Are you planning to travel soon? Whether you’re going to visit friends and family, moving, or traveling for work, you may want to take your canine buddy with you. However, in many cases, you’re really much better off boarding your pet. A Scottsdale, AZ vet lists some reasons why in this article.

Tummy Troubles

Did you know that sometimes drinking strange water can give dogs upset stomachs? That’s one reason that vets sometimes advise bringing water from home, and mixing it with the ‘new’ water over a few days. You don’t want your pup making a mess in a hotel or someone’s home!

Strange Area

One thing we can say for sure about our canine pals: they love to explore. This can be a good thing. Fido’s love of sniffing grass does help get his human pals outdoors and keep them active. However, if your pet slips away in a strange area, you’re going to have a very scary situation on your hands. Dogs can get lost very, very quickly in unfamiliar surroundings!

New House, New Rules

The world is filled with different people. Unfortunately, not everyone shares our opinion about dogs, which is that they are of course wonderful gifts. Fido may not be allowed on the couch at your host’s. Or, one of your hosts may be allergic to him. There’s also a possibility that someone could give your canine friend something that isn’t safe for him. Grapes, for instance, are extremely toxic to dogs. Even eating one can cause organ failure in some pooches. Boarding your four-legged friend may help you avoid awkward—and potentially dangerous—situations.


When you board your pup, you won’t have to worry about your furry pal eating our plants, digging up our garden, or chewing up our shoes. We’re prepared! Your hosts, on the other hand, may not be.


Many people stay quite busy when they’re away from home. You don’t want your furry bff moping around a strange place all day. If you bring Fido to us, he’ll have his own doggy agenda, which will be packed with things like cold treats, playtime, and even swimming. Most importantly, you’ll be able to relax, knowing that your beloved pet is safe and sound!

As your Scottsdale, AZ vet clinic, we are dedicated to helping our community through this difficult year. Contact us anytime!