The dreaded weekly visit to the vet
About once a week, Charlie Machete goes to a neighborhood vet office for boarding.
Every time, without fail, he throws a fit in the lobby. As soon as I attempt to replace his Waggiwear collar with the temporary one he’s supposed to wear for the day, he gets a wild look in his eyes and starts flailing about and squealing. This continues after I hand him off to a member of the staff, as Charlie Machete twists his neck around to eye me until I’m out of sight.
I am told that he only behaves this way in the lobby.
One kennel attendant even said Charlie Machete is one of the best dogs that regularly comes to boarding. (To which I chirped: “You know, he’s adoptable.”)
I don’t believe they are lying to me, and I am incredibly appreciative for the patience the vet staff shows me as I struggle with my foster dog and his separation anxiety week after week.
However, when I recently left town for a whole weekend, I knew I didn’t want to leave him there.
Come back tomorrow to learn about a new place Charlie Machete checked into and how that went for him.
Does your dog have separation anxiety? How do you handle it?
Posted on November 9, 2012, in Dogs, Dogtography, Fostering, Machete and tagged adoptable dog in Kansas City, black lab mix, boarding your dog, dog that hates going to the vet, separation anxiety. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.