When you and your family need to leave town, it is important to make sure that your cat or dog will be well taken care of. At Oak Ridge Animal Hospital in Greensboro, our team takes great pride in providing pets with a quality place to stay when your pets can’t come along for the trip. We know that leaving your pet overnight can be stressful, but, by preparing your pet for boarding ahead of time, you can rest easy while you are out of town.
Get a Pet Check-Up
Before you board your cat or dog, you need to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian to make sure it is healthy. Your pet needs to be up-to-date on its vaccinations so your pet does not spread diseases such as kennel cough.
Take A Tour
If you are leaving your pet at a facility for the first time, check it out ahead of time. During your tour, make sure the place is clean, that there are toys for your cat or dog to play with, and that the staff seems attentive and is interacting with the animals.
Schedule a Trial Day
If the potential pet boarding facility doubles as a pet daycare, it can be helpful to schedule a trial day in which you leave your cat or dog for the day to make sure it is a good fit for your animal and vice versa. This trial run will also allow you and the boarding facility to see how your cat or dog will deal with the socialization aspect of their stay. Typically, when you board an animal, specifically dogs, there is time they will spend around other animals, for example, when they are playing or go for walks.
Practice Crate Training
When you board your animal, it will spend a good amount of time in a kennel. To make sure it will be comfortable, it can help to leave your pet in a crate at home to make sure it is used to the confinement.
Pack Your Pet’s Bag
When you go away overnight, your cat or dog will need a suitcase as well. This bag should include your pet’s medical records and proof of vaccinations, medications, enough food for the stay, favorite treats and toys, and a collar.
Contact Us for Pet Boarding in Greensboro, NC
When you need to leave town for a while and can’t bring your furry friends along for the ride, we’re here to help! Call Oak Ridge Animal Hospital today at (336) 665-0002 to learn more about our pet boarding options or to schedule an appointment.