Yesterday at doggy day care, my 10# affenpinscher got bit by a shepherd mix.
They keep the small dogs and large dogs separate. But they are doing construction on the area where the large dogs are normally, so right now a gate is all that separates them.
Well, the gate didn't get quite latched. My dog wandered through. Big dog saw little dog and ran towards it. Little dog has been bit by a different big dog (not at doggy day care but when we were walking in our neighborhood), so she thought she better not stick around to see what big dog wanted.
Big dog thought, oh how fun, i will chase you and chomp you.
Little dog ran faster but got chomped anyway.
The doggy day care people got them separated quickly and checked my dog out but didn't see any injuries . . . just some hair pulled out.
Well, turns out my dog had a puncture wound (probably not easy to see until it started to get inflamed). So i had to take Gigi to vet today. She got shaved, antibiotic ointment, pain shot, antibiotic shot. Apparently she is bruised all on her backside too. I had to leave work early to take her to the vet. I had to pay $145 for vet. And I will have to continue to give her antibiotics, ointment, and pain medication [and if any of you remember an earlier thread my dog HATES getting medication and fights me all the way and finds it in anything i have hidden it in so we are in for quite a fun time.]
I am glad that nothing worse happened. And that Gigi still likes small dogs (she was wanting to play with my neighbor's dog). But . . .
who do you think should pay for the vet? me, because my dog went where she didn't below? the owner of the dog, because that was the dog that actually bit her? the doggy day care place, because they weren't careful enough to make sure gate was latched?
I got a duplicate copy of the bill I paid. If it was your dog that bit my dog would you be willing to pay? would you make me ask you or offer? if it was your doggy day care place would you be willing to pay? would you make me ask you or would you offer?