Doing Dogs The Right Way

Best Interim Pet Care While The Owner Is Away Dogs may be left with neighbors, friends or other kin when there is need for the entire household to leave the house and it is inconvenient or not just possible to bring the pet along. The dog may be secured in an enclosure in the home and the “caretaker” may visit, or the pet may stay at the house of the neighbor, friend or relative. The dog would be fed, watered and given a perfunctory walk once a day in most of these arrangements. This may work just fine for a day or two, but would be taxing on both the custodian and the dog on an extended period, especially if the person who will look after the dog is not properly trained in pet care. Dog boarding has now become a convenient solution for providing proper care to a pet while the owner is away. In the US, professional boarding kennels accredited by the American Boarding Kennels Association (ABKA) offer secure, well-maintained facilities to ensure pets will stay safe, healthy and “content”. These pet care providers assure the pet owner can spend time away from home — knowing the dog is in good hands. In other countries, boarding kennels also operate with accreditation and/or regulating bodies similar to ABKA. These businesses are not breeding kennels, training schools or veterinary clinics (but some animal clinics and training schools operate a boarding kennel business). These businesses provide “board and lodging” for pets and usually other services like animal grooming, training classes, provision of pet supplies, and even pet shipping. Most have set ups that provide separate sleeping quarters for each pet with either a common or individualized exercise area (either indoors or in an outdoor enclosure).
Getting To The Point – Dogs
These operations usually maintain the services of a veterinarian to monitor pet health and provide necessary treatment for any sickness the pet may suffer while in the care of the boarding kennel. Pet owners however, may opt to have any medical treatment be undertaken by the dog’s own vet for reasons of medical history familiarity.
Getting To The Point – Dogs
Boarding kennels may feed dogs specific dog food brands agreed with the owner (with not a few owners supplying it themselves), as well as any medication regime a dog requires. There are kennels who have specific terms on the care of dogs under medication, so this must be clarified with the facility beforehand. Finding a suitable boarding kennel can be done through referrals from friends or the veterinarian; or website listings of local boarding kennel operators. The details of the services offered (including corresponding rates) can be obtained from these websites. Advances in digital CCTV have allowed some kennels to allow remote monitoring by owners of how their pets are faring through the internet.