We are now offering periods of time where we see only cat patients for appointments
We are now offering periods of time within the working day where we see only cat patients for appointments (except in emergencies where we will see all patients). Vet Jen, who is an Advanced Practitioner in Feline Medicine, and Nurse Clare, who has a Certificate in Feline Nursing and an Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour, will be joining forces to offer the best care for your furry feline friends.
It is incredibly stressful for many cats to be transported, let alone come into a busy vet practice where there are dogs and other animals present too. While we try to minimise these stresses as much as possible by suggesting cat owners sit in the quiet corner of the practice, cover the carriers, and use aids such as Feliway spray to help reduce anxiety, keeping a set time period just for cats where we can keep the practice quiet and calm helps to make the whole experience less stressful for both our patients and their owners.
The majority of our patients are dogs, and we do not find the same level of anxiety occurs when a dog sees a cat patient as it does the other way round. We have got plenty of advice for owners who are worried about bringing their nervous dog into the practice – just ask one of our friendly team!
We will still see urgent and emergency cases of all species we are able to treat during these times – please do not worry. We will likely just invite you to come in through a different door so as not to upset any cats in the waiting room.
During this time you will be able to book in your cat for any reason, whether that is for their routine vaccinations, nail clips, weight checks, or whether you are concerned about a specific problem with your pet.
Remember we offer designated diabetic clinic appointments, senior health check appointments, hyperthyroid checks, blood pressure measurement, behaviour assessments etc.
International Cat Care recommend that all feline patients are health checked at least every 6 months, with kittens being checked monthly for changes in weight.
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