For new pet owners, boarding is when your pet is taken to a boarding facility to stay with other pets (of the same species). Depending on the location, boarding facilities offer several activities and amenities for your pets to exercise and socialize, and some facilities may even have their own food. But is boarding a right fit for your pet? Here’s some insight on per boarding so you can have a clearer picture.
Is Pet Boarding the Same as Pet Sitting?
While they both include someone other than yourself looking after your pet, boarding is different than pet sitting. Pet sitting services offer the option of having your pet cared for in your home or at the pet sitter’s location. In contrast, boarding is at a commercial location and includes other pets (of the same species) that will interact with your pet during their visit. Pet boarding services provide an excellent opportunity for social pets to see and play with same-species pets instead of being alone with a pet sitter. Here at Germantown Vet, we offer pet boarding for cats and dogs in the Montgomery County area.
What if My Pet Has Medical Needs?
If your pet has specific or special medical needs, pet boarding is a great option for when you need or want to take a short trip away from home. While many boarding facilities may have veterinary professionals on staff, few can compare with the pet resort at Germantown Vet. In addition to offering boarding services, we’re also a pet hospital with a complete list of vet services available to meet all your pet’s needs while you’re away, so you won’t ever have to worry about your fur baby.
To learn more about the veterinary services we have to offer, call 240-252-7467 to speak with one of our representatives today!
Will My Pet Get Enough Attention With Other Pets Around?
It’s understandable for pet owners of single pets to worry about whether or not their pet will get the same levels of love and attention they get at home. You can have peace of mind knowing that when your pet stays at our pet resort, they will receive:
- Tons of indoor and outdoor play
- Socialization time with other pets
- Special attention from our dedicated staff members
- A safe, clean, and comfortable environment
Are There Vaccinations My Pet Needs Before Boarding?
Because boarding facilities house multiple pets at any given time, it’s important for both your pet’s safety and the safety of the other pets that you get the vaccines required before bringing your pet to a boarding facility. Before dog boarding at our pet resort, your dog must be up to date on all required vaccines, which include:
- Canine Influenza Bivalent Vaccine (H3N8 & H3N2)
Before cat boarding at our pet resort, your cat will need to be up to date on the following vaccines:
Most boarding facilities will also require your pet’s most up-to-date information on all flea and tick medications.
Get your pet vaccinated at our facility before scheduling your boarding visit! Contact us online or call 240-252-7467 to schedule an appointment!
Is Food Provided at Boarding Facilities?
Though some boarding facilities, including our pet resort, can provide food, we highly recommend that you bring your own pet’s food as a change in diet might cause unnecessary added stress. Some pet foods are designed for specific species, and there’s a possibility that your pet may not like the food provided and may refuse to eat it. You’ll want to keep your pet’s diet consistent to ensure they get their much-needed nutrients while you’re away, so it’s best to bring your pet’s food from home.
Schedule Dog & Cat Boarding Services in Germantown Today
If you have a trip coming up, pet boarding is a great option for making sure your pet is well cared for, especially if you’ll be away for a week or more. When you leave your beloved pet in the care of our Germantown Vet’s Pet Resort, not only will you get covered for up to $300 in medical care for dogs 10 years or younger, we also provide complimentary baths, even if they aren’t staying for a week or more. We also offer specialized kitten boarding services for your smallest fur babies!
To learn more about our pet boarding services, give us a call at 240-252-7467 to schedule a boarding visit or contact us online.