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HARIBOH
10:48:20 Mon
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one step forward and three steps back

hi all, we have just returned from 1 week in ibiza on friday, we put keasha into our local kennels for a week (which are the ones my mum uses).

We collected her on friday tea-time and my first thought was "good god she hasnt half lost weight" the owner informed me he had been fine and fed for the night, however when we got her home she was very skittish, the slightest noise had her running for cover, and she sat by her dish wanting fed, o/h fed her again and she cleared the plate within minutes...usually takes her hours, and drank a huge bowl of water, she pretty much stuck to my legs like glue for the rest of the night.

When it came to bedtime we put her into the kitchen and closed the door as usual, within minutes she was going crazy trying to open the door, so i let her sleep in my sons room.......saturday night we put her back in the kitchen and closed the door and we had no sooner got upstairs when the she started at the door again, i thought i would try leaving her for 10 minutes to see if she settled down but eventually had to go downstairs and get her....you would have thought she had been on a 3 mile run with the state of her she was panting good style, she slept in our room that night, so needless to say neither of us got any sleep because she wandered around the room all night.

Last night we put her cage back up in the kitchen and she went in and lay down at bedtime and we never heard another peep out of her all night.

she has definately calmed down a bit today but is still quite skittish and shy's away when one of the boys try to pet her :worried:


shona x



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first of all i hope you had nice holidays!! don't worry for keasha she is a young dog!! visa is still funny when she stayed in a kennel! she doesn't eat ignore cuddles and is fine after 3 days !




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Awww Shona, poor Keasha :bighug: and you, it must be a worry :bighug:

I take it you know that she was well looked after and that this just could be stress?

I would just keep things as calm as possible, but don't pander to her actions, otherwise you are telling her it is ok to be that anxious. Keep on with normal life and normal routine etc, that will help Keasha understand that life is ok and that she can relax :love:



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Poor Keasha when we picked Gixer up in June from kennels he had lost weight too. He also had a really upset stomach - the kennels told us he had eaten fine etc I think he was given the wrong foosd although we had taken his with us. She will bounce back soon :flowerkiss:



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Could they have changed hands since your mum used them or got new staff in?

  
HARIBOH
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They are they same owners that were there when my mum put her collie in the kennel in August.

I gave them JWB for her and they fed her on Pro something, the owner showed me on the measuring cup how much she was getting it looked like a quarter of the cup 2 times a day and i usually give her 1 and a half cups of JWB 2 times a day (maybe im over feeding her).

She has been a lot more settled the last couple of days, if she is lying sleeping and i leave the room she doesnt run after me the way that she was doing, so hopefully shes put it all behind her now.

shona x



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A quarter of a cup 2 times a day :eek: Like you I feed Poppy 1 and a bit cups of JWB twice a day. I dont think thats too much because Poppy has been regularly weighed at the vet and her weight is fine. In fact she looks a bit leggy but I hear thats normal for a boxer her age.

It sounds like seperation anxiety. I would do as Karen says and keep on with a normal life and she'll soon settle. If Poppy is in the kitchen and we're in the house she gets like this......funny thing is she's fine when we're out and just goes to sleep :dunno:



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HARIBOH
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God I feel like such an idiot.

I was speaking to the breeder that I got Keasha from the other day at work, and it seems that the Kennels that I had put her into also had her brother, I remember they had a dog and a bitch and they were both quite skinny.

Well the story is that the breeder had heard that the kennel owner was ill treating the dog that they had got off her so she went in and took the dog back.

He was very underweight and had a whiplash scar on his back that she thinks was caused by a metal chain, It took her months to rehabilitate him.....every time someone raised their voice he would pee everywhere.

He was eventually well enough to be rehomed and is doing great.

She also said that he had told her that when dogs come in with their little bags of treats he puts them straight in the bin and they get fed his food, if they dont eat it the first day he lifts it and gives them it the next day and so on until they eventually eat it because they are so hungry, he then tells the owners when they return that the dogs loves the food he fed them to get them to buy it from him.

I am so glad that I only put her in that kennel once but at the same time im cheesed off that I didnt trust my instinct and say something to him.

Shona x



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omg thats terrible hun. maybe they should be reported so he can't do it to no-one elses dog. what an evil, nasty person :vangry:



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Puting a dog into a kennel system, would be something like "jail time" to us. Very traumatic and probably mentally scarring forever.
Much better leaving them with someone they know, even practice up front with sleep-overs for them.
They just don't understand. They don't know if you'll be coming back, if you pop out to the shops for 5 minutes. Imagine how they feel after a week of concrete flooring, irregular walks, no hugs, and fed on "whatever" that has lain there so long that hunger has made them eat it.
No, I will not do that to my boy.



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HARIBOH
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I would love to be able to leave Keasha with a member of my family or friend....however thats not an option for us, as my mum has severe Rheumatoid Athritis and Keasha is just too strong for her.

I now put her into a pet hotel a few miles away, after doing extensive homework on the place and she loves it, and better still they love her.

In the last year she has been in twice for 4 days, I take her own food in and her bed as well as toys and treats, the kennels heated and is the ground of a huge woodland area.

When i collect her now she is neither up nor down, she never acts odd when I get her home shes just the same nutty dog we dropped off.

My original post was nearly 2 years and the last comment I made was just to tell everyone what i had found out about the kennels.

I have no guilt regarding the Kennels i now put her into.

I do however miss her like crazy when im not with her.



Shona x
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China_M
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The kennels sounds terrible but the Pet Hotel sounds great... I have heard of a couple of these and people are very happy to leave their dogs there. Glad it worked out for her.

  

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