The Wonderful World Of Pets

5 Common Myths About Pet Boarding

by Samuel Sullivan

If you want to take a vacation soon, you might be wondering what to do with your pet. After all, taking your furry family member on a plane or car ride can be quite hectic. That is why many people choose to board their pets when they go out of town. However, you might have heard some myths about pet boarding that are making you reluctant about this option.

Here are some common myths about pet boarding that you shouldn't believe.

Your Pet Will Sit in a Cage 24/7

This is one of the most common worries people have when boarding their pets. They assume that their pet will stay in a cage the whole time. Fortunately, this is not true. Staff members will let the pets out several times a day to exercise and socialize.

Your Pet Will Get Homesick 

Although your pet will miss you while you are away, it will not necessarily get homesick and suffer. At a pet boarding facility, your furry family member will stay busy with different activities, so time will fly by.

Your Pet Will Get Physically Ill

Pet boarding facilities often house several pets at one time, so you may worry that your dog or cat will catch a virus. However, reputable boarding facilities require pets to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, staff members frequently clean and disinfect the premises to reduce the spread of bacteria. 

Fights Are Common

The last thing you want is for your precious pet to get hurt in a fight at boarding facility. Fortunately, these facilities monitor their boarders frequently and prevent fights before they happen. Many facilities also do not accept aggressive breeds, so you do not have to worry about your pet's safety.

Your Pet Will Not Get Any Attention

Pets thrive off love and attention. You may be concerned that your pet will not receive enough attention at a boarding facility. However, reputable pet boarding facilities make it a priority to spend ample time with each pet. Staff members will spend a lot of time interacting with your pet, helping it feel comfortable and loved. 

Now you know that there are many misconceptions about pet boarding facilities. If you plan to take a trip soon, you should contact a local pet boarding facility as soon as possible. Many boarding facilities will let you take a tour before placing your pet with them. 

Fo more information, contact a local pet boarding facility.