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Cat Boarding

The Many Benefits of Cat Boarding

Summer vacations are looming, even in this challenging time. Or maybe you're thinking ahead for when you visit family during the holiday season. Whatever your plans are, you are likely concerned about who is going to take care of your cat or cats while you are away. Sure, a family member or friend can come in every day or two and feed and pet your cat, but have you considered boarding your cat during your time away? Our Oak Park veterinary clinic offers cat boarding and can give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your beloved pet will be well taken care of while you are away. 

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Why Pet Boarding Makes Sense for Your Family Cat

You may think pet boarding is more suited for dogs than cats. However, there are several good reasons to choose pet boarding over leaving your cats at home and having a friend check in on them periodically. Cat boarding gives you the advantage of having a full staff of veterinary professionals to look after your cat all day. You can also relax knowing that your cat has excellent veterinary care close by should he or she have a medical issue.

What You Need to Do to Get Your Pet Ready for Boarding

New patients will get an intake exam so we can become familiar with any medical issues that might be present. Planning is important with cat boarding since we have a limited number of boarding units. We ask that your pets be current with their vaccinations before the boarding process. We would recommend having your cat tested for Feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus (FLV and FIV). We will check your pet for fleas and ticks and administer treatment medication if it’s needed.

You might also want to pack a few cans or a bag of your cat's favorite food. Having the food he is accustomed to will not only be gentler on your cat's system but will make his stay seem more like home. After all, cats hate change. 

At The Cat Practice, we specialize in cat care and offer each animal we care for a clean, secure, and comfortable area to sleep, relax, play, and eat. We treat your cat as if he was our pet. We want to take the worry out of traveling, so you can enjoy your vacation or time with family knowing your cat is well cared for.

Cat Boarding in Oak Park

For more information about why boarding your cat while you are away is a great idea and to make a cat boarding reservation, call us today at 708-383-5997. When your furry friend can’t join you on the trip, our friendly and professional staff is here to keep an eye on them until you return.