Urine Covered Dog
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I have a very difficult animal to care for, as he has many allergies, skin infections, joint problems etc. I started taking him here on the recommendation of a friend, and although they never managed to fix his problems, no one ever has, so I do not hold that against them. I was generally happy with their services until this Thanksgiving when I decided to board him for 6 nights. He has been boarded several other places before and has never had any problems, but I decided to board him at his vet just so that if something did happen, he would have care right away. \r \r When he was returned to me, his snout was raw, red and scabbed (when he gets stressed, he tends to bash his head against walls) and was covered in urine, from head to toe. I put him in my tub and hosed him from the neck down to his tail, and yellow just flowed off of him, to the point that I had to shampoo him twice. In addition to all this, I discovered three open sores on his legs, and he was being extremely skiddish, falling off my bed when i went to touch him because he backed away so quickly.\r \r I called this morning to complain and was told that maybe next time I should just have someone house sit. I went over details of his problems, and was told that this is normal. I have had my dog for 5 years and boarded him regularly and he has never been returned in this condition. Essentially my dog was let to lay in his own urine, and became so stressed that he gnawed 3 sores into his leg and bashed his nose till it became a wound, and nothing appears to be done about it at all. If this is what they consider ""normal"" i will NOT be bringing my dog back. I am VERY unhappy about his treatment.