Things to Know When Boarding Your Cat

September 22, 2021 6:23 pm Published by

Whether you’re going out of town or getting some work done on your house, it’s important to make sure your cat is kept safe and comfortable while you’re away or otherwise occupied. There are a lot of great boarding options available to cat owners, but if you’re boarding your cat for the first time, you might be unsure of what to expect from the experience. Thankfully, there are a few key things that can make the process of boarding a cat much easier for pet owners. Keep reading for some helpful cat boarding tips.

Tips for boarding a cat for the first time

No matter how long you’re planning on boarding your cat, it can feel daunting to trust someone else with the care of your pet if you’ve never done so before. To make the process easier, here are some helpful cat boarding tips:

  • Keep your cat’s diet consistent: One of the most important things to do when it comes to the health and comfort of your cat during boarding is to keep their diet consistent. Don’t make any changes to what you’re feeding your cat prior to boarding, and make sure to bring plenty of your cat’s preferred food when you bring your pet in for boarding.
  • Take stock of any and all health concerns: Another important thing to do when boarding a cat for the first time is to take note of any and all health concerns your cat may have, along with providing instructions for treatments and medications. Make sure to let the staff at the boarding facility know about any concerns you have or any special instructions for medicating and treating your cat’s health conditions.
  • Provide documentation: Most boarding facilities require proof of certain vaccinations, as well as proof of spaying or neutering, before boarding a cat. Print out these documents to provide them to the staff at the boarding facility for their records. If you don’t have copies of these documents on hand, reach out to your veterinarian and request copies to provide to the boarding facility.
  • Plan booking in advance: Attempting to find a boarding arrangement for a cat at the last minute can be a huge hassle. Oftentimes, people book boarding spots months in advance—especially if they need boarding around a major holiday. With that in mind, it’s important to plan boarding in advance and make sure you know exactly what days you need to board your cat. Contact the boarding facility as soon as you know your needs and dates to make your reservation and secure your cat’s spot.

Dependable cat boarding services

At Kingstowne Cat Clinic, we know how difficult boarding a cat for the first time can be, and we are committed to making the experience as pleasant and positive as possible for our clients and their pets. No matter what your concerns may be, our team is here to answer all your questions and put your mind at ease. Find out more about all the services our cat clinic has to offer by giving us a call or paying us a visit.

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