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Holidays - Be prepared - Tsawwassen Animal Hospital

Holidays – Be prepared

Be Prepared when going on holidys

We would all love to take our pets with us when we go on holidays, but sometimes it is just not possible. Many people opt for a pet sitter or a family member to stay with their pets. This is a great way to leave your pet, they are still going to miss you but they will be home and secure. Before you leave, make sure your pet sitter has:

Pet Health Care Information:

Your pet sitter should have all necessary information from you regarding the care of your pet. Ensure the sitter pays close attention to details specific to your pet’s care, especially medical requirements, or basic instructions such as feeding schedules, favourite toys and activities, etc.

Pet Identification information:

Sometimes our pets will get out of the yard or lost on a walk, Make sure your pet sitter has your pet’s Tattoo number and /or phone number of the microchip company.  A tag with your pet’s name and your phone number is also a good idea.

Emergency contacts:

Always leave a phone number at which your pet sitter can reach you in case of emergency. Also the phone number of your pet’s veterinarian.

Emergency Plan:

We all have accidents, including your pet! Ensure that your pet sitter knows beforehand where to take your pet in case of emergency, address and phone number, know where to go after hours as well. For your convenience we have an AUTHORIZATION TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TREATMENT form which you can download from this newsletter. Filled it out and bring it to the clinic before you leave or give it to your pet sitter. We also recommend the Animal Emergency Clinic at 4th and Fir in Vancouver (604) 734-5104 or the animal Emergency clinic of the Fraser Valley (Langley) (604) 514-1711.

Be prepared and have a nice holiday.


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