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Old December 17th, 2013, 12:38 PM
Judygrl Judygrl is offline
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I think my Vet paralyzed my Chihuahua

Chica is about a 10 year old Rescue who has heart worms so we started treatment. About a week after the shot she was very sick. She was very weak and had fever and just laid around. We took her back to the Vet and he gave her two shots, one was a steroid, the other an antibiotic. We left his office, drove straight home (about a 5 mi. drive) and when I took her out of our vehicle and placed her in the yard to potty before entering the house, she could not use her left hind leg at all. Just stood there unable to move/walk.

For 2 days every time she tried to walk the leg would slide under her. On day 2 the feeling in her leg returned but now a month later feeling to the paw still has not. She drags the paw and it is turned completely under.

She was not paralyzed AT ALL until after the Vet gave her those last two shots. When I questioned him about it, basically asked him if he damaged a nerve, he denied and started telling me how and where they give shots, etc. It was given in the hip area. Just seems strange to me that within 15 minutes of receiving these shots this happened. He told me to contact any of the Vets in our area, he knows them all well and would be happy to discuss it with them. Good old boy system???

I'd like to ask any Vets here if it's possible that this Vet hurt my dog by giving a shot in the wrong place or is this just an extremely odd coincidence? I'm just beside myself with anger.
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