March 2020: Vets4Pets Blog
Ensuring your cat remains stress free
HERE at Kingswood Vets4Pets we have recently received SILVER cat friendly practice status! This means we have taken steps to ensure that your cats’ visit to us is as stress free as possible.
How can we help to make your cat’s visit to us STRESS-FREE?
We have a separated area for cats to wait and a table to raise their carriers off the floor so they feel safer. We also offer extended 15 minute consults to allow cats to calm down and get used to their new surroundings.
There is a separate cat ward away from noisy dogs, with comfortable bedding, places to hide, litter tray and food bowls. We have a range of different food and litter types available. During their stay here we try to minimize loud noises, strong smells and un-necessary handling for all of our feline patients. We often keep the lights in cat ward dimmed to help them to settle and cats are unable to see each other in cat ward as having a line of sight to another cat can be stressful for them. We have a wide range of diagnostic equipment, surgical instruments and medications, many of which are specifically aimed towards cats.
All of our staff have had extra training on how to handle cats in a safe and calm way. This includes being able to read an unhappy kitties body language. If you have any questions on how we do this, feel free to ask any of us!
Any questions? Give us a call at Kingswood Vets4Pets on 0117 961 6417, or pop in and visit!