4 Ways Dog Boarding Facilities Help Care For Your Dog During Pet Wellness Month

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October is Pet Wellness Month! We know that Pet Wellness is top of mind for every pet parent, which is why it’s one of our priorities too. Dog boarding facilities like Fon Jon Pet Care provide top-quality dog care services designed to help keep your dog healthy and happy. Keep reading to find out how we can work with you to make your sure dog is at his best not just in October, but all year round!

Dog Grooming

When the seasons change, it’s time for grooming! Many breeds begin shedding more heavily during this transitional period. 

A bath and Furmination can go a long way in making sure your pup is ready to take on fall weather! It may also be time for a nail trim to keep your dog’s nails from becoming too long and causing pain or injury.

Fall grooming is essential for keeping your dog happy and comfortable as the weather cools down. Dog boarding facilities like Fon Jon Pet Care offer bathing and other grooming options that can help you get your dog ready for fall!

Exercise and Movement

Exercise and movement are two crucial components of your pet’s wellness. Activities in the form of daily walks, playing fetch, and puzzle play time make sure that your pup is getting mental and physical exercise. You don’t have to do these exact activities, but it’s important to get some movement and mental enrichment into your dog’s daily routine to keep him healthy and happy.

Although we’d all love to dedicate all of our time to our wonderful dogs, this isn’t always possible. We all have a variety of responsibilities to keep us busy, which is why it’s great that dog boarding facilities like Fon Jon Pet Care can help you provide your dog with the exercise and mental enrichment he needs with daycare services.

He’ll play with other dogs and our pet technicians, and experience new things that will leave you with a tired but happy dog when you pick him up at the end of the day! You’ll probably see an improvement in his behavior at home as well because he won’t have so much excess energy to get out in destructive ways.


In addition to exercise and movement, dog daycare helps keep your dog healthy with plenty of socialization. We know our fur babies love spending time with us, but they also need to spend time with other dogs.

Playing and creating bonds with other dogs will help your dog become more confident and comfortable in social situations, whether that’s joining you on errands or accompanying you on a dog-friendly outing. At dog boarding facilities that offer daycare, your dog will play with other dogs and with staff as well, ensuring that he’s exposed to all kinds of new dogs and new people as well.

After enough time in daycare, we think you’ll notice a change for the better in your dog’s behavior when he’s out in social situations.

Regular Feeding Schedules & Nutritious Food

Just as important as exercise, grooming, and socialization, nutritious food and keeping a regular eating schedule will go a long way in keeping your pet healthy. Depending on your dog’s breed and his specific dietary sensitivities, he might require specific food for the maintenance of his wellness. 

In addition to making sure he’s getting the highest quality and most nutritious food, you must have a regular feeding schedule for your dog that you stick to. If it’s hard for you to stay on schedule due to work or other commitments, taking your dog to daycare at boarding facilities, like Fon Jon Pet Care, will make sure he gets fed at lunchtime or whatever time you may miss, keeping him on track, healthy, and happy!

If you’re in search of delicious, high-quality food for your dog, Fon Jon Pet Care is proud to be partnered with Inukshuk Professional Dog Food and Leo K9 Nutrition. Inukshuk is a dog food made with nutrient-dense formulas that are ideal for working dogs of any breed, such as mushers, K9 units, service dogs, and any other dogs and dog owners who require top-performance level nutrition. Nautica chicken-free dog food, from Leo K9 nutrition, is Deep Sea Herring food for dogs that contains absolutely no poultry, egg, beef, flax legumes, white potatoes, corn, wheat, soy, or gluten. It’s nutrient-dense and easily digestible because we know you want only the best for your dog!

Keep in mind that although both of these foods are healthy and high quality, you should always consult with your veterinarian before making changes to your dog’s diet.

Fon Jon Pet Care is Here to Help You Maintain Your Dog’s Wellness All Year Round!

October may be Pet Wellness Month, but it’s important to make choices to keep your dog healthy all year. Dog boarding facilities like our own can go a long way in helping you keep your pup healthy and happy in October, November, and beyond!

With grooming services, high-quality pet food, boarding, and daycare, we’re here to make taking care of your dog easier than ever! If you’re in the San Diego area and your dog isn’t currently registered with us, we welcome you to contact us or register online to take the first step toward pet wellness! 

You can also schedule an appointment to meet with us and get answers to any questions you may have about our services.

With more than 70 years of experience providing top-quality dog boarding, dog grooming, dog daycare, and dog training in San Diego County, we have what it takes to help you keep your pup healthy and happy!