Safe & Reliable Care
We know that it can be a difficult prospect to have to leave your pet, especially when that pet is recovering from a serious illness or surgical procedure.
We want to give you as much peace of mind as possible at Pfennig Lane Animal Hospital. We offer full-service medical boarding for cats and dogs who require medication or specialized care.
You can depend on our experienced team to provide your pet with a safe, comfortable home away from home while they relax and recover.
Boarding: A Typical Day
Medical Boarding for Dogs
Dogs spend most of their time in private, climate-controlled kennels with soft, clean bedding.
Medication will be administered according to your stated specifications, to ensure their routine is as similar as possible to their time at home.
Throughout their stay, each patient's medical conditions, as well as signs of anxiety, fear, or stress, are constantly monitored. Any concerns will be addressed by our veterinarian.
Dogs will also get short walks courtesy of our staff, to enjoy the fresh air and an opportunity to go to the bathroom.
Medical Boarding for Cats
In a discussion with you, we will take note of any specifications or requirements your cat may have. We strive to make the transition from their normal routine at home to their stay with us as smooth as possible.
During your cat's time with us, we will feed and administer medication as specified by you, so that their routine closely mimics their time at home.
Our staff interacts with the cats daily, providing play, snuggles, pets, and enrichment activities. We check, clean, and disinfect litter boxes periodically and throughout the day.
FAQs About Medical Boarding for Pets
Pfennig Lane Animal Hospital is a huge animal lover! Our team enjoys providing medical boarding services to recovering pets as well as providing them with the love and attention they require and deserve.
Read our FAQ for answers to common questions get about medical boarding for cats and dogs at our hospital.
If you have any further questions about medical boarding in the Pflugerville area, please contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
We offer all the services your pet might need for a recuperative, safe, and enjoyable stay at our hospital, including the following amenities and services:
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Individual space for each pet
- Privacy/hideaway spaces
- A separate boarding area for cats
- Special diet accommodations
- 24/7 monitoring
Privacy hideaways or curtains give dogs the solitude they need as they recover, and they'll enjoy the accompanying music and enrichment.
Our cat boarding area is separate from the dogs, and each cat has special padding and blankets to relax on, along with calming music, privacy curtains, hiding spots, and separate sleeping and litter box areas.
- Is my pet supervised during their stay?
Do not fret, your pet will be supervised by our professional team of veterinarians and support staff. During your pet's stay with us, they will consult with you on your pet's schedule, administer any required medicine and monitor them closely.
If necessary, we will contact you regarding any concerning changes in medical condition.
- How much does medical pet boarding cost?
Fees for medical boarding of dogs and cats vary by duration of stay, special medical requirements, and your pet's size. However, our pricing is both competitive and affordable. Please feel free to contact us if you would like a quote.
- When should I drop off and pick up my pet?
Pets should be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours (between 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday). We recommend reserving a spot in advance.
If you want the best chance for a spot, we advise that you contact us 2-3 weeks before the desired start date to ensure a spot will be available.
Please prepare to spend at least 10 minutes at our animal hospital during drop off as you will need to complete a boarding consent form for your pet's boarding session.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Food: We provide food for pets staying with us. However, please feel free to bring enough of your pet's regular food to last the duration of the stay.
Medication: If your pet takes any medication, bring it along for our staff to administer.
Toys: If your pet has a special toy or two, bring them along.
- What is the process for administering medication?
During your pet's stay, a qualified vet technician will administer medication based on the dosage and schedule you specified during check-in.
- Can I get updates about my pet during their stay?
Yes, do not hesitate to contact us during your pet's stay for any updates. Rest assured, though, that if there is any problem, we will contact you promptly for information or updates about your pet's condition.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Every animal is special. To prepare for your pet's potential stay with us, we will take the following measures to make sure that we can provide for their unique needs.
Step 1: Contact us to get started
Call us to book a spot and go over any important details about our services and your pet's needs. A member of our team will be happy to organize the booking with you.
Please note that pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and parasite prevention medications. They must be free of fleas, ticks, and parasites to stay at our facility. They also require a negative fecal test within the past 12 months.
Due to the nature of our accommodations, we also do not accept unaltered dogs. If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact the office directly.
Step 2: Set your pet up for success
When you drop off your pet with our team, there are a few things you can do beforehand to help ease the transition for your furry companion.
Make sure you spend extra time with them before dropping them off and give them some hearty exercise. This will help ensure that they are calm when they arrive. When you bring them into our hospital, stay calm, confident, and upbeat during the separation.
- What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?