What Is Pet Day Care?

Many people shudder at the thought of leaving their animals home alone. Like children, pets require love and attention during the day as well as at night. From this fundamental belief was founded the idea of pet day care. At day care your pet will be fed, groomed, trained and played with any time you are not available to do so.

Pet day care can be divided into two categories: boarding services and actual day care. Boarding services can be found for animals from hamsters to horses, and are particularly useful if an owner is going to be away overnight or for an extended period of time and has no one to care for their pet in their home, or if an owner has insufficient space for the care of a large animal (this is very common in the case of horses). The pet will be given their own sleeping space, feeding dishes and toys, and will be cared for daily as if they were home. Time is allotted for daily grooming, training, exercise and play.

Day care is available for pets whose owners wish to drop them off in the morning and pick them up in the evening after working hours. Again, bedding, toys and feeding bowls are often provided. While facilities of this type can be found for most small animals, dogs are the main focus, and many more facilities for them can be found than for others. At doggy day care, dogs are cared for by a staff of trained professionals, educated in dog behavior, safety and health management. They are groomed and provided training by an experienced trainer according to their level of knowledge.

In most facilities dogs are separated into groups according to both age and size. As the equipment for small dogs is inadequate for large ones, while large equipment may overwhelm a small dog, this is very important for a pet's well being. The division is usually made at twenty five pounds. Puppies have their own separate area, where they are played with, taught basic training and, just like a young child, are "potty trained" (housebroken). Plenty of personal attention is given, with time allotted for play and naps.

Another trend that is currently sweeping the nation is pet spas. These generally cater only to smaller animals. Here animals are groomed, exercised and pampered in the same manner as humans visiting a spa; their ears, teeth, nails and hair will be cared for, and they will be walked, played with, massaged (if the facility has the appropriately trained staff) and cared for. These services, again, can be found for most small animals, such as dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs, and may be purchased on a daily basis or for extended periods of time (overnight stays are available in spas with boarding facilities). A variation on this theme is offered in do-it-yourself pet spas, where owners are encouraged to groom their pet themselves, furthering the bond between pet and human. The spa will provide the appropriate space, as well as a wash basin, shampoo, nail clippers and other grooming equipment. Pet spas can be a wonderful treat for all animals.


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