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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – While you’re getting your holiday plans in order, you may be considering whether or not to board your pet.
Dr. Travis Gratton with University Veterinary Care Center joined us to give some advice on the things you need to know before boarding your furry loved one.
Situations to consider boarding pets this holiday season:
- If you are still planning to travel for the holidays
- You may have to provide care for somebody else that is sick
- Planning ahead if you become ill and symptoms are worsening and you don’t have someone to care for your pet.
Things to consider ahead of time:
- Be sure all of the vaccinations are up to date – contact the facility to check their requirements.
- Have vaccination records and emergency contact information handy.
- Check in with the facility regarding any changes; no sudden closure, changed hours of operation…
- Maintain parasite control – monthly heartworm/intestinal worm treatment, flea and tick prevention if needed.
- Have food, any medications, special care instructions, comfort items (toy, bed, blanket…) ready to go.