Pet Boarding FAQs

Going out of town for a trip or vacation can be challenging for many pet owners who do not have anyone available to watch their pets. As a result, many pets stay at local pet boarding facilities with someone capable and trained to care for and keep your pets company while you are away. At Clay-Chalkville Animal Clinic, we have provided residents of Pinson, AL, with reliable pet boarding services for many years. Following are the answers to several questions we frequently receive regarding pet boarding. 

Pet Boarding FAQs

What are the benefits of pet boarding with a veterinarian?

It is always best to board your pet in an environment where they feel comfortable. Often, your pet is already comfortable with the veterinarian staff at your local animal clinic. Boarding your pet with your veterinarian is often safer, especially since if an emergency arises, the team already knows your pet’s health history and is trained to treat anything that may occur while you are away. 

What does pet boarding typically include? 

Pet boarding typically includes everything your pet needs during your absence. Our facility offers designated areas for dogs and cats to relax and play. Dogs receive several walks a day, and if your pet is social can meet and play with other animals at our facility. Additionally, your pet will be fed and loved, plus we will give it any medications it requires. Veterinary services are also available while you are gone, eliminating the need to make another trip for a wellness appointment. 

What should I bring with my pet? 

When packing for your pet to go to a boarding facility, it is essential to think about its daily routine and what it needs. For example, if your pet requires any special foods or medications, it is important to pack those with your pet. In addition, other comforts such as a blanket, toys, bowls, and other favorite items from home may also be brought to the facility during your pet’s stay with us. If unsure what to pack for your pet, give us a call, and we can help you make a list to ensure your pet has everything it needs. 

Let us take care of your pet while you are away

When planning a trip out of town, the animal care professionals at Clay-Chalkville Animal Clinic in Pinson, AL, are ready to assist you. We can provide your pet with everything it needs to be comfortable and feel loved while you are away. Call us today at (205) 681-1700 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. 

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