Going on vacation should be a relaxing time. The last thing you want to do is be worried about your pet the entire time you are gone. Boarding your pet can help reduce your worries. Knowing that your pet is being looked after and cared for while you are on vacation can help you enjoy your time. Our veterinarian and staff at Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital in Fredericksburg understand that vacations can be stressful for both you and your pet. We do everything possible to ensure your pet is taken care of, loved, and watched over until you return home.
Below are a few tips to help you board your dog or cat when going on vacation:
Pet Boarding Options
You have many boarding options available for your pet while you go on vacation. Options include:
- Leaving your pet at home with a pet sitter.
- Boarding it in a kennel.
- Housing it at your local animal hospital.
Animal Hospital Boarding
Many veterinary practices like our offer boarding options for our clients. Here, your pet is looked after and taken care of by our animal hospital’s staff, including a veterinarian who will be able to provide care for your pet should the need arise.
Many boarding facilities offer 24-hour supervised care, and some are even more elaborate than many hotels. Pet resorts have become the latest method to board your pet while on vacation.
If available, a pet sitter allows your pet to remain home while you are on vacation. The pet sitter stays in your home with your pet to watch over and provides your dog or cat comfort when you are gone.
Preparing Your Pet for Boarding
Before boarding your pet, visit our veterinarian to ensure your pet is fully vaccinated. Put a collar on your pet with your name and phone number on it. Pack everything your pet will need, including food, medication, health documents, emergency contact information, and any toys that your pet might want to have.
Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment
To board your pet with us at Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital in Fredericksburg or to schedule an appointment for vaccinations, call us today at (540) 373-6100.