Making Sure Your Cat Is Comfortable At A Boarding Facility


If you are going to be traveling soon and you are the owner of a cat, there is a need to have someone care for your pet while you are away. If you decide to bring your cat to a boarding facility, making sure they are completely comfortable during their stay is desirable. Here are some actions to take to boost the comfort level of your pet while it remains at a boarding facility. 

See Your Pet's Veterinarian Before Your Trip

It is important that your cat's vet check over your pet before you go on your trip for any possible medical conditions it is suffering from. This way you are able to obtain treatment beforehand. Make sure to alert the boarding facility about any medication needs and bring enough with your cat so it is readily available each day that you are absent. If your cat's veterinarian does not believe a boarding stay is a good idea due to a medical issue, you have time to enlist help from a friend or family member to stay at your home with your cat while you are gone.

Bring Some Reminders From Home

While you are not with your cat, you may want to have a few reminders of your scent available for your cat to smell. This will help to make your pet feel secure when you are not around. Bring along a blanket, sweatshirt, or another article of clothing that you had close to your body. Do not launder the item before you bring it to the facility. Ask the staff to keep the material in your cat's sleeping quarters so it can snuggle up on it as a way to receive comfort. If your pet has favorite treats or toys, bring them along as well.

Battle Anxiety With Simple Tactics

If your cat suffers from anxiety when it is around strangers or in an unfamiliar place, consider obtaining medication from its doctor to help ease the symptoms associated with this condition while your pet stays in the boarding facility you selected. Ask that the staff keep your cat in an area away from other pets if possible. A room far from loud sounds and activity will help to keep your cat calm. In addition, ask the staff to check on your pet often and to provide it with petting sessions if your pet allows for them to occur. 

Contact a local cat boarding service, such as The Cat's Meow, to learn more. 


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