Whether your pet is a frequent flyer, or a first timer, check out these helpful tips before your pet’s next boarding reservation!
- AGE: Geriatric and very young pets may not do well in a high stress environment. Good or bad, stress is still stress! With all the excitement of new sights and sounds, some pets are easily over stimulated.
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- CHRONIC ILLNESS/SPECIAL NEEDS: Pets with illnesses requiring long term medications, and pets with disabilities may need extra care, or more supervision than a standard boarding facility offers.
- FIRST TIMERS: Consider day boarding, prior to an overnight stay. This allows your pet to become familiar to the surroundings of the boarding facility, as well as the staff.
- CALM THE NERVES: Ask your veterinarian about products to calm nerves before and during your pet’s boarding stay.
- UPDATE VACCINES: Call the boarding facility to find out which vaccines are required to board your pet. A quick call to your vet can tell you your pet’s vaccine status. If your pet is overdue for a required vaccine, it is ideal to update two weeks prior to boarding.
- EMERGENCY INFO: Before leaving your pet at the cat and/or dog boarding kennel, make sure to review all of your emergency contact information!