How to look after my pet when I am not available or need to travel?

Pet Hotel Singapore

As pet owners, there will be some occasions when you need to travel or need to attend to some emergencies and there is no one to help you look after your pets. How are you going to ensure that your pets are eating well and in time? For dog owners, how are you going to walk your dogs to relieve themselves? Or ensure that your house is not in a mess when you are back home after a trip?

Your pets are not fully independent, regardless of age and capability. They need to be looked after well. Issues can get worse, if your pets are fussy or have separation anxiety. . They may be so used to human beings or specifically their owners, that they may become aggressive or display hostile behavior to other people.

Your solution is to seek for a pet sitter or simply check in your pet to a pet hotel or opt for pet boarding services.

Pet Hotel in Singapore

There are several standards of pet boarding from luxurious suites pr rooms(with very large air-conditioned living space, queen size bed, TV and an array of gourmet meals to choose from) to a tight cage with other pets. Some provide ‘spa’ treatments, swimming sessions and grooming services as well. And some come with nice views.

In Singapore, most of the pet hotels would insist on the dogs to have been vaccinated recently before they could be accepted. Some of the vaccinations required are against Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus. Proofs of the vaccinations have to be produced either in a vaccination card or a soft copy from the vet. They would also not accept dogs with signs of ticks and fleas otherwise they could opt for de-ticking services.

Managing Major Concerns

To manage separation anxiety of your dogs, a recommended way to cope is for the owners to leave items that the dog is familiar with such as their beddings, toys or chew objects and the items are not to be recently washed or treated. With the dog sense of smell as their way of interpreting their world, familiar smelly items would provide some comfort to the dog to alleviate their anxiety when there is a change of environment.

Your pet would likely get accustom to a certain diet or a certain brand and range of pet food. A change of pet food is to be done slowly with the mix of the new food gradually increase day by day or week by week. Staying in a hotel or boarding kennel would unlikely have the same range or brand of pet food. You could either have a pre-arrangement on this with the pet hotel for them to be available or provide the pet food at the start of the hotel stay.

Pet food provided must be labeled clearly and instructions to the pet hotel on the number of feeding times that the pet is use to, such as feeding the dog once in the evening or twice, once in the morning and the other time in the evening.

Pet hotel would likely charge the owners a service fee to obtain the same pet food if the pet food runs out.

Practical Considerations

Reservations of the hotel should be done early as some of the pet hotel may be full especially during holiday or festive seasons and your pet may miss to board.

Some other considerations of the pet hotels are:

– Is the facility smell and look clean?
– Is the staff knowledgeable and caring?
– Can they schedule the dog for an exercise or short walk each day?
– Are the cats housed away from the dogs?
– Is there enough space for the cats to roam around?
– Are there veterinary services available?
– How are the rates calculated?

At Zipper Pet Services, we endeavor to work with the most appropriate pet hotel or boarding service provider according to your requirements and care for your pets. We are strict with them and will address any issues faced. We have a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee scheme. We would investigate if we are informed of the issues and resolved them.

Contact us and be assured of an enriching partnership.

Testimonials

I asked the concierge for help in getting a 14-day home stay pet sitting. They got me a package, which includes 2-way trip and a bath for my dog.. It was just what I needed and I am also thankful for a friend who recommended me to Zippy Pet Services. 
Johnny Tan

I had an eight-day pet hotel stay for my Chow Chow. It was great and a relief to me. They provided a air condition individual dog-house with , 2 way transport and even a micro-bubble spa. My dog seem to be extra happy when I came back from my trip. 
Marilyn Guo

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Although Zippy Pet Services is quite new in the market but their network is really great. I had a grooming package for my Shih Tzu and they did a great job in the haircut including cutting of nails (which I hate), cleaning of ears and others. I was impressed by the dog groomer. 
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