Registered: 1596978949 Posts: 3
I recently made the tough choice to put my elderly pug to sleep as his quality of life was quickly declining. We have been with the same vet practice since I was a child I’m 35 now and have always had great experiences with them including when having other pets put to sleep. On this occasion the vet took my dog to put the tube into his leg so the medicine could be put in then brought him back To the room they had laid a big comfy blanket on the floor but she didn’t put him on the blanket she just stood him next to it and put the anistetic in his leg and let him fall onto the cold hard floor then afterwards the only thing she said was something about getting somebody to come and get me to pay and me saying I left my purse in the car She left him on the floor and left the room I picked him up and put him on the blanket then was left not knowing what to do if I had to just pick his body up and take him to the car or if I could use there blanket to wrap him in and take him After a few minutes I Walked into the reception and while bursting into tears had to ask the receptionist what I am supposed to do she was lovely and wrapped him up and carried him to the car for me. I am left feeling really upset and confused about it all I emailed the vets to say that I was unhappy with the way I was treated but they haven’t replied. It is driving me crazy and I can’t stop thinking about it am I overreacting or am I right to feel upset
Registered: 1587490891 Posts: 12
You are NOT overreacting! That sounds really insensitive. and if they tell you it was cause of COVID...i'm in a very strict state and the vet let me be in the room with my dog for end of life decisions.
Registered: 1444060919 Posts: 642
You are not overeacting and your feelings are justified.
I had a similar experience with my cat Pearl. She was acting sick, I was scared and she had always been healthy so we didn't have a regular vet. I took her to a place where she saw a vet for the first time who recommended euthanasia. I was in a horrible state of mind, in complete shock. Pearl had passed out on the examination table and I knew it was bad. In short, I would not have my baby girl euthanized just because someone with vet credentials urged it. To make a long story short, his bedside manner was abhorrent. To him this was just another day at the office, la ti da..to me this was the death of my child. On another occasion when I had my dog euthanized at a vet office where she was a patient, while she was laying on the floor having just been euthanized, the vet said "I have to leave. I have to go home and feed my pets". I couldn't believe it. My child was laying there dead and she was going home to feed her pets. Mind you, she was the owner of the clinic. We live in a world where people are rude, crude and inconsiderate. I would for sure make yourself heard and I am very sorry this happened to you.
Registered: 1596978949 Posts: 3
Thanks for the responses it put my mind at rest that I am not going crazy and overreacting. I received a reply to my email today with an apology and saying that the vet will be talked to about the situation feel like I can be at peace with the situation a bit now but I still feel like I want to find another vet for the rest of my animals.