Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Dog Boarding Experience

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While most pet owners wish they could bring their beloved dogs with them when they travel, it’s often too expensive or simply impractical to do so. Luckily, there are a number of reputable animal hospitals and dog boarding facilities in our area that can watch over your pet while you travel. To make sure your pet is happy, well cared for, and safe while you’re away, check out these tips for getting the most out of your dog boarding services.

Choose a Dog Boarding Facility With On-Site Veterinarians
You should choose a dog boarding facility has a qualified, experienced veterinarian on-site in case your dog becomes ill or injured during his stay. In some ways, a dog boarding facility is a lot like a big pre-school: lots of attendees from different families who don’t know each other. The food and water probably tastes different. The temperature and humidity will be different from what the pet is accustomed to. Accidents can and do happen on occasion. Pets can and do get sick on occasion. So, the presence of a veterinarian can be quite a comfort.

The veterinarian should be equipped and staffed with assistants so as to be able to handle the typical small animal emergencies that pop up from time to time. Before choosing a pet boarding facility, ask the manager of each potential boarding facility what their procedure is for handling accidents, illnesses and emergencies among the borders.

Look For the Best Dog Boarding Amenities
Many dog boarding facilities offer amenities beyond just dog boarding. At the least, you want to find one that provides personal, daily playtime for your dog so that he won’t be as lonely without you. Some facilities also offer dog grooming services, and will give your dog a bath, nail trim, and haircut so he’ll be clean and comfortable when you pick him up. Others provide luxury dog kennels, or allow you to board family dogs together to increase their comfort.

Communicate Your Dog’s Special Needs in Writing
If your dog has any dietary restrictions, mobility problems, or behavioral issues, you should be sure to communicate them in writing to the manager of the dog boarding facility. This is particularly important if your dog has an allergy or health condition that needs special attention during boarding. Many boarding facilities, such as ourselves, will be happy to feed your pet his or her own special food, if you send a bag along with the boarding pet.

At the Chastain Veterinary Medical Group, we offer affordable, secure, and comfortable pet boarding in the north Dallas area. Nothing overly fancy; just what your pet needs; nothing more and certainly nothing less. Pets will be well cared for, as our friendly, experienced animal clinic staff will provide daily walks for dogs, daily personal pet playtime and personal attention. Our staff gets to know each pet on an individual level and is quick to call any odd behaviors or findings to the attention of a veterinarian. We also provide spacious dog kennels and on-site emergency vet services in our pet hospital. For more information about our dog boarding services, contact us today at (972) 239-1309 (Preston Road – north Dallas) or (972) 529-5033 (Meadow brook – McKinney / Frisco).

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