During the holiday season, there are so many events to plan and attend that it’s easy to get wrapped up in the stress of the season. Pets are not immune to holiday stress either. In fact, some pets may feel more anxious during the holidays, because it means more visitors in the home and less time with their owners around.
Most cats and dogs have a set routine, and when that gets shaken up during the holidays, it can cause them anxiety, which may lead to poor behaviors like chewing up shoes, refusing food during feeding time, or even running away from home. Therefore, choosing to board your pet for a few days when holiday events are in full swing may be in his or her best interest—and it can spare you from a lot of stress as well. Here’s a look at why you might consider boarding your pet for the holidays.
You are planning to travel or attend multiple holiday events.
It only makes sense to board your pets if you are traveling during the holiday season, since you will want to know they will be safe and cared for while you’re away. However, even if you’re not leaving town, it might make sense to board your cat or dog if you have a full schedule of holiday events that will keep you away from the house.
You are hosting guests at home.
While some pets are thrilled to have visitors around to give them some extra attention, other pets do not do well in large crowds. Plus, having a dog or cat underfoot when you’re hosting a dinner party at home can lead to several hazards, such as injuries and accidental ingestion of harmful foods from the holiday table.
For the peace of mind that your pet is enjoying the holidays as much as you are, visit Kingsland Blvd Animal Clinic to review our boarding options. Book your holiday boarding stays early, though, as most facilities fill up fast for this busy season! Call us today at (281) 578-1506.