Preparing Your Pet For Boarding
A pet boarding facility is an excellent choice when traveling away from home. Boarding provides a safe, healthy environment for your pet. However, it can be extremely stressful to leave your pet in the care of someone else. A little preparation and a positive attitude can go a long way towards a positive boarding experience.
Before dropping off your pet, make sure that you tour the boarding facility and talk to the people that will be caring for your pet. This will help you determine whether the facility is a good fit. Make sure that you ask questions about exercise, interactions with people and other pets, as well as any concerns you have about medications or special diets.
Prepare all of the necessary paperwork in advance. Have proof of vaccinations, medications, contact information and special diets ready for drop off. It might also be helpful to bring a special toy, a towel or blanket that smells like your home. A T-shirt worn by your pet’s favorite person can also help them feel more comfortable.
Your pet can tell when you are anxious. They will typically become upset as well. The best thing you can do for your pet is to remain calm during drop off. Showing your pet that you are happy and confidant will ensure the best chance of a success.
A smooth pick up is also important. Once you bring your pet back home, they will probably be sleepy. Pets are typically kept active during their time at the boarding facility. Offer plenty of fresh water and small meals until your pet’s energy returns. If at all possible, consider having your pet groomed before coming home.
Claws N Paws offers cat’s only boarding and pet grooming in Orange County, California. Our boarding facility has absolutely no cages. Instead, our feline guests enjoy luxury condos, plenty of human interaction, exercise and mental stimulation. Holiday appointments are booking up fast. Please call 714-962-1005 to schedule a grooming appointment or to learn more about our cat boarding facility. We look forward to hearing from you!