Preparing Your Cat

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Please ensure that your cat is prepared for boarding in our cattery. There are a few essentials that we require for their stay and things to look out for post boarding.

New Cattery Drop Off and Collection Procedures:

Due to the current Covid19 situation, we have had to make some changes to our admission and discharge procedures at the Cattery.

We ask that you inform us, prior to your visit, if you have been self-isolating or have come into contact with anyone who has had Covid-19 before dropping off or collecting your cars so we can explain our alternative drop procedures.

Anyone entering the cattery must wear a face mask.

Hand sanitizer can be found outside our reception area. Please use this before entering the building.

Due to the limited space in our reception, we can only allow ONE person in the reception area at a time.

When dropping off your cat/s, we have chairs located next to the front door, please place the carriers, along with any other belongings required for their stay on or in front of the chairs.

We ask that the consent forms are completed in advance of your cats stay with us. A copy can be found on the website further below on this page, or we can email a consent form to you if easier. Where possible, please email the completed form back to use prior to their stay, alternatively, please bring this along with you when you drop off.

On collection day, upon arrival at the cattery, please remain in your car and call the cattery 01727 851 817 you will then be given a time slot to enter the cattery. Whilst waiting, we will be able to process the payment over the phone with you, to reduce the time you are in the reception area.

Unfortunately, currently, we are unable to allow anyone to visit the accommodation area due to increased security and infection control measures we currently have in place.

Please adhere to general social distancing measures whilst at the cattery, including surrounding the reception desk.

Vaccinations

Please ensure your cat has had a vaccination within the last 12 months. They need to have been vaccinated against Herpes virus, Calici virus and Pan-leukopaenia virus (RCP). Please ensure this has been done in all boarding cats and bring proof from your vet that this has been done. If your cat is not up-to-date with their vaccinations, they may be refused boarding.

Parasite control

Our cattery is a flea free zone, so we request that all cats are treated against fleas with a veterinary prescribed product on the day of arrival. We can flea treat your cat on arrival with Advocate or Stronghold. If preferred, you can bring your veterinary prescribed product (Frontline, Bob Martin, Shirley’s etc are not accepted) with you and we will apply it on the date of arrival. This is to protect all cats against horrible biting fleas.

Food

Should your cat be on a special diet or a prescription diet, please let us know in advance what your cat is eating. This will enable us to have it ready for your cats boarding.

Medical problems/medication

Please ensure that you inform us of any medical conditions your cat has, and also any medications your cat will require whilst staying with us. Should your cat become ill during their stay, you have the peace of mind that they can be treated at our veterinary surgery adjacent to the cattery. We will contact you to update you should your cat become ill. Please leave the best contact details in case of an emergency on admission.

Toys and blankets

We are happy for you to bring your cat’s toys and blankets to the cattery. We also provide a variety of scratching posts and toys for your cat to entertain themselves whilst boarding with us.

Download and complete our consent form

You can download and fill out our consent form before you come to the cattery. Click here to access the form.

Post boarding

We try to reduce any stress your cat will suffer whilst in the cattery. Despite this, catteries can still be stressful for your feline friend and some cats will develop diarrhoea, weeping eyes, sneezing or anorexia whilst boarding or post boarding in a cattery. Please look out for this and let your vet know if this happens post boarding. Some cats may require treatment for these symptoms.

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Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 10:00am to 12:00pm
Bank Holidays Closed
Christmas Eve 10:00am to 1:00pm
Christmas and Boxing Day Closed
New Years Eve 10:00am to 1:00pm
New Years Closed

Collection and drop off outside of these times can be made with prior arrangement with the cattery from our Village Vet surgery reception.