Proof required on valid vaccination records before check in.
Pet health card provided and signed by veterinary surgeon / copy of veterinary invoice
All cats living in the UK (even indoor cats) should be vaccinated against Cat Flu (herpes virus and calcivirus) and Feline panleukopenia if your cat goes outside, they should also be vaccinated for: Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)
Some cats require additional vaccinations such as:
• Rabies - only necessary for cats that travel outside of the UK.
• Chlamydophila felis - a bacteria that causes conjunctivitis and cat flu like symptoms. Vaccination is only usually needed when there is a problem with the disease.
>>> Vaccination schedule for cat <<<
To be fully protected, your cat will need a primary course of vaccinations, followed by yearly boosters throughout their life.
A primary course of vaccines involves two (sometimes three) injections, 2-4 weeks apart. Most cats start their primary course of vaccinations as a kitten at around 9 weeks old, but any adult cat that hasn’t ever been vaccinated, or hasn’t been kept up to date with their yearly boosters, will also need a primary course. Your kitten/cat will usually have full protection seven to ten days after the final injection of their primary course, until then, you will need to keep them protected.
>>> Annual vaccination boosters <<<
If your cat misses a booster, it’s likely that their protection will run out and they will need another primary course.
* Due to nationwide shortage of cat vaccination, We have received information from manufacturers that all fully vaccinated cats have a 3 month leeway with their boosters (Jan/2022)
*Cattery request fleas and worming treatment records (product name and date last treated your cat(s) before check your cat in).
Treat your cat for Fleas - treat your cat and any other cats, dogs and rabbits in the house (on the same day). Ideally use a prescription
product from your vets, but if this isn’t possible, use an NFA-VPS ( Non-Food Animal – Veterinarian, Pharmacist, Suitably Qualified Person) product. Products you can buy of the shelf, without a prescription (e.g. from a supermarket or pet shop) often contain less effective ingredients
Treat your home - 95% of a flea infestation is in the home, this means that if your cat has fifty fleas on them, your home is likely to have up to one thousand fleas and eggs - and they can survive for up to a year! You can buy household flea spray from your vets or online.
WARNING: Never put a dog flea treatment or a household flea spray on a cat. They often contain ‘permethrin', which is extremely poisonous to cats (as well as fish and birds). Contact your vet immediately if your cat has come into contact with a dog flea treatment, or household flea spray.
Other necessary treatment. Fleas can transmit worms, so your cat should be wormed at the same time as being treated for fleas. They may also need treatment for their skin if they have developed sores/irritation
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Unfortunately no longer accept bank Cheque payment.
Closed for admissions and collections on Christmas day & Boxing day, New years day.
Cattery scheduled to close in November, dates published on this website
Annual November cattery shutdown schedules
Cattery will be close from 13th November to 11th December 2022
Cattery will be close from 5th November to 2nd December 2023
Cattery will be close from 17h November to 15th December 2024
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