What to Consider When Boarding Your Pet

Many veterinarians, like Cumberland Animal Hospital, offer pet boarding services. Pet owners consider their pets to be members of their family, so if they have to be apart from their pet, they need to know that their pet is being well taken care of. Whether you are going out of town and simply cannot take your pet with you, or you want to take advantage of day boarding services so that your pet is not alone while you are working, places like Cumberland Animal Hospital can help.


Before you decide on the best place to board your pet, there are some things to consider. Have you toured the facility? How is their pet boarding section set up? Will your pet always have access to water? When and how often will they be fed? Is it an indoor or outdoor facility? If it is an indoor pet boarding facility, how much time will they get to spend outside? Are there always dedicated, knowledgeable staff on-site, including on the weekends when regular office hours are over? Does your overall sense of the place leave you feeling confident that your pet will be well cared for?

There are other questions to consider before committing to a pet boarding choice. What are the immunizations requirements of the facility? Is your pet up-to-date on important immunizations and their rabies shot? Has your pet been on consistent preventive medicine for fleas, ticks, and heartworms? How much does the facility charge and how do they calculate your bill? If there is an emergency with your pet while you are gone, is the facility able to treat your pet and will they contact you before doing so? Will you need to bring your own food? Does the facility allow personal effects, such as, a favorite toy or small bed?

At Cumberland Animal Hospital in Fayetteville, NC, we understand that sometimes you need an option for pet boarding. Our caring staff is ready to accept your furry family members. There are a lot of questions that you may have and we are ready to answer all of them. We are confident that you will be happy with our pet boarding services. Want to know more? Give us a call today at (910) 822-3337.