- New Cat Patients
- Is your kitty new to TLC? Here are a few tips on how to make their first visit a success..
Boarding Your Pet
Going on a business trip or taking a vacation means your pet will be left at home alone. People often choose to board their pet in a kennel to ensure their safety and that they are not left alone for long periods of time. Kennels provide continuous care for animals that are placed with them. They make sure the pet is adequately cared for and that they receive the attention they need while their owners are away from home. Many pets take separation from their owners extremely hard, refusing to eat and sometimes harming themselves when they are under stress.
Tips for Choosing a Kennel
Pets are like family members. Their owners do not want them being cared for by just anyone. They want to make sure their pet will be fed, groomed and exercised just as they are in their own home environment. When choosing a kennel, there are several things you should look at before you make the final decision. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Are the kennels large enough for your pet?
- Are the kennels and play are kept clean?
- Are other animals that are being kept their well-behaved and maintained in a controlled manner?
- Are the staff members friendly and courteous?
- Do they promptly address your concerns?
Always take a tour of the kennel before you make your final decision. Ask any questions you have while you are at the facility. You know your pet better than anyone and will be able to determine whether or not they will feel comfortable at any given kennel. It is important to learn as much as possible about a kennel before you decide to place your pet there.
What Your Pet Will Need
If you choose our facility to board your pet for any length of time, you will need to bring a few items with them to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. It is important that you bring the food they normally eat, something familiar from your home such as a favorite toy or blanket that they can keep with them in the kennel. You can also bring their dishes if you believe they would prefer to eat from them instead of unfamiliar bowls. The important thing is to make your pets as comfortable as possible during their stay at our facility.
TLC for Pets is a full service veterinary facility that also offers boarding services. We understand how important your pet is to your family. Not only do we provide boarding services, we also perform dental cleanings, ear treatment, behavioral medicine and pain management. Our veterinarians and caregivers offer individual, personalized treatment when it is needed. The animals we board at our facility are constantly being monitored and are given ample amounts of attention each day to alleviate the stress they may feel while you are away from home.
For more questions or information about boarding at TLC for Pets call us today at (410) 833-1717!