There are other dangers in the boarding facility besides uncomfortable living conditions. There is the possible dangers regarding the staff as well. After all how are you as the owner going to know how your pet is treated as a boarder when your not there. Now unless you know each and every staff member which is possible if it's a small veterinary hospital. I've come across some staff members who purposely hosed a dog down just for growling at another dog, leaving fecal matter in the dogs cage, spraying cats with water and yes even physical abuse. In fact one of my old employers, the veterinarian to be truthful used a rabies pole to get an aggressive 40lb dog out of the run so the kennel attendant could clean the run. The veterinarian applied way more pressure than needed to keep the dog at bay. This veterinarian could not control his anger and applied more pressure actually popped a vessel in the dogs eyes causing them to be blood red for days to come. Luckily for the vet this went all away 1 day before they came to pick up the dog. The owners never knew what had occurred.
The Lesson in this, do all your research on the kennel before hand. Take a tour of the facility and be sure to meet and talk to every person that will be handling your loved ones.
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