3. Prepare Your Pet
Even if everything checks out, your pet may experience separation anxiety while you’re away. To help mitigate this, McElman suggests sending along something that smells like you – a blanket, article of clothing or soft toy from home. It also helps if kennel staff know your animal’s routine: when they most like to be fed, for instance, and whether they’re comfortable being held or patted. This should help tide Fluffy or Fide over until you’re reunited.