How to Prepare Pets for Boarding
Boarding provides a great way to ensure your pets are cared for when you need to travel. If your pets have never stayed in a boarding facility, you might be worried about how they’ll adjust. We know how important it is to prepare pets for boarding at Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital in West Hollywood, CA. We offer advice on ensuring your pets are ready for this experience.
Ask for a Trial Run
Some boarding facilities allow pet owners to do a trial run. This trial run involves bringing pets to the facility beforehand to get used to these new surroundings. Doing this can help dogs or cats feel less anxious about boarding.
Update Your Pets’ Vaccinations
Boarding facilities typically have vaccination requirements, such as rabies, DAPP, and Bordetella. Check with our veterinarian to see if your pets need to have any required vaccinations updated. Make an appointment at a local animal clinic to receive these vaccines.
Start or Continue Parasite Prevention
Starting or continuing parasite prevention for your pets is essential for their health and well-being. Parasites, such as fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms, can cause various health problems, some of which can be severe or even life-threatening. Ensure your pets are on parasite prevention for fleas and ticks before boarding. This assurance helps lower the risk of contracting a flea or tick infestation while away from home.
Provide Emergency Contact Information
Emergencies can happen anytime, whether it's a sudden illness, accident, natural disaster, or a situation where you can't be with your pet. Being proactive and having this information easily accessible can make a significant difference in your pets’ care during emergencies. Choose a boarding facility with convenient access to an animal hospital for emergencies.
High-Quality Pet Care Services in West Hollywood
Schedule an appointment at our local animal clinic for a wellness visit if your pets are due. These appointments help ensure your pets are physically ready to stay in a boarding facility.
If you need to schedule vaccinations for boarding, contact Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital in West Hollywood, CA, today. Our veterinarian can update your pets’ vaccinations as needed for boarding requirements. Our animal hospital also offers boarding as part of our pet care services. Call our office at (323) 469-3000 to schedule an appointment.