We took Twitch to the vet today for a checkup, they were supposed to take a fecal test. They ended up giving him a rabbies shot instead, when he has already one had this past calendar year(3/26 to be exact) and a parvo booster. Can a double dose hurt him?
Um...not really hurt him...but could make the vaccine less effective.
Did you speak up and say something?
Dani, Rider & Rookie
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Yes, I looked over his records when I got home and called them. They were supposed to give a fecal test, yet they didn't and they put on the test that they did and it came back negative, and when I called them they denied it and said they did give it to him. I was there holding them the entire time and I know what I know. They said the double dose wouldn't hurt him, but who could trust them when they said the gave him a fecal and they didn't? It's sad that people can't own up to their mistakes.
I'd be pretty pissed. Who did you talk to? Vet Tech? Receptionist? I'd demand to talk to one of the Vets - or the office manager.
Sometimes crap like that just gets covered up, and nothing can be done. I'd demand a call back or some form of explanation. I know I would do for one of my children - and my dogs are equally important to me.
Brenda from Connecticut
How do you confuse a fecal test with a rabies vaccine? ??? That's bizarre.
I'd be angry and give them hell.
Laura, mom of Sundance, CGC
I think it's time for a new vet. :-\
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Did they do the fecal test after they took his temp? I would think that would still not be good as they usually use a lubricant on the thermometer. But as a far as a double dose of rabies vaccine I would demand my money back if they were the ones that gave it to him originally but I know the Humane Society in AZ gives a new vaccine to each animal they adopt out as they cannot give you the proof they already had it.
I think I would be looking for a new vet. That is a shame they got all of that so messed up.
Short of switching vets(which i'd be threatening to do...) I'd be asking HOW such a mistake was made? Where was the procedural breakdown? and What steps are they going to take to prevent such mistakes in the future.
were vet techs bouncing between rooms? what caused this mistake. that's what I would be asking.
your situation worked out fine, it could be worse in another set of circumstances!