12 Nov Choosing a pet boarding cattery – Brisbane
With the Christmas holidays approaching, plenty of Brisbanites are excitedly anticipating their Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast beach holidays. Many holiday-goers are planning to place their cat in the care of a Brisbane pet boarding facility while they take off for some much-needed R & R.
But the question is, which Brisbane cattery is right for your pet?
We’ve put together a list of 10 points to consider when you’re looking for good boarding accommodation for your cat.
1. Cats and dogs are housed entirely separately
This is one of the most important things to be aware of when checking out a cattery. Cats and dogs need to be kept entirely separate at boarding facilities. It’s not enough for the animals to be out of each other’s sight, being able to hear each other can still cause stress in animals. At Castelan, there is 70 metres between our dog kennels and cattery to keep all of our guests happy throughout the duration of their stay.
2. The cattery is air-conditioned
Queensland Summers can be brutal. Keep your cat comfortable during the warmer months by ensuring their Brisbane cattery is fully air-conditioned. Castelan Boarding Kennels and Cattery are committed to keeping your furry friends as comfortable as possible through all seasons.
3. Cat runs are comfortable and spacious
It’s important for cat runs to be spacious enough that litter trays and feeding areas have a reasonable distance between one another. It’s also important that your cat’s staying quarters also have a private space for them to retire to. Cats are generally solitary animals and find comfort in having their own space. Castelan’s Brisbane cattery offers individual 2-metre long runs extending from floor to ceiling. They also have elevated sleeping compartments to help your pet feel safe and protected throughout their stay.
4. Individual diets are catered for
Castelan Boarding Kennels and Cattery are more than happy to accommodate each of our guests’ dietary requirements. When you book in, we’ll ask you about your cat’s diet. Simply let us know and we’ll take care of the rest.
5. The building is secure
One of the first things you should consider when researching prospective catteries is the security of their premises. Our Brisbane cat boarding fully secure. With not one escapee in all our years of operation, you can trust that your cat is safe with us.
6. There’s an outdoor play area
It’s imperative that the cattery you choose offers an outdoor play space for your cat, especially if you’re going to be away for an extended period of time. Castelan’s cat holiday accommodation offer separate secure outdoor play areas for individuals or feline friends from the same family.
7. Cats in separate runs won’t come into contact with one another
For health and safety purposes, all cats from different households are kept in separate runs at our cat accommodation. This also helps to reduce the stress that many cats experience from meeting unfamiliar animals.
8. The pet boarding facility uphold a high standard of hygiene
By doing a quick walkthrough and meeting with the staff of the cat resort, you can get an insight into the prospective Brisbane cat resort’s hygiene standards. You should ask the staff how often the kitchen facilities are cleaned and make note of whether there’s suitable refrigeration facilities.
9. There is 24hr access to vet care
Even though no one wants to consider the possibility of their pet falling ill, it’s important to know that if your cat did need medical attention, the cat resort staff would deal with the situation quickly. Castelan is close by a 24-hour Vet hospital and staff are trained in handling medical emergencies.
10. Check the reviews
Online reviews will usually clearly indicate the quality of a pet resort. If a cattery has only 4 stars or less, it’s an indicator that perhaps you should look at other options for your cat’s accommodation.
We hope these tips have helped you know what to look for when finding the right cattery for your furry friend.
To learn more about Castelan Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Chandler, check out our FAQs or give Lance and Helen a call on (07) 3390 1132.