Going on holiday without your dog can be a trying experience for both parties. It is especially stressful if you have chosen to board them in a kennel. Dogs see their owners as parents and find it difficult to act confidently without them, according to researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. But fear not, you can be with your dog, even while on holiday!
That sounds crazy, yes, but it is true—at least in part.
When your dog is unwell or is having treatment that requires a stay in a veterinary hospital, it can be a very upsetting thing to deal with. Although you know the dog will be well looked after, it's still easy to spend a lot of time worrying about them.
It's stressful for your dog, too. They don't really understand what's happening, and the anxiety of being away from home can be quite severe.