- Get a reliable friend and a reputable house sitter to look after your pets.
- Ask people and get references
- Use boarding kennels as the last resort
- Do not board at a veterinary clinic. Sick and healthy animals do not belong together.
- The latest trends are home like or farm boarding facilities. These may be a good alternative for a social dog but a less social or frightened dog may go through the ringer.
- Look for a quiet, clean and well run “free range” boarding facility as opposed to cages and pens.
- Many dogs get very stressed and spend all day barking and clawing at the door.
- If you are planning your holiday and can travel by car, take Fido along.
- Sheba may prefer staying at home unless you live with the rare cat that likes to travel.
Together, we can make the world a better place for animals.
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
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Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 in the Czech Republic and obtained the Canadian Certificate of Qualification in 1995. He is currently licensed in the European Union, and his unique approach to healing and nutrition helps holistically minded dog lovers worldwide.
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Any general recommendations that Dr. Dobias makes are not a substitute for the appropriate veterinary care and are for informational and educational purposes only.