Whatever it is, the dog had it when we picked her up from the vet’s office Saturday. I fault them for not mentioning–maybe not even noticing, especially since my guess is that Gandy is not the only dog in the facility with an infection coming out that they did not have going in.
Granted, one risks a “day care” infection, and the vaccines for the offending organisms are not inclusive of all potential pathogens. This does not make you any happier to bring little Johnnie home with the snots that he didn’t have before. At least these dog respiratory illnesses are not transmissible to people. They say.
The dog spent a restless night (with all that that implies for her helpless human companions) and around midnight, was struggling to breathe so I thought we might have an emergent situation on our hands. Shades of Tsuga’s rush to the vet ER and that tragic ending.
So be sure I will be speaking to the vet as soon as the place opens to ascertain what this condition is, how my dog came to acquire it, and what can be done to fix it this time and do a better job of prevention–and at least surveillance of animals on hand at the time of an outbreak.
I rather imagine this will change whatever plans we had made for our day.
Considering what we pay per night of boarding, I had hoped for better than this. I guess it is not noticing or not mentioning the very obvious conditionÂ before we brought the dog home that bothers me most.