Gizmo came to our family when our son bought him from a pet store in St. Cloud, MN. Our son “felt sorry” for him as he noticed he was in the pet store for approximately 3 months. We later found out Gizmo was a puppy mill dog. My son sought veterinary care for Gizmo in the St. Cloud area and was told he had elevated liver enzymes and likely had liver shunting, a disease with a less than 1 year to live for a prognosis. We were devastated and saddened by the news. Our son had a choice to bring him back for full “refund” or we could keep Gizmo and hospice him along. Our family chose to keep him and help him enjoy what short life he had left.
I have another dog that is seen at the New Ulm Veterinary Clinic and while we were pup sitting Gizmo, I had asked have a second opinion of his condition. Dr. Windschill evaluated Gizmo and found that Gizmo was perfectly happy little dog who had no liver shunting disease!!
We thank Dr. Windschill and the staff at the New Ulm Veterinary Clinic for their wonderful care of our 2 little fur babies. We have since inherited Gizmo, as our son chose to further his education and we had more time to devote to Gizmo. We have also discussed what would have happened had we brought Gizmo back for a “refund”.
Our son also will not contribute to breeders who sell for profits anymore. He has since graduated with his masters degree and now is foster parents to shelter dogs in the Twin Cities area.
Thanks to the fine doctors and staff at the New Ulm Veterinary Clinic for their honest, accurate, and caring approach to our pets health care needs.