The tickets have been paid for, the hotel picked and the suitcases have been dusted off. You are all sorted for your holiday but what about your dog?
Chances are you already have your boarding kennel booked, but have you thought about what needs to be done for your pooch before you jet away on your holiday?
Here’s our checklist of important things to remember when boarding your dog.
- It is essential to make sure your dog is up to date with his vaccinations. Boarding kennels require this to safeguard everyone’s pet on the premise of ‘herd immunity’. Your dog will need a copy of his vaccination certificate that shows he has been protected against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Kennel Cough (‘C5’). If your dog gets a three-yearly vaccination, you will need to have him protected annual against Kennel Cough before he comes.
- Flea and tick prevention is important, particularly in summertime when the breeding lifecycle of these little pests are at their most prolific. Your first application should be just before your dog comes into our kennels. Be sure to check the packaging for reapplication period, and send some in for staff to reapply if necessary while you are away.
- Check that all microchip details are up to date AND that the boarding kennel has up to date email, telephone and emergency contact details.
- Make sure you brief the kennel on any regular medications or potential problems that your dog may experience. Issues could include anything from separation anxiety, foods he refuses to eat or even aggression / behavioural issues.
- If you are leaving your dog for an extended period of time or if it’s the first time you will be leaving him, you may want to book him in for a weekend to see how they respond. This will help you address any problems before you go away. This also gives you and the boarding kennel the opportunity to talk through anything that your pet may need to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Serenity Pet Resort is Perth’s premier, architecturally designed Dog Boarding Kennels. We only feed premium foods and have a team of staff members that includes veterinary nurses and an on-call veterinarian. You can contact us for our current vacancies by visiting this page here.