Cats are particularly good at hiding their illnesses. Regular checkups, vaccines and visits are just as important as for dogs but it is often much harder to bring your cat in. We know how guilty owners feel, about the stress that it causes to bring a cat in! Below are some ideas on how as a cat owner you can make the visit easier, keep your cat safe, and even tips on medicating cats.
From our side, we’ve provided a dedicated area in our waiting room for cats, with blankets to help them feel safe. The consulting room is set up for cats with rubber table mats, screening on the window and a lockable door. We’ve added in soft hidey tunnels for them to feel more secure in the hospital, with scratching blocks for any long-stay patients.
Dr Trishantha Govender and Dr Lorna Whittemore are our in-house Cat Friendly advocates who champion the needs of cats in our practice.