Dogs are essentially pack animals that tend to settle into a set daily routine. This can cause problems when you go away on holiday and you need to put them into a boarding facility.
Possible Problems with Boarded Dogs
1) Excessive thirst – when dogs are stressed, they tend to pant more and so need to drink more water. You need to ensure that the boarding facility will provide a lot of fresh drinking water for your dog.
2) Stomach upsets – when dogs are more stressed, they may have upset stomachs – a runny stomach and vomiting. This is often as a result of a change in diet – if your dog has any sort of food sensitivity, it is a good idea to take your dog’s food with you. You also need to make sure that the kennel knows about any special dietary requirements. Stress can also cause stomach upsets.
3) Poor appetite – Dogs may not feel like eating at all on arrival at the boarding kennel – poor appetite is a common stress reaction.
4) Exposure to illness – Wherever you have a concentration of animals, exposure to illness is possible. A good boarding house will require all animals to have up to date vaccinations. It is also a good idea to have your dogs vaccinated against canine cough.
Minimise the Risks
These possibilities can make you wary of leaving your dog at a boarding kennel but if you choose caring kennels, you can rest assured that your dog will be looked after properly.
Myflair has staff who are well trained and who, more importantly, care about animals. They will do their utmost to ensure that your pets are put through as little stress as possible when staying with them.
Myflair understands that your pets are a part of your family so they do their best to make the resort a home away from home.
Care is taken when dogs are admitted to ensure that all vaccinations are up to date thereby reducing the risk of contagious diseases being spread. They have trained veterinarians on standby in case of illness.
The kennels are kept scrupulously clean and a set routine is followed on a daily basis. This allows the dogs to quickly settle down and minimises the stress of the situation for them. The carers are also used to dealing with fussy eaters and they know a lot of tricks to get Fido to eat.
Social contact is the most important part of the Myflair’s experience though. You do not need to worry about your dogs feeling lonely – they will get plenty of attention from the staff and, if possible, they will be allowed to play with the other dogs.
Doggies may start to look forward to their holiday as much as you do.