Boarding FAQs

If you've utilized dog boarding services, you may be nervous about leaving your furry companion in someone else's care. Here at Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN, we keep your dog healthy and happy while you're away. We recommend every pet owner to consider professionally boarding their dog before asking a friend or pet sitter to fill in.


What Are the Advantages of Professional Dog Boarding?

Left alone for more than a day at a time, your dog may hurt himself and your home. Experiencing high levels of stress causes dogs to go to the bathroom on furniture, vomit, and chew anything they can get their paws on. Hiring an unfamiliar dog sitter and dog walker may only spike your pet's anxiety. When you're traveling, you shouldn't have to worry about your dog's well-being. Bluegrass Animal Hospital keeps your dog comfortable and safe in spacious, noise-controlled kennels.

Do You Board Dogs Who Have Special Needs?

Yes. We have an experienced veterinary team capable of caring for pets with disabilities and require special medication. We keep a complete record of our guests' medical histories to ensure they receive proper care.

Will You Interact With My Dog?

Members of our veterinary staff make frequent rounds to check up on guests. Throughout the day, we observe your dog's condition and report any changes in their health to our veterinarians. We keep your pet happy and entertained with daily walks and dog toys.

How Do I Prepare My Pet for Boarding?

We provide low fat Gastrointestinal quality pet food for animals with unique dietary needs. Water and bedding are also provided. If your dog eats only a specific brand of food, we recommend bringing enough cans to last for his or her stay at Bluegrass Animal Hospital.

Is There a Veterinarian On-Call for Emergencies?

If your dog is in distress, we have a veterinarian on-call 365 days per year to handle any emergencies. A member of our staff will contact you immediately if your dog requires unexpected medical care. We will do our best to consult with you before medical services are performed.

Dog Boarding Services in Knoxville, TN

Whether you plan to travel for leisure or work, your dog should be in safe hands. Bluegrass Animal Hospital serves pet owners in Knoxville, TN, and surrounding areas who want trustworthy, high-quality boarding services for their canine companions. To learn more about dog boarding or to schedule an appointment, call our animal hospital at (865) 694-8387.

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7:30 am-5:30 pm


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