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How to Prepare Your Pet for Boarding Kennels

The excitement of going away on holiday can quickly diminish when you begin to worry about putting your pet in boarding kennels. If this is your first time leaving your cat or dog in a kennel, it can be even more stressful. But it doesn’t need to be. In this post, we’ll give you our top tips for preparing your pet for boarding kennels here in Crewe.

Arrange a day-stay

If your pet has never ventured into a boarding kennel before, it can be a bit of a shock to the system. To get them used to the new environment, you can check them in for day stays or shorter breaks.

This will help them get used to the new environment and show them that you always come back. This will reassure you that they’ll do just fine during a longer stay.

Choose a reputable boarding kennels

You should always do your research when looking for the best boarding kennels in your area. Here in Crewe, The Grange is one of the longest established boarding kennels in the area with over 50 years of experience.

Having a reputable kennel like ours gives that extra peace of mind that your pet is in trained, loving hands.

Talk to staff about your pet’s needs

If your pet has special requirements like medication, a special diet, or any issues, chat to the staff before the stay. It’s important for staff to know about these things so they can take special care to give your pet everything they need during their stay.

Bring familiar blankets and toys

Many cats and dogs have a favourite blanket or toy at home. Bringing this with them can give them a sense of familiarity and the smell can be comforting. Just be prepared for it to get chewed or stained while they’re on their holiday!

Spend some extra time together before you go

In the week before you go away, spend some extra time with your pet. Take your dog on a special walk or buy a new toy for your cat. They will love this extra bonding time and it can help minimise the unnecessary feelings of guilt about leaving them.

Ensure your pet’s vaccinations and medications are up-to-date

This is a very important point. No cat or dog will be allowed to stay in a kennels unless they are up to date with their vaccinations. You’ll also need to bring their vaccination card as proof.

Without the proper vaccinations, harmful diseases and things like kennel cough can spread quickly through kennels. Give your vet a ring if you’re unsure whether they’re up to date and give yourself plenty of time to book in the necessary vaccinations if needed.

Book your pet’s stay at The Grange in Crewe

We understand how stressful it can be leaving your pet at a boarding kennel, which is why we do everything we can to give all of our guests a warm welcome.

We are all animal lovers here at The Grange Boarding Kennel and Cattery, and will ensure your pet receives the best level of care possible during their stay. Call us today to book your dates: 01270 811 264


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