By missionfailed - 01/11/2017 05:26

Today, I took my dog back to the vet because her face was completely swollen and her stomach was bright red and blotchy. It's obviously the medication she just started, but my vet doesn't believe dogs have allergic reactions. It's the only vet in the area. FML
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Sounds like your vet needs to go back to school... I would report them. You seem to have the common sense to realise that animals can still have allergic reactions but not everyone is so switched on, it could end up a lot worse for other animal. The website dogs4dogs.com gives advice for dog owners with regards to vets. I hope your dog is feeling better soon

Benadryl works for dogs as an emergency allergy med just as well as it does for humans- double check the dose, but usually 1mg/lb is what is suggested. That should hold your puppet over until you can find a vet that is less of a complete moron. And I also second the idea of reporting that moron to SOMEONE. If your town has an animal shelter, they also might have a vet on staff that isn't the moron extraordinaire. Otherwise, you may have to hoof it to the next vet you can find, either via appointment, or timed for a lull in business if it's an emergency vet.

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Sounds like your vet needs to go back to school... I would report them. You seem to have the common sense to realise that animals can still have allergic reactions but not everyone is so switched on, it could end up a lot worse for other animal. The website dogs4dogs.com gives advice for dog owners with regards to vets. I hope your dog is feeling better soon

Benadryl works for dogs as an emergency allergy med just as well as it does for humans- double check the dose, but usually 1mg/lb is what is suggested. That should hold your puppet over until you can find a vet that is less of a complete moron. And I also second the idea of reporting that moron to SOMEONE. If your town has an animal shelter, they also might have a vet on staff that isn't the moron extraordinaire. Otherwise, you may have to hoof it to the next vet you can find, either via appointment, or timed for a lull in business if it's an emergency vet.

azouwa 26

agreed. benadryl. I wish to add to this post and tell you that with allergic reactions they get worse everytime you receive a med. what is a swollen face today might mean death next time.

Allergies are no fun!

I'm starting to think people are getting their licenses out of cereal boxes...

Move to a new area where you can find a non-asshole vet.

Call the next nearest vet to get a second opinion. You may need to switch to them. Trust me, your dog is worth the trouble. He is family.

I've noticed that your dog has a strange wiggling growth protruding from its butt. It could be dangerous, and for a modest fee I would be happy to remove it.

As a vet tech I find this very disturbing. I know doctors like this exist but I fortunately do not work with any of them. I hope you can find a more reliable vet and get your puppers feeling better soon!

sherbear86 21

Well first of all op I’m very sorry for your experience, you can and should report the vet to the proper authorities. AVMA if you’re in the US, CVMA if you’re in Canada other places I’m afraid I don’t know the names. Stop giving the medication IMMEDIATELY Benadryl 2mg/kg should help a bit at least but if it becomes more serious they will need stronger antihistamines and steroids. Facial swelling is definitely concerning. I hope you find another vet ASAP.

https://www.aavsb.org/Complaint/