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What to do with your dog when you travel?

What to do with your dog when you travel?

Vacation time can bring about tough decisions, especially when it comes to your beloved pet. But don't worry, our Douglasville veterinary has covered you with some helpful tips on caring for your furry friend while you travel.

Where to Leave Your Dog While on Vacation

At Douglasville Veterinary Hospital, we understand the struggles of choosing the right care for your furry friend while you're away. Whether it's a long-awaited vacation or a quick business trip, leaving your dog behind requires careful consideration. 

To simplify the process, we suggest doing a thorough evaluation of the available options in your vicinity and evaluating the features each service provides. With the right information, making a decision for your dog's comfort and safety becomes much easier.

Dog Boarding Facilities

Pet owners now have the luxury of choosing from an array of top-notch boarding facilities that cater to their furry friend's every need. From spacious, hygienic kennels to pampering pet spas and specialized medical care, today's pet boarding options offer something for every pup, and every budget.

So, whether you're seeking an extravagant treat for your four-legged companion or a more affordable option, be sure to shop around and find the perfect fit for you and your pet

Features of Dog Boarding Facilities

The cost of dog boarding often reflects the level of comfort and amenities provided. You can expect to pay a premium for a luxurious, hotel-style experience complete with plush sofas and TVs. On the other hand, if you're looking for a more standard option with spacious crates and outdoor play areas, you may find more budget-friendly options.

For an adventurous getaway for your furry friend, consider a dog camp. These facilities offer ample opportunities for outdoor exploration, and some may even feature swimming pools and social play areas. So, whether your pup is a lounge lover or an outdoor enthusiast, there's a dog boarding option to suit their needs.

Care at Boarding Facilities

Standard care at most pet boarding facilities will include:

  • A clean, roomy kennel for your pup to sleep in
  • Exercise time outdoors before breakfast so your dog can stretch their legs
  • Breakfast served in the kennel
  • Out of kennel playtime in the middle of the day to allow your pooch to burn some energy
  • Dinner served in the kennel
  • Evening bathroom break

Other Commonly Available Services

If you are looking for something a bit more special than a standard boarding facility, many facilities also offer the following services:

  • Specialized veterinary care
  • Training
  • Grooming
  • Shuttle services to and from the facility

Hiring a Dog Sitter

When on the hunt for a trustworthy and qualified dog sitter, be sure to ask for a comprehensive list of references and qualifications. The cost of a pet-sitting service will vary based on the level of care and attention you desire for your furry friend. 

Having a dedicated dog sitter can bring peace of mind, as they can help deter potential intruders by maintaining an occupied appearance at your residence. Opting for a live-in pet sitter ensures round-the-clock care and protection for both your pet and home.

Extra Services Available From Some Pet Sitters

If your dog requires more care than just feeding and being let out a few times a day, some pet sitters offer additional services such as:

  • Training
  • Grooming
  • Frequent walks
  • Housekeeping

A cheaper option for hiring a sitter would be to find a friend or family member who would be willing to look after your companion. This way your pet will be with someone familiar, likely in a familiar environment (depending on whether your sitter watches your pup at your house, or cares for them at their own house).

Boarding Your Pet at Douglasville Veterinary Hospital

At Douglasville Veterinary Hospital, we empathize with the stress of leaving your furry friend, especially during challenging times such as illness or post-surgery recovery. Our mission is to alleviate your worries by offering compassionate care to your pet in your absence.

Our boarding services cater to both dogs and cats, including those who require specialized attention through medication and monitoring. Rest assured, your pet will be in good hands with us.

Our Douglasville dog boarding facility provides:

  • Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
  • Climate-controlled kennels
  • Individual space for each pet
  • Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
  • Separate boarding area for cats
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Grooming
  • Daily walks
  • Large outdoor play area
  • Smaller runs for jumping dogs
  • Special diet accommodations
  • Ample daily playtime with staff

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet..

Are you in search of a comfortable and inviting abode for your furry friend while you go on vacation? Look no further! Reach out our Douglasville veterinary team today to discover the benefits of boarding your beloved canine with us.

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