Not all daycares for pets are the same. While some are incredibly clean and orderly, others don’t have the necessary order or cleanliness that you want your pet to have. At Beech Lake Animal Hospital, we take pride in providing your pet with the care that it deserves. We believe that our pet daycare is a step above the rest so you can leave your dog or cat with us and not have to worry about its health and happiness. If you wonder what sets us apart, keep reading for five things you probably didn’t know about daycare for pets.
Daycare is not for teaching socialization
Many pet daycares will pitch their facility as a place for your pet to play and learn how to socialize. Although it is true that your pet will get to socialize with others that are just like it, daycare is not the place for them to learn these skills. Your pet should already know how to socialize with other animals before it goes to daycare. This way you won’t have to worry quite as much about your furry friend developing bad habits and bringing them home to you.
It’s not for every pet
Similar to people, pets have personalities, worries, and stresses. For some, daycare is one of these worries. If you have a dog or cat that has separation anxiety or stresses about social situations, then daycare might not be the best place for them to spend their days.
Not all pets are trained for daycare
We’ve all seen the child at the grocery store or another shop who has a hard time harassing what feels like a bottomless bottle of energy. Some dogs and cats are the same way. It’s not uncommon for owners to drop their pet at daycare without any training for proper function at daycare. While this might not cause any problems for the individual pet itself, this can lead to caregivers failing to provide the necessary attention to other animals as messes are cleaned up or contribute to the others who struggle with the overall experience, to begin with.
You don’t know if your pet is happy or not
When you’re not with your pet all day, it’s hard to gauge how they’re feeling each day. If you’re taking your pet to a daycare facility each day, it’s important to pay attention to how they react when you let them know it’s time to go. Cats and dogs are very intuitive and will let you know how they feel about the experience with their behavior.
There’s an increased chance of illness
Just like with sending your kids to school, your pet will be exposed to more contagions at daycare than it would at home. Most daycares for pets require that all attendees get vaccinated beforehand. However, this is not always the case. It’s important to know the standards that are set by a daycare so that you’re aware of the risks that you assume for your pet when taking it to daycare.
Learn more from Beech Lake Animal Hospital
If you’re concerned about daycare for pets in the community, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Beech Lake Animal Hospital. We provide daycare and boarding for pets in a clean and safe environment that’s meant to help them feel at home. We care deeply for your pets and want to make sure that they’re given the necessary care and attention that they deserve. Learn more about our available services by calling 731-967-0090 or sending us a message using our contact form. We want to provide the best care for your best friend.