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Shae Killey3 years ago

Sunshine Coast dog owners, don't leave your dog alone!

We all know the heart-breaking feeling of guilt as you reverse out of the driveway to the sight of a sad pup in the window. Unfortunately you can't pack them in your briefcase and bring them to work, so if you want to make sure your pup isn't bored all day, you should organise suitable care for them. If your friends aren't fond of the idea of letting your precious pup into their backyard, you can always enrol them in a Sunshine Coast doggy day care. Whether you're working extremely long hours or going overseas on a family holiday, it's important your dog gets the attention it needs while you're not around. Read on to see how you can ensure your pup's happiness while you're away.

Yes, your dog can get lonely

Does you pup yelp or howl as you walk out the front door? While all dogs are different, once you leave home for the day they can often suffer from loneliness, or even separation anxiety—where they can act out with some uncharacteristic behaviour. If you’ve noticed that your dog suffers from severe stress and anxiety when you leave the house, you should consider doggy day care.


Importance of socialisation

Dogs are extremely social animals and crave attention, every day. By leaving the house for work without a fellow pet to play with, you are depriving them of 8 to 12 hours of socialisation a day – and even longer when going on holiday. Socialisation is particularly important for dogs when they are pups, as this is when it has the biggest impact on their development. Giving the right amount of attention to your four-legged friend will help them become more confident and well-rounded.


Picking the right doggy day care

While every pet care centre on the Sunshine Coast might claim to be the best for your dog, there are a few things you might want to consider before placing your pet in their care:

– The centre should smell and look clean from top to bottom.
– Ask as many questions as possible, this is the best way to both get a feel for the people caring about your dog and find out more about the facility.
– Check online for reviews.
– Ensure that they go above and beyond. From dog walking through to grooming, you want make sure your pet is properly cared for while you’re not there.
– You should be allowed to tour the facility without reservations, during business hours.


Doggy day care near you

Purrfect Pet Care Sunshine Coast

Caring staff, Purrfect Pet Care Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast
Caring staff, Purrfect Pet Care Sunshine Coast – Sunshine Coast

If you’re looking for a pet care centre on the Sunshine Coast that ticks all the boxes for your pup, sign your dog up at Purrfect Pet Care Sunshine Coast. Located in Little Mountain, the team here has more than 25 years’ experience caring for animals and will make your dog feel like part of the family. Owned and operated by local animal lovers, the dogs here aren’t kennelled and will get plenty of exercise, cuddles and attention during their stay. If you want a stress-free, secure and affordable place for your dog to stay while you’re away, book a meet and greet at Purrfect Pet Care Sunshine Coast today.
Where: 4 Kingsview Court Little Mountain Sunshine Coast QLD


Need a vet?

Sunshine Coast Vets

Staff cuddling their customers, Sunshine Coast Vets - Sunshine Coast
Staff cuddling their customers, Sunshine Coast Vets – Sunshine Coast

If you’re leaving your furry best friend for an extended period of time, it’s important that they stay healthy while you’re gone. Known for their professional care and good old-fashioned service, Sunshine Coast Vets will use their expert knowledge combined with the latest veterinary equipment to ensure your pet gets the right treatment. Perhaps you’re worried your dog is showing excessive amounts of stress and anxiety when you leave for work? This could be a dependence issue. The friendly staff at Sunshine Coast Vets will be able to assess your dog’s wellbeing and give you some advice to help tackle these issues.
Where: 12 Memorial Ave Pomona Sunshine Coast QLD


If you’re going on a long holiday, you should consider consider cutting your dog’s nails beforehand. Click here for a guide to giving the perfect puppy pedicure.

Does your dog stress when you’re not around? Tell us what steps you are taking to make sure your dog’s cared for in the comments below!

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