Cat boarding tips to ensure your feline friend has the purr-fect stay The Easter long weekend and school holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re planning on taking a trip, why not board your cat with RSPCA Cat Boarding? Our condos are designed to give the right amount of room to stretch and walk around, and are climate controlled to make sure your kitty is warm in winter and cool in summer. We provide single and twin condos, and our cat playroom provides your kitty with important enrichment for their mental and physical health while in our care. We also offer several optional extra packages so that your fabulous feline can feel extra pampered during their stay. PLUS if you book in any time between Good Friday and Easter Monday, you'll automatically get 25 per cent off! Whether you choose to board with RSPCA or not, here are our three top tips for ensuring your fluffy friend has a comfortable stay: Tour the facility beforehand Make an appointment to inspect the facilities to ensure that they are right for your cat and their needs. Take the time to talk to the staff, and check to see if the cats currently residing there look happy and healthy. Prepare If you have an anxious or timid cat, it might be a good idea to talk to your vet about ways to reduce stress while boarding. If you would prefer a natural stress relief, ask the facility if they provide a natural medication such as Zylkene. Make sure your feline is up to date with vaccinations and flea treatments, and be sure to check requirements of the boarding facility. It would also be a good idea to check that their microchip information and emergency contact details are up to date. Is your cat carrier-trained? If they're new to a cat carrier, spend some time prior to their stay getting them used to it. Just remember to take things slow and use lots of positive reinforcement. Food and comfort items Does your kitty have special dietary requirements? Or perhaps they’re a little fussy with their food? Ask if you are able to bring your own food to the facility to avoid upset tummies. It is also a good idea to leave a familiar or personal item with your kitty while they’re staying at the facility to help them settle in - perhaps a small bed or a favourite toy of theirs. Our staff and experienced volunteers are well trained and aim to make your cat’s stay with us as comfortable as possible. For more information on RSPCA Cat Boarding services or to book an appointment, click here.