What proof do we need of my cat’s vaccination?
Your cat must be vaccinated with feline enteritis and influenza, two highly contagious diseases at least 4 weeks prior to boarding. Your vet will provide you with a vaccination certificate. Inside it will show the date of vaccination along with a sticky label off the vaccine bottle and a date of its next annual booster. On the day of arrival to our cattery bring with you your cat vaccination certificate.
Why are cat vaccinations so important?
When your cat comes into a cattery, there will be lots of other cats. Some cats can carry the cat flu virus, which becomes airborne and your cat may contract it this way. The same can apply by your cat brushing against the next-door neighbours cat. Cat flu can be very nasty for cats so it’s important that they’re protected for their well-being.
My cat has never been vaccinated – what do I do?
Quite simply go to a vet and get your cat booked in. The most important vaccination for when your cats goes into a cattery is the Cat Flu.
What is the vaccination procedure?
When your cats goes to the vets for its first cat flu vaccinations it will have:
- Its first jab on day one
- 3 weeks later your cat will go back for its final jab known as the booster
- 2 weeks after its booster jab is when your cat is ready to go into a cattery because this is when its immune system is fully protected.
- 12 months after the date of your last cat’s vaccination, you need to go back to the vets for its annual injection.
What if my cat’s vaccination dates have lapsed?
If your cat’s vaccination dates have lapsed by a few weeks don’t worry, just go back to the vets for its annual booster. If it has lapsed by a few months, you need to consult your vets as your cat will probably need to start all over gain as explained above.
My cat has a disability/medical issue. Is this a problem?
This is no problem at all, however we would recommended you discuss this prior to boarding to ensure we are prepared for their arrival.
What food do you provide?
We supply a selection of standard cat food available on the market. You will be asked when you book what food you normally feed your cat. However, if you prefer, you can bring in your own food.
How often are the cats fed?
The cats are all fed in the morning and again in the early evening. However, if your cat needs to be fed more frequently, this can be arranged. Just let us know on arrival.
Can I drop off or pick up my cat outside of the stated times?
It is a busy day for us therefore we can only facilitate drop off and pick ups between 5.30pm and 6.30pm Monday to Sunday with the addition of 10.30am to 11.30 am Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. If these times really don’t suit you, please contact us to discuss.
Do you provide for dogs?
We do not cater for dogs to ensure your cat feels safe and comfortable during their stay with us.
What do I need to bring?
Apart from bringing in your cat and vaccination certificate, you really don’t need to bring anything else in. We provide all the bedding, dirt trays, feeding/water bowls and a few toys. However, if you prefer to bring in your cat’s favorite blanket, scratching post or toy then that’s absolutely fine.
Can I come to visit before I decide to board my cat?
We welcome customers to come and visit to ensure you are happy. It is essential you are happy leaving your cat in our capable hands so please just ring to arrange a suitable time.
What happens if my cat gets ill?
We have a local vet in Mountbellew who will be happy to treat your cat in this rare event. Please be aware however that any charges endured will be expected to be paid on pick up. You will be informed at the time that your cat is ill and we ask you to sign the consent form when booking.
What do the Boarding Fees include?
All our boarding fees as indicated on our tariff page includes the following: Food, Heating & VAT.
How do you calculate the boarding fees?
To calculate your total boarding fees, just simply multiply the appropriate boarding fee by the number of boarding days including days of drop off and collection.
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