If you’ve never had to be separated from your pet for long periods of time before, you may be wondering whether veterinary boarding makes sense, what it involves or how to go about it. Your friends at Montrose Veterinary Clinic are happy to shed light on this important subject. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions — and answers — regarding our veterinary pet boarding in Montrose.
Questions and Answers About Pet Boarding
- Why do pets need more than an occasional feeding-time visit? Most pets thrive on the constant company of humans and/or other animals. A pet who feels abandoned may experience significant anxiety, possibly acting out with inappropriate elimination, property destruction, and other misbehaviors.
- What kinds of amenities do you offer at your animal hospital’s boarding facility? We can make sure your pet continues to enjoy his familiar, regular meals while offering him a clean, comfortable space of his own. We can also provide your pet with daily exercise, mental stimulation, and human affection. You’re welcome to request two 15-minute play sessions as part of your pet’s boarding stay.
- How is dog boarding different from cat boarding? Dog boarding tends to be a more open, social environment that suits these naturally rambunctious animals. In contrast, cat boarding emphasizes a calm, quiet, peaceful environment for our more sensitive feline guests. That’s why we are careful to attend to the separate needs of each kind of animal at our boarding center.
- Can I schedule bathing services as part of my pet’s boarding stay? One nice fringe benefit of boarding your pet at Montrose Veterinary Clinic is the ability to schedule bathing services at the same time. Let us bath, brush out, trim nails, express anal glands and generally make your pet as clean (and healthy) as possible.
- Will my pet need additional vaccinations before being boarded? Your pet might need booster shots for any vaccinations that are due to be updated. We may also ant to vaccinate your pet against highly communicable diseases such as a kennel cough. This helps to protect all our guests so we can offer a safe, healthy boarding environment.
Requirements for Pet Boarding at Montrose Veterinary Clinic
- If your pet is taking any medications, please bring those with you in the original, clearly labeled containers.
- If your pet has special dietary requirements, please bring enough food for the duration of their stay. We recommend always bringing your pets normal diet from home while staying to avoid GI upset.
- We provide bedding and bowls, any items from home need to be clearly labeled.
- Please make arrangements to drop-off/pick-up Monday – Friday between 7:30am – 5:30pm and Saturday between 8:30am – 12:30pm. WE ARE NOT OPEN FOR PICK-UP OR DROP OFF OUTSIDE OF OUR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. Holiday hours may vary, so please make sure to ask our staff about holiday hours. Please be prepared to spend 2-5 minutes filling out our boarding forms at arrival.
- We do not offer 24/hr care or supervision for boarding pets. Our staff will come in after hours to walk, feed and medicate your furry friend.
We strive to keep our hospital a safe place for all pets. We, therefore, require the following services before dropping off:
- Dogs: DHPP Vaccine, Leptospirosis Vaccine, Bordetella Vaccine, Canine Influenza Vaccine, and Rabies Vaccine
- Cats: FVRCP Vaccine and Rabies Vaccine
***If your pet is showing any signs of illness prior to boarding, we may ask that you make boarding arrangements with a 24 hour care facility that offers boarding such as Sunset Animal Hospital at 713-526-5881 or Westbury Animal Hospital at 713-723-3666.***
Call Your Montrose Veterinarian Today!
We’d be delighted to provide your best friend with a safe, happy, healthy “vacation” of his own while you’re on holiday, attending a conference, undergoing surgery or otherwise engaged. But don’t put the arrangements off until the last minute — call (713) 524-3814 today to learn more from your Montrose veterinarian and set up a boarding stay! We look forward to meeting with you!