• Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Tel: 6243 3282
    Address:
    Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3165 Singapore 470740
    Opening Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm-5pm, 8pm-11pm
  • Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Tel: 6288 3929 (24 Hours)
    Address:
    1015 Upper Serangoon Road #01-00 Singapore 534753
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm- 8pm (Closed on Public Holidays)
  • The Animal Clinic
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6776 3450 / 6777 0273
    Address:
    Block 109 Clementi Street 11 #01-31 Singapore 120109
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9.30am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sat: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sun: 12noon to 4:30pm
  • Toa Payoh Vets
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6254 3326
    Emergency: 9668 6469
    Address:
    Block 1002, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-1477 Singapore 319074
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
    Sat, Sun, Public Holidays: 9am-5pm
  • Singapore Pet Cremation
    Singapore Pet Cremation
    Tel: 9665 1038
    Website:
    www.singaporepetcremation.com
    Opening Hours:
    24 hours

Travelling Abroad? Here are 5 Tips to Choosing a Pet Boarding House

Travelling Abroad? Here are 5 Tips to Choosing a Pet Boarding House


Travelling Abroad? Here are 5 Tips to Choosing a Pet Boarding House

Leaving your furkid behind or in the care of others can cause some anxiousness. While leaving it with your family or friends may ease your worries considerably, they may not always be available to care for your pet. Fortunately, with the availability of pet hotels or pet boarding facilities, you can leave your pet in good hands when you’re abroad

However, choosing the right pet boarding facility in Singapore requires careful evaluation. From touring the facility to reading the reviews, here are five things to take into consideration when searching for a pet boarding house.

Reviews and Recommendations Travelling Abroad? Here are 5 Tips to Choosing a Pet Boarding House

In addition to consulting pet parents and vets in Singapore for recommendations, reviews can be a helpful way of gathering feedback. While reviews may be genuine and give you an insight into the facility, it is also recommended to do some research on the pet boarding house.

Tour the Facilities Travelling Abroad? Here are 5 Tips to Choosing a Pet Boarding HouseSource: Sunny Heights

Before making your decision, do give the pet boarding place a visit. This gives you the opportunity to observe the venue and gauge its suitability for your pet. This includes taking into consideration the types of rooms, hygiene levels and more. Remember, the environment should be as comfortable and beneficial to your pet as possible. At the same time, take the chance to bring up any queries that you may have about the facility.

Staff Hours

It’s important that your furkid is always attended to, so it’ll be ideal should the establishments offer round-the-clock service. Additionally, it’s also essential to check on the availability of a veterinarian, to ensure that your pet has quick access to a vet in case of emergencies. While it is recommended to place your pet in an establishment that has an in-house vet, a vet that’s on-call round-the-clock should be sufficient as well.

Health and Behavioural Requirements

Pet boarding facilities in Singapore usually require its guests to adhere to a set of health regulations. For instance, pets are usually required to have had the latest vaccinations and should be on medication for ticks and fleas. This is important for all guests as it ensures that your pet is housed in a safe environment.

Behaviour-wise, potential guests shouldn’t be overly aggressive nor should they be prone to separation anxiety. Similarly, it is important for your desired pet boarding facility to hold the behavioural assessment for its guests, to ensure the safety of your pet.

Additional Services Travelling Abroad? Here are 5 Tips to Choosing a Pet Boarding House

Does the facility offer medication administration? Are surveillance services available? These services can make a huge difference, so do keep a lookout for them when searching for pet boarding hotels.

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