Finding excellent care options for pets can be a challenge, especially when a pet needs special care. Capeway Veterinary Hospital recognizes the need for pet boarding options in our area and offers care options both for general boarders and those needing daily medications.
General Pet Boarding
Clients of Capeway Veterinary Hospital are welcomed to board their pets with us. Boarders are kept in the general population in the hospital so they are required to be up to date on all vaccinations and to have had a recent physical examination.
Our boarding dogs also have use of runs that are 3 by 10 feet in size and covered to protect the pets from heat.
Boarders are cared for by our veterinary technicians, and our veterinarians check in on them as well to watch for any health concerns or changes.
Cats can be kept in a separate room to avoid any stresses from sensing the presence of the other animals, and any animal that is showing signs of stress will be moved to a separate quiet room.
Medical Pet Boarding
Diabetic pets, aged pets, or pets with any medical conditions that do not require hospitalization but do require regular medical attention are also welcomed to board with us. With our trained veterinary technicians providing care and our veterinarians on hand should any complications arise, Capeway Veterinary Hospital is able to provide a safe boarding option when pet owners must be away from their needy pet.
Boarding Your Diabetic Cat or DogWhat you need to know:
All our diabetic patients require special care from our healthcare team. In order to provide your pet with the best care possible during their stay with us, all diabetic boarders must first meet requirements that we have determined. Boarding can be a stressful activity and can result in an increase in glucose levels, a decrease in appetite, vomiting or an increase in urine output beyond what is expected from diabetic patients.Current Veterinary Patients of Capeway Veterinary Hospital:
Capeway Veterinary Hospital’s managed diabetic pets will have their records assessed and the managing veterinarian will decide upon boarding status. We define well managed pets, as those who have had a glucose curve completed in the last 12 months and an examination performed by a staff veterinarian of Capeway Veterinary Hospital in the last 6 months. You must submit the Diabetic Boarding Summary, then a staff veterinarian will review your boarding request and if approved, the reservation will be made. Completing this form does NOT confirm your pet(s) reservation. If you have not heard from us in 48 hours, please contact us to check on the status of your reservation. All pets must be up to date on required vaccinations and first time boarders with Capeway Veterinary Hospital must have completed a trial board. All boarding patients are required to complete a Boarding Form once the reservation has been approved.Non-Patients of Capeway Veterinary Hospital:
All non-client diabetic boarding patients must have an examination performed by a Capeway Veterinary Hospital staff veterinarian in order to determine suitability to board. This examination is required within two weeks of the boarding date. Our standard examination fee and other charges will apply if any tests are necessary.
You must bring the following items to your pet’s exam:
- Proof of vaccinations – In order to protect the health of your pet and others in our care, we require that all boarding dogs have current rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccines, and cats have current rabies and DRC vaccines.
- Last 12 months of medical history which include doctor’s medical notes, any laboratory results including the last glucose curve or anything else that pertains to the patient’s past medical history we need to know about.
- A completed Diabetic Boarding Summary.
First time boarders of Capeway Veterinary Hospital must have completed a trail board. All boarding patients are required to complete a Boarding Form once the reservation has been approved.What is included in the Diabetic Boarding Fee?
Bedding, litter, Insulin administration, any additional administration of oral medications, bathroom breaks throughout the day, personal attention by our trained medical staff.
All Diabetic Boarders should bring their own food, insulin and syringes. Failure to do so will result in additional fees.
We always strive to provide the best care for the pets in our care. Because we are a veterinary hospital, you can have peace of mind knowing veterinary care is immediately available if your pet becomes stressed or ill for any reason. If your pet becomes ill, we would try to contact you, but we reserve the right to make medical decisions based on the best interest of the pet. During your pet’s stay, if your pet stops eating, hospitalization and therapy fees may apply. You will be responsible for the fees associated with this care.
If you have any questions about our boarding facility or the services we provide, please contact Capeway Veterinary Hospital’s helpful staff and doctors.