5 Tips For Boarding Your Pet

Posted on: 17 September 2015

Pet boarding is something that many pet owners consider for times when you may be going on vacation or having family over who may be allergic. If you are considering pet boarding, here are some tips that will help make the experience better for both you and your pet:

  1. Read the Facility's Rules: The first thing you want to do is read the rules of the facility. Each facility will require different things in order to board your pet. For example, it may be required that your dog or cat is vaccinated for kennel cough, which is something that is easily spread to pets in confined spaces. You may also be required to be up-to-date on all shots, so be sure that you bring along your pet's health record to show. 
  2. Request a Single Room: When you visit pet boarding facilities, you want to be sure that you ask about whether or not your pet will be in a single room and if you can request for them to be in one or not. Most likely, you are going to want to choose a facility that allows you to have your pet in a single room, especially if your pet doesn't do well with other animals. This is especially important for cats who tend not to adjust well to new cats in their space. 
  3. Book Early: Pet boarding facilities are used all the time, especially during the weekends and holidays. If you aren't booking as early as possible, then there is a chance you can end up boarding your pet in a less than desirable pet boarding facility. This can make you highly uncomfortable and anxious to get your pet back after the amount of time that you need to board them. So instead of enjoying your holiday time or time with family, you could very much be highly overwhelmed. 
  4. ID Your Pet: It's highly recommend that before you board your pet, you have an ID for them. You may even want to consider microchipping. This way, if for some reason your pet were to become missing from the facility, you can be put somewhat at ease knowing they have a collar ID for someone to get in contact with you or a microchip so that you can potentially locate where they are. 

By following these tips for boarding your pet, you can be put at ease and know that both you and your pet will have a great first-time experience with pet boarding.

For professional boarding, contact a company such as O'Sullivan Animal Hospital Pet Boarding.

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