Friday, September 2, 2022

End Of Summer Vacations

Are you taking one last trip before summer ends? Taking the time to type up a clear instruction sheet of your pet’s meals, medications, supplements and health concerns can make a world of difference. Here are a few tips to help keep your pet comfortable while you are away:

* Consider a pet sitter instead of taking your pet to a boarding facility.  Ask your vet, neighbors and friends about who they use when they travel.

* If you do have to take your pet to a facility, ask about doggie daycare.  Even if your pet has never been to doggie daycare, many pets enjoy the companionship and activity that doggie daycare can provide.  Try to avoid leaving your pet in a cage with minimal contact.  If your dog isn't social, many facilities offer extended walks.

* Bring your pet's regular food to the boarding facility (divided into normal meals). Pets can get tummy problems when they are stressed and away from their families.

* Make sure to leave a few items, like a special toy or blanket, that will help keep your pet be calm and happy while you are gone.

* If you give your pets supplements, put them in separate meal baggies to make it easy for the caregiver to administer. Medications usually must be brought in their original bottles prescribed by your veterinarian