eyes bleeding, coughing, dying. After calling the vet I learned that she administered a host of shots without my knowing, charged me of course too. Our dog is 7, there was no need for any of the shots given. She almost died and still today seizes, we manage it with Belladonna. She seizes less. This doesn't stop the heartbreak every time I see them.
When I confronted the vet and asked why she gave those shots I reminded her I asked only for a rabies shot she said quite plainly, "You cant prove that." I knew then what I was dealing with.
This week our cat Scardy got skunked. When his behavior got unusually angry I looked him over and found what looks like a bite on him. His behavior is much like the description of rabies. I called the same local vet simply because the next nearest is 100 miles away and we considered this an emergency. We're concerned we may get it, the dog or the other cat. She denied me service.
I can't help but notice that her arrogance may prevent a problem for our local community. What if he has rabies? What other animals may be infected by her refusal to treat him? If not for me, or my cat, she owes it to the community she serves to contain the situation. When she denied me she did so knowing there is no other vet for 100 miles.
Herein lay the downside to small town life. Monopolies are common. When they occur behavior like this follows. We're driving the 100 miles tomorrow. It's probably for the better. Lets just hope things stay calm until then.