5 Reasons to Board Your Cat

Are you going out of town soon? If so, you may want to consider bringing your kitty to a pet hotel while you’re gone. Fluffy is quite independent, and she can be left alone for longer than Fido, but she still shouldn’t stay home by herself for too long. In this article, a local Webster, NY vet lists some reasons to put your pet up in a hotel when you leave town.


If there’s one thing we know about our feline buddies, it’s that they are very frisky and playful, and love to get into mischief. Many of our clients have stories of their kitties getting into trouble. This is bad enough when there’s someone there to rescue Fluffy. However, if your kitty gets into a jam when you’re gone, it could become very serious!


Cats are quite self-sufficient, but they are also very emotional. Fluffy forms extremely strong bonds with her humans, and can get quite lonely, stressed, and anxious if she’s left alone too long. If you’re just going away overnight, your cute pet may be fine staying home. However, for longer trips, your furball may be much happier being boarded.


Petsitters can be great in some situations. Legit companies do vet their sitters, but even so, many people are uncomfortable leaving others the keys to their homes. This isn’t just a matter of security. If Fluffy dashes out when the sitter opens the door, it may be very difficult for that person to catch her.

Reduce Stress

As mentioned above, cats get very stressed when they are left alone. This can very quickly take a toll on your furry buddy’s health. For instance, if kitties stop eating, it doesn’t take long for that sharp drop in caloric intake to really wreak havoc with their metabolism. Your feline pal will definitely be better off in a comfy area where she can relax, play with toys, and enjoy lots of cuddles and ear scritches.


Although we recommend boarding for any cat, this goes double for many of our feline friends. If Fluffy is a kitten or senior, or has medical issues, we would strongly recommend boarding. Ask your vet for more information.

Do you want to learn more about boarding your cat? Please reach out to us, your Webster, NY vet clinic, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs.

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