Preparing For Boarding Your Cat

Most people know that you can take your dog to a boarding facility if you are going out of town and don’t want to leave your pets at home. You can also take your cats to a boarding facility as most offer similar services for both animals. A luxury cat boarding facility usually has a smaller space for cats. Each cat has a separate area for sleeping, eating and playing. Most facilities don’t let cats play together in the same manner as dogs because they are usually a bit more temperamental.

Luxury boarding is a bit different than the typical boarding that you would expect. Cats are given food at least twice a day along with a treat or two. A standard facility might only give one treat where a luxury center would give two. Cats have beds to sleep in, and there is usually a television turned to an animal channel so that there is noise for the cats to hear. Most facilities offer toys that the cats can play with and time spent with the staff. Cats can often get their nails clipped or receive other spa services that you want them to have while you’re away.

Before taking your cat to the facility, you need to ask to see the area where the cats stay. If it’s not clean or you don’t feel comfortable with the environment or with the people who are there, then you might want to look for another location. If you know that you’re going to need boarding facilities during a busy time of the year, you need to make reservations a few months in advance. Although you might not think your cat understands what is happening, it can sense a change taking place even for a few days. Talk to your cat about relaxing and the things that it will do at the facility. Find out what you need to provide for your cat and what the facility will provide as most have food, blankets, beds and even toys so that you don’t have to supply anything. However, you might want to leave something with your cat that smells like home so that it’s comforted.

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