Cat care – Boarding

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Boarding your cat

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All cats that are to be boarded should be healthy and free of contagious diseases.

If your cat has a medical problem that is stable or currently under treatment, let the kennel know prior to boarding to make sure they are comfortable boarding your cat.

We require proof of your cat’s most recent vaccinations.

As a general rule, most catteries require PRC vaccinations to be given according to the general practice of the area (either yearly or every three years). We require PRC vaccination and intranasal RC vaccination that has proven to have a much better protection. We also require Leukemia vaccination as it is possible to contact Leukemia through contact with saliva on food dishes or cages. Remember that by asking for full vaccinations of all boarding cats we protect your pet as well as all the other ones that come to board.


It is always a good idea to bring your cat’s own food. If your cat is on a special diet or has special dietary needs, make sure the kennel is aware of this, and that they follow your specific instructions.

If your cat has a special bed or favourite toy, ask if you can bring them with your pet. Familiar items from home will make your pet feel more comfortable while you are away.

The kennel should have several contact numbers available so, if needed, the appropriate people can be contacted in the event of an emergency. First, provide the number (if possible) where you can be reached while you are away. If you are unavailable, a friend or relative’s number should be accessible. This person should be able to make any emergency decisions if needed. Discuss your wishes with this person prior to your leaving. The kennel should also have your veterinarian’s number in case there are medical problems. This is even more important if there are any on going medical problems with your pet.

If your cat typically receives medications at home, they should be continued while boarding. Bring the medications with you to the kennel, and make sure the kennel is aware of the specific problem being treated.