Cat Friendly

Caerphilly Vets are a GOLD standard accredited cat-friendly practice


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We understand that:

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

We understand these things and aim to reduce the stress for our feline patients at every visit – Follow our helpful hints to reduce stress for YOUR CAT

  • Use a top opening carrier or a carrier from which we can easily remove the lid.Cat top opening
  • Get your cat used to the cat carrier at home with treats and a familiar blanket
  • Spray the blanket and carrier with a pheromone spray e.g Feliway spray – 15 minutes before asking the cat to enter.
  • Use a cover over the carrier and secure the basket carefully in the car with a seatbelt or similar.
  • On arrival at the surgery take your cat immediately up to our quiet cat waiting area and pop your cat basket into one of our CAT CUBES.
  • Our cubes will keep your cat off the floor giving security whilst the sides protect against disease transmission.
  • We have towels available in the cat waiting area if you would like to cover your cat – the towels are regularly sprayed with Feliway to again reduce anxiety.
  • A Feliway diffuser is plugged in at all times in all our cat areas and there are no dog smells in our dedicated cat facilities.
  • Please Keep your cat in the carrier at all times; he/she will feel more secure.
  • We keep all waiting times to a minimum to reduce stress.
  • Extra time is allowed for appointments, to enable our cats to slowly become accustomed to their surroundings in the consulting room before being examined – they appreciate being able to look around and explore our wall climber.
  • If your cat needs to stay with us, we have cat-only hospital facilities with large QUIET Cat pens ALL “WITH A VIEW”.
  • We offer a raised platform to sit on or a hideout for privacy:

Here are some links to help you keep your feline friend as stress-free as possible:

Bringing your cat to the Vet

Taking your cat home from the Vet

How to give your cat a pill

How to give your cat eye drops / ointment

How to give your cat ear drops

How to change your cat’s food to a new diet

Keeping cats safe


And this is Harry visiting to checkout our new cat facilities – he was hand-reared at our clinic when he was a kitten…

Cat on Shelf

 Some images of our new cat cubes in the cat hospital: