Do you love your pet such that you can’t leave him behind when travelling? You are lucky as there are many motels that allow pets. If this is the first time that you are travelling with your pet, here is what you should expect:
Where the Dog Stays
Pet friendly motels have small cages where your pet will stay. If your dog is crate-trained, he will find it very comfortable to live in the motel; however, if he isn’t, he might be anxious and find it hard to accustom to the new place. Before you book the motel you should take a tour of the facility and ensure that it’s neat, odorless and well organized.
If you don’t want your pet to stay in a small cage you should find a facility that offers upscale boarding. Such a facility usually has a small room with dog beds and toys that give the dog the impression that he is still at home. If your dog has arthritis, you should ensure that the room is large enough for him to walk around.
Walking the Dog
Most motels will allow you to walk the dog twice a day for just a few minutes at a time. Before you book a motel ensure that you understand the number of times that you are allowed to walk the dog. If you want your dog to get more exercises you should ask if there is a fenced area where the dog can roam a bit.
While many pet friendly motels will cook pet foods, the food may not be the regular food for your pet. Since a change in diet can lead to stress resulting to diarrhea and vomiting, it’s wise that you carry your own food.
You should note that many pets don’t eat well when boarding; therefore, you should always carry healthy food that will make the motel food more palatable. To protect your dog always let the boarding facility know the food that your pet can and can’t eat.
When the Pet Gets Sick
It’s common for pets to get sick. The cool thing is that many good motels regularly monitor them to ensure that they are well. You should note that it’s your responsibility to take care of the veterinary bills in the event your pet gets sick.
This is what you should expect when you visit a pet friendly motel. To have a great experience always do a thorough research and settle on the best motel in the area.