We are very immensely proud to be an ISFM Gold Cat Friendly Clinic. Under the programme, a clinic has to prove rigorous adherence to a set of criteria which includes provision of facilities and demonstration of staff activities and attitudes aimed at reducing stress in cats, both as in-patients and out-patients. The criteria includes having separate dog and cat waiting areas, feline-friendly hospitalisation cages, and veterinary equipment specifically for treating cats. Most importantly, staff are trained in approaching and handling cats sensitively and respectfully, and in maintaining high standards of veterinary care, including continuing to update their knowledge of feline medicine as new treatments and information become available. For more information on the Cat Friendly Clinic Accreditation please visit the website www.catfriendlyclinic.org
Here at Chaseview we know and understand the fears and stresses cats and their owners can have at even the thought of visiting us. As part of our ongoing aim to help, here are some top tips that you can do as cat owners to help your feline family members. Our mission is to take away the worries of a vet visit and make your experience with us as calm, friendly and relaxing as possible for you and your cat.
Have you ever been in the situation where you have taken the cat carrier out of the cupboard or garage, the cat has taken one look at it and run away? You then get the feeling of dread that you are now running late for your vet appointment because you can't catch your cat and the stress is creeping in faster and faster. If that sounds familiar to you then you need to read on and watch these videos.
The series of 3 short videos below shows you how you can train your cat to like going in his or her cat carrier. This is so important to do because this will help your cat feel calm and relaxed whenever you need to transport them. Without the cat being familiar and confident in the cat carrier it can be a very traumatic experience for you them. If you think about it, if the only time they see the carrier, they are dragged out of bed, shoved into the carrier, put into a strange car, driven at speed rocking from left to right, feeling terrified that they have effectively been kidnapped by their owner then it is not surprising that they scarper at the mere sight of the carrier.
Here is the simple solution to make you and your cat's experience of the carrier an easy one.