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Posted on 06-11-2013
If you cannot take your dog with you on that upcoming vacation, business trip or family reunion, you may wonder whether you should simply board your pet at a kennel or take the extra measure of leaving him at our veterinary boarding facility. Kennel personnel surely know what they are doing, right? In fact, many of them do -- but the primary difference in standard dog boarding versus veterinary boarding is the level of health and wellness care available.
A standard kennel will provide your dog with a comfortable place to rest and regular meals, but if your pet requires more than that, a veterinary clinic may be a safer and more appropriate setting for them. Some animals have health conditions that require special diets or regular doses of medication, and these are best prescribed and administered by a Veterinarian. Some kennels have a referral relationship with a local veterinary clinic, but what happens when a sudden emergency strikes? If your dog has a stroke or goes into diabetic shock, for instance, every second is critical. In these situations, it is good to have access to a veterinarian, but it is much better to actually be one! Our staff is trained to notice even subtle signs of trouble, responding immediately with diagnostic tests and necessary treatments.
Another advantage to choosing a veterinary clinic for dog boarding is the fact that you can have a variety of wellness services taken care of during your pet's stay -- something a kennel is not likely to offer. While our Sarasota veterinary clinic requires that your pet be up to date on its vaccinations and pest preventatives before entering the boarding facility, we are happy to deal with other issues such as dental work or even spaying and neutering.
Contact Bee Ridge Veterinary Clinic today to sign your dog up for boarding. We will treat him as if he were our own!
Does your pet have special boarding needs? What are they?
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