Dog Boarding: What To Pack For Your Dog’s Stay


Do you need to leave your pet behind for a business trip? It can be traumatic for both owner and the pets. Before you bring your pet to the dog boarding facility, be sure to pack all the toys and necessary things that your dog needs. This will help the pet feel you are still with them and make the experience bearable. Learn more about dog boarding, go here.

Packing up his food is the first thing that you need to do before packing up all hos toys. The amount food you need to pack for you dog should be enough for the entire duration of his stay as the dog boarding will not provide dog food. A written instructions and measuring cup should be included along with the dog food to make sure that the dog will provided enough food at right time. You can go to this homepage for further details on dog boarding.

It would also be a great idea to bring the dog’s blanket or bed if ever you have any problem with the pet’s sleeping arrangements. Boarding kennels have strange as well as new scents that somehow intimidate your dog and having their own bed and blanket and toys will help ease that.

For dogs who has condition and needs special attention by the kennel staff, let them know what the dog’ condition is as well as provide all medications and instructions for the safety of your dog. Medications must be labeled correctly and clearly along with your pet’s name and dosage. A complete paperwork, contact details of the vet who issued the prescription should be presented to the kennel staff. Precautionary measures needs to have all medications and supplements in their original containers. Emergency situation the staff can quickly administer correct medication and dosage to your pet.

Safe transportation of your pet is the most vital before sending you pet to a kennel facility. Using crate can be a hassle but is will transport your dog comfortably, while most of the pet owners use leash as it is very convenient for them but might not be comfortable for your pet, so better use a crate. Transporting your dog in a leash will be quite difficult as it might be jumping, while having them inside a crate creates a safe environment while on the road and you can think better on what information that you need to tell the staff about your dog that will greatly help them if emergency arises.

Taking notes of all the steps mentioned above will give you a stress free transfer for your and your pet. Most emergencies often happen through poor preparation, so it is best that you prepare early. Cases happen when you can’t find your pet’s favorite toy on the day of the departure and this create stress on your part.

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