Cat Friendly Practice

Our team understands that there are unique difficulties in bringing a cat to the vet:

  • Cats often do not travel well and feel unsafe away from their home
  • They are highly sensitive to new sights, sounds and smells
  • Most cats prefer quiet and solitude and are highly susceptible to stress
  • Most cats are highly stressed by nearby dogs in the clinic
  • Cats need to be handled gently and with respect in the clinic

What is a Cat Friendly Clinic?

Fairmount Animal Hospital has reached a higher standard of cat care in that our team:

  • Understands the needs of cats and will help make visits to the hospital cat friendly
  • Understands how to approach and handle cats gently and with care
  • Has knowledge, training,  and equipment to manage the care of cats

What does it mean for my cat and me?

A Cat Friendly Practice gives you peace of mind and reassurance, letting you know that:

  • We have achieved standards for the treatment of cats and have taken steps to ensure your cat has a calm and positive experience
  • Our team is happy to talk with you, show you what we do, and show you our designated cat only room and other areas of the hospital
  • Our Feliway Diffuser in the cat room emits a synthetic feline facial pheromone to help reduce stress 
  • We will explain your cat’s treatment and recovery clearly and sensitively so that you have a full understand of what is going on

If you have any questions or concerns about your cat and the clinic, please ask a member of our team who will be pleased to help.


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