This week my 10 year old Silky was diagnose with advance stage Fibrosarcoma which in simple words means shes in the advance stage of bone cancer in her mouth 🙁 However, this not the main point i wanted to convey in this post.
Last weekend, my mom called me saying Jazz was walking around weakly and there’s blood trail. As i was out, i called my brother and MrSmallface, whoever can get to her first will send her to the Vet. Turns out, my brother was closest and not really knowing much, he send her to Gill Veterinary, as its nearest and most “reputable”.
He reported back to us that Jazz is totally fine. Just a small cyst (pimple like thing) on her paws and Dr.Gill had applied some antiseptic on her skin. Sending Jazz and my bro home with just some antibiotics and antibacterial cream.
So when I got home, Jazz’s front fur was still matted with blood. My dad and I couldn’t find any sign of wound on her paws nor under her body nor find the source of where she’s bleeding from at all.
Until the next day, i send her to Dr Joshua Loh in Hope Vet for another check up. He also couldn’t find the “cyst” and then we decided to shave off her fur because we are determine to find out whats’ wrong with her. Turns out, THERE IS NO CYST AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!! All the beautiful fur shaved off for nothing but a wrong diagnosis.
- If there’s a cyst, shouldn’t Gill helped to shave the area instead of letting her fur get in the way?
- If there’s a wound and medication need to be applied, why didn’t such an experienced Vet provide or sell us an Elizabethan cone to prevent the canine from licking the medication and wound?
- Gill Veterinary Clinic previously “treated” Jazz for her skin problem for the longest time, they should have a record of her medical background. Why didn’t the doctor know the so-called “cyst” is merely an old scar/skin patch on her?
Is this how a reputable Vet supposed to make a living ? Just simply tembak a diagnosis without doing a thorough check up.
How difficult was it to detect its bleeding from her mouth if you are that experience as you claim yourself to be? The modus operandi for Gill was to have some male assistant hold down canine as hard as possible, clasping them down on the operating table. No wonder you missed the mouth area. Although with the knowledge that Jazz is an angry little girl who snapped, Dr Joshua did not hesitates to use his bare hands to open her mouth, risking a highly possible bite, just to check on her. He took off some gloves as he say its too big and may hurt little Jazz.
This is not the first time something like this happened to Jazz at Gill, nor the first I’ve heard from close personal friends. I just want to get this out and warn other pet owners. I know how we all love our furkids and want the best for them, especially when they are unwell. We want the vets to treat them with love and care too, not just to look at them like a broken machine then wave us off. No!
We may not be in a candy store of choices when it comes to vets clinics in Penang, but there’s definitely better, more caring and knowledgeable vets out there than this one.
ps: anyway, all the shaved off furs is for the good now. This way at least she will be clean rather than a whole bloody furry mess all the time 🙁 Situation is not on the bright side. Just hope for the best now..