My dog has cancer and got his first treatment of chemo : doxirubicin” It leaked from the cathered. This is rare but the drug caused my his flesh to rot off and caused a serious injury. It is so serious that they might have to amputate his leg. My vet is trying to make me pay for all the treatments which is going to be very expensive on top of the continued chemo treaments. The injury is a direct result of them not administering the drug correctly. Is this right?
Answer by Aristes
Sounds to me like an adverse reaction. Anybody else with more experience, please correct me if I’m wrong.
But if it was from a reaction and not veterinarian negligence, you’re responsible for treatment accordingly because there was no way the vet could have known. This is a risk you play when your dog is in such a serious state.
If it was veterinarian negligence, I’d ask him to discontinue treatment and move to another veterinarian.