Preparing for boarding your pet

Provision for animal comfort:
1. Temperature control: The kennel should be able to maintain temperatures within healthful, comfortable limits for your pets.  If you have an older pet, or a pet that requires warmer or cooler accommodations than are normally provided, determine if special arrangements can be made.
2. Protection from the elements: Exercise areas should provide shelter from wind, rain, snow and direct sunlight.
3. Ventilation: Good ventilation (no drafts) helps minimize the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses.
4. Light: Lighting should be at comfortable levels during the day.
5. <a href="">Bedding</a>: Find out what arrangements are made for pet bedding. Some kennels provide resting platforms, bedding or newspaper.  Others require that you bring bedding from home. Check if there are any restrictions on owner-provided bedding (wicker beds and feather pillows, for example, may not be accepted).
6. Sleeping Quarters: As you know from observing your pet, most of his or her time is spent resting or sleeping. Your kennel should provide a place for this purpose (a primary enclosure). It should be clean and dry, and roomy enough for your pet to stand up comfortably, turn around easily, and stretch out.

Posted: September 14, 2008 at 7:59 PM | Tagged as: Other Pet News
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