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Pet Boarding at Kindness Animal Hospital

The veterinary team at Kindness Animal Hospital has pet boarding cape coral, fl | best pet boarding cape coral capabilities for pets right at our facility. This means, if you’re taking a vacation or traveling for business, you can rest assured that your friend has a safe place to stay in your absence. We gladly welcome dogs, cats, and exotic pets (birds, ferrets, hamsters, reptiles, etc.) to our boarding facility.


One of the Best Pet Boarding Facilities in Cape Coral, FL

We have created a boarding facility at our hospital for the purpose of putting boarding care into the hands of professionals. We are committed to ensuring that our boarding guests are safe, healthy, and well-cared-for at our facility. Our professional veterinary staff provides personalized attention to each of our boarding guests, and our doctors are available to look in on them to make sure they’re doing fine during their stay.

As one of our guests, your pet will:

  • Be hand-walked individually several times a day (dogs)
  • Receive catering to their individual needs
  • Have any necessary medical services administered, including medications, during their stay
  • Receive bathing and professional grooming before going home (optional)
  • Receive all meals (special diets from home are welcome)

Pet Boarding Requirements For Our Cape Coral Location

Prior to dropping your pet off, you must fill out a pet boarding estimate plan prior to dropping your pet off, which we will provide to you at the time of booking. All canine and feline boarding guests must be up-to-date on any required vaccinations. This includes rabies and FVRCP for cats and rabies, distemper, parvo, and Bordetella for dogs.

Pet Grooming in Cape Coral, FL

At our hospital, we also offer the option of pet grooming services cape coral from our highly experienced groomer. If your pet is in need of a brand new look, a bath, or just some freshening up, you’ve come to the right place. Our master pet groomer, who has more than 30 years of experience, can provide grooming care to all breeds of dogs! We invite you to explore our “Before and After” gallery for examples.

To learn about our boarding services, please, contact us to schedule your pet’s boarding stay as soon as possible. We book up fast and we want to make sure your best friend can be accommodated.

Kindness Animal Hospital Offers Laser Therapy Treatments for Pets

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Laser therapy has long been used in human medical treatments, and in recent years it has been introduced into veterinary care as well. This therapy option has been proven to relieve pain and discomfort, minimize swelling, and increase healing time in post-surgical or wound treatment applications. We often use laser therapy for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute & Chronic Pain
  • Back Injuries
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Inflammation & Edema
  • Wound Healing
  • Tendon & Soft Tissue Injuries

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How Does Laser Therapy Work

 When a laser therapy treatment is conducted, the tool used emits a low-level laser light, or cold laser, which is applied to the surface of the skin right at the affected area that needs treatment. This is an entirely non-invasive procedure. The light is used to stimulate the cells, promoting regeneration by increasing blood circulation.

A typical treatment will last between 10 and 20 minutes. Pets tend to find the treatment to be relaxing and peaceful. Results may not be apparent immediately, but many pet owners report that their pets are feeling better, showing renewed interest in the things they love, and moving around with greater ease after just a few therapy sessions.

While we often recommend laser therapy in conjunction with other treatment options, this therapy option has been proven to work wonders for pets. It stimulates the healing process, or in cases where the condition is incurable, such as with chronic arthritis, it reduces inflammation at the site, helping your pet to return to minimized pain and nearly normal function.

Want to Try Laser Therapy?

 If you believe that your pet may be a candidate for laser therapy, or if they have begun to slow down because of age, we would love to talk with you about the possibilities offered by laser therapy! We invite you to contact the Kindness Animal Hospital team today to set up a consultation with our team.

Two New Gadgets Let You Play with Your Pet from Anywhere in the World


Petcube is a box with a laser pointer, speaker, and light that you can control from anywhere in the world via the Petcube smartphone app.

You control the laser by moving your finger around your iPhone or Android phone’s screen. Anywhere your finger moves, your pet will follow, as long as she likes lasers.

You can also take screenshots of the app and share them via Petcube’s social network. What’s more, you can make your Petcube open to the public, so you can let anyone play with your pet while you’re home or away.

To be honest, letting strangers get a view of your home when you’re away (or home) sounds kind of strange, so maybe you’ll just want to stick with the lasers.

 Motorola Scout 5000:

The Petcube isn’t the only Internet-connected pet tech at CES 2015. Motorola’s Scout 5000 attaches to your dog’s collar and features a camera, speaker, microphone, and GPS tracker.

Basically, it lets you see exactly what your dog sees; lets you talk to your dog when you’re not home — which is probably very weird for your dog — and even make sure your dog is safe when you’re away all from a companion smartphone app.

The Scout 5000 is fairly large for a pet-tracking device, so it will fit only medium to large dogs. This is not for your teacup designer dog. It goes on sale this summer for $200.

If these two gadgets are any indication, your pooch or kitty will soon be as connected as you are. And for pet lovers who can’t stand to be away from their little furry ones for even a minute, that’s pretty great.


Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Pets

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s a great occasion to have your family join you in the kitchen for a fun day of food prep. When the enticing aromas of food start wafting through your house, it’s likely that your pets will want to get in on the action. However, the hectic environment in the kitchen on this food-filled holiday poses some potential health risks for your pets. Remember these safety tips as you whip up the perfect batch of mashed potatoes and gravy:

What a tasty fish!

Let’s talk turkey: If you decide to give your pet a nibble of your Thanksgiving turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked—no raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.


Sage advice: While sage can be a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving stuffing, it and many other herbs contain essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system depression in pets. Cats are especially sensitive.


Doughy dangers: When an animal ingests raw bread dough, his body heat causes the dough to rise in his stomach. Ouch! This may cause vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which could become a life-threatening emergency. Cake batters made with raw eggs are also dangerous to pets.


Portion control, please: While it’s ok to share a bit of well-cooked turkey with your furry friend, it’s best to stick to your pet’s regular diet during the holidays. Allowing your pets to over indulge could cause stomach upset, diarrhea or pancreatitis.