Why You Should Board Your Pet This Holiday Season

The most wonderful time of the year also happens to be the busiest travel season. Millions of Americans will travel between now and January for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. For many families, this is the time of the year when they must make arrangements for the care of their pets when they travel. While many families will choose to find a pet sitter to watch over their furry family members in their absence, the veterinarian professionals at Cumberland Animal Hospital would like for you to consider pet boarding instead.

When you choose pet boarding, you are choosing to trust the care of your pet to people who have been trained to handle any situation that may arise with your pet in your absence. While it is true that allowing your pet to remain in their own home, in familiar surroundings, could offer some comfort to them, it is also true that they may become increasingly agitated during times when they are alone. They could get physically ill from the stress of being by themselves for hours at a time, or they could act out by destroying furniture or other home items. Even the very best pet sitters may not know how to handle an emergency involving your pet when you are gone.

Pet boarding with your veterinarian is beneficial for a couple reasons. One, you know that your vet is going to take care of your pet’s basic needs during their stay. They will be fed, they will be allowed to play and they will enjoy time outdoors. Also though, your veterinarian knows your pet and their health history. They will be able to care for your pet the same way that you trust them to care for your pet when you bring them in to be seen.

At Cumberland Animal Hospital, we are happy to offer pet boarding for the people of Fayetteville, North Carolina and surrounding areas. If you are looking at boarding your pet this holiday season, act fast! Space fills up quickly around this time of year. Give us a call today at (910) 822-3337.