Bryan Animal Clinic Answers Your Pet Boarding FAQ

Leaving a pet at a boarding facility when you must go out of town can be a cause for concern for pet owners. They want reliable care from a reputable facility that understands animals and can provide individual care for their pets’ needs. At Bryan Animal Clinic in Decatur, AL, we offer pet boarding and safe, compassionate pet care when you go out of town. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we receive about pet boarding:

Pet Boarding FAQs

What Should I Look for in a Pet Boarding Facility?

A boarding facility should be clean, well-organized, and well-lit. The intake and outtake procedures should be clear and organized to provide maximum safety. Sufficient staff should be on hand to care for the animals. Procedures for feeding, exercise, and administering medications if necessary should be clearly explained.

What Vaccinations Are Required to Board My Pet?

Both dogs and cats should receive their “core” vaccines to protect against illness. For dogs, this includes rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and adenovirus. Cats should receive rabies vaccine and immunization against panleukopenia, calicivirus, and rhinotracheitis. In addition to the “core” vaccines for dogs and cats, they should also receive Bordetella vaccines, as this disease is often a problem in group animal settings. Our veterinarian can advise you on other vaccines that may be recommended.

Do I Need a Reservation for Pet Boarding?

Reservations are required for your pet’s boarding stay. Because we have limited space, make your reservation as early as possible to ensure a place.

Should I Bring My Pet’s Food?

Because changes in food can cause digestive upsets, pet owners are encouraged to bring a sufficient amount of the pet’s usual food for the duration of the stay.

Who Looks after My Pet during Boarding?

Our trained staff sees that every animal that stays at our facility is properly fed, exercised, and interacted with. We monitor all of our guests closely to ensure a healthy and happy stay.

What if My Pet Becomes Ill during Boarding?

If at any time during a stay at our facility an animal shows signs of illness, our experienced staff will notify our veterinarian. You will be notified of the problem and appropriate treatment will be administered.

Choose Bryan Animal Clinic for Your Pet Boarding in Decatur, AL

Dr. Bryan and Dr. Greenbaum are dedicated to using their knowledge and experience to help our patients in Decatur, AL, enjoy good health at every stage of life. We offer many veterinary services, including boarding, vaccinations, diagnostics, surgery, dental care, microchipping, and grooming. Contact Bryan Animal Clinic today at 256-350-0311 for a reservation to have your pet safely boarded while you’re away.


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