, the prescribed NF food, Metronidazole and Endosorb, cured your puppy. A week later when you had her checked up, of course she was well, thanks be to Go