Pet boarding (also called kenneling) is a safe and convenient way to ensure your pet’s safety and well-being when you need to get away for long periods, but don’t have any trusty family or friend to leave your beloved four-legged buddy to.
For a fee, your cat or dog will be left in the capable hands of pet boarding professionals to be exercised, fed, groomed, and tucked into the comfort of their individual cages come rest time.
Fun Fact: Did you know some pet boarding professionals offer customized pet tags for cats or dogs left at their premises? Now you know.
Many pet owners prefer boarding their cats and dogs in facilities where they can be sure that the animal can be professionally cared for. Dog and pet boarding centers are specifically designed to care for animals and are manned and run by people who have been trained to handle pets and cater to their every need. If you don’t want to inconvenience your friends or relatives by letting them have your dog for a few days, a professional boarding and grooming kennel is a good place to deposit your pet when you simply can’t bring them along on your trip.
Modern facilities are nice to have, but don’t judge a kennel by its equipment alone. The best professional boarding and grooming kennels are those that create and provide a loving, friendly, and well-supervised environment for your pet. These professional grooming centers have skilled pet caretakers that know how to exercise your pet, follow specific dietary needs during feeding, administer medication, and do proper and complete grooming, when needed.
For your pet’s safety, only go for facilities that have proper certifications and require vaccine records from pet owners. This reduces the risk of your pet catching disease from other pet boarders. Choose pet boarding facilities with ample indoor and outdoor spaces, where your cat can have a place for itself and where your dogs can properly expend their energy. Some of the best kennels offers individual playtimes for pets, to make sure your beloved cat or dog receives individual attention and care while you are away.
Pet Grooming Services
Pet grooming services are also important, especially for pets staying for extended periods. Even a simple bath can make your pet feel more comfortable, but full grooming is recommended, especially for cats and dogs that shed a lot, has a long coat, develops claws and nails, fast, and are especially active. A full grooming service complete with a bath, blow dry, coat brushing and cutting/styling, anal gland expression, nail clipping, and ear cleaning will not only make your pet feel more comfortable but help reduce their anxiety, caused by separation from their human master.