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How to Prepare Your Pet for Boarding Stay

The idea of leaving your pet at a boarding facility can be daunting. Your pet is a member of your family and leaving them behind can be hard on you both. But at some point, whether you like it or not, you have to leave your furry pooch in another’s care for a while. No matter how luxurious a pet boarding stay may be, it can be a stressful experience for your cat or dog. Your pet will be living in a completely new environment, being cared for by new people, and staying around other pets they don’t know. This makes it important to prepare your pet for boarding stay.

The idea of leaving your pet at a boarding facility can be daunting. Your pet is a member of your family and leaving them behind can be hard on you both. But at some point, whether you like it or not, you have to leave your furry pooch in another’s care for a while. No matter how luxurious a pet boarding stay may be, it can be a stressful experience for your cat or dog. Your pet will be living in a completely new environment, being cared for by new people, and staying around other pets they don’t know. This makes it important to prepare your pet for boarding stay. 


Some Helpful Tips to Help

• Be an Early Bird

The number of dogs in an area can be more than the boarding centres can accommodate. Waiting until the last minute, especially during holidays, can be a bad idea. Planning ahead allows you to visit different locations and choose the best for your pets. Quality of the boarding facility plays a crucial role because it influences the health and happiness of your pet.

• Schedule an appointment with the vet

Boarding facilities ask for current vaccination status, a bill of health, among other things. Bring your buddy to our veterinary clinic for a check-up before boarding them. You will be at peace knowing that your pets are safe to be around other pets and in the best possible health before you leave. If your pet is on medication, make sure you supply in a clearly labelled container and provide detailed instructions to our staff.

• Trail run can be a good idea

It can be a first time for your pet in a boarding facility. Ask if you can come and take a look at the accommodations. This will help you get a glimpse of how the staff treats the pets and their safety precautions. You must also check basic amenities like raised beds, on-site dog parks, adequate space, clean water and quality foods.

• Food

This is especially for the pets that are fussy, have a sensitive stomach or are on a specific diet recommended by their veterinarian. There are a few kennels which provide food as a part of their package but you should always check what the diet consists of. If you want your pets to stay fit and healthy even when you are not around, don’t forget to give a detailed list to the staff.

• Pets can sense emotions so stay calm

Staying calm and confident during separation is very important because your pets can quickly pick up on your emotions. Feeling anxious is natural before leaving your buddy but don’t show it. Try and stay as happy and comfortable as possible before leaving.

 The Effects Are Going to Be Positive

At good pet boarding centres, pets get to do things which they never do at home. They get an opportunity to socialize with other animals and learn new activities. Your pet will love all the extra attention it gets and a cozy den to sleep. All this is going to have a positive impact on you as well as your pets.

At Kato Animal Hospital, we strive hard to provide your pets with utmost care and attention. In addition to pet boarding, we also provide X-ray, dental, and pet grooming services to your fur buddies. Grooming is essential for them too. To know why, read our blog.

Contact us if you are looking for quality pet care services in Toronto.

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