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If you’re looking for dog boarding for your spring and summer vacations, give us a call. At Anasazi Animal Clinic, our staff loves caring for the dogs who come to stay with us, and we do everything we can to make them feel welcomed and loved. As part of our service, we make it a priority to spend one-on-one time with each pet because we understand they deserve extra love and attention while you are away.

As most pet parents will agree, our pets rely on us for most everything. They are part of our families! And, they often look at us with understanding and love. As our loyal companions, we often carry on conversations with them, don’t we? We can’t help but imagine the things they’d say back to us if only they could talk. Things like, “Yes, I like this dog boarding facility” might be something they would say when visiting Anasazi Animal Clinic, for example.

According to more and more researchers, understanding exactly what our four-legged friends are thinking is becoming less of a mystery. Several studies conducted in both Europe and the United States include training pets to lay still for MRIs. This allows researches a chance to look at brain changes as pets are introduced to things like scents and sound. It is probably no surprise that when pets smell a scent that is associated with its owner, its brain imagery changes. The research has shown among other things, that dogs appear to perceive their human parents as family, even more than their own canine family. Not a surprise for many.

According to a 2012 article in Time.com, dogs have evolved over time with humans. While smarter breeds can appear to solve puzzles and in some cases even calculate items, all dogs respond to human gestures. In fact, dogs will look you square in the eye to appear to figure out what you’re next move will be. Is it to the dog biscuit box? To the car? Dogs respond not only to our eye movement and gestures but to our emotions. If you have a pet and you’ve ever cried, you know this experience first-hand.

We agree with what researchers are finding, and we see it all the time. Our pets know when you are going on a trip. What’s important is that they feel safe, loved, and comfortable, in familiar surroundings, while you’re gone. It makes being separated from mom and dad a little more bearable.

If you’d like to learn more about our dog boarding facility, contact our team today. We know you want to travel knowing your pet is comfortable and safe. Because all studies and research only validate what us pet owners already know, pets are more than pets, they are family.

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