Pet Boarding FAQs

Pet owners must have a safe place to leave their pets if they need to go out of town for personal or business reasons. It's no surprise that there are many questions about pet boarding. We provide an array of veterinary services at Cochrane Animal Hospital in Morgan Hill, CA. Here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions about pet boarding.

Pet Boarding FAQs

How Do I Prepare My Dog or Cat for Pet Boarding?

Get your pet used to being away from you by gradually increasing their time in their crate or carrier. Of course, they will be spending time out of their space, but you want them to get used to something other than their home. You could pack everyday items, such as toys or blankets, to help them feel at home.

Why Do Pets Need Vaccinations for Pet Boarding?

Pets need vaccinations for pet boarding to protect them from diseases. Vaccinations help prevent the spread of dangerous diseases and keep pets healthy. Pets that are not vaccinated are at risk for contracting diseases, which could be deadly. Vaccinations are essential for all pets, but especially for those boarding. By vaccinating your pet, you can help protect them from disease and keep them healthy while they are in a new space.

Why Should I Board My Pet with A Veterinarian?

Your pet will be in good hands with professional staff and receive the best possible care. They will receive around-the-clock supervision from trained professionals to ensure your pet is comfortable and safe while you are away. If your pet has any medical needs, it can receive treatment immediately. Boarding your pet at a veterinarian's office can also help reduce their anxiety since they will be in a familiar place.

What Is It Like for My Pet?

We have indoor and outdoor play areas for the animals to enjoy. This allows your pet to exercise while socializing with other animals. Our staff will also make sure to feed your pet according to your instructions and give them any medication they may need. Boarding is an excellent option for those who can't take their pets with them on trips. We have extensive experience handling animals and will ensure your pet is well-cared for while you're gone.

Call Cochrane Animal Hospital for More Information

Choosing where to leave your pet if you need to go out of town is not easy. With our experience and knowledge, you can trust that we will do everything in our power to make sure your pet has the best possible stay. If you have questions about our boarding services, call our team today at (408) 778-7783 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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