Key Considerations before Boarding a Pet

A comprehensive veterinary facility, Elmhurst Animal Care Center provides quality care for beloved pets. In addition to offering medical treatment, Elmhurst Animal Care Center offers boarding for both dogs and cats. To ensure peace of mind while away from their furry loved ones, pet owners should thoroughly research a boarding facility before leaving pets in their hands.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, boarding a pet can eliminate the stress of long travel or being left at home for long periods with less companionship. When assessing boarding facilities, owners should make sure the kennel has ample ventilation and light and a comfortable temperature. A clean building with outdoor runs and a caring staff is often an indication of a conscientious facility. In addition, kennels should require their pet boarders to be up to date on all vaccinations, including kennel cough.

Before boarding a pet, owners should ensure their cat or dog is socialized and can adapt well to being around unknown people and animals. Often, pet owners find it helpful to board pets for a short period, such as a weekend, before leaving them at a kennel for an extended stay.