Thanksgiving Preperation

The holidays are quickly approaching! As we prepare to travel to our families or prepare our homes for family to come to us, there are lots of things to consider. One is where will your pets be. Many families consider their pets to be part of their family but are they welcome at Thanksgiving dinner?

While traveling during the holidays there are many boarding facilities to choose from. In order to board your pet most boarding facilities require a current rabies, DHPP, bordatella, and flea/tick prevention. It is important to check with your boarding facility to see what is required prior to drop off. Comfort is also something to consider when boarding your pet. A new environment and new routine can be very stressful for your pet. We recommend brining a bed or blanket from home to help relief some stress. Mesa Veterinary Clinic does offer boarding and fills up fast. Please give us a call as soon as possible to make your pets reservations at 915-584-4491.

You may even have a pet sitter lined up. No matter if your sitter is new or old it is best to leave them with an instruction sheet to make sure there is no miscommunication. Make sure to include:

  • Your phone number
  • An alternate phone number
  • Emergency contact
  • Veterinary contact information (name, phone number, address)
  • How much and how often to give food and water
  • Medication instructions if needed

Pets who are allowed to join your family near the Thanksgiving table face a lot of dangerous temptations. One can be to run. Pets that are not used to having many people over at once can become very stressed. Sometimes it is best for them if you are able to keep them in a quitter room with less people. Scrap food is number one Thanksgiving hazard. Stay strong and don’t give into those sad eyes. Being a sucker to please your pet can have you both wind up at the vet for expensive emergency care.

To make your pets boarding reservations or to schedule an appointment give us a call at 915-584-4491.

By Monique Conway, Director of Public Contact 11/19/2014

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