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Long term cat boarding

My 2-year-old cat has recently shown anxiety issues. She has been boarded for two months and been seen by two different vets. However, both suggest she is fine with everything. They would not even consider a change of diet or even change her litter, and I am not sure if I am seeing a problem.

While I have her in my lap when I am trying to get something done, she would rather sleep. She will jump on my lap, but her fur is really thin. This has been going on for some time now, but seems to have worsened. She also seems to be a bit more active than usual. In fact, she has always been a little bit more playful than usual, and now it seems she is a bit more active. She is not hiding. She is eating. She is exploring her pen. But she is still showing the same interest in sleeping.

The first vet, while treating her, suggested to add a bit of a "treat" (a little amount of treats, like one single piece of cheese). She also suggested to see how much longer it would take to "normalize" her again. She didn't see a change in her normal habits, which is why she recommended for her to stay for a couple more days.

Since the previous vet suggested a treat, I am not sure what to do. The second vet was also the same, and just treated her. He made no suggestions.

Is the anxiety going to come back when the treat wears off? And does this suggest that the anxiety is coming back?

Comments for long term cat boarding

I have been through this. It's hard. You should take the advice from the vet. Your cat will get better. Even though it sounds like she is fine, she is going to be better. If she sleeps, it is good. If she does not eat it is probably better to change her food and try and treat her allergies. It could be some type of anxiety. If you are really concerned you should keep a cat book or magazine close by and read through everything there is to read. Good luck to you.

Jul 6, 2016

Long Term boarding with Pembroke

by: DANIEL L

Cat is being boarded and has been for 8 years with no problems until now. First she was sick for a few weeks, had a slight temperature but nothing was done. They started giving her anti biotics. I have read all about boarders and they have never been recommended. They have all given me recommendations and when I try to take my vet's advice it is hard to find somewhere. She is now on a special food and I am told that it has made her feel better. It has been three months and I am told that she has been normal, not sick, no symptoms of being in boarding but recently this morning she vomited several times. She is still on the same food and the vet has said that she will get better but no guarantees. How do I know if this is right?

I'm sorry to hear that you've had so many problems. I'm a bit confused though. Do you mean that your cat has never been boarded in the past 8 years? In which case that's no surprise that she has no vet recommendations, because if she hasn't had the problem in that time she wouldn't know whether it could be boarding or other possible factors such as anxiety, food sensitivity, parasites etc. That seems to indicate that perhaps she has suffered from boarding-induced anxiety in the past and so might expect to have more of the same as she transitions to a boarding environment again.

The other possibility is that she has had boarding-induced diarrhea and vomiting problems in the past and that your vet is telling you that she has improved, so you might expect the same now that she's on the same diet.

You don't need a vet recommendation to board your cat at a boarding facility. Any reputable boarding facility should be willing to provide you with their own list of cats they board, though, to help you make an informed decision. It's not a place you should enter without all the facts.

You can call the facility and ask them specifically about your cat's food, how many cats of her age do they board, whether they have the opportunity to see her daily, etc. They are likely to ask to see your vet's recommendation, and you should always supply one.

The boarding environment can have an influence on your cat's behavior, but it's very hard to control that and be sure the behavior is boarding-related rather than just a reflection of a natural anxiety state that your cat might be in anyway. My own cat, Lotte, who had a history of boarding-induced diarrhea when I first got her, doesn't ever have any diarrhea now. My vet says she's cured. Other cats with the same history have diarrhea when I board them, but I can't say whether that's boarding or not.

It's a great question, and as I have no answers, I'll defer to others!

I used to board my cat at an animal hospital for years. We used to have a little play pen in the waiting area, so we would let her play with the other cats at the hospital while we waited to go back to the vets. I'd imagine most places have a similar play pen.

Of course, the other cats weren't happy about this, and would often try to knock her out or something. I don't remember the cats becoming aggressive to her, but they were certainly more excited than usual by my arrival.

I guess I was just never comfortable, so I'd just let her be my boarding kitty while we were there. Sometimes, when I wasn't feeling well myself, we'd just let her stay and nap with me in the waiting room.

If your cat doesn't like being boarded, you could board her at home with you. As a very long-haired cat, my husband could bring her on his daily commute home. She loved being at home, loved his beard, and was great company on our days off. She got to sleep on the couch (because that's where she spent all of her days at home), and we had a great deal of comfort together.

If you don't like boarding your cat, maybe you could check out "shelter life," or "shelter kitty" sites on the internet.

Well I boarded my cat for a little bit while I was on maternity leave, but it was an older cat, and I had to take her on the first plane ride back home from the baby's first visit to the vet, so I wasn't able to board her for long. It was fun, though, I had to do it for about a month so I could be sure she got used to the environment and I wasn't boarding her from the time she got there all the way home. They also had a cat door


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