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Animal Alternatives Holistic Health Care Clinic
Lampru, Anne, Dvm - Animal Alternatives
Animal Alternatives, Inc.
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04/01/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Animal Alternatives has been taking care of my lab mix dog for most of her life. At age 11, my dog developed the first of two mast cell tumors. Dr. Lampru was able to remove both tumors successfully. Her approach to treatment reflects her expertise in both Western and Eastern medicine. Although she prescribes medication when needed, she also makes use of herbal supplements. Her staff is gracious to me and attentive to my dog, who is still happy after all these years to visit the vet.
Worst experience of my life!
I brought my dog Max to Dr Lampru because he started displaying problems chewing his food, this turned into not eating which caused him to lose weight drastically. We were referred to her because of holistic approach and her openness to try alternative therapies. She did an evaluation and some blood work, and prescribed a series of enzymes and dietary changes, ignoring that the problem was that he could not chew, we told her that we had found a lump in his mouth and thought that might be the problem, but she dismissed it.
We called almost everyday to tell her that he was simply not eating so that the supplements were not going into his system.
We brought Max to her for a follow up, the following week and he had lost even more weight. At that time she diagnosed him as having cancer and that the mass in his mouth had to be removed, but that she was booked until the following week and that she only did surgeries on Thursday, so we would have to wait.
When we returned Max had lost even more weight, at this point my 69lbs dog was at 39lbs!!
She then said that she would not operate because he was too weak and that from her experience and I quote 'I can tell that the cancer has spread and is taking over his body therefore the only thing I can suggest is that we put him to sleep'. She was cold and zero bed side manor. She GAVE UP without ever really trying. She said that he would not live past the weekend. I said no and that I would take him home. She injected him with a narcotic pain killer and sent him home with us. The pain killer on an empty stomach caused internal bleeding in the upper GI tract.
I took Max to another vet and then another we got 2nd n 3rd opinions which concluded that Max did not have cancer and therefore had not spread, he had a abscess that was infected and causing pain therefore he did not want to eat. They prescribed antibiotics and a mild pain killers and when the swelling and infection were gone they removed the lump.
SHE DIAGNOSED MY DOG WITH CANCER WITHOUT EVER TAKING AN X-RAY, BIOPSY, OR SCAN. She gave my dog a life sentence, I am glad I didn't take her advice.
I am outraged and hope you will never have to go through what we went through.
Max is my best friend and companion, I know that one day he will not be with us, but it was not his time. I wonder how many people have lost their companion because of her malpractice.