My dog began limping, holding his leg up in obvious pain. I immediately took him to Metzger Animal Hospital where John Griffiths examined him. After dropping a few hundred dollars on X-rays, this experienced, seasoned vet whos been practicing for 15 years told me that my dog had nothing more than a corn. He advised me to treat it as such & assured me in time, it would heal. Having no reason to doubt his professional opinion, I heeded his advice & followed the prescribed treatment.
Twice daily treatments with corn cream, hyaluronic acid, customized boots, pain medication and nine months later, my dogs foot became swollen & seriously infected. It quickly became obviously that this wasnt, after all, a corn. I had his foot re-examined & x-rayed again only to find out the poor guy had FOUR stones lodged in his paw. These rocks were clearly visible on the x-ray from Metzgers after comparing the two. [continued below]....
I contacted Fred Metzger to let him know about this serious oversight. He replied, providing some experts feedback, who also immediately identified the stones as stones not a corn.
In the end, Metzger wanted to simply refund my office visit. No apology for the months of stress &
pain. Moreover, he flatly refused to consider reimbursing me for the tons of money spent on lotions, potions, boots & treatment for my dogs corn. I wasnt asking for the thousands I laid out
for surgery to correct this rather just the out of pocket expenses incurred
in treating this as a corn.
Stay away! If these guys cant tell the difference between a superficial corn on a dogs pad and numerous rocks embedded deep in a paw, why would you trust them? Its one thing to make a mistake its another to own up to it & make it right. Ridiculous & a total rip-off!