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WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR MY PET WHEN IT GOES INTO BOARDING

The choice of boarding establishment as well as the length of stay will both of course have an effect on your pet. So that you can reduce to the minimum the stress caused by your absence, it’s vital to provide certain things to support your pet’s well-being. So what should you pack for your pet?

What should I pack for my pet?

  1. Veterinary records: You should refer to its veterinary records. Are his vaccinations up to date and is your pet fully protected against possible diseases? If any doubt check with your vet.
  2. Pet ID: All pets that have been microchipped are supplied with an ID card, a vital aid in the search of an escaped pet.
  3. Food: Our pets are used to a certain kind of food as well as a specific daily amount. To avoid dietary problems, we advise you to supply the food yourself and give the boarder a daily feeding plan
  4. Medication and treatments: If your pet is currently undergoing treatment, the boarder must be qualified to continue the treatment during your pet’s stay.

Don't forget

In addition to health-related information, there are other details important to relay to the boarder to ensure that your pet’s stay goes as well as possible.

  1. Worming: To do routinely and before your animal goes into boarding , or ask the boarders if they provide this service.
  2. Walks: Pets are used to their owner’s routine. To guarantee your pet’s well-being, don’t hesitate to specify the usual duration and number of walks and the number of times your animal goes out each day.
  3. Personal comfort: At the kennels or cattery, your pet will have its own personal space, To ensure its personal comfort, we recommend that you take along toys, basket, blanket or any other object which will remind your pet of you and of home.
  4. Health checkup When staying in a kennels or cattery your pet is going to be exposed to a number of other animals. The boarding establishment needs to be meticulous in its observance of basic hygiene and cleaning procedures, so as to minimise the spread of disease.

Kennel cough, a highly infectious disease, affects a large number of dogs every year.

This condition attacks the respiratory system has symptoms similar to ‘flu.

As kennel cough is spread by coming into contact with another dog with the disease, there is a high risk of catching it in kennels. Thus to minimise the risk and prepare your pet for its stay kennels, it’s worth organising a checkup at the vet’s.