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3 Tips for a Smooth Pet Boarding Experience December 8, 2017

Hilo, Hawaii
3 Tips for a Smooth Pet Boarding Experience, Hilo, Hawaii

Pet boarding can be an excellent option for families that need to travel without their beloved animals. Some cats and dogs get nervous about spending time in a kennel, so it’s important that owners do whatever they can to improve their pets’ comfort. Below, are three tips for making your pet boarding experience positive for you and your furry friend.

Ease Your Pet Boarding Experience With These 3 Tips

1. Fill Out the Paperwork

When you sign your pet up for boarding, you will have to go through some paperwork. Fill out every line, from your pet’s name and allergies to how he or she does around other animals. This will help the kennel provide your pet with the best experience. Also, bring veterinarian paperwork so the boarding staff can contact your vet in case of an emergency. 

2. Bring Your Own Food

pet-boardingPet boarding comes with a lot of changes that can temporarily make your pet uncomfortable and anxious. One way to help your cat or dog feel more at home is to bring their usual food. Provide enough kibble for each day your pet will stay at the kennel. Add two extra servings in case of travel emergencies that delay your arrival.

3. Relax

Your cat or dog can tell when you’re worried. If you’re panicking as you drive your beloved furry friend to the pet boarding kennel, they will know and will likely get anxious, too. Many pets have a fantastic time when boarding as they can play with other animals and sleep on soft, comfy beds. Relax, and your pet will also remain calm to start off their boarding experience.

 

To further make sure pet boarding is an enjoyable experience, choose a kennel that offers services you need. Look for one that allows friendly cats and dogs to visit and even allows multiple pets to board together if they’re happier that way. To speak with the pet care experts at Alpha K-9 Kennels in Hakalau, HI, call (808) 963-6000. Visit the website for information on their flexible pick-up and drop-off times, feeding and treat options, and grooming services.

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