Proof of current
vaccinations and up-to-date boosters required to board.
Each Veterinarian/Animal Clinic have their own policies and if your cat
has generally stayed at home, your cat may not have
received all the necessary vaccines the past year to board.
If in doubt about what vaccinations your cat has, consult your
veterinarian and let them know your cat will be staying at a boarding
facility that has certain vaccine requirements established based on
visits from our own local vets who have seen our social setting,
sundecks and play area.
We require that cats be
current on their FVRCP and Rabies within 2 years. We recommend Feline
Leukemia vaccine but understand due to various health or age circumstances
your clinic my wish to waive
that for your cat.
In order to provide better protection for your pet, vaccinations should be
given at least 14 days prior to boarding.
Due to the nature of our facility, we only board FeLV & FIV negative
All pets should be clean and free of contagious diseases, flees, ticks, ear-mites,
de-wormed if outdoor cats and have nails trimmed prior to arriving.
Regular Heartworm prevention required for all cats
especially if planning to board during seasons the decks and outdoor terrace are in use.
All pets to be spayed/
neutered if over 7 months of age.
Vaccinations and Health:
Proof of current vaccinations needed on first visit.
Thereafter, when your pet receives boosters; present latest record to
Cats Cradle to update your file.
Check expiry dates on your records to be sure all vaccines are still in
prior to boarding.
The following vaccinations are necessary:
Distemper 3-way vaccine (FVRCP):
-Rhinotracheitis (feline viral
-Panleukopenia (feline distemper)
includes protection for one other upper respiratory disease called
Rabies (indoor and outdoor cats) - within 2 years is sufficient
Feline Leukemia (FeLV) (indoor and outdoor cats) Recommended but not mandatory, nor advised for elderley cats or cats with health conditions.
If waiving any vaccines for a health condition or
age reason, ask your vet to go over the risks involved in waiving and a doctors note should be provided to Cats Cradle.
NOTE: We have a common play area but cats do NOT play with other
families unless requested. One family at a time is rotated for
playtimes, however it is a very social, open concept with play areas and lattice doors and
windows on some suites; so sharing of the same air and space does occur.
Supplements / Procedures / Medications / Diabetes and Insulin:
Feline medications as well as insulin shots can be administered on
site. Glucose readings can be provided on site as well and Cat's Cradle reserves the right
to administer this service should we deem necessary based on the
condition of the diabetic guest. Please let us know in advance,
however, if your cat is diabetic, so that we can schedule staff to
accommodate your needs.
and necessary supplies for administering to be
provided by owner.
Right to Refuse a Pet:
We reserve the right to refuse to board a pet who is ill or has
needs that we are not equipped to deal with. Please discuss your pet's
needs with us prior to booking!
Grooming and Safety:
Nail Trimming is not included in boarding fees;
however through a Mobile Pet Grooming Service, nail
trims are offered on-site for $16.00.
Cat's Cradle reserves the right to have the nails trimmed if we feel
it's in the best interest of the cats or staff's safety, and will add the charge
to your bill. With stays longer than a month
or if shipping pet, we strongly advise a nail trim.
* Vaccination Records / Completed Boarding Agreement if not already on
file with us or if information has changed since last visit (NOTE: scanned emailed documents welcome).
* Enough wet and dry food for duration of stay (dry in sealable container
* Treats/other food items you typically provide
* An article of clothing, special toy, or small blanket that smells like
* Pets own favorite brush and/or comb
* Applicable medications, insulin and needles (one needle per application
preferred; if using twice please supply sterilization pads), or items such as hairball
paste, soft wipes etc. required to perform requested procedures
* Don't forget the cat! Preferably safely secured in a carrier or tote
We provide food and water dishes, litter and litter pans, bedding,
cubbies, blankets for snuggling, toys, cuddles, brushing, play and
At times as a treat or to aid in eating, we use wet canned foods such as
Friskies, Whiskas saucy pouches, Fancy Feast, tuna, shrimp, ham, turkey
and chicken. If you do not want
your cat to have any of these, please indicate upon arrival and bring your own
enticers that we can use. As well if they have certain allergies or sensitive
stomachs to specific foods, state clearly on the Boarding Agreement.