When you are planning a trip, whether it is a vacation or a business trip, you want to be sure that your dog is taken care of. Knowing that your dog is in good hands will help you relax so that you can enjoy your trip. You can hire someone to go to your home to feed and walk your dog; however, bringing them to the Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit in Reynoldsburg boarding facility is the better option. There are several benefits to boarding your pet.
- Constant care
- Daily playtime and socialization with other dogs and the staff
- Medical care
- Scheduled meal times
If you are planning to board your dog while your trip, you should know what to expect when you get him home. You may notice some changes in your pet that could worry you if you don't understand why these changes are occurring.
When your dog comes home, they might act a bit strange at first. Your dog might be clingy and follow you around everywhere which is normal. They missed you while you were gone and they are going to want to stay close so that you don't leave again. This should only last a day or two. When the old routine is reestablished, they will start acting like their old self again.
Changes in Appetite
When your dog gets home, they may eat more than usual. This doesn't mean that they weren’t fed well at the boarding facility. Many dogs get separation anxiety which can cause a decrease in appetite. If your dog was stressed out at the boarding facility and they didn't eat well, they are going to get their appetite back when they see you again. Shortly after you come home, they will start eating normally again.
Changes in Sleeping Habits
It is not uncommon for your dog to want to sleep a lot when you get home. It can be difficult for a dog to get a good night's sleep in unfamiliar surroundings. The noise from the other dogs can also make it difficult for your dog to sleep. Most boarding facilities give dogs plenty of time for exercise either indoors or outdoors so your dog may be worn out by the time you come home. When you bring your dog home, they may want to catch up on their sleep.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you are planning a trip and you want to board your dog, you should contact Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit in Reynoldsburg. We offer dog boarding as well as doggie daycare. When you board your dog with us, he will have so much fun that he will feel as though he is on vacation as well. Also, you will have peace of mind that he is happy and healthy when he is in our hands. This will allow you to relax and enjoy your trip. You can call us at 614-866-2290 to schedule an appointment today!