Although in most cases home care is ideal, it is not always possible. When you have to travel away from home a professional pet boarding facility that offers dependable, safe and secure pet care is the best possible solution. The concept behind cat boarding is that cats are very vertical creatures. Most kennels include a multi-level condo, one for the bedroom and one for dining and the bathroom. In better facilities, the cats are let out to a quiet room with the freedom to come out and play daily. This area is free from any barking dogs or loud noises and has play areas with cat towers for the cats to climb on.
For cat boarding the following vaccinations are required at reputable facilities: rabies, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (FVRCP). If you choose to leave your cat at a veterinary facility, you will be able to go out of town and confidentially know that your pet is in good hands. Veterinarians are able to address any issue that arises while your cat is in their care. This ensures that your precious pet will receive round-the-clock care and attention from a highly trained and experienced veterinary care team. A plus is that emergency care is available and funded even if you are unavailable to give your okay in person.
Whatever your choice is, make sure you thoroughly check the pet boarding facility in person. There are many features to think about when choosing animal boarding services: location, price, staff, food, air ventilation, and emergency care. It should have separate dog and cat boarding areas, provide the pets with well-lighted, clean, and comfortable compartments. This will insure that your beloved furry friend can curl up and nap during the day without any unnecessary disturbances. Be sure to ask if the facility provides daily play, a varied menu and the administration of medications, if needed. Proper care can be particularly tricky if your cat has special medical needs. Special care may need to be taken when handling or feeding your pet as well. Be sure that the facility you select gives your furry friend the care that your pet deserves.
As a side note, please reserve in advance. Cat boarding is a very popular service and tend to book up quickly, especially around the holidays. The prices usually start around $15.00 per day. Most facilities require 48 hour notification if you need to cancel.