Pet Boarding in Farmers Branch, TX

Pet Boarding in Farmers Branch, TX at Summertree Animal & Bird Clinic

We are happy to offer boarding for our established clients and can board a variety of species. Due to limited space we require reservations in advance. In emergency situations or when a need arises without notice, we will work with our clients to ensure their pet(s) can be cared or offer alternative solutions if needed.

We require annual exams to maintain the veterinarian-client-patient relationship. This allows us to be sure we know your pet’s health status before staying with us. We also require vaccinations, as applicable, and specific testing to ensure your pet is protected and free of zoonotic diseases that could pose a threat to other boarders or our staff.  All of our boarding patients are monitored by our trained and knowledgeable veterinary staff. We can medicate your pet(s) during their stay if needed and can monitor for any changes or concerns.

Our tanks, cages, foods, and other items may not be available for boarding use if there are hospitalized or sick patients that require accommodation. In order to ensure your pet(s) is comfortable while they are here, we need our clients to provide the items below for their pet’s stay with us. If there is a concern or something you cannot provide, please discuss this with us when scheduling your pet’s boarding stay. This will allow us an opportunity to work with you on recommendations or needs before your pet arrives to board with us. Our foremost concern is always the pet’s wellbeing and safety.

Boarding Requirements for Reptiles/Turtles

A comprehensive physical exam by one of our veterinarians within the last 12 months. A negative intestinal parasite screen within the last 12 months. All pets must be current on requirements prior to boarding.

A tank suitable for the size of the patient. Tank must be in good condition with a lid that can be secured or fit well. Heat lamps and UVA/UVB lamps are to be provided to ensure that patient receives adequate warmth and UV exposure.  Any vitamins, supplements, or medications must be in their original packaging and labeled with the pet’s information. We will not accept items in secondary containers or not labeled properly for safety reasons. Proper amount of food for the duration of patient stay. We do have a refrigerator and freezer to store fresh foods, if needed. If the pet requires fresh foods (i.e. live insects, fresh fruits or vegetables) and will be boarded for an extended period of time, we can obtain fresh items as needed. The cost of these items will be added to their stay with us. There may be other fees for obtaining foods if they are not easily found.

Boarding Requirements for Birds

A comprehensive physical exam by one of our veterinarians within the last 12 months. A negative Chlamydophila, Avian Profile & Bile Acid (for birds over 70 grams) and a negative intestinal parasite screen within the last 12 months. A negative Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease (PBFD) on file required for African Greys, Eclectus, Cockatoos, and Lovebirds. All pets must be current on requirements prior to boarding.

Birds staying more than 2 days with us will need something to keep them entertained so at least 1 toy needs to be provided. We have a minimal selection available in the clinic. If a toy is not provided, one will be chosen from what we have available, that is appropriate for the bird and the cost will be added to their stay.

Proper amount of food for the duration of patient stay. Any meat items must be cooked thoroughly. We do have a refrigerator and freezer to store fresh foods, if needed. If the pet requires fresh foods and will be boarded for an extended period of time, we can obtain fresh items as needed. The cost of these items will be added to their stay with us. There may be other fees for obtaining foods if they are not easily found. Any vitamins, supplements, or medications must be in their original packaging and labeled with the pet’s information. We will not accept items in secondary containers or not labeled properly for safety reasons.

Boarding Requirements for Small Mammals

A comprehensive physical exam by one of our veterinarians within the last 12 months. A negative intestinal parasite screen within the last 12 months. **Ferrets must be current on Rabies and Distemper vaccines unless medically contraindicated. All pets must be current on requirements prior to boarding.

A cage suitable for the pet’s size must be provided. The cage must be in good condition and able to keep the pet safely contained and unable to escape. For safety reason, we cannot accept play pens or cages with no top or in poor condition. Toys and other enrichment items are highly encouraged to keep your pet occupied and happy.

Proper amount of bedding and food for the duration of patient stay. Any meat items must be cooked thoroughly. We do have a refrigerator and freezer to store fresh foods, if needed. If the pet requires fresh foods and will be boarded for an extended period of time, we can obtain fresh items as needed. The cost of these items will be added to their stay with us. There may be other fees for obtaining foods if they are not easily found. Any vitamins, supplements, or medications must be in their original packaging and labeled with the pet’s information. We will not accept items in secondary containers or not labeled properly for safety reasons.

Boarding Requirements for Dogs

A comprehensive physical exam by one of our veterinarians within the last 12 months. A negative intestinal parasite screen within the last 6 months. Dogs must be current on all vaccinations, as medically indicated – Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella, Influenza, and Leptospirosis. All pets must be current on requirements prior to boarding.

Proper amount of food for the duration of patient stay. Any meat items must be cooked thoroughly. We do have a refrigerator and freezer to store fresh foods, if needed. If the pet requires fresh foods and will be boarded for an extended period of time, we can obtain fresh items as needed. The cost of these items will be added to their stay with us. There may be other fees for obtaining foods if they are not easily found. Any vitamins, supplements, or medications must be in their original packaging and labeled with the pet’s information. We will not accept items in secondary containers or not labeled properly for safety reasons.

Boarding Requirements for Cats

A comprehensive physical exam by one of our veterinarians within the last 12 months. A negative intestinal parasite screen within the last 12 months. Cats must be current on Rabies and FVRCP vaccines, as medically indicated, and have a negative FIV/FeLV test on file. All pets must be current on requirements prior to boarding.

Proper amount of food for the duration of patient stay. Any meat items must be cooked thoroughly. We do have a refrigerator and freezer to store fresh foods, if needed. If the pet requires fresh foods and will be boarded for an extended period of time, we can obtain fresh items as needed. The cost of these items will be added to their stay with us. There may be other fees for obtaining foods if they are not easily found. Any vitamins, supplements, or medications must be in their original packaging and labeled with the pet’s information. We will not accept items in secondary containers or not labeled properly for safety reasons.

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