SMALL Pet BOARDING

Health and Hygiene

Vaccinations

It is highly recommended that you have your rabbit vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. Both these diseases are typically fatal and responsible for regrettable plagues in the wild rabbit populations in the UK. It is also recommended that you have your rabbit vaccinated against fly strike in the spring ready for the summer months.

All small furry pets are checked that they are clean under neigh, having a pet with faeces stuck to the fur can attract lots of flies and risk your pet catching fly strike.  Please do not be offended If I need to clean your pet before placing in a hutch on arrival.

Small pets are checked through out their board for matted fur or for faeces stuck to the fur.

Nails are also clipped during the board if needed or you may find this a difficult task and always ask me if you need help with these matters, I'm happy to show you.

Cage Cleaning

All of the small pet runs are swept out every evening ready for the morning.  Depending on the size of your pet and how many cage friends are sharing will determine how much their hutches will be cleaned.

In any case they are cleaned out at least 3 times per week, everyday if your pet is large or shares with friends.

Between each pet stay the hutch is cleaned and disinfected and left overnight to dry out before the next guest stay.

All the hutches have plastic flooring with anti slip surfacing.

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PARASITES

Please ensure all your rabbits and guinea pigs are treated for parasites prior to boarding with spot-on parasite control.  You can either purchase from your local Vet, Pets stores or the internet.

Hay mites are highly transmissible amongst guinea pigs.

You can find hay mites in any hay.  

They can lay dormant in your hay bag.  Ensure that your hay is not left in damp areas and that you are not using a bag of hay which has been left opened for more than a month.  It is better to buy small and often rather than bulk buying.

Your guinea pig and Rabbit will be checked for mites on entry.  If your pet is showing signs of them, they will be isolated and treated for the duration of the board.

 

Mental stimulation

If your pet lives alone for what ever reason, may be just doesn't like other animals sharing the same space or has had a recent friend departure.  Your pet will be placed next to another animal, might be a different species or the same species.  I believe that all animals get lonely and bored and shouldn't be simply placed in a hutch and ignored.  

I don't always have the time to spend sitting with your pet so I always endeavour to allow your pet to have a different animal to either give that comfort or some entertainment to watch.

 

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I hold a 5 star home boarding licence, third party insured, Pet First Aid and CRB checked