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Plan Now - Should You Board Your Cat or Get a Sitter?

By: Dr. Debra Primovic.

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Plan Now - Should You Board Your Cat or Get a Sitter?

For some - you may be taking a holiday and others a well deserved vacation and you are trying to decide if you should board your cat or get a pet sitter.

I have everything you need to know to make a decision and have a smooth transition.
One common mistake cat owners make is leaving decisions about their pet's care until the last minute. It's such a busy time that you don't want to forget about your cat's needs until the last minute.

For example, lots of people have to make an emergency trip to the store for more cat food on the eve before leaving. Even more forget to book a kennel or cat sitter until it is too late. If you have any travel plans, now is the time to think about what you want to do.

A common question that cat lovers ask their veterinarians is, "Should I board my cat or get a pet sitter?" Well, today I want to share my thoughts on the subject. Go to: The Pros and Cons of Kenneling (Boarding) vs. Getting a Pet Sitter for Your Cat

Hopefully this will help make the decision a little easier. The best thing to do is to read as much as possible and get a lot of information so you know you made the right choice. There's a lot that goes into picking the right option. For example, do you know how to select a good pet sitter?

The following articles tell you how to do that and much, much more. Check them out:

10 Things You Should Do Before You Board Your Cat!

Should I take my cat with me or Get a Cat sitter?

Pet Sitter Instructions for Your Cat– This is very good to fill out and leave with the pet sitter. It helps them understand your cat's needs and what to do if there are problems or emergencies.

For the Kennel or Boarding Facility - Instructions to Care for Your Cat– I recommend printing this and taking it with you to the kennel.

Kenneling Your Cat

Remember to plan early as many businesses book up quickly. If you cannot find a trustworthy kennel or sitter, consider expanding your search. An extra drive is worth the knowledge that your cat will be safe and sound while you are gone.

Another really common question pet owners ask is, "Should my pet be sedated at the kennel or while traveling?" I have a very good article for you about this topic. Go to: Pros & Cons of Sedation for Your Cat.



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