Hank and Myrtle have seen many boarders coming and going this month!
Boarding at Mayfair Animal Hospital in Cary, North Carolina
Mayfair Animal Hospital offers a comfortable, climate-controlled facility for boarding of your dog or cat. The mission of our kennel team is to treat your beloved pet with the same loving care as they do their own pets.
For your pet’s protection all animals that board must be current on vaccinations and free of internal and external parasites. Dogs are required to be current on their distemper/parvo, rabies and bordetella vaccine as well as have had a negative fecal float examination within the 12 months prior to boarding. Cats are required to be current on their distemper and rabies vaccines. Both dogs and cats must have no evidence of fleas. If your pet received vaccines/medical care at another facility, please have the records forwarded to us prior to dropping off for boarding if possible. Our client services team would be happy to assist you in requesting your pet’s medical records from another facility. All medications to be administered to pets while boarding must be in the original packaging (i.e. prescription vial with appropriate label).
Boarding For Our Canine Guests
In our canine boarding facility, we offer a variety of individual kennels and runs for different sizes of dogs including extra-large runs for sibling pets to stay together. Our canine guests are given lots of love and attention and taken for walks at least three times daily in our spacious, fenced, outdoor play area.
Boarding For Our Feline Guests
In our feline lounge every cat is given their own private window with a comfortable bed and view of the outside including a bird feeder. To decrease stress for our cat boarders, the feline lounge is in an area separate from our canine boarders.
Have you ever taken an online test to determine your “Real Age?” If so, perhaps you’ve noticed that among all the questions about diet, exercise, and family health history, there are also questions about how often you visit your dentist and floss your teeth. That’s because healthy teeth and gums are essential for overall general wellbeing. This is true for our pets as well. For people, we know that gingivitis and periodontitis can increase the chance of dying by 23-46%, and may be associated with diseases such as Diabetes, heart disease and possibly even cancer. In fact, risk of premature death is twice as high in people under 50 years of age with advanced periodontal disease.
We do not yet have similar data for cats and dogs, but we do know from experience that maintaining a healthy mouth improves quality of life for our pets and strengthens the human/companion animal bond. (it’s difficult to get up close & personal with serious dog breath!)
Unfortunately, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease by the age of 3, and this will only worsen if effective preventive measures aren’t taken. Preventive care can help protect your pet and catch problems before they become more serious. This includes both home dental care and professional dental services. February is National Pet Dental Health Month and we will be providing a $25 discount on professional dental services throughout the month. Professional dental services at Mayfair Animal Hospital are performed under general anesthesia and include a thorough oral health evaluation, scaling and polishing the teeth, dental X-rays, and treatment of problems that are identified.
We will also be highlighting Pet Dental Health on Facebook, so make sure you check our page daily for more information on ways we can partner together to take care of your dog’s or cat’s pearly whites. If you will give us a call or stop by, we’d be happy to discuss options for home care as well.
While we will be talking more about dental health this month, the doctors and staff at Mayfair Animal Hospital understand that oral health care is a year-round, lifelong concern. It’s just one of the ways we want to work with you to make sure your pet lives a long and happy life!