Boarding can be lonely and stressful for cats. Compared to their home environment, they are in a cramped space in unfamiliar surroundings.
On the other hand, cats can stay right at home, following their usual routine and checked in on by a cat sitter.
1. Cats love routine
Your cat follows the same routine every day. Most cats know where they want to be and when. My cats certainly let me know! Nap time, meal time, and more nap time are all in the same, comfortable places.
2. No car travel
You might be able to picture the last time you loaded your kitty up to go to the veterinarian or cattery and imagine the kitty fits that ensued.
Leaving your cat at home saves you two car trips and ensures they’re already waiting for you there when you return!
“Ashley (owner, Blue Skies Pet Care) took great care of our pets while we were out of town. They are ‘seniors’ and one has limited vision so boarding has become very stressful for them. They were much happier staying at home where everything is familiar. ”– Connie A, Newton, KS
3. Cats are territorial
All cats are territorial. When introducing cats to each other, it’s highly probable you experienced hissing and fighting at first. In a cattery or kennel, there are new smells, cats, dogs, and people in their area every day, sometimes leading to extreme stress. At home, they reign supreme!
4. One-on-one attention
Some boarding facilities give ear scratches at feeding time. When hiring a cat sitter, their lone focus is your cat and home. You pay a kennel to rent cage space, but you pay a sitter for quality time with your pet.
We know your cat is a member of your family. Call Blue Skies Pet Care to chat with about your cat’s needs and your travel plans. We’re happy to discuss your cat’s care needs and schedule requirements to make traveling as convenient for you, comfortable for your cat, and stress-free for you both!