As the holiday season approaches there are many things to consider when you are planning a vacation and considering various pet care options while you are gone. We both know that holiday traveling can be extremely stressful! Whether your family is traveling by plane, train or automobile, adding your pet as your passenger can make travel even more difficult. Therefore, if you are considering traveling without your furry friend you need to be prepared.
Here are a few things you need to know as you consider at-home professional pet care service or pet boarding, to ensure a happy and healthy pet during the holiday season!
Pet sitting and Boarding are two popular pet care options that owners consider while planning travel during the holidays. While both options share similarities there are many differences to consider before making a decision
Before siding with pet sitting or boarding consider your pet’s age and health, while the boarding experience may benefit pets in their early years with a lot of exercise and playtime as they get older their energy level may change and it may be better for them to be at home. If your pet is younger with more energy with few medical and or health issues and is healthy enough to divide attention among other animals, boarding may be an option for your pet care. However, if your dog is older or requires medical attention, in-home care may be the best fit older pets since this provides them the personalized attention.
As you decide whether boarding or pet sitting is best for you, you must estimate the time you intend to travel. Whether your trip is long or short, both of these options require mindful planning and preparation.When planning for your pet’s care during your vacation or holiday travel, the decision to place your pet(s) in boarding facility or hire a professional pet sitter is one that you should take careful consideration. In the end, the safety and welfare of your pet is what is most important.