At Germantown Parkway Animal Hospital we understand how stressful it can be to find a great place to leave your pet while you're away. This is especially true if your dog or cat is unwell, recovering from an accident or surgery, or is elderly and requires extra care, but that's where medical boarding comes in.
Medical Pet Boarding
Medical pet boarding is similar to normal pet boarding with an added perk. Medical pet boarding comes with the supervision of a vet and their staff.
Pets That Require Medical Boarding
The three types of pets that are highly recommended for medical pet boarding are pets with pre-existing conditions, extremely young pets, and senior pets.
Medical boarding is for pets that may need extra care or those with existing medical conditions. A pet sitter or normal boarding facility may not be trained in the proper way to administer medications, especially if it involves needles. This is a major benefit of medical boarding vs standard boarding - medical boarding facility staff are trained professionals able to understand your pet's medical history, administer medications, and adjust doses if there are issues. They also know what symptoms to watch for based on your pet's medical condition/history.
General Requirements for Medical Pet Boarding
Most regular pet boarding requires that the pet being boarded is vaccinated with a list of required vaccines. They will also state whether or not you are allowed to bring toys, bedding, or food for your pet. With most medical boarding the rule still holds for the vaccination requirement but double-check with them to see what their policy for vaccination is for pets being medically boarded.
While locations may allow toys and bedding from home for pets under normal boarding circumstances they may or may not allow it for the pet that is being medically boarded, for the reason of keeping the environment hygienic. Double-check the specifics of the policies on medical boarding at your chosen boarding facility.
You will be expected to bring any medication your pets are currently prescribed. It is often recommended that you bring your pet's own food, especially if it is a diet prescribed by your vet.
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