5. Pack Dog Food & Emergency Contact Info
Sometimes, an abrupt change in diet that comes with putting your dog in a kennel can upset your pet and even cause colitis, an inflammation of the colon and rectum, so why not bring your own dog food? "It's something you don't want to panic when you see it but you do want to understand it," Dr. Werber says. Prepare daily portions of your dog's food in small bags or a small container and label it with the appropriate serving size.
It's also important to give the boarding facility contact information for your veterinarian, yourself and perhaps even a friend or family member that will be in the area during your dog's stay in case an emergency should occur.