What to Know About Boarding Your Cat

Finally this long winter is coming to an end and warmer weather is in sight. Soon enough it’ll be time to get a little R&R and take a vacation for a couple or few days.  Some cats might be ok overnight but past that you’ll have to consider possible boarding them while you’re away.

Before you drop your little kitty off there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that your loved one stays safe as well as all the others.

First, before you book your cats stay you need to make sure they have a few shots to keep themselves safe as well as any other cats who they may come in close contact with.

  • FVRCP (Required for boarding)
  • Rabies (Required for boarding)
  • Leukemia   – If your cat has ever been outside they are required to get this as well

All vaccinations should be done at least 72 prior hours to boarding to allow enough time for the immune system to be boosted.

Doing your research before you board your cat is always a good thing. Using online forums is a quick and easy way to see what other people are saying about a company’s services. Google +, Bing Places, and Yelp are some websites that can offer reviews.

Another thing to take into account when deciding where to board my cat is the facilities. Does it seem cleanly and well maintained? Chances are if they can’t take care of their facilities how are they going to take care of Fluffy?

One last thing to take into consideration is whether or not they use Cat Townhouses. They are perfect for your cat because they offer areas to relax, but also higher areas to let them explore and allow them to feel safe and in control of the situation. In addition, the vertical design gives your cat the exercise it needs, while having a ventilation system that prevents the spread of disease. And who wouldn’t want to come back to a happy kitty?

Doing your research and due diligence ahead of time and not being rushed to make a decision and vaccinate your cat right before you board them will pay off in the long run. You’ll be less likely to wind up with an expensive vet bill or any other unexpected costs. Of course, most importantly is that you return home to a happy and healthy pet.