A new Vet set up in the area -so I went to look at the practice.
The Vets wife asked if I would use my dog as stud on her bitch and invited me to their house.
When I went into their garden, I noticed their dog had a slight limp but thought nothing of it.
By the time we left, My dog had a major limp and the vet had a quick look but couldn't see anything.
At that point he said he had just cut his hawthorn hedge and wondered if the dog had trod on a thorn.
Within in a few days a large swelling came up on my dogs foot and I took him to this Vet.
To cut a long story short, the vet opened him up twice, and found nothing.
The dog has been on antibiotics and anti inflamatories ever since.
This has been over 2 months and the infection remained.
He then tried some Laser treatment which had no effect.
The Vet wanted to operate for a 3rd time but I said no and took him elsewhere.
The New Vet suggested an MRI scan, found a thorn, and removed it.
The Hawthorn he removed was 1.7CM (3/4/inch) long.
As the dog isn't insured I spent £1500 with the first Vet. (And £1900 with second vet which I am not worried about)
My question is:- Do you think I can get any money back from the first vet? (Thorn was from his garden that he invited me to)
Is there an official body I can approach?
What would you do?