If you’re traveling this holiday season and plan on boarding your pet, now’s the time to reserve their space and make sure your animal companion has everything he or she needs for a kennel stay. Here are a couple of reminders to keep you from having any last-minute delays at drop-off:
Current vaccinations. See that your pet’s shots—including Bordetella—are up-to-date prior to arrival. If we’re not your regular vet, you’ll want to make sure you have a copy of your pet’s vaccination record.
Prescription diets and parasite preventatives. If your pet is on a special or prescription diet, check to see that you have enough for the entire length of stay if we don’t provide it. You’ll also want to make sure that both dogs and cats are current on flea/tick and heartworm preventatives before you leave.
Smells like home. Bring favorite toys, bedding and blankets from home that will provide reassurance for your pet while you’re away.
Exercise your dog before drop-off. This will help relieve anxiety, and keep your dog from getting restless or soiling the kennel space right away.