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Pampering your pet
Many people with busy schedules and prolonged hours at work seldom find the time or energy to spend with their pets. Many make use of spa and grooming services that offer playtimes and loads of attention. And if a trip abroad should beckon, kennels that tout themselves as “boutique pet hotels” can cater to a mascot’s needs while its owner is away.
Doggy daycare, referring to a short-term boarding kennel service, shares many similarities with regular daycare for children and fills a niche between multi-day kennel boarding and pet sitting, where the sitter comes to the pet’s home.
Pets also visit the spa
But in Panama the spa comes to you
Loneliness arising from physical inactivity and the absence of contact with other animals are factors that trigger negative behaviors in dogs and cats. To alleviate these concerns, pet spas were born as a viable alternative for busy owners and anxious animals.
Through massage, personalized bathrooms and general grooming, pet spas work to reduce animals’ levels of stress.
In Panama, Shower Dog offers canine cosmetic services at your door with dog grooming aboard their fleet of compact, fully-equipped trucks. It presents an ideal way to avoid traffic jams or having your pet caged for long periods of time while awaiting their turn.
Tel. 390-4396; Facebook.com/showerdog.panama
The majority of boarding kennels work to reduce the stress on the animal from being placed in an unfamiliar and most-likely crowded environment. Familiar objects, such as blankets and toys from home, are usually permitted. Similarly, many kennels nowadays offer grooming and training services in addition to boarding, with the idea being that the kennel can be the owner’s “one-stop shop,” making them a popular alternative to using a pet sitter.
A good environment
There are multiple environments and varieties of dog daycare service. For example, some facilities provide a cage-free environment where dogs play under the supervision of a trained staff member. One such place in Panama describes itself as the country’s “first boutique hotel for mascots.” The Pet Place Hotel in Bethania has become the top choice for discerning pet owners who make use of any number of their unique services. This includes an array of spa treatments such as massage, grooming, music therapy and even Reiki energy work, all of which can be combined with boarding for short- to long-term stays.
The Pet Place Hotel is open Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Contact Tel. 209-5770 or visit them online at Facebook.com/ThePetPlaceHotelPTY