Your Questions

 

What is the best time to book my cat into the cattery?

As soon as you know what dates you needs your cat to be boarded. We do get booked up quickly for popular times such as school holidays or Christmas.

 

Can I inspect the cattery?

Of course. We encourage owners to come and meet us and have a look around before boarding their cat. Just give us a call to arrange a suitable time.

 

What are your opening hours?

9.00am - 12.00pm weekdays

5.00pm - 7.00pm weekday evening

9.00am – 1.00pm Saturday/Sunday

 

We endeavour to meet out-of-hours arrivals and departures.

 

Does my cat have to be vaccinated?

Yes, it is very important that all cats are fully up to date with their vaccinations before coming to stay with us at The Cats Pyjamas. Cats must have been vaccinated against flu and enteritis a minimum of ten days prior to boarding.

 

Cat Flu is a common and nasty viral disease that can cause severe flu like symptoms. It is caused by 2 main viruses, Feline Calcivirus (FCV), and Feline Herpesvirus (FHV).

 

Feline Enteritis (panleukopenia) is a highly infectious virus that spreads quickly between cats and survives well in the environment, which means all unvaccinated cats are at risk from picking it up. Clinical signs in adult cats are diarrhoea, vomiting, anorexia and dehydration. These viruses are easily spread by direct contact between cats.

 

If your cat’s booster vaccination has lapsed then the course may need to be restarted. Your vet will be able to advise you if you are unsure. The vaccination course consists of two injections usually given 3-4 weeks apart. The second injection must be administered a minimum of 10 days before boarding so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time.

 

Do I need to bring my cat’s vaccine certificate to the cattery?

Yes. Vaccination cards must be presented on arrival. If you cannot find your cat’s vaccine card then your vet will be able to provide you with a new one.

 

What food will my cat be fed?

We have a range of top quality cat food available including Hills, Whiskers, Fish4Cats and fresh chicken and fish.

 

My cat is on medication, can it still stay at the cattery?

Yes but owners must supply us with enough medication for the duration of your cats stay and dosing instructions.

 

What happens if my cat gets ill during it’s stay?

The cattery has insurance in place for your cat in case veterinary treatment is required. We are able to call our local veterinary practice if concerned about any of our guests during their stay.

 

Can you let me know how my cat is during it’s stay?

Yes, we can email you throughout your cats stay to keep you up to date with how they are and what they have been getting up to.