Haven't been on here in a while!
DH forgot to update our number with them when our dog went in for her desexing. Apparently the Vet tried to phone us, then when we couldn't be reached proceeded to remove her "pet hate" our dogs dewclaws.
She is not home yet, but by the sounds of it, it wasn't just cutting, it was removal and stitches.
I am very angry, and upset. If the Vet had a problem with them, she had 4 separate times in the past 3 months to bring them up, actually all anyone said was that she had "superb dewclaws" she was actually commented on them.
And now they have been removed, a medically unneccessary procedure, her life was not in danger from them, and if they really thought it was an inssue, why not let us do our own research?
I am a good dog owner, I take care of all my animals, they are all brought in and vet checked regulary, fed a good, researched diet, and have plenty of stimulation and play. I KNOW, that if it had been brought up at all, I would of made the right decision for my dog.
But that choice was taken away from us. It cannot be reversed, and now my dog will be coming home with stumps and stitches.
I am very upset. I was quite happy with this vets till now. But I cannot, in good conscience, take my animals there anymore. My other dog has dewclaws on her front feet, whose to say next time she has to go in, that they won't remove hers too?
I feel absolutely violated. I didn't know that any Vet had the right to do that. To me its akin to having my daughters tonsils out, and them just deciding to do her appendix as well, without consent, because of something that "could" happen.
What would you do? If there was a way to reverse it, I wouldb e fighting for it every step of the way, but they did something irreversible.
My baby will be home soon, and I know I will be in a fit of tears as soon as I catch sight of her