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Q: Leaving a pet with your vet vs a pet hotel

February 21, 2009 | By lori l. | 12 answers | Expired: 2021 days ago

lori l.

Do you think it is better to leave your dog with its own vet or in a dog hotel?

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Chipshotken
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Feb 21, 2009

My wife used to try to figure out what to do with our dog when we went on vacations. I think she called and went to visit several places before she ever made up her mind and since places vary so much, that is probably a good idea to do wherever you live before you decide that one is better than another.

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Lisa S.
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Feb 21, 2009

I think it would be helpful to research all facilities near you and then make a decision. (This includes actually visiting the facility - asking a lot of questions, seeing where your animal will stay - etc. I have had good results with both. I also learned that you can't assume that one facility is better than another based on simply being more expensive. (At one point I lived in a large city, chose a boarding kennel, and learned this the hard way.) I would make sure it was acceptable to call/check on your pets and that they will notify you in any type of emergency. As someone already mentioned – I think the most ideal situation (for me) is having someone stay in my home/pet sitting. This allows my pets to stay where they are familiar/happy and the pet sitter can help them with their established routines.

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Monica B.
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Feb 25, 2009

My vet has a separate kennel and I prefer to leave them there. That way, if anything happens (god forbid), the vets already know their background and have their medical records. I also know and like everyone at my vets office so it gives me a little piece of mind.

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