Traveling with pets can be a stressful and difficult experience, both for you and your dog. The alternative – leaving a beloved family pet at home – can also cause problems. That’s why dog boarding has become such a popular choice.
With fall right around the corner, it’s time to start planning now for your dog’s boarding needs during the holiday season. The Thanksgiving weekend and the last two weeks of December are two of the busiest boarding times. Although it is still a couple of months away, early reservations will help ensure your pet has a space.
Thinking about boarding your dog? Here are the top three reasons to do so:
#1: Peace of mind.
Leaving pets home alone can be a nerve-wracking experience. Even if a neighbor or friend checks in on your pet, that’s not the same as your constant, familiar presence. Pets can be stressed, anxious and upset, which can lead to destructive behavior and escape attempts. When your pet is under our care, you can rest assured that your pet is safe.
#2: Emergency care at a moment’s notice.
Should your dog suffer an unexpected health emergency, our veterinarian is just steps away to provide emergency, lifesaving care. Plus, we have your pet’s health records on file and can quickly access these records. Most importantly, you will not have to worry about your pet suffering an emergency while home alone and waiting hours or days to receive care, which could be too little, too late.
#3: Safe, clean environment.
Pet boarding should follow strict safety standards to protect your pet’s health. This includes requiring all pets to be up-to-date on core vaccinations and have a current negative fecal sample before entering a facility. Pet boarding should sanitize the boarding kennels daily.
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