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Sometimes you have some things that you and your family need to do. On occasion this involves a trip that your cat or dog cannot accompany you on. In cases like this, you should know that you have some options.

The first option that tends to come to mind is to have a friend or neighbor come by your home a few times a day to take care of your pet. People also think about leaving their dog or cat with a friend. While these options may seem like the easiest way to go about things, they may not be the best. Leaving your pet home alone for most of the day can make him or her lonely. Your sudden absence can have a large effect on your pet, boring him or her, and possibly leading to a depression if you are gone for long enough. Because of this you may think that it is better to leave your pet with a friend. This gives your pet the company that he or she craves while you are gone. However, this may still be the wrong choice. If there is an emergency while you are gone, your friend will have to take your pet to the veterinarian. In this case, the friend may not know the medical history of your pet, or where to get it. This could cause some fairly large problems.

Another option to consider when you go on your trips is to board your pet at a veterinary clinic. Your pet will have the company of the clinic staff to keep him or her happy. If your pet is on any medications, the knowledgeable clinic staff can administer them as often as is necessary. This can be a great help that your friend or neighbor may or may not know how to do. If there is ever any kind of emergency with your pet while you are gone, he or she will already be at a veterinary clinic. This means that there is no lost time in transportation. Also, the clinic will have your pet's entire medical history on record. This will be a great help in that the veterinarian will know what he or she can and cannot do or give to your pet.

It is always very important to do what is best for your pet. The better you take care of your pet, the longer he or she will be around to bring joy into your life. If you would like more information about boarding your cat or dog, please contact your local New York Veterinarian Clinic by clicking here .

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