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How can you find pet day care?

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To find a good pet day care, ask your veterinarian or trainer for recommendations. If that does not help, ask friends or family members who own pets, or search online or in the phone book, and evaluate local businesses.

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A safe option is using a pet day care recommended by veterinarians or dog trainers because those people usually hear from many clients and other professionals. You should still evaluate the business carefully to make sure it is a good fit for your pet, and keep in mind that some pets do poorly at day care. They may cope better with a pet sitter or dog walker visiting them at home.

To select a day care, visit it in person, and look at the number of pets to make sure the day care is not overcrowded and that plenty of staff members are available. The facility should be clean and pets evaluated for potential behavioral issues before being accepted. Make sure you are allowed to visit your pet whenever you wish, even if you do not give prior notice. If visits are restricted, the business might have something to hide. Make sure all pets are required to be vaccinated to prevent the spread of disease.

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