Keeping your pets safe when away on a business trip or family vacation is one of the most important things to us. Deciding on boarding your pet can be difficult, which may make you wonder what your best options for pet boarding are. Our veterinarians at Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota are dedicated to helping keep your pet happy, healthy, and safe while you are away. Below are some pet boarding questions that we run into.
What do I need to do to prepare my pet for pet boarding?
Properly preparing your pet for boarding helps ensure you have everything you need and your pet has everything he needs for a comfortable and enjoyable time away from home. Whether your pet is going to a doggy daycare facility, a friend's house, or your local animal hospital for pet boarding, having the essentials ready ensures your dog is comfortable and safe while you are away. Things you should prepare for your pet's upcoming boarding include identification, emergency contact information, a familiar blanket, treats, toys, and extra food.
Does my pet need any vaccinations before boarding?
Pets must meet specific vaccination requirements before being boarded. The pet must be current on all vaccinations, including distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, and rabies. Some states have different vaccination requirements, as do individual facilities. It is also likely your pet will need to have the Bordetella vaccination before being boarded.
What are the benefits of boarding my pet with a veterinarian?
Boarding your pet at a veterinarian's office instead of a boarding facility provides an extra layer of protection for your furry friend. Stay in communication with the animal hospital staff to ensure your pet's overall health and wellness. The staff is trained to recognize any inconsistencies with your pet's behavior and can get your pet treatment by the on-site veterinarian.
How do I know if a pet boarding facility is reputable?
If your veterinarian does not offer on-site pet boarding, ask for a list of recommended boarding facilities. Friends and family can also share who they recommend for boarding your pet. Additionally, you can check online reviews, ask to see recommendations from the facility, and verify their license and insurance information.
Contact Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota, FL
If you need pet boarding, contact Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota to learn more about our boarding services and get your questions answered. Call our team today at (941) 366-2275 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.