Whether you’re hitting the road with your favorite quadruped or plan on boarding your pet this spring while you travel, here are a few things to put on your to-do list before you leave:
- Make sure vaccinations are current. Interstate and international travel may mean your pet will need health certificates, and these require up-to-date vaccinations, as do most boarding facilities, including ours. Our SBPH veterinarian can issue health certificates if you need them, but you should call well in advance of travel.
- Like most kennels, we also ask that pets be parasite-free. This not only includes fleas but can also mean a recent negative fecal test for worms. Proof of parasite testing may also be necessary to obtain a health certificate, depending on where you’re going.
- When on the road, please secure your animal companion safely with a safe, crash-tested dog seat belt or carrier. Any carrier should be secured in the backseat with a seat belt. Having your pet in your lap or in a place where they can access you while you’re driving is dangerous for both of you.
And one more word of advice: if you’re planning to board with us, reservations for Spring Break are already starting to fill up, so call as soon as your plans are set. We offer clean, comfy, veterinarian-supervised accommodations with plenty of one-on-one attention and playtime for your pet.
To book your pet’s boarding reservation or to make an appointment for vaccinations and health certificates, call us at (650) 583-5039.
SBPH is celebrating the day by inviting you to show us your puppies! Just look for the National Puppy Day post on Facebook on March 23rd and then post a pic of your favorite puppy in the comments. We can’t wait to see all your way-too-cute canines!