|It is important to remember that cats do not usually travel well. They usually do not enjoy it, nor do they adapt well to travel. Many people who try to take their kitty along with them on their vacation end up spending most of their time searching for their escaped pet.|
Leaving your cat with friends can be just as unsatisfactory. Cats must go through an adjustment period in a new environment and this means they will not look upon your friend’s house as “home” for quite awhile. Therefore, your cat may try to escape from the strange house at every opportunity or hide as a fear reaction. Most cat owners realize that it is not fair to impose this kind of responsibility on their friends, nor is it a safe arrangement for their pets.
Obviously, the most satisfactory way of arranging for such care is to entrust your cat to a qualified kennel, where the security arrangements are adequate to insure that your cat will not escape, and where the personnel are trained in observing and handling the problems which may arise in your absence.
Cats enjoy the “protected” feeling they get from being placed in a condo unit while being boarded. Your cat will probably want to sit in the corner of his unit and stare, until he feels comfortable in the new environment. Human contact does not necessarily accelerate this period of acclimatizing. It has to take place at the cat’s own speed. A common reaction of cat owners to the idea of boarding is “kitty loves to run around.” Perhaps he does at home, but while he is in unfamiliar surroundings, his condo gives him a feeling of safety. Cats exercise isometrically. This means that when a cat has enough room to stretch, he can exercise every muscle in his body. When your cat is in strange surroundings, around strange cats, he will prefer safety to space.
If you find yourself needing to board your cat, The Dunwoody Pet Resorts, offers a room just for cats. This spacious room is separate from the dog area overlooking the front desk/lobby area where the cats can look out the window to see who is coming and going. Our condos are spacious with food on one side and the litter box on the other. Please stop by today and take a tour of our facilities. I’m sure you will be pleased with what you see.
To make a reservation call 404-596-4333 today. Our hours of operation are 7a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday and 11a.m.-7p.m. on Sunday. We look forward to meeting you and your pet.
Article by Cat Connection.com