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Dog Kennels Versus Traveling With Your Dog

Bringing a dog into your home instantly changes your life for the better. It gives your whole life a new sense of structure. Suddenly you’re more active than ever before. You’re outside at least once every hour, you’re indoors wrestling on all fours with your pup, and the next relaxing dog-walk is never more than a few hours away. You take note of every nearby park and suddenly have an extensive knowledge of your neighborhood’s quiet pathways and hiking spots. If you have a social dog, any stranger who is a fellow dog-owner is never a stranger for long, because within seconds of approaching each other on the street your dogs will be greeting and nuzzling each other to their heart’s content.

It doesn’t take long for you and your pet to feel attached at the hip. But sometimes you need to leave your dog behind. You might not want to, but if you’re embarking on long-distance travel or multiple flights, it might be the best option. Not just for you, but for your dog.

Travel is even stressful for humans. If it’s not stressful, it is because of rigorous planning, a high threshold for stress, and the fact that most modern conveniences are designed to keep humans safe. With that in mind, imagine the stresses that might plague a dog when they travel into uncharted territory, when they’re in an airport, on a plane, or in the back of a mysterious moving vehicle!

The pet cargo hold of a plane is not an enjoyable place for many dogs, despite the fact that they’re both pressure and temperature controlled. The logistics of flying with your pet also require more planning and vigilance than some people are prepared to tackle.

Commuting by vehicle might be the more ideal option, but many dogs are prone to motion sickness and may show signs of high stress if they have never been in a vehicle. You could spend hours and hours in your car with a dog who won’t stop whining. They might even make a mess of the back seat!

Before you consider putting your pet into a plane’s cargo, why not consider leaving your dog under the care of the professional dog boarding facilitators at Shuswap Pet Resort?

Some pet owners have an aversion to the idea of dropping their dog off a kennel for a weekend. However, a night or two at a kennel can be a great experience for a dog. At Shuswap Pet Resort your dog is assigned to a compatible caregiver who makes it their mission to conform themselves to your dog’s routines—and not the other way around! They will care for your dog, take them for walks, and play with them!

At the end of the day, all we want is to make your dog comfortable. When your dog is in good hands, we know you’ll feel more comfortable too. You’ll be able to enjoy your vacation. When you come back, your dog will be healthy, refreshed, and overjoyed to see your face.

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