While You’re Away, Your Pets Will Play!

It’s that time of year again! While many are going up to the cottage or away on vacation, sometimes the fur family doesn’t get to come along. When you’re boarding your pet or having a pet sitter watch them here are a couple of things to consider.

Does your pet sitter know who your family veterinarian is?
It is so important that the person who is taking care of your family member knows who your regular veterinarian is AND knows your full name. Even if they don’t end up taking your pet to your regular clinic it can be very helpful to another clinic to get a quick history if your fur baby isn’t feeling well while you are away.

Is your pet sitter able to reach you?
Sometimes things don’t go according to plan when you are away. It’s always important that your pet sitter knows how to contact you in case any big decisions need to be of an emergency. If you aren’t reachable, make sure to provide your pet sitter with contact information for someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf.

Is your pet on any medications?
Now, this is the big one! Many pets are on various types of medications ranging from flea/tick and heartworm medications to antibiotics or thyroid pills, to life-saving medications like insulin or heart medication. It is CRITICAL that the person who is taking care of your pets knows how and when/when not to give these medications. For example:

If you follow these simple tips you should be able to enjoy your holiday in peace, knowing that your furry family members are safe and happy.

Written by Aurora Animal Clinic