At Chisholm Trail Pet Clinic, we offer limited boarding services to our clients with a feline-only boarding area. We are cat-friendly facility, and our staff is experienced in handling your feline friend in a Fear Free manner. We have multiple kitty condos and some have little passageways into an adjoining cage. They have a litter box, water, a food bowl, a little hideout area, and separate bedding. They are cleaned multiple times a day, and of course, given fresh food and water.
What if my cat gets sick while boarding?
As we interact with our boarders all throughout the day, we would take note right away if there were a problem. We have staff members at the clinic seven days a week, so we would be able to alert our veterinarian right away of any issues that might arise. The owner would be contacted and a course of treatment would be discussed.
Will my cat get exercised or socialization while boarding?
We offer owners a playtime option during your boarding admission consultation. You can sign up for and pay an extra fee your cat(s) to be taken out and interacted with one on one by an employee.
What type of diet will my cat be on while boarding?
Cats boarding at our clinic are fed Royal Canin Feline Indoor Adult Dry Food unless otherwise directed by the owner. We recommend bringing your own food if your cat has a sensitive stomach or is on a special diet. This way, you can ensure there is no disruption and that they won't get an upset tummy if their diet is changed too frequently.
Should I bring anything special to drop off with my cat while it is boarding?
If it makes you feel more comfortable, you're welcome to bring a bed or a comfort item like a blanket. You don't need to bring food, water bowls, litter boxes, or anything like that.
How far in advance should I schedule a boarding reservation?
A couple of weeks notice is preferred to ensure you can book a spot. We have very limited boarding space available as we are first and foremost, a vet clinic. If you are planning to board during a holiday season, Spring Break, or Summer break, we highly encourage you to book your reservations as far in advance as possible.
What vaccines are required for my cat to board at your clinic?
All cats that board with us are required to be current on their Rabies and FVRCP vaccines.
What time can I drop off/pick up my cat for boarding?
Our drop-off and pick-up times are between 9am-4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 10am-1pm on Wednesdays and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Please be sure to allow about 15 minutes for weigh and check in when dropping your cat off for boarding.
How long will my cat be left alone?
We have an active clinic, so we're in and out of the cat ward all the time during the day. They will be cared for multiple times a day. If the litter box gets dirty, we'll scoop them out, we'll fill water bowls, and feed them as you direct. There is no one here overnight because we're not a 24-hour facility. But right before we leave, we make sure everyone's cages are clean and everybody has what they need before locking those cages securely for the night.
Is there anything else I should know about boarding my cat?
Your cat's in good hands, and we will care for them as we would for our own pets. We will make sure all their needs are met and that their cages are clean and sanitary. We love cats, and we'll take great care of yours!