Boarding your pet can be a stressful experience for both you and your pet. But with the right preparation and planning, it can be a breeze. In this blog post, we'll cover the different types of boarding, how to select a boarding place, and ways to prepare both dogs and cats for their stay.

Types of Boarding

There are several types of boarding options available for pets, including:

  • Kennels: These are traditional boarding facilities that provide cages or runs for pets. Dogs and cats are usually kept separate, and staff members take care of feeding, watering, and walking them.
  • Pet hotels: These are fancier boarding options that provide amenities such as private suites, play areas, and grooming services. Some even have webcams so you can check in on your pet.
  • In-home boarding: This is when your pet stays in someone's home while you're away. It's a more personalized option, but you'll want to make sure the home is a safe environment for your pet.

Choosing a Boarding Place

When selecting a boarding place for your pet, you'll want to consider several factors, such as:

  • Location: Choose a facility that's close to home, so you can easily drop off and pick up your pet.
  • Cleanliness: Make sure the facility is clean and well-maintained to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Staff: Look for a place with trained staff members who are attentive to your pet's needs.
  • Amenities: Consider what amenities are important to you and your pet, such as play areas, grooming services, or webcams.

Preparing Your Pet for Boarding

To make your pet's boarding experience as smooth as possible, you'll want to prepare them in advance. Here are some tips for both dogs and cats:

  • Get them used to the carrier: If your pet will be staying in a carrier, get them used to it by leaving it out with treats and toys inside. Gradually increase the amount of time they spend inside the carrier.
  • Pack their belongings: Bring familiar items from home, such as their bed, toys, and food, to help them feel more comfortable.
  • Practice being apart: If your pet is prone to separation anxiety, practice leaving them alone for short periods of time to get them used to being apart from you.
  • Provide instructions: Make sure the boarding facility has clear instructions on your pet's feeding schedule, medication needs, and any other special instructions.

Wagmo Wellness Can Help

At Wagmo Wellness, we understand the importance of keeping your pet healthy and happy, even when you're away. That's why we offer an end-to-end ecosystem that allows pet parents to plan and pay for everyday pet health and prevention services, such as wellness visits, vaccines, and flea/tick/heartworm prevention.

Our additional services and perks, such as grooming and 24/7 telehealth through VETalks, provide even greater value for our members. And unlike pet insurance, Wagmo Wellness is a 100% guaranteed issue product offering, with no restrictions for age, breed, or health of your pet.

We believe that every pet parent deserves access to affordable and comprehensive pet care. That's why our plan pays members back for the preventive health services they pay for year-round, while putting more dollars back in their pockets. Plus, our stellar member experience allows members to use our app and be reimbursed within 24 hours.

If you're interested in learning more about how Wagmo Wellness can help you and your pet, visit our website today.