When you leave town, you want to know that your pet is cared for in your absence. Depending on your situation, you may consider boarding your dog to ensure his or her safety and well-being. At New Hope Animal Hospital, we offer boarding convenient to Durham and Chapel Hill where you can rest assured that your pet is in the best hands.

Dog Boarding at your local veterinarian

What is Dog Boarding?

Dog boarding is when a veterinarian or a professional keeps an eye on your pets in a kennel or a boarding facility. At our clinic, we offer boarding services to keep your pets healthy, active and happy while you are away.

When Should You Consider Boarding a Pet?

As a general rule, you want to consider boarding when you are not available to care for your pet. In many cases, it relates to your travel plans; however, you may choose to board a pet if you are concerned about his or her health after a veterinary treatment or when you are occupied for a few days for any reason.

Are There Risks of Boarding in Chapel Hill?

Boarding is safe for your dog. We offer an outdoor play area for your dog and have the ability to administer any medications your dog may need during his or her stay. If a pet is especially stressed by being away from home, we may contact you to obtain permission for medications to help him or her stay calm. We also offer emergency treatments from a veterinarian if your pet is injured or gets sick while boarding in our clinic.

Does a Vet Keep an Eye on Your Dog?

Our kennel staff are trained under veterinary supervision to keep a close eye on your pet, and to spot any problems should they arise. This oversight ensures that medications are given correctly and that existing medical conditions are monitored. If your pet requires medical intervention during their stay, our staff will contact you prior to treatment. If you are not able to be reached, the veterinarian may commence emergency treatment if necessary.

How Much Exercise Does a Dog in Durham Get When Boarding?

Each dog in boarding gets daily exercise at a level consistent with his or her needs. We let dogs out into the outdoor play area three to four times per day to sniff, run around, and socialize with other dogs in the kennel. We recognize that some dogs need more exercise than others, so we ensure proper levels of exercise based on your pet's specific needs and the risks to their health.

Are There Requirements to Board a Dog?

Yes, we do have requirements for any dog boarding in our clinic. Your dog must be up-to-date on appropriate vaccinations and have a negative intestinal parasite check before you leave your pet in our clinic. If you are a new client, then we will ask some basic information about your pet's health and any medications your pet takes to ensure their proper care and management.

Keeping your pet healthy and active when you are not available starts with finding the right facility for your goals. To learn more about our boarding services for dogs or for an appointment, call 919-490-2000 today.

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