- Sep 2, 2012
So today was Pippin's last set of kitten shots and her microchip was to be put in today. Her appointment was at 10 am california time, when we got there we were immediately greeted by one of the receptionists we usually go say hi to when we take Pippin to get new clothes or toys as well as treats and food for the other cats. She first checked us in and then weighed Pip who went from being 3.75 pounds last month to 4.1 this week. As we were taken back by the vet tech who absolutely loves Pippin, we saw that Dr. Drew wasn't there today which was sad since he loves Pip and he knows what he's doing. As we go into the room she immediately took Pip and started taking her vitals, and then got her vaccines ready. She also wanted to do a fecal sample when she just had one done last week and was negative for any parasites. I told her Pip already had one so they got rid of the fecal sample rod. First shot she gave was the Distemper, and the second was the rabies.....when nobody even told me she was getting that today so that set me into an irritated mood since she did it without permission. Now for the horrifying news....Pippin was supposed to get her microchip last month, but was put off until today. First one the vet did went straight through her skin to the other side leaving a big gaping hole. The second time she did it in another spot it went straight through again, another big gaping hole with Pippin screaming and her not even going where the lidocaine was put on her skin. The third try was finally done by the vet tech which she got it in on the first try. The vet tech wanted to give Pippin a little break, but the vet wouldn't do it at all. So with all the gaping holes they just used peroxide without any antibiotic ointment, and told me to keep an eye on it. So after we were done we got Pippers some new toys and extra treats. When we were headed home we discussed how furious we were and the fact that I almost cried since she was in so much pain, Pippin was even looking at the door to the exam rooms shaking which she has never done before. After we got home I put some neosporin on her and put a shirt on her so it wouldn't get dirt in it. Now she's sleeping after having a nice meal of her raw food, but I still feel like a terrible mommy.:cry: We have also decided to never see the vet that did this ever again, she has lost any trust with us and Pip. We are just horrified that a vet wouldn't know how to do a simple microchip like this, we have gone to multiple vets and have always had our pets microchipped, I have never seen this done to a baby I love, it just makes me want to cry. :cry: I have enclosed some pictures of what happened to Pip, I hope this never happens to anybody else!