Category Archives: Pet Travel & Boarding

Fall Fun For Your Pet

Fall fun for your pet can include great pet exercise and outdoor pet fun!

We love the autumn season. Cooler weather, beautiful fall foliage, apples, pumpkins and Halloween. What’s not to love? This year, why not include your pet in many of the festive fall activities you yourself love to do. It’s a matter of getting creative and thinking outside the box, and at West Park Animal Hospital, we’re here to help you do just that!

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On the Road Again? Bring Your Pet to See the Veterinarian Before Traveling

veterinarian before travling According to a study by AAA and Best Western International, more than 50% of U.S. pet owners bring their pets along when they travel. And who can blame them? Our pets are part of our families, and it’s hard to imagine leaving them behind while we are off having adventures.

To help your trip go as smoothly as possible, it’s important to prepare ahead of time for your pet’s comfort and safety. Bringing your pet in to see the veterinarian before traveling is an important part of that pre-trip checklist.

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Room at the Inn: Holiday Pet Boarding

Dog maltese sitting in a car and looking through windowThe countdown has officially begun! We’re just weeks away from Thanksgiving and Christmas. Whether you’re hosting a big gathering or leaving town to visit family, your pet is probably wondering, “What about me?”

Certainly, pets make the holidays more memorable, but sometimes, it’s just not practical (or in their best interests) to spend every moment together. That’s why West Park Animal Hospital offers holiday pet boarding!

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Travel with a Pet? You Bet!

WestPark_iStock_000086744259_LargeNowadays, it’s not only common to see people on vacation with their pets, it’s quite trendy. From posh resorts to outdoor adventures, there are plenty of options if you want to travel with a pet!

However, there are some serious things to consider before em”bark”ing on your next vacation. The most important factors deal with the health and safety of your four-legged pal.   Continue reading

Rolling Out The Welcome Mat: Preparing For Pet Boarding

WestPark_iStock_000008982783_LargeYour long overdue and much-anticipated trip to Fiji (it’s OK to dream) is closing in and your to-list is growing by frightening degrees. Traveling – and all the requisite preparations – can be stressful and your ever-loving and intuitive pet may pick up on your anxiety.

Where will your pet stay while you’re away? With us, of course! West Park Animal Hospital is thrilled to host your pet, and the following outlines what you need to know about pet boarding. Continue reading

Traveling With Your Pet

iStock_000014720976_LargeSummer is an excellent time of year to take a family vacation, and those road trips can make for an incredibly fun time. Traveling with your pet, however, requires a little extra planning in order to make sure that both your family and pet are safe and have a great time.

So before you head off into the wild blue yonder, consider the following tips for traveling with your pet…

Safety First

To help prevent serious summer emergencies with your pet, make sure that your pet is wearing his or her collar and ID tags, and is microchipped for an extra layer of security. Not only can losing your pet pose a serious emergency situation, but also your pet may get injured while lost. Having your pet’s identity immediately accessible to a vet or good samaritan could go a long way in keeping your pet safe. Continue reading

Secrets to Successful Pet Boarding

Terrier Dog in SuitcaseWhen you have a pet, there is going to be a time when you cannot take him or her with you on a vacation or business trip. While letting your pet stay at home with a pet sitter might seem like a grand idea, it isn’t always ideal. Instead, why not make arrangements to board your pet with us?

At West Park Animal Hospital, we welcome cats, dogs, and pocket pets into our pet boarding facility, year-round. We love our guests, and do our best to make sure that they are happy and healthy while in our care. But before you hit the road or take to the skies, we hope Continue reading