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Vaccines my CAT needs in order to board in a cat hotel.

So, you're going to be leaving for an X amount of time and nobody can look after your kitty at home for you...now what?


Well, there are a lot of places you can board your kitty. You can choose to board them with your vet clinic if they have that option, or you can find a boarding facility/cat hotel.


Normally, if you have a CAT-ONLY household, I recommend boarding your cat in a CAT ONLY boarding facility (like Catnip Inn). The reason for this is that, they will be anxious enough having to leave home (where they are most comfortable and feel very safe in), having a concert of barking dogs will probably get them even more anxious and could cause them to not eat or drink, or even use the litter box regularly. You basically don't want to add stress to your cat's time away from you.


I've posted a previous entry that lists the types of vaccines your cat normally needs. Please read it if you want an extensive explanation for each vaccine and what they are. You can find the post here:

https://catnipinnhouston.wixsite.com/catnipinn/post/does-my-indoor-cat-need-vaccinations


If you want a shortened version of what types of vaccines are required before boarding, here it is:

  1. RABIES vaccine - this is a MUST because rabies are LETHAL to humans and other cats.

  2. FVRCP (aka DISTEMPER vaccine) - this is a combination of feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. These prevent several infections (which are listed in the previously named blog post up on the link^).

  3. FeLV (aka feline leukemia) - usually, your cat (when they're just wee kittens) should be tested for this right away. When the test comes out negative, your kitty will then be given the vaccine. Feline leukemia can range from asymptomatic carries to full fatal multi-organ failure.

It is VERY important to get your kitties vaccinated at least FOUR or so days before boarding them. You would want to monitor how the vaccines react to their bodies before leaving them somewhere they aren't familiar with.




Well, folks, I hope you learned something today!


As always, be kind to each other, be kind to animals, love your pets!


Ciao!

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