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What do I do with my cat while I am away?

| December 26, 2011
What do I do with my cat while I am away

When Planning your holidays, make plans for your pets at the same time.

When Planning your holidays, make plans for your pets at the same time. There are many excellent commercial boarding establishments which can be found in the Yellow Pages phone book listed under “Cats – Boarding” and “Dogs – Boarding”. Boarding facilities book out early during the busy times, so during the school holiday periods you will need to have booked well in advance. Some people make regular annual bookings.

Boarding catteries usually have fairly small pens for the cats but these make the cat feel more secure than larger spaces. Your cat will need to have a current vaccination certificate.

You may prefer to leave your cat at home and use a home feeding service to visit and feed your cat daily. Your veterinarian may be able to recommend someone in your area who provides this service. Ensure that the cat has a safe sleeping area, and that it is identified with a collar bearing a contact address or phone number (eg of your vet).

If you are going to have a neighbour feed the cats while you are away, ask someone reliable who will check on the cat every day. Make sure you leave the name and phone number of your veterinarian. Contact your veterinarian and authorise the carer to seek treatment for your cat during your absence.

Regardless of how your cat is cared for, make sure it is wearing a collar and identification tag bearing a contact address or phone number (eg of your vet).

Copyright & Credit:

© CATMATCH Reprinted as a courtesy and with permission from Catmatch www.cat-match.com.au CATMATCH began with an idea to help reduce the tens of thousands of cats and kittens that are put to sleep each year because they can’t find a home and someone to care for them. And yet there are people like you who would enjoy life with a cat.

Photo copyright and courtesy: Elahe Kianpoor

Category: Feline Articles, Feline Health and Care, Feline Resources

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