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    What to think about when planning to board a dog?

    Articlegeneral dog adviceThursday 14 July 2011

    If you have decided to leave your dog in a boarding service while you are away on holidays this summer, you should plan it carefully so both you and your dog feel comfortable and while you enjoy your holidays, your dog will enjoy its staying at boarding facility.

    You should visit the centre before leaving your puppy all alone out there. A few things to consider are cleanliness, attentiveness to you and your dog, and the willingness to give you a tour. The kennel owners should be proud of their facility.

    Another thing you should remember about is vaccinations certificate. Vaccine requirements are another aspect of boarding and when making reservation you should ask about the kennel’s vaccination protocol. Boarding centres require all the vaccinations to be up-to-date so pets can have a safe and nice stay while their owners enjoy holidays.

    Boarding kennels worry about kennel cough, a highly contagious airborne bronchitis caused by an inflammation of the upper airway. Your dog may sound like it is honking, and try to vomit, producing a white, foamy phlegm. It is usually self-limiting, but can turn into pneumonia. If your pet exhibits loss of appetite, fever, lethargy or the coughing keeps you and your dog awake at night, contact your veterinarian.

    You can read more tips on leaving your dog in a kennel here.

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