|Barked: Sat Jan 2, '10 9:29am PST |
|He didn't have any symptoms when we got him, and actually I have no idea what test he gave him. All I know is we got him his vaccine, then the next time we came in he said he had "lyme disease antibodies" and didn't know whether or not it was a past or present infection, but thought it best to treat it like a current infection, which we agreed. (I know about lyme, its not fun and can cause a ton of problems.) Theres no doubt in my mind I'd rather pay $1000 bucks and take care of it then let him possibly get it.
No matter what, even if someone told me it could have created a false positive, I would have treated him for lyme. I just think that if he KNEW we were coming in to set up for his heartworm test next appt, he would have WAITED on the lyme vaccine or told us to get tested now because of that.
I was just wondering if I was swindled or not, as the vet tech had suggested. (Not to mention he was already on other medication due to other problems and I detest over medicating dogs, we adopted a very sick pup, but he's all better now! )
I guess it was just bugging me because this was the same vet that refused to prescribe anything other what HE sold at his clinic. When we requested different medication because of health concerns for both the pups he basically treated me like a neanderthal when I said I didn't want to put Angel on ivermectin, and his receptionist was VERY rude and said we would be irresponsible to try any other flea treatment on Rocket after he had his seizure. (We questioned whether or not it was because of it. Even though we understand it may have just been a coincidence...we do not want to risk it if we don't have to.)
But, we have a new vet now that is really great and understanding. (And took one look at Angel and said any vet that wanted to prescribe him ivermectin is either insane or stupid.) I pay about double to go to him, but its worth it, especially since he seems to be familiar with the genetic issues Angel has.
Edited by author Sat Jan 2, '10 9:32am PST
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