One of the most common reasons people choose to board their cats is because they are going on vacation. When you know you will be away for several days, it can give you peace of mind to know that your cat is safe, secure, and well cared for at a pet resort or boarding facility.
But what about when you are home?
Even if you’re at home, there are certain times you may want to consider boarding your cat overnight or for a few days.
Reasons to Board Your Cat
1. You are doing home renovations.
With contractors coming in and out and things being torn down and put up, that can make for a hectic environment. The last thing you want is for your cat to be stressed out about all of the noise and commotion. You also don’t want them to accidentally get in the way, sneak into open holes, or chew exposed cords. Boarding them until the work is done can keep them safer.
2. You are moving.
Preparing to move is a lot of work. While you’re packing boxes and moving things around, this can be confusing and disorienting for your cat. You don’t want to leave them locked up all the time, but you also don’t want them to slip out through an open door or into an open box or bag. It can be a good idea to board them as you finish up and until you get everything settled into your new place. You can bring them back once all the heavy lifting is done.
3. You are having guests over.
If your cat is not the most social creature when it comes to strangers, having people over can be stressful. Even if it’s just extended family coming for a few nights, your cat may become skittish or hide away most of the time. Boarding them allows them to escape to a calm, quiet environment where they don’t feel threatened. They’ll have a space all their own to relax and play.
You can ease the transition by bringing some familiar items for your cat’s stay, such as a favorite blanket that smells like home, or a favorite toy. You can also get them used to being boarded ahead of time by dropping them off for a day or two so they get to know the staff and the facility. That way, when you leave them for a longer period of time – or in the future – they’ll feel more comfortable.
It’s always a good idea to have a plan for what do to with your pets during times when you’ll be traveling or it’s not safe for them to be at home (such as renovations or exterminating). You don’t want to have to rely on someone else adjusting their schedule so they can stop by for a few minutes each day and check in. Boarding your cat at Lake Wylie Pet Resort ensures that they are safe and all their needs are being met. Plus, they get regular attention and socialization from friendly staff. Contact us today to book your cat’s next stay!