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post #1 of 20
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vet fakes dogs death


Saw this on another forum and was amazed-- i cant believe the vet would be this devious-- i have only had to PTS one of my dogs and i took his body with me when i left the clinic. i might could understand doing this if the dog was a dog that is totally adoptable with no health conditions or problems and the owner just wanted an easy way out and the owner wouldnt sign over the animal. But these people spent a lot of their time and money on this dog only to go thru the anquish of having it PTS and then finding out later on that the dog was NOT PTS. I would be pissed if it was my dog.

whats your opinion? would you codone this at all/ in any circumstances? i mean the vet could have offered to take the dog and cure it if he thought he could and find it a new home-- i dont think it was an issue of money for these folks-- i think it was that they didnt want their dog suffering. I think i would condone when someone brings in a healthy animal to PTS that i would get them to sign the animal over to the clinic and then find it another home but i would not intentionally decieve a loving owner in the death of their pet.
post #2 of 20
Huh. That is so weird and confusing. Did the vet think the family was hurting the dog or something to that effect? If so, why didn't he bring up his concerns with them?

I mean, I can see using this when someone brings in a healthy animal to be put down, but this seems weird. And why is she in such good shape now, when she was vomitting every day before? Did I not read teh article thoroughly enough? Or something? This just seems kind of weird, devious and unecessary.
post #3 of 20
The only time I would condone this is if the animal is clearly being mistreated or if an owner is just getting the animal PTS because they can't cope with it anymore. But most people won't take a mistreated dog to be PTS, they would just let it die.

I just don't understand what this vets justification for doing what he did was - These people clearly loved the animal and were caring for it as they spent $1000 on surgery!!!

Very strange - I get the feeling this vet needs to have his head examined - I think a mental disorder could quite possibly be his problem in this case.
post #4 of 20
I don't even slightly understand why this would happen...what motive the vet would have........huh???????????????????????????????????

Thats all i can say about it...I just dont get it.....
post #5 of 20
we only have their side of the story, he obviousl had his own reasons and cured the dog off his own back.

but what i dont understand is why didnt he cure the dog and give it back?

maybe he was trying to experiment with new treatments r maybe he just has a god complex.
post #6 of 20
I am confused on how the dog who was very sick before is now better. I mean it still says he was sick, and that the previous conditions are still there... but he is still somehow better. If the conditions were bad enough to have him pts then they must have been pretty bad. Then suddenly someone makes him fake death and all is well? Something is fishy and i dont knkow where the smell is coming from.

Either way, poor people for having to go through that.
post #7 of 20
Those poor people! I can't even imagine what they must of went through. What in the world is wrong with that vet?!? He obviously needs help of some sort.
post #8 of 20
The article mentioned that Button's owners had been married 50 years. I think it's especially horrible that the vet would fake the dog's death and decieve an elderly couple like that! SHAME ON HIM!!!!!!!!!
post #9 of 20
This is a very odd story. I would be interested in hearing the vet's side of the story. I mean, we're getting a one sided story here. Every tale has 2 sides.
post #10 of 20
I'm with Kelly....I'd love to hear the vet's explaination. It's bizarre that nothing has come from his camp yet as to the reason behind all of this.
post #11 of 20
What the vet did was illegal and extremely unethical. This happens from time to time in vet clinics. An animal will come in for euth and the clinic staff will feel that it is unjustified. In these situations the clinic MUST go through with the euthanasia if the consent has been signed and the euth paid for. The clinic of course has the option of refusing these services but the client could then go elsewhere. If the veterinarian wants to, he/she can offer to take the pet off of the owners hands and treat at his/her own expense, then find a suitable home. This happened to us just the other day- anybody want a very sweet 7 and a 1/2 year old poodle???
post #12 of 20
that is weird. but did he actually 'cure' it. i thought it said the dog still would have its certain health problems??? who knows..they really should have found out his reason before posting the story i wonder if they will ever update it?
post #13 of 20
I'm willing to bet that we aren't hearing the full story. I'm guessing that the dog could have been treated, but the owners couldn't afford the treatment and decided to put him to sleep- telling themselves they were doing it for his own good. Since the dog came back "cured" and obviously jumping around and happy I'm guessing the vet probably cared for the animal for free and decided that since the family wasn't interested in treating the dog he should find another family that will. Granted, I'm just making assumptions, but I have seen sooooooo many people just decide to put a dog or cat to sleep that would just need a surgery or expensive treatment, rather than pay. They will say they are putting the animal out of it's misery, but really they are just saving their wallets.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by esrgirl
I'm willing to bet that we aren't hearing the full story. I'm guessing that the dog could have been treated, but the owners couldn't afford the treatment and decided to put him to sleep- telling themselves they were doing it for his own good. Since the dog came back "cured" and obviously jumping around and happy I'm guessing the vet probably cared for the animal for free and decided that since the family wasn't interested in treating the dog he should find another family that will. Granted, I'm just making assumptions, but I have seen sooooooo many people just decide to put a dog or cat to sleep that would just need a surgery or expensive treatment, rather than pay. They will say they are putting the animal out of it's misery, but really they are just saving their wallets.
I would bet that you are right! However, if the reason for ordering PTS was lack of adequate funding, then the owners were justified in wanting the dog put down, rather than allowing him to suffer. Saving their wallet might mean having adequate food & heat/cooling, etc., esp. since they were elderly. And if someone hears this story, and adopts the dog out of emotion, then another dog that might have been adopted from a kill-shelter will be euthanized.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by catsknowme
I would bet that you are right! However, if the reason for ordering PTS was lack of adequate funding, then the owners were justified in wanting the dog put down, rather than allowing him to suffer. Saving their wallet might mean having adequate food & heat/cooling, etc., esp. since they were elderly. And if someone hears this story, and adopts the dog out of emotion, then another dog that might have been adopted from a kill-shelter will be euthanized.
You certainly have a point. I really got lucky when Abigail got sick and needed extensive treatment. The cost was $1000 and we had no idea how we were going to pay it, but we were. She was worth that much to me. We ended up picking up a lottery ticket, just in case, and won $1000. We were planning on selling a bunch of stuff and we didn't have to. I just can't help but think that if you can't afford to treat your pet you shouldn't have one. We barely make enough to cover rent, but we still manage to take care of our cats and provide for them. It's just my responsibility.
post #16 of 20
This is why I got pet insurance, although I hope to never need to use it, I'm glad I have it.
post #17 of 20
If it was a funding issue the vet should have offered to take the animal. not do like he did. period.

I dont think it was a funding issue though, they had already paid a nice sum of money...

this whole thing is confuseing..and wrong.
post #18 of 20
i know this is going to sound totally random..but i had a dream (my dad has been gone since 1993)..anyway i had a dream that i found out my dad hadnt died. .but my mom was so distraught by the whole disease/death that he moved away and had a new life..and i ran into him in my dream and he had like a new wife and everything..i woke up pretty much terrified at just the thought..but i felt it kind of deals with this..the people thought their dog was going to be dead..turns out it wasnt..but they found out sooner..not like years later..but at least..(im sure) my dad is not alive somewhere living a different life
post #19 of 20
Wow that's just weird! I don't even really get the story - I mean, how could the dog be so miraculously recovered?? Hmmmmmm ...
post #20 of 20
That's just plain odd - why on earth would a vet do such a thing? As far as I can see, he had nothing to gain from his own actions - save the expenses of a euthanisation that didn't actually happen. That also raises the question as to whether or not the dog is really "ill" or he's nto been giving her something to "cure" her that's actually giving her these symptoms? Just to make money? I've no idea.... but one thing is for sure, whatever happened, he shouldn't be in business at all.
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