Pet Boarding

Pet Boarding in Christiansburg When you’re traveling and your pet needs a safe place to stay, Town & Country Veterinary Clinic is here for you! We provide comprehensive pet boarding services, complete with 24-hour surveillance from highly-trained staff and veterinarians. Some of the boarding amenities which set our animal hospital apart from other local boarding facilities include:
  • Separate boarding areas for dogs and cats
  • Administration of any medications that your pet regularly takes
  • Pick up and drop off times available outside regular hospital hours
  • Evening frozen treats for dogs and catnip for cats
  • Option of additional playtime throughout the day, depending on your pet’s activity level and exercise needs
    • This time can also be used for walking, brushing, or cuddling
  • Bathing and grooming services available for guests
  • Staff and doctors on site overnight
  • Veterinarian-supervised
  • Leash walks given 4x daily in our outdoor run and grassy area behind the hospital
  • Soft music to evoke a peaceful atmosphere for all guests
  • Purina Gastroenteric Diet (EN) food provided
    • Except in cases where pets are on special diets, owners are asked to provide food
  • Fortiflora administration
    • A pet probiotic is given to guests to help prevent stress-related stomach upset which often occurs when pets are in an unfamiliar setting
Our team makes every effort to ensure that your pet is comfortable and happy at our animal hospital. To make sure that nothing important is misplaced, we ask that you do not bring personal effects, such as toys or blankets, from home, allowing us to provide for your pet’s needs. Please note that our boarding facility books up quickly during peak travel times around holidays and in the summer. Be sure to inform us of your travel plans as early as possible so that we can make sure your pet’s reservation is set. Contact us for scheduling!

Vaccine and Preventative Requirements for Boarding Guests 

The kennels are all air-conditioned, heated, and well-ventilated to keep your pet healthy. All pets are required to be current on all vaccinations while boarding. The kennel facilities are cleaned several times daily with safe disinfectants.

Cats

  • FVRCP
  • Rabies
  • Intestinal parasite exam (every 6 months)
  • Appropriate flea/tick preventative 

Dogs

  • DHLPP
  • Bordetella (injectable, intranasal)
  • Rabies
  • Influenza
  • Intestinal parasite exam (every 6 months)
  • Appropriate flea/tick preventive
However, boarding a pet comes with some inherent health risks. Just like a child going to school, your pet will be in close contact with other animals and could get sick. Kennel cough is the most common respiratory infection that dogs may contract while boarding. Cats can contract respiratory tract infections as well. Similar to the human cold, kennel cough can cause coughing and discharge from the eyes and nose. Most dogs and cats require no treatment for kennel cough, but some may need antibiotics or cough suppressants. Please call the clinic should your pet exhibit any of these clinical signs after boarding. Stress-related stomach/bowel problems, such as vomiting and diarrhea, are very common in a boarding pet. Whether due to stress, diet change, or a combination of both, some pets may exhibit these signs during or after being boarded. While most dogs and cats do not require any specific treatment and symptoms should resolve quickly on their own, please contact the clinic if you are concerned about your pet.