Some of you may know Prince's story, but in a nutshell I'll put it here... I just have a question in regards to the way some test results were given to me, and a sizable vet bill that possibly resulted from it.
2 weeks after we purchased him he went into emergency surgery as he was all of a sudden showing signs of vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. Poor little pup had intussusception and had to have surgery, but the operation went really well and he was home within a few days. Part of this treatment was fecal testing as intestinal parasites can cause this issue in puppies. He had been home about a week and I called the vets to get the results (they seem to never call me when results are in) and I was told he was all clear.
Fast forward 6 weeks later and he has the same symptoms. He is admitted and put on fluids for two days and was doing a lot better. When I was there, they asked me if I had been told the results of the fecal test. I told them I had and it was clear. They advised me that was not the case and that he had a small burden of a certain parasite that is known for causing gut issues. They tested him again this visit and they were still there. I went to my vet and we are now giving him medication for this, so hopefully he is on the mend.
I have only just thought about it now... back then all I was worried about was getting him better, no matter what. But now I feel quite angry these results were not given to me sooner. There is no way to know for sure if these parasites are what caused it all, but *touch wood* ever since we started medicating for it he has been fine. I could have potentially avoided a $1600 vet bill (for the second visit) if they had been organized and told me the correct results earlier.
These vets are supposedly the best in my area and I suppose I just need to vent. My pup is doing good and that's all that really matters, but what should I do from here? Should I question it, or just leave it?