Ever notice how excited your dog is to see you when you come home? Now imagine if your dog’s entire day was that exciting and fun to them, that is one of the many joys of doggy day care! Encouraging supervised pack style play for our furry four legged friends, doggy day care allows your pet to receive exercise, relieves separation anxiety and promotes healthy activity encourage healthy social interaction. From puppyhood to seniors, most doggy day cares are made to accommodate every age and stage of life from the time a puppy is fully vaccinated and spayed/neutered. Much like a child based day care, many facilities offer snack time and nap time to ensure that your pet is allowed a break during their very busy day. Vaccine requirements vary depending on the facility and you should always discuss any additional recommended vaccinations with your veterinarian in order to keep your dog happy and healthy during their play days at doggy day care. Numerous doggy day care parents report that their dog is more relaxed at home on days following doggy day care and are excited to return again another day. For dogs whose parents work long hours, doggy day care relieves their parents’ worry that their pet has been stuck inside all day while they have been gone or that their dog may be destroying objects within their home environment due to boredom. We encourage dog owners to compare local doggy day care centers and whenever possible to visit the facility to ask questions about their quality of care, staff and other dogs in their program prior to their dog’s first visit.
Feel comfortable where your best friend may be spending an exciting day. Look for supervision, cleanliness, play toys and doggy gyms, at how large the play areas are and if they are indoor and outdoor safe of objects.
Ask us at Animal Central about how you can improve your dog’s day with doggy day care or visit our website for more information at: http://www.animalcentral.net/petServices.php
Dr. George Stroberg, DVM and Staff