We offer boarding for cats. The boarding suite is totally separate from the hospital wards. Each group of 4 “kitty condo” units can be connected. Although there are a total of 8 units we have decided to limit the number of occupants to four. This allows each cat access to two units. One unit is for the litter box and the connected unit is for the food and bedding. Our boarding room is equipped with a feline pheromone diffuser which has a calming effect and all towels and bedding are also treated with the same pheromone. We also have cut out boxes that we place in the unit to provide additional privacy for cats that are particularly shy. It has been shown that cats given such hiding areas are quicker to exhibit normal behaviors such as grooming, eating and responding positively towards their caretakers.
We highly recommend bringing your cat’s own food as well as bedding and toys.
Although many cats adjust well to their home away from home, there is often an initial accommodation period and some cats may remain anxious. This can have negative effects on your cat’s physical well-being. If a cat is not eating well, we add a probiotic called Fortiflora to their food. This additive is very palatable and may stimulate the cat to eat. It also acts as an immune stimulant. Occasionally, despite our best efforts, some cats do not adjust well and may refuse to eat. This can be a serious problem as stress combined with lack of food intake may precipitate liver disease. If our boarders do not eat for more than 48 hours we will treat them with an appetite stimulant.
Apart from the kitty condo units we also have two very large cages in the canine hospital ward that can be used if our boarding room is full. We do not board dogs but there may be times when we have hospital patients. This situation would be best suited for cats that are used to dogs.
Our caretakers have been specially trained in “feline friendly” handling techniques and are dedicated to making your cat’s visit as pleasant and stress free as possible.
Please call for pricing and availability.
We are unable to offer boarding for dogs due to lack of sufficient room; our only available space is the canine hospital ward. Special exceptions may be made for pets requiring medical attention.