|Barked: Tue Nov 14, '06 7:13pm PST |
|What kind of vet hospital tells the owners to spank their dog? I say NEVER EVER hit a dog (mayve I have this philosphy because my dog is five pounds.
as for the nueter some dogs are more of "wimps" when it comes to nuetering, but I've never heard of a dog not being able to lay down. Most usually don't want to stand up. IF I were you, I'd take him to the vet or call, but not this vet, one that you trust. check to see how the incesion looks. does it look different? check his gums, are they pale or white? if so, get him to teh doctor as soon as you can.
If the people in this vet office are so pro-dog spanking, I shudder to think theres a chance they hit your boy. I worked with the most unfortunate vet once and one time he hit a dog to get it to sit still. I won't EVER take my dog to him. the dog that he hit, was a LAB PUPPY. Anybody try to get a lab puppy to sit still? they're 100 percent per energy--no siting stil.
I do agree t hat training is an important part of owning a dog, but there is NO way you can acess the amount of training a dog has had by a trip in the vets office. it's strange and scary for them, no wonder they don't all fear bit in there. Also, if they believe so firmly in having a "firm hand" whose to say they didn't treat him roughly when he firsdt got there and so he was scared of them and that's why he fear bit.
Another thing to consider, you say he is holding up one leg--could it be possibly that he somehoe sustained an injury on that leg? what if they hit him there, or dropped him there? Soem, not very nice vet tech,s to get a Supposede agressive dog out of a cage, will loop a leach around their neck and then just pull the dog to the floor (even if their in a top cage). I've seen it done, en it--but I would NEVER do that myself! that could cause a leg injury. I'd check out his leg to see if there is any visable pain when you touch it.
I hoepe he's alright! Let us know what you find out.
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