Pet Day Care: 3 Reasons To Consider A Good Boarding Center


Making sure your dog is happy and healthy should be a priority. But making sure your pet receives the care he or she deserves when you aren't around depends on the pet day care you choose. The following guide will show you just how important it is to leave your pet with a reliable boarding center by sharing 3 advantages.

1. Boarding Center May Keep Your Pet Emotionally Well

The first that you should know and probably already suspect is that several studies have concluded that dogs have a wide range of emotions like anger, jealousy, or depression. This range of emotions also puts your dog in danger of emotional damage like the kind that could cause physical ailments like some of the following:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • General inactivity that could lead to obesity 

The danger is real, as another study pointed out that a busy lifestyle can put your pet in danger of depression because you are unable to provide some of the following:

  • Attention
  • Loving petting
  • Joyful walks
  • Playful activities

Thankfully, your pet can stay in a good pet day care that should provide your pet with all the things that he or she may miss when you are away, which is a good way to protect your pet's emotions.

2. Safety

Yes, your dog will be under the care of staff members that love animals, but what you should really feel good about is a good pet care center has a vet on staff for whatever might come up. 

You can talk to the pet day care representative to review the veterinarians credentials and experience. Remember that you should have your pet meet the veterinarian because your dog needs to be comfortable with him or her (just in case your beloved pet needs attention while you are away). 

3. Socializing With Others

Dogs are social creatures, and they would survive as a pack if they lived in the wild, but domesticated dogs rarely get the chance to be in a pack. Taking your pet to a good doggy care center should expose him or her to some of his or her canine brothers and sisters. The day care is likely to place your pet with dogs that are about the same size for compatibility. 

As you can see, there are a few good reasons to take your pet to a boarding facility. For more information, contact  The Pets Place Animal Hospital or a similar location.


2 November 2015

dealing with a dog's separation anxiety

I have opened my home to foster dogs for the past eight years. Many of the dogs that come into my home are well-behaved companions that just need to find a permanent home. Other dogs, well, let's just say that they are not meant to be left alone anywhere in the house. These dogs suffer from separation anxiety and begin acting out the minute that I leave their sight. These are the dogs that I take to a day care center anytime I have to leave my house. If you have a dog that doesn't do well on his own, this blog will give you several tips for making him more comfortable and eventually put a stop to the behavior.