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Boarding

A vacation for your pet! SylvaniaVET offers state-of-the-art accommodations for your pet while you are away.

The dog and cat boarding facilities are in completely separate parts of the building. Boarding dogs and cats never mix with hospital patients. The exception is a guest that requires medical attention while in our care. Pets with problems like kidney failure, diabetes, and seizures can be admitted as boarding medical care. These pets receive the same supervision as all of our medical-surgical patients. No other area boarding facility can provide this level of care. Extra fees may apply for boarding medical care.

All boarding guests and Never Home Alone pets must have a reservation, proof of current vaccines and a negative fecal. They also must be free of fleas and ticks.

Dog Boarding

IMG_3147Dog boarding has its own kitchen/food preparations area. We do not charge extra for feeding special diets or giving daily medications.

Each dog boarding guest has its own cubby for medications, treats and special diets. Dogs are all housed in an indoor run. They are not placed in a small cage. The boarding area has central air for the warm months and radiant heat floors during the cold months to increase comfort.

Our dog runs come in a variety of sizes to accommodate larger or multiple pets.

We offer:

  • Full (15sq. ft.)
  • Queen (20sq. ft.)
  • Super (28sq. ft.)
  • King (30sq. ft.)

We have a secure fenced-in out dooryard where the dogs are walked and played with at least 5 times a day. With someone in the building 24/7, they are constantly supervised. Dogs are walked in the evening at about 10:00 pm to try and match the last call trip outside before the family would go to bed.

Each animal is closely observed, petted and handled daily. We provide your pet with bedding, food and bowls. All bedding and dishes are washed and rinsed daily.

Boarding Optional Add-ons

Daily Spruce Up: Your pet will have their teeth brushed, eyes and ears cleaned, hear brushed, and receive a superficial massage.

Spa Time: Aquatic exercise conducted using our state of the art Hydrotherapy unit. An excellent option for high-energy dogs who may not be a good fit for doggie daycare. Your dog will safely expend extra energy using our aquatic treadmill. This service may also be conducted without water, according to the preference of your dog. This service is not for rehabilitative purposes. Available in 10 minute increments.

Doggie Daycare: A fun time of socialization and play for your dog! A typical day includes playing with other dogs, as well as toys and an agility hide-and-seek apparatus. The dogs are always supervised and get plenty of individual love and attention from our staff. For napes and private time, there are dog crates and comfortable beds. A completed daycare packet and interview are required.

1 on 1 Playtime:  Individual attention for your dog or cat! Your pet will have one of our Animal Caretaker's undivided attention as they spend time playing in our Doggie Daycare facility after hours, time snuggling in their lodging area, or just sunbathing outside. A great way to help keep your pet from missing home! Available in 20 minute increments.

Exit Bath: A refreshing bath given by the boarding staff prior to your pet's departure. Rates depend on size of the pet. 

Photo Messaging:  A photo of your pet(s) sent directly to your phone! First time boarding guests receive one free message during the first stay!

Additional Culinary Amenities

Scrambled Egg Breakfast:  Fluffy eggs supplied from local free range chickens, prepared fresh each morning for your dog! A delightful addition to their regular meal. 

Peanut Butter or Cheese Filled Kong:  A Kong toy stuffed with peanut butter, or cheese, tot help keep your best friend occupied.

Frosty Paws:  A frozen pet-friendly treat topped with a dog biscuit.

Pupsicle:  A refreshing, healthy, and sweet treat to help your hot dog to cool down. Strawberry banana flavor, made with human grade ingredients!

Daily treats - Kongs filled with peanut butter or canned cheese, frozen healthy snacks and others are available for purchase.

Yoghund:  A delicious frozen yogurt treat packed with over 5 billion probiotic bacteria to support GI health and hep prevent stress diarrhea. Available in Apple & Cheddar, or Peanut Butter & Banana.

Cat Boarding

IMG_3060Our cat boarding area is a “home away from home”.

We have everything needed to care for our feline boarders, including a kitchenette and cages for our guests with physical limitations. Each specially designed 72,000 cubic inch Cataminium offers a multi-level sleeping/exercise area with a window view. Each living space can accommodate up to 3 cats from the same family.

Each Cataminium has a separate ventilated compartment for the litter box so guests don’t have to sleep near their box.

The window view from each Cataminium features our butterfly/bird garden. This is a great and necessary form of enrichment that lessens the stress for our boarding guests. Each cat is weighed, lightly brushed and given free individual roaming time outside of their Cataminium. Cats are interacted with on a daily basis by our staff. Litter boxes are changed whenever found dirty, and all food and water dishes are washed and rinsed each day. There is no extra charge for feeding special diets and giving medication to our guests.

Odor and disease control are particularly important at SylvaniaVET. Our specially designed HVAC system features up to 12 air replacement exchanges per hour. A sophisticated heat exchanger system recovers 75% of the heated or cooled air so we are also environmentally friendly as well. Kennel air is passed through two HEPA filters for disease control and two charcoal filters for odor control.

More Information and Services

All overnight boarding pets receive a complimentary professional exam by our Registered Veterinary Technicians. Our boarders are fed Hill's Science Diet Sensitive Stomach food.  However, we can feed any diet that you provide. We suggest you provide controlled portions so we feed an amount your pet is accustomed too. This can be the measuring cup use, or individual serving bags. Special diets and/or medications are given at no extra charge when provided by the owner. If you have any other special needs or requests please ask when you call for reservations.

In addition to overnight boarding we offer our Never Home Alone program. This is our “pet sitting” service, ideal for families that have a puppy or kitten that shouldn’t be home alone all day. Other reasons to use this service may be an adult dog with too much energy to be quiet all day, pets with separation anxiety, older dogs that just can’t go all day anymore without making a mistake, post-surgical cases and frequent dose medical care. We will feed the pet, give it a mid-day snack, take it outside, administer medications if necessary, and give it attention and exercise. Never Home Alone offers a special daily rate for up to a 10 hour stay.

Should any medical care be necessary, it will be given at the owner’s expense. Every effort will be made to contact the owner before any treatment is started. For this reason it is important to leave emergency contact information with our staff.

It is not unusual for boarding to fill up months in advance during peak periods, so make sure you call for reservations as early as possible.

Stop in anytime the hospital is open and have a look around. We are so proud of our facility and the staff that we are willing to give you a tour anytime.

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