QWhen is the best time to bring my cat to cattery?
AIf you are travelling that day, best come along to the cattery first thing. Just
incase your cat decides to go “walk about “ and then you will be waiting for him
to come home.
QShould I feed my cat as normal on that day ?
ADon't feed your cat the day he is coming into the cattery in the morning. He will
be more likely to hang around the house thinking you have just forgot to feed
QWill my cat come into contact with anyone else's cat ?
ANo… your cat will not come into contact with other cats. Every cat or family of
cats even have their own dustpan and brush. No cross infection can take place.
Only cats from the same household will live together. Your cat will be aware of
their neighbours and hear them.
Q Should I visit the cattery before booking & what should I expect and ask?
A Absolutely ..Yes ! If possible,. make an appointment and go along, see for yourself
how the guests are and an experienced proprietor should be able to answer all
your questions. Security and fit for purpose buildings are always one of the
most asked questions. The best recommendation is” word of mouth.” Ask other cat
work colleagues, local vets, & local cat charities.
QWhat daily checks will you do for my cat?
AWe check ears, eyes, coat . The contents of the litter tray, food eaten, drinking
habits and the general well being
of your cat.. Most of this is documented on the chart relating to your cat
attached to the chalet. This will allow us to
pick up on any changes straight away.
QI don’t have a family of cats but would like a family cottage for my cat. Is this
AYes, if one of the cottages are available . However the cost would be £20.00 per
QWhat is the youngest age that I can board my kitten?
AOnce your kitten has had the full course of vaccinations and one week clearance,
we are able to accept your kitten.
QWill my cat be groomed daily?
A Yes….As part of the daily routine. We do have grooming brushes etc for all types
of coats. But you are welcome to
bring your own along as your cat will be familiar with them. Howeverwe will
not groom cats that are obviously not groomed at home and any cats that object
violently to being groomed.
Do’s & Don’ts
DoRemember your cat's vaccination card. Your cat will not be able to stay without
DoTreat your cat against fleas & worms 3-5 days prior to boarding.
DoBring along bedding, toys & grooming brush to help your cat settle in.
Do Remember to book your cat in the day before if you have a early morning travelling
arrangements or overnight.
DoBring along your cats treats, we are happy to give to them on a daily basis during
Don't Wash your cat's bedding before taking to the cattery, this will remove any
Don't Feed your cat before the journey it may well vomit or worst ! We will feed
once settled in.
Don'tPut bedding that you wish to leave for comfort in the carrier in case of
Newspaper, puppy training sheet or an old towel will do the job.
Don’tArrive with yourcat in your arms or on a harness. The cat may panic and escape.
Cat carriers must be “fit for purpose” and safe.
Sometimes for cat owners who need to board.
This can be a big decision….
Do I or don’t I ????
No one can replace YOU in your cat’s life, but sometimes we need to leave our cat/s.
A good cattery is the next best thing. It could be a much needed holiday, a hospital
stay, moving house or family members coming to stay who are allergic to cat fur.
What are your options :
1/ Leave the cat at home - Cats are in fact not as happy with this
as you think, cats don’t like to be in a empty house alone. They do not understand
why they are there and YOU are not. Their favourite person who they have bonded with
are no where to be seen.
Remember your cat bonds with YOU not the house.
If you are away for a period of time your cat will start pining and stray into other
cat’s territory or onto a road they would not normally use.
If your cat did go missing think of the worry this will give the person caring for
your cat. If you have chosen a good cattery none of this will happen and your cat
will be fed, safe and have company.
2/ Visit cattery’s in your area, ask a lot of questions, see how the boarders are
behaving, relaxed, asleep, happy, chatting to you as you pass by. Are the surrounding
gardens tidy and buildings in good condition. Is there a homely feel or a business
element . How many staff are there. At the end of the day you know your cat best
and will know if you have found the right cattery.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions and tips to help make everything
We appreciate a curriculum vitae, telling us about the routine for your cat at home,
so we can mimic your cat/s needs while he/she is on holiday.
A personal profile is good for us
You can tell us for example if :
Likes to be brushed, likes tummy rubs, an extra blanket to snuggle under. Has he
or she a favourite toy? Is your cat a deep thinker or busy bee?…loves to chat and
a great conversationalist, or happy just watching /sleeping the day away.
Responsible owners will understand and appreciate that this will ensure a happy guest.