How to find the right vet for your cat
July 21, 2021
How do you know who which is the best vet practice to care for your feline friend?
At Clarendon Street Vets we often care for multiple generations of cats. Some of our client’s have been visiting the practice for nearly 50 years with their feline companions! Most of our current cat clients have been with us for many years, right from the kitten stage.
A cat’s needs will change at different stages of their life, so finding a veterinary practice that your cat can grow with is important.
Keep reading to see how we can help you and your cat as they reach every milestone.
Why choose Clarendon Street Veterinary Surgery for your cat’s care:
- We are caring & compassionate ‘Cat People’ – We understand that cats requirements can be very different to those of their canine counterparts, and we want to ensure they have everything they need to live a healthy & happy life. Our team have undergone training in how to care for cats, and you’ll both receive a warm welcome when you arrive.
- We offer tailored advice – Your cat is an individual, and will have different needs when they are a kitten to when they are adult, senior or geriatric. Talk to us about cat nutrition, grooming, enrichment, and health at different stages of your cat’s development.
- We provide continuity of care – Building a bond with the same vet can help to make visits more relaxing and enjoyable for your cat. You can request to see the same vet every time if you wish, and we’ll do our very best to accommodate this.
- We’ve got preventative cat care covered – With prevention being better than cure, our team can provide advice on the necessary cat vaccinations and parasite control to keep your both your cat and your home healthy! We send regular reminders to prompt you when treatments are due.
- Your cat can be microchipped in minutes – Cats can also wander off, get stolen, and get into all sorts of scrapes, and there is growing pressure for compulsory microchipping for cats as well as dogs. Microchipping gives your cat the best chance of being reunited with you should he or she go AWOL, which is why we recommend the procedure for all cats. Although Microchipping is quick and fairly painless it can seem like a big needle for a small kitten, so we often implant the chip at the same time as neutering, as most kittens will be staying indoors until after this time.
- Your cat’s comfort is important to us – Visiting the vets can be particularly stressful for cats, who are not so used to leaving the comfort and security of home. We try and minimise stress as much as possible. While the waiting room is still out of use we suggest you either let us know you have arrived and then wait with your cat in the car until the vet is ready to see you, or let us pop your cat (in a secure carrier) inside, somewhere warm and quiet, while you wait to be seen. We have towels handy to cover cat boxes and calming pheromone sprays at hand, and will always pop your cat’s carrier above floor level to ensure he or she feels as safe as possible.
If you have any questions about your cats care, feel free to contact us and we will do our very best to help.