Frequently Asked Questions about Cat Boarding at New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham, NC

As any cat owners, felines are very special creatures. If you're wondering what to do when you must travel without your cat, you may be curious as to whether boarding your cat makes sense for you and your pet. Here are some of the answers to frequently asked questions on cat boarding at New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham, NC.

Veterinarian taking care of a catWhat's Involved in Boarding a Pet at Your Animal Hospital?

Before we can board your cat, we need to make sure he is up to date on his vaccinations (including elective vaccinations against communicable illnesses such as Bordetella) and parasite preventatives. We will be happy to administer any necessary updates, but make a point of scheduling your stay in advance to allow for these preparations.

Why Can’t I Leave My Cat At Home?

Cats may seem content in their home environment, but that's partly because their humans are there too. If your cat feels abandoned during your absence, he may experience separation anxiety and indulge in destructive behavior. Even worse, he might suffer a medical crisis when no one is around to see it, or he might not get the regular medication his condition requires.

What Makes Cat Boarding a Smart Preventative Health Strategy?

In addition to easing separation anxiety, boarding your cat at our veterinary clinic ensures that he will have ready access to medical care from our Durham veterinarian if an emergency comes up. It also means he will get his meds on the same regular schedule as always. We can even perform grooming or other wellness procedures if you request them in advance.

What Basic Range of Care Does Your Boarding Facility Offer for Pets?

All of the cats and dogs that stay at our boarding facility get regular servings of nutritious meals, indoor or outdoor playtime as the weather permits, and the reassurance of being surrounded by caring, animal-loving humans.

What Special Amenities Do You Provide for Cats?

New Hope Animal Hospital recognizes that cats need more peace and quiet than dogs. That's why we offer a special "feline wing" at our boarding facility, complete with restful views and scratching posts for cats' comfort.

What Are Your Pick-Up/Drop-Off Hours?

You can drop off your cat Monday through Friday between 8 am to 6 pm, or Saturday between 8 am and 12 pm. You can pick up your cat during these same hours or schedule a Sunday 6:30 pm pick-up.

Get More Answers from our Durham Veterinarian at New Hope Animal Hospital

If you're intrigued about our cat boarding services atNew Hope Animal Hospital, get the answers to all your questions from our Durham veterinarian. Call 919-490-2000 today!


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