Traveling With Kitties
I agree with the posts that say you should leave them at home and have a pet sitter, neighbor, friend, relative or whatever -- someone trust worthy come in to take care of them. Cats do not do well with change. It is very stressful for them. So staying at home where they are comfortable and familiar is best. If you don't leave them home they will be stressed --either the stress of boarding or if you take them with you, they will have the stress of the ride plus the stress of being in a different environment --even though they are with you, they're still in a different house with people they aren't familiar with. I have a friend who does take her cat with her when she travels but this cat has been traveling since she was only a few days old (she was abandoned by her mother at birth & my friend bottle fed her) and she is used to a harness and leash. If you do decide to board, is there a facility that is just for cats where they can be together in a large kennel area? That would be the second best solution, in my opinion.