Cat Friendly SpACE
Visits to the vet are often stressful for our feline friends. We are well aware of this and strive to make your cat’s visit as pleasant as possible. Some of the measures we are taking are listed below:
1. For stressed individuals making a more efficient, “stream-lined” version of the typical wellness visit that involves weighing and collecting samples from your cat in the exam room, rather than taking him or her back into the often busy treatment area.
2. Placement of Feliway diffusers and use of Feliway spray on our hands and clothing prior to handling your cat. Feliway® is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure. Feliway® helps create a state of familiarity and security in the cat’s local environment. As a result, it is used in our hospital to help comfort and reassure cats while they cope with challenging situations and can help prevent or reduce the stress caused by a change in their environment.
3. Our sick feline patients stay is made as comfortable as possible by our provision of a feline only ICU. This room is easily viewed from our treatment room for patient observation, but is closed to sound and activity. Hospitalized cats that are recovering from surgery are allowed to recuperate in as much peace and quiet as possible.