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10 Tips when Boarding your Pet

Keep their diet the same: Many boarding facilities will offer food as part of your pet’s stay. However, changing up your pet’s diet can suddenly wreak havoc on their digestive system. In addition to the nerves they are already feeling by being in a new place, surrounded by strange roommates (and noises!), changing their diet can equal disaster. Consider bringing your pet’s own food with specific directions for the clinic regarding how much to administer and what time of day.Bring your pet’s medical records: If you are boarding at a facility that is not your pet’s regular veterinary clinic, make sure to bring copies of their medical records. Most boarding facilities require certain shots in order to board and without proof, won’t let your pet stay. Additionally, giving the staff an idea of any recent medical issues will allow them to provide better care. If your pet is on any medication, don’t forget to pack it with dosing instructions.Check out the facility first (or better yet, do a …

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