Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Southern California
I know I'm playing a bit of devil's advocate here, but one thing to keep in mind is whether the drive and the trip in general would stress your girl just as much, if not more, than being boarded at her vet for a few days.
My kitty is 17 as well, and has kidney failure (CRF/CKD) and a host of other issues that often go along with it. I was hesitant to board her at the vet when my family planned a vacation, but she loathes travel so much that, after lengthy consideration, I deemed it less stressful for her to spend a few days at the vet than to spend hours in the car/carrier and then having to stay in an unfamiliar place.
I've had to board her a few times since then (once when we had our house tented for termites) and I'm sure she isn't HAPPY at the vet's, but she has always returned none the worse for wear, and they give her all her meds on time, give her the food I prefer, and keep me updated on her with emails. To me, it's much more comforting to know she's somewhere she'll be safe rather than risk an ill kitty on a road trip where anything can happen (an accident, me losing her medication, her escaping the carrier/car/hotel somehow, etc.)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.