Unfiltered Story #169583

, | Unfiltered | October 13, 2019

(I am a kennel assistant at a veterinary hospital. I don’t have medical training, I just handle the animals and care for those that are boarded. While a coworker and I were trimming the nails of an elderly dog, we noticed some ugly sores on the dog’s legs, hiding underneath its fluffy coat, so when I bring the dog up front to its owners I ask them about it.)

Me: Here you go! And, uh, we noticed some sores on her legs, are those-

Owner: Oh, yes, they’ve been looked at and there’s not much we can do.

Me: Okay, sorry, I just had to ask. We don’t get their files when it’s just a trim.

Owner: So, do you think [ointment] would be good to use, or is there something else we could get?

Me: I’m not a doctor, sorry.

Owner: Okay.

(It was just a strange interaction.)