Spring break is here and for many of us that means going out of town and sending the furry family members to “camp”. Boarding can be a stressful event for both humans and pets but with a little planning, we can help make things go smoothly.
First, plan ahead and make sure your pets are all caught up on their vaccinations and preventatives. Our Tampa veterinary clinic recommends Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and Influenza (based on the kennel) vaccinations for dogs boarding. Also, make sure your pet is current on their flea and heart worm preventatives. Our veterinarians are here if you have any questions about proper vaccination and preventative selection. Our feline friends require Rabies and Feline Distemper when coming in to board.
Second, schedule your boarding appointment well in advance. Many of the kennels fill up rapidly and you don’t want to get stuck without an opening. Also, if you are new to this facility, make sure to stop by and check it out before dropping your pet off. You want to be comfortable having your pet there. We have many boarding facilities in the Tampa area and our veterinarian recommend making an unscheduled visit to tour the facility.
Our Tampa veterinary clinic offers only feline boarding services to help keep our cat boarders calmer. We do require Rabies and Distemper to admit any patients for boarding.
With a little planning, getting your pets off to boarding can be a stress free event. As always, if you have any questions, you can reach out to our Tampa veterinary team at anytime!!