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Prepare for Boarding

               Here are a few recommendations to help you and your pet prepare for their stay:
 
  • Bring your pet ahead of time to walk around, smell stuff and become familiar to the surrounding and sounds--so when they return it is not so strange to them.
  • Make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date.  Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella( for kennel cough) and the new H3N8 Flu Vaccine for dogs.  Cats need their FVRCP.
  • If there are any special feeding instructions--make sure we are aware.  Placing daily food intake in a ziplock bag is a great idea.
  • Make a list of all medications, and when they are given.  Either place them in a weekly pillbox or we can do that at check-in.
  • Think about what to bring with your pets.  Something with the scent of home--a worn t-shirt, favorite bed, rug--sorry no couches allowed.  Please note that not all pets behave the same being boarded as they do at home.  Some will potty on their things, or chew them.  They are confused--not knowing why they are here--where you are--and why they are not sitting on your lap watching TV for the evening.  I like to say we train them to be away from home.
  • Pet ID tags will be provided to identify your pet and belongings:  collar, leash, food, medications, etc.  Bring nothing valuable, as toys seem to get lost , stolen or eaten by other 4 leggeds during playtime.
  • If you are worried about your pets health during its stay, please contact your veterinarian--letting them know you are going to be away and your pet will be in my care.
  • You will recieve a boarding contract as well as an instruction worksheet either by mail or e-mail before you visit.  The more you let us know about your pet, the better we can care for it.
                                             
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