5 Tips For Boarding Your Pet With As Little Stress As Possible


If you know that there will be times when you will need to board your cat or dog, then you want to follow at least some of the great tips here. They will walk you through different steps you can take to make it easier for everyone involved. Here are five tips for boarding your pet with as little stress as possible:

1: Board them while they are young

If you know that you are going to be needing to board your cat or dog in the future, but it will be a while, then you may want to board them for a day or so here and there while they are young. By getting them used to the process, even when you don't necessarily need to board them, you can get them used to going to the boarding facility and making it so much easier on everyone when the time comes that they NEED to be boarded.

2: Keep your pet well-socialized

When your cat or dog goes to the boarding facility, they are going to be around other pets. If they aren't used to spending time with other animals, then this can be stressful. This is just one of many reasons why it's a good idea to socialize them with other animals regularly from the time they are young. You can take your dog to dog parks, and you can walk your cat on a leash around the neighborhood, where they will see other cats walking by. You can also take your pets to relatives houses that also have pets and have visitors bring their pets to your home.

3: Keep your pet vaccinated

It is always extremely important to make sure your pets are fully vaccinated. However, one more reason to keep them up to date is so the boarding facility will take them. They won't accept an animal to be boarded who is behind on vaccinations.

4: Make a list of things the boarding facility should know about your pet

By making a list of your pet's idiosyncrasies and other issues, you can help ensure they know what to do to keep your pet as comfortable and secure as possible.

5: See about bringing a piece of home with your pet

Find out the types of things you can bring along for your pet to be boarded with. It may make them feel a lot more at ease to have their own bed, their favorite toy or a blanket with your scent on it. However, check with the facility for things that aren't permitted ahead of time.

A special consideration: If your dog has issues, such as blindness or epilepsy, that leaves you worried more about their wellbeing than you normally would be then you may want to board them at the vets. Even more, you may want to board them at the vet specialist's veterinarian office that they regularly see for their condition. This will give you a sense of relief knowing that the same staff who have come to know them and who are already familiar with their special needs will be the same staff watching them until you can come back home.

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