During the holidays, many people travel to visit family and friends. However, pets are not always able to make the journey. A reputable boarding facility can provide your dog or cat with a fun-filled and enjoyable experience while you are out of town. Is your pet ready for boarding at an animal hospital? Make sure you consider the following factors before boarding your pet:
Most animal boarding facilities require you to bring food for your pet that will last for the duration of his stay. Some kennels have specific feeding times, whereas others will accommodate your pet’s needs by sticking to his typical feeding schedule.
The amount of exercise that a pet receives during boarding varies from facility to facility. If your pet is used to regular physical activity, look for an animal hospital that offers walking services or other opportunities for exercise.
- Social Interaction
The exposure your pet has to other dogs or cats may be a defining part of his boarding experience. If your pet does not get along well with other animals, look for a kennel where he will spend most of his time alone. Otherwise, you can enhance your pet’s boarding experience by choosing a facility where playtime with other pets is allotted throughout the day.
- Medical Needs
Does your pet take prescription medications on a regular basis? If your pet were to suffer a medical emergency while you are away, how would the facility handle the situation? Consider boarding your pet somewhere where an experienced veterinarian will be available to care for your pet should he need medical attention while you are out of town.
Are you looking for a pet boarding facility for the holidays? If you live in New York, Hudson Veterinary Hospital is here for you. To find out more about our boarding services or our veterinary services, call us today at (914) 762-0063!