Cat Boarding Policies

We welcome your cat to Catnip Suites, where our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and trained assistants will care-for your cat while you are away. We are happy to perform additional services during your cat's stay, including physical examinations, vaccinations, dental cleanings, senior testing, and grooming.
 
For the health and safety of your cat and others in our facility, we have developed some important policies for you to review.

 

All Cats Admitted Must Be Current On The Following:

  1. EXAMINATION BY A CAT DOCTOR VETERINARIAN WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS.
  2. CURRENT ON VACCINATIONS: FVRCP (Distemper/Upper-Respiratory Viruses Combo) and RABIES every 3 years for most cats.  (Feline Leukemia Vaccination for cats who go outdoors and have exposure to other Outdoor Cats).
  3. CURRENTLY DEWORMED:  Treated with a broad-spectrum de-wormer or a negative fecal test within the last 12 months.
  4. FLEA TREATMENT (Advantage, Revolution, Frontline or approved equivalent) applied to your cat in the last 30 days.  (Cats not current on an approved flea preventative will be treated at owner's expense).
  5. CURRENT KNOWN FELV/FIV STATUS.  Stricly indoor cats should have a record of a past test or be tested.  Cats who are outdoors and have exposure to other cats should be tested yearly. 

IF YOUR CAT IS PAST DUE FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE, YOUR CAT WILL BE EXAMINED AND UPDATED AT YOUR EXPENSE.  CATS THAT HAVE HAD AN ALLERGIC REACTIONTO VACCINATIONS, DEWORMERS, OR ANY OF THE FLEA TREATMENTS WILL BEEXEMPTED FROM THESE REQUIREMENTS BY OUR VETERINARIANS.

CATS THAT DO NOT EAT FOR 48 HOURS WILL BE EXAMINED, HAND-FED AND/OR GIVEN AN APPETITE STIMULANT AT AN ADDITIONAL COST.

IF YOUR CAT BECOMES ILL WHILE BOARDING IT WILL NEED TO BE HOSPITALIZED AND EXAMINED BY ONE OF OUR VETERINARIANS.  WE WILL THEN CONTACT YOU WITH OUR RECOMMENDATIONS.YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COSTS OF THIS EXAMINATION AND ANY TREATMENTS WE FEEL ARE NECESSARY FOR THE COMFORT OF YOUR CAT.

Additional Policies To Be Aware of Before Boarding

Unless otherwise instructed, while staying with us your cat will receive a high-quality, premium dry diet with occasional canned-food snacks while here.  We currently prefer to feedWELLNESS brand diets, but often will offer a variety of healthy things to tempt our boarders during their stay. If your cat has Special Dietary Needs, you will need to provide us with their food.

If you plan to have additional veterinary services performed while your cat is boarding, be sure to let us know ahead of time and we will prepare an estimate of the cost of these services to help you plan ahead.

  • Cats younger than 4 months of age or that have not been spayed or neutered will not be allowed to board.
  • Cats must be in good health and free of signs of contagious illness. Cats with contagious illness cannot be boarded at our facility.
  • Cats with ongoing, non-contagious, medical problems and cats receiving medication must have an examination by our doctors prior to or during their initial boarding period so that we are up-to-date with the status of your cat's medical condition.  For example, a cat with Diabetes Mellitus must be examined by a doctor.
  • If your cat has been recently seen, there may not be a need for another full exam.  The need for an exam will vary depending on the age of the cat and the medical conditions involved and is at the discretion of our doctors.
  • Remember to bring all your cat's current medications, with dosage, dosing frequencies, and any special instructions you wish us to follow.

You must fill out a Boarding Admission Form, and an additional Boarding Medication Form (if your cat is on meds) so give yourself plenty of time to complete these when you are dropping your cat off. Other options include visiting us before your scheduled boarding, calling us to fax or mail you the forms, or you may download the form by clicking here.

Drop off and pick up hours for the Catnip Suites are

  • Monday and Friday 8am - 5pm
  • Tuestday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8am - 6pm
  • Saturday 8am - 3pm

 

For immediate assistance call 253-874-2012