Our Scarsdale Vet Team Answers Your Dog Boarding Questions
Family vacations, extended hospital stays, long-distance business trips -- these and other travel situations may force you to be parted from your beloved dog. If you're worried about your friend's well being, you may have lots of questions about the option of veterinary boarding. Here are some helpful answers from our Scardale vet team at Central Animal Hospital.
- Aren't dogs satisfed with a daily feeding and visit? While you might assume that your dog would be fine with nothing more than a daily feeding, many dogs experience significant boredom and separation anxeity when they're left alone in a house for long periods of time. Your dog may become depressed, frustrated, angry or even panicked -- to the point that he may run away as soon as your neighbor opens the door.
- What's the advantage of boarding my dog with a veterinarian? Veterinary boarding is especially valuable for safeguarding your pet against an unanticipated medical crisis. While a sudden veterinary emergency can happen to any dog, the risk is higher for puppies, senior dogs and animals with known medical conditions. You need to be certain that any problems will be immediately noticed, recognized and treated. Our boarding facility has two veterinary techs on call at all times for exactly that reason.
- What makes Central Animal Hospital an especially smart choice for my veterinary boarding needs? We're proud to be among the 15 percent of veterinary hospitals who are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We've also been a fixture of the Scarsdale community since 1981, so you know we've established a solid local track record for excellent animal care. Why would you board your dog anywhere else?
- What kinds of facilities do you offer? We offer spacious, comfortable quarters for the dogs who stay with us, along with nourishing meals and regular exercise breaks. Best of all, your dog will enjoy being in the company of caring humans (and fellow canines) instead of sitting in the house all alone. If your dog needs regular medical care, we will administer medications and monitor vital signs as needed.
- Will my dog require any preparations for his boarding stay? We will want to make sure your dog is up to date on his core vaccinations, both for his own sake and for the sake of our other guests. We may also recommend a vaccination against Bordetella ("kennel cough") to protect against this highly communicable respiratory ailment. If your dog has special needs of any kind, tell us about them so we can accommodate him. Please reserve your boarding stay as far in advance as possible to ensure availability.
Ask Your Veterinarian About Dog Boarding in Scarsdale
As you can see, veterinary dog boarding makes a lot of sense -- and you get to learn more from your Scarsdale veterinarian at Central Animal Hospital. Call 914-723-1250 today to ask about our dog boarding services!