Vet Applied an oral medication for rabies onto skin.
They then stated that the dog could live or die.
The dog has not eaten or drank water for 2 days, it is making " Crying" / Pain noises constantly.
First thing you need to do is bring the dog to an emergency vet of some kind. If the previous vet is the cause of why you need to go to the new vet, you may have a claim against them.
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As a pet owner, I can only imagine your anguish. Unfortunately, animals are viewed as "chattel" (property) in the eyes of the law and the extent of damages claimed amounts to the fair market value of the animal. Unfortunately, that makes a malpractice claim against a veterinarian cost prohibitive in most instances.
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No, unfortunately there is no legal claim for the pain and suffering of an animal. I hope your pup can get the care that it needs!
I suggest you immediately take your dog back to the vet or to a different veterinarian. Your dog does not have a claim for pain and suffering nor do you. Unfortunately, the law treats your dog as if it is a book or car or a pencil. It is merely considered your property.
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