Originally Posted by Mooch
I'm feeling quite grumpy atm, I just got back from Vegas, after a 30 hour journey rushed off to pick up the dogs from the kennel.
(I don't usually use boarding kennels but my full time dog sitter has moved and it was too dangerous to leave them at home to be fed by my friend due to the bad bush fire situation here)
Hex has chipped 2 of his bottom incisors and has a massive hot spot on his bum
And scabs on top of his muzzle.
So we went for a trip to the Vet this afternoon, got some anti biopics and ointment for the spot. The teeth are not too bad so we're just gonna keep an eye on them - any changes they will have to be removed
What annoys me is you pay those people at the kennels so much money but you just don't know what happens to your dogs.
Hex must have been biting at the wire, and hot spots always seem to crop up after he's has a stressful experience of some kind.
Mojo seems to be fine, she's pretty easy going they both had a bath and seem to be happy to be home
Sorry for the sook, I think I'm just tired and emotional LOL being awake for 36 hours straight will do that to me
Aw, I'm sorry that happened to your Mojo. That's the thing about kennels...you take a risk leaving your dog with them and they aren't likely to care for your dogs the way you do. I'm having this debate at the moment. Any time we've gone away, I've been able to leave Juno with a relative and her routine has stayed the same. But eventually the time will come when I will have to go abroad to visit my family. And now I have two GSDs, not just one. The relative who has looked after Juno is getting older, and I don't feel right just dumping two very active dogs on her. So I've been keeping an eye out for good reports and experiences with different kennels from other dog walkers, that I meet along the way to hopefully suss out a decent kennel for when I will need it.
What happened with Mojo seems a bit extreme. Did you say anything to the owners of the kennels? Surely they would have seen that he was hurting his muzzle during his time with them?? Did they not give him any exercise time?