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Many pet owners struggle to find options for dependable care for their dogs and cats when they have to go out of town. At Smithers Animal Hospital, we have the perfect solution for pet parents who prefer having veterinary supervision to ensure a healthy, happy, comfortable stay.

We offer dogs and cats indoor, climate-controlled boarding kennels in separate areas so that all visitors have a pleasant, stress-free stay. Our kennels can support large dogs as well as small dogs, and owners are welcome to bring along beds, blankets, and treats to make your pet feel more at home although we have everything that they will need on hand. Our caring staff members spend lots of quality time with each pet and take dogs on walks in our large fenced yard three times a day. Each boarding cat gets its own kitty condo with a perch ledge.

Because a sudden change in diet can cause digestive upset, we provide all guests with Purina EN that is nutritionally balanced food for sensitive stomachs, unless you bring your pet’s own food from home. We also administer medications and special diets when needed. Our staff monitors the appetite and urination/bowel movements of each canine and feline guest, and our veterinarian will be alerted if any problems are noted.

After an extended stay, to ensure that your pet goes home fresh and clean, we recommend a bath. We offer separate routine bathing services that you may want to take advantage of while your pet is staying with us. We also can provide therapeutic bathing, nail trims, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression. Please let us know if you care to have your pet bathed when you make your boarding reservation.

If you live in the West Fork area and you need boarding services that you can trust, give us a call for more information, or come by and check us out. We recommend making reservations in advance, especially during the holidays and peak vacation times. All boarders are required to be up to date on their shots and parasite free. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours.