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Didn't cure my dog (Twice!)
My Beagador, Ginger, is only 11 months old and has had numerous illnesses since I adopted her, partly due to the incompetence of the vets at the Larchmont Animal Clinic. She first contracted Giardia before I even got her, and they prescribed her the wrong medicine, twice, so she suffered with an intestinal parasite for the first 8 months of her life. Only when I took her to a REAL vet in San Francisco, did she receive proper treatment and get any better. Since then, possibly as a complication of having Giardia for so long, Ginger has developed a laundry list of skin, ear, eye and food allergies. For this, the vets at the clinic prescribed nothing, but instead told us to give her OTC Benedryl and eye drops. They also offered no suggestions for helping her cope with these allergies other than to wipe her down after she went out to try to clean off any allergens. Poor Ginger suffered for a month while I tried to discourage her from chewing her feet and tummy raw unsuccessfully. Finally, when Ginger's ear got infected, I again took her to REAL vet in Northern California. This vet took the time to look at other possible afflictions, prescribed EFFECTIVE treatment for her skin irritation and ear infection, and also gave instructions on how to decide on the right food options for Ginger. Ginger is finally feeling better, no thanks to the Larchmont Animal Clinic.