If you want your cat to be comfortable and healthy while you’re away, you need to put some effort into finding the best possible boarding facility. A visit to any facility you’re considering is imperative so that you can make sure your pet will have everything needed during his or her stay.  When you visit a cat boarding facility, such as the Academy Of Canine Behavior, you should chat with a staff member to get as much information as possible. The following are six factors you should look into during your visit: Boarding charges and special add-ons Go over the charges with a staff member and ask if there are any extras that can be added on like more space for your cat or different food options. Some boarding facilities will offer perks like grooming, playtime, and upgraded cages for an added charge. Food options You might have to pay extra for the food your cat will consume while being boarded. It’s important that you discuss any dietary restrictions that your cat has with a staff member. Many cats have allergies or other food related issues that you need to bring up so that your cat stays healthy while you are away.  The liability release Every boarding facility should have a liability release agreement that pet owners sign when they have their pets boarded. This release helps to legally protect the boarding facility from being sued if something happens to a pet while being boarded.  You need to look over this release carefully. While it’s understandable that a boarding facility wishes to legally protect itself, it’s also important that the facility is doing their part to be responsible and keep pets safe.  Lengthening a pet’s stay Something might come up while you are away that will prevent you from picking up your pet on the day you’ve designated. You need to be sure that the pet boarding facility you choose will be able to keep your pet a little longer if necessary to prevent stress and worry while you’re away.  The spaciousness of boarding areas One of the most important things you should be looking at to determine the quality of a boarding facility is how much room is given to each pet. Make sure you look at where boarded pets are kept to be sure that it is a comfortable, clean, and healthy environment for cats.  Administering medications If you cat is on any medications, you need to make sure that staff members can handle administering them during your cat’s stay. It’s especially important to look into this issue if your cat requires injections or any other type...

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