Dogs came home sick from kennel; now what?
July 11, 2010 5:43 AM Subscribe
Our dogs came home from the kennel with gastric issues - that's a deal-breaker, right?
We boarded our two dogs for the first time at a kennel last week. I picked them up yesterday afternoon and the worker on duty mentioned, kind of offhandedly, that one of them had diarrhea. Turns out it was not the dog she IDed but in fact the second dog who has the diarrhea, and we were up every two hours overnight for outside visits. The other dog is passing gas that will peel paint off the walls.
I know the remedy (although if you have any suggestions, I'm happy to have them), but the question is: we're supposed to go out of town again at the end of the week; should I use a different kennel?
The place is out in the country and came recommended by a neighbor; it seemed to be clean but decidedly not antisceptic. Are these kinds of issues caused by hygiene, or nerves, or something else? Is it worth having a conversation with the kennel owner before we bolt? If so, what (rational) questions should I ask other than "what did you do to my babies?!"?
Any insight you've got would be really helpful.