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Cat Boarding Policies
1. All cats must be brought into the facility in a carrier—No exceptions.
2. Cats must be current on FELV (feline leukemia) and FVRCP (upper respiratory) vaccinations. There is a 2 week waiting period prior to boarding to ensure no side effects.
3. All cats must be flea & tick free. If evidence of fleas are found they will be treated and a fee will be assessed. If your cat is found to have ticks you will be asked to take them home. Please consult your veterinarian for treatment before returning to Paws.
4. All medications must be labeled with cat’s name, guardian’s name, vet’s name, instructions and what medicine is for.
UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION
If you feel that your cat is sick or may be sick, please DO NOT BRING YOUR CAT to board with us! Feline Upper Respiratory Infection is very serious and can infect our facility and the other cats staying with us. This is the only thing Paws University Inc. has no control of and it is up to you as a guardian to be responsible for your pet. If your cat is discovered with F.U.R.I., they will be removed from the facility immediately and taken to your veterinarian or emergency clinic. All vet and delivery charges will be the guardian’s responsibility. Please see information below regarding F.U.R.I.
FELINE UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION
Paws University takes great pride in trying to provide you with the cleanest and healthiest boarding facility in Kailua-Kona. However, no boarding kennel is 100% safe from Feline Upper Respiratory Infection, including us. You do take a risk every time you board your cat and there are no guarantees against F.U.R.I. We exercise great care to keep our facility clean, sanitary and properly enclosed. We check each and every cat for visible signs of fleas and disease before it ever enters the boarding room.
Q: What is feline upper respiratory infection?
A: Feline upper respiratory infection (URI) is a highly contagious disease affecting the nasal passages and sinuses of cats and kittens.
Q: How is it transmitted?
A: Feline URI is transferred between cats by fluid discharged from the mouths and noses of infected cats. Cats shed the virus through the air by sneezing, coughing, or breathing; or by direct physical contact with cages, toys and food bowls.
Q: What are the signs?
A: Symptoms of feline URI include sneezing; fever; runny nose or red, watery eyes; nasal congestion; and ulcers on the tongue, gums, lips, nose, or roof of mouth. Symptoms are generally mild at first and worsen within one to three days. The incubation period (the time period between infection and the first signs of illness) lasts from 2 to 17 days. The illness typically lasts from one to four weeks.
Q: Which cats get it?
A: Any cat who is stressed by poor nutrition, cold or heat, age, or fear. Cats who are especially at risk for infection include unvaccinated cats, kittens (because they have immature immune systems), and cats whose immune systems are compromised by another disease, such as feline leukemia (FELV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), cancer, malnutrition, or parasites.
Q: How is feline URI treated?
A: Feline URI is easily treatable even though there are no drugs available to kill the feline URI viruses. Treatment of feline URI is aimed at strengthening the cat‚s body and immune system to help the animal fight the virus, and usually consist of vitamins, good nutrition, and good nursing care. Infected cats may stop eating or drinking, and may require special therapy to combat dehydration and malnutrition. The disease can lead to fatal pneumonia if medical care is not provided. A few cats may have chronic (long lasting) symptoms and some symptoms may recur whenever the cat is stressed or ill.
Q: How is feline URI prevented?
A: Feline URI cannot be totally prevented; many cats will enter the shelter already infected. Sanitation programs, health evaluations, isolation, vaccinations and de-worming all play a part in the control of feline URI.
Hours of operation: We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sundays 10am-3pm. We are closed all major holidays for pick up and drop off’s. While making reservations, it is required that you inform the faculty of your pick up and drop off times.
Cat’s Package Cost per day / per cat (1-7 days) Includes
Freshman Package $24.75: Includes boarding, food, and lots of love and attention through one-on-one PurrTime with a two-legged caretaker
Sophomore Package $28.05: Includes boarding, food, nightly treat (catnip or other premium healthy treat), and an extra 20 minutes of PurrTime
Junior Package $31.13: Includes boarding, food, nightly treat, and an extra 40 minutes of PurrTime
Cats are charged a full day’s boarding rate no matter what time they are dropped off. Check out time is 12:00 PM. Any pick up that occurs after this time will initiate a full days Boarding fee.
Note that the below prices do not indicate the 4.166% sales tax that will be added upon check out.
Long Term Boarding / Multiple Pet Discount
10% off 2 or more pets, or for stays 10 days or more
15% off 30 days or more
5% off Senior Citizens Age 55+
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