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It’s Time For Me To Change Vets

Friday, December 4, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

I’ve been taking my pets to Savanna Animal Hospital  in Lewes, Delaware for many years and over the years I’ve become more and more dissatisfied with them. First of all, they have become more like a factory. My cat is passed around from doctor to doctor but most important, I’m getting the wrong diagnosis which has affected my cat Atlantis.

Atlantis is 16 years old and has kidney disease and hyperthyroidism yet Savannah always pushes vaccines. Don’t get me wrong, vaccines are necessary but not in every case. In October, I took Atlantis in for his blood work, they gave him a Distemper vaccine even though he NEVER leaves the house. I was then told by a friend that he should have not have  been given than vaccine. Here’s an except from regarding vaccinations and kidney disease:

As already mentioned, this is the most common subject that I consult on and it is upsetting to see so many domestic cats end up dying from kidney disease when it is not that prevalent in wild cats.  I understand that cats in the wild do not typically live as long as our little furry buddies but I still cannot accept that natural aging is the only factor involved in this disease process.

Why do so many cats end up in kidney failure?

The answer – or at least, part of the answer – may lie in the fact that we have been over-vaccinating cats for many years.

Studies have demonstrated an association between the FVRCP vaccine and interstitial nephritis which is the fancy term for kidney inflammation.

At one point, Savannah also recommended giving Atlantis pepcid for his stomach but never told me when to stop. I’ve been giving him 1/4 pill each day for many months. Since his visit, he has been vomiting almost everyday and has diarrhea consistently. So I took matters into my own hands. A young man at our local pet store educated me on the affects to pepcid. He said that it stops stomach acid which cats need and causes digestive problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. I promptly stopped giving him this and over the past few days, the vomiting and diarrhea has stopped!

Another issue is that I can never call Savannah to ask a simple question, they’re response is that Imust take him in. Of course they’ll say that, they’ll make another $300!

The time has come to switch vets and we will be taking our pets to a much more highly recommended vet in the future. It’s difficult but I must say we must question our vets and if you’re not satisfied with the results, make a change! You pet is worth it!

Remember, your pets count!

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