On Saturday, I picked up my six goldens from the kennel after boarding for one week. They were all thrilled to see me... and seemed fine. When we got home, I let the dogs out and from her feathers, it looked like Basil had some loose stool. Didn't think anything of it until 3 AM Sunday, when I awoke to the lovely smell of diarrhea. It was Basil, I let her out, she came back in and vomited.. I decided we would all sleep downstairs... vomited once more... then vomited right before I went to the Maine retriever meeting.... Left her in the capable hands of my vet husband and she continued to vomit sporadically. Finally, she really started to look sick and was dripping blood from her anus... So we brought her to work, radiographed her, took blood, gave her antibiotics, and started her on an IV. Brought her home, tied her to the grooming table and hooked her fluids to the arm of the table. She laid there patiently while she got rehydrated. She had hemorrhagic gastroenteritis which was not the kennel's fault... it is something that just happens (thought to be maybe due to a bacterial overgrowth, but who knows). I have commonly seen it in dachshunds and poodles. But fortunately I know it is one of those things that happens and it is no one's fault. Today, Basil who is the most quiet dog in the World, was re hooked to fluids and wouldn't stop barking, as she wanted to be with her friends. She is back to herself, wagging her tail and once again ravenous for food. Doesn't like canned I/D so much, but loves the dry. It is also a testament to how quickly they get better with timely treatment. So remember, it is noy always the kennel's fault!