Hey Wally, Jessica, & Olive
This is not uncommon for boarding- I used to work at a pet boarding facility and people would call and ask about the same thing. It usually is just nerves- being in a new environment without their family for the first time. You were smart to make her first stay a short one! If she continues to vomit and have runs through tomorrow, I would advise taking her to the vet on Wednesday.
Other things to consider:
Was there interactive playtime with other dogs? She may have picked up something from them. If they had a swimming pool for the dogs, she could have ingested something bad in the water.
Did you ask the staff if she ate all of her food during the stay? In my experience, dogs who weren't used to being boarded would hardly touch their food the first day or two and that would mess up their tummies.
Has she been vaccinated for Coronavirus? Some vets don't recommend it, but it's like a non-fatal form of parvo (or parainfluenza? sorry can't remember off the top of my head). It is usually given with the DHLP.
Hope this helps, keep us updated!
Thank you for the good info! We called the vet, and they didn't seem overly concerned, and suggested maybe it could be colitis, which she got about a year ago during the summer. We're going to preempt and take her in tomorrow morning... we're overly protective, lol.
As far as the boarding facility, yes there was playtime with other dogs, and yes there was a swimming pool. Of course she ate all her food though, she's a corgi! Depending on what the vet says we'll contact the boarding facility afterwards if it's something out of the "norm".
The next question is, what do we do with her for a next outing, which will be a few days longer? Oh no... lol.
I'm a BIG fan of housesitters. I know my home is secure and that my dogs are comfortable and happy.
Do you have anyone trustworthy that could housesit for you? Maybe a local college kid or family friend?
It's TOTALLY worth it - - especially if you have to pay for boarding and the vet. ;)