Nightmare pets

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Elements of this thread have actually made me very sad. There seem to be pet owners out there whose approach towards their dogs and cats borders on cruelty.
Allowing a situation to continue where a dog is infected with ticks?
And neglecting to cut the dog’s nails?
This is why, although I’m a happy housesitter, no-one is allowed to look after my own dog if I travel, unless they are fellow Cavalier King Charles owners and I’ve known them for years.