The story of the dog Draco, taken to the vet for a routine visit and then died of fatal brain damage
The protagonist of this story is a 3 year old Italian Mastiff named Draco. On July 2 Chelsea Graham, his owner, took him to the clinic Laurel Oask Animal Hospital, for a test and injections for heartworm.
When we arrived at the clinic that day, mine was a perfectly healthy dog.
During the visit, according to what those present, Draco would have launched against the vets. Its large size prevented doctors from working, so one of the vets has it prescribed medication for anxiety and asked its owner to bring it back again a few days later. Drugs that didn’t work.
They were medical professionals and I trusted them and their opinions. Draco was pushed into a corner where a leash cord was passed through the crack in the door. Another vet kept him on the other side and he eventually lost consciousness. Clinic records indicate that he was later taken a blood sample. Draco did not move, did not breathe and from there immediately the rush to the operating room, where they began resuscitation.
Draco and the difficult choice of his owner
When the woman realized that her dog’s situation was serious, she did purported explanations by doctors.
Draco suffered brain damage and started having seizures. Doctors monitored my dog for the next three days. Then I decided to take him to an intensive care vet. The latter visited him and then told me that if the convulsions did not stop within the next four hours, euthanasia would be the only solution.
After more difficult and painful hours, the woman decided to follow the advice of the vet. He couldn’t see Draco suffer like that anymore, it was the only way to put an end to all his pain.
It’s hard to imagine taking your dog to the vet for a routine visit and then having to say goodbye forever. I reported what happened to the Consumer Protection Division and the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine. I really want Draco’s story to be heard and I want to prevent such a thing from happening again in the future.