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What Are the Must Haves for Pet Daycare?

May 1 2023

Let’s be honest: as much as we love our pets, not all of us want to spend every waking moment with them. Whether it’s because we’re working long hours or just want some time to ourselves, there are times when we can’t be home with our furry friends. That’s where pet daycare comes in.

And choosing a quality pet daycare facility is key. Read on as a Rialto, CA vet talks about pet daycare and how to choose a reputable facility that’s right for you.

What Is Pet Daycare?

Pet daycare is a service that allows you to drop off your pet for an extended period of time. This can be anywhere from a few hours to several days, depending on the facility’s policy and your needs.

Many of the facilities will provide you with a schedule of when your pet will be fed and walked, as well as any other services they offer. Some facilities will also take care of your pet’s grooming needs.

Things to Look For When Choosing a Pet Daycare

Does the staff have access to pet first aid training and certification?

  • Are there any requirements for staff training or certification, such as having a degree in animal science, veterinary medicine, or another relevant field? 
  • How much experience does your daycare provider have with dogs who are similar to yours (for example, if you have a small dog with special needs)?

How old is the facility?

You want to make sure that the facility you choose has been in business for a while. Older facilities are more likely to be well established, with a reputation and history of providing great service. They also have a good reputation in the community and are likely accredited by an outside agency.

Is there a vet onsite or nearby?

When choosing a pet daycare, it’s important to know whether there’s a vet onsite or nearby. If there is one, then your dog or cat can receive immediate medical attention if needed. If not, then you need to make sure that the facility has an agreement with another local vet who can come in and help out if something happens.

Are there any restrictions on bringing your pet to daycare?

If there’s anything about their health condition that could affect other pets’ safety while they’re playing together at daycare (e.g., heartworm), then make sure they know about it beforehand. 

If you have more questions or wish to take a tour of our pet daycare facilities, please don’t hesitate to call us, your local Rialto, CA vet, anytime!

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