• Make sure that their vaccinations are up to date and double check with your kennels if there are any specific vaccinations that they require, such as the Kennel Cough vaccine. Often boarding kennels need proof of vaccinations, so don’t forget their vaccine books! We can also provide you with a vaccination certificate if needed.
  • Protect your pet from parasites by ensuring they are dewormed and have tick and flea control ahead of time.
  • Provide your kennels with any special information relating to your pet, such as any noise phobias, medical conditions, special diets or medication that they require, as well as emergency contact numbers. Enquire in reception for our useful handout for house sitters and kennels which detail contact numbers and special requirements.
  • Pack something special for your pet to help comfort them and reduce their stress, such as a familiar smelling toy or blanket.
  • Confirm that your contact details on your pet’s tag and microchip ID are correct and relevant.



  • In addition to the points above, help your pet get used to travelling by taking them for short car trips of increasing length so that they can become accustomed to travelling.
  • Feel free to chat to one of the vets if your pet needs medication to help with motion sickness or to help keep them calm for the trip. It also helps to feed them a light meal 3 – 4 hours before starting your trip.
  • Frequent stops should be made along the journey to allow them to stretch their legs, have some water and a toilet stop.
  • Remember to adequately prepare for your pet, by not only ensuring their food, bowls, bedding, leashes and toys are packed, but also by making sure that you have an adequate supply of their medication for the entire length of your holiday stay, if required.

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  • For those pets staying at home, jot down their daily routine, feeding & medication schedules as well as any emergency contact details for their house sitter. Enquire in reception for our handout to help with capturing all of these important details.
  • Double check that the property is secure and that there are no escape routes or potential hazards left lying

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