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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dog Blood Tests for Liver Shunt - Questioning The Results

A few days ago, I wrote this post about Alvin's liver shunt diagnosis:

Today we got the results of a fifth blood test from an independent lab. Fortunately, this blood test is OK and he's cleared for neuter surgery on Monday.

Alvin does NOT have the liver shunt condition. After all these blood tests (Alvin shakes uncontrollably when he gets within 100 feet of the vet's office), the blame is squarely on the original lab for creating extreme agita for the dog and his owners (and probably his vet).

I hope that no other animal or its owners have to go through this BS, but I haven't figured out if it's worth the effort to make the lab people understand the chaos created by their incompetence. I probably should leave it alone, but then I guess I'm doing something with this post.

Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions about how to deal (or not to deal) with this issue.