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Cat Boarding | Struggletown Veterinary Hospital

Cat Boarding

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Struggletown Veterinary Hospital
148 Barker Street
Randwick
NSW 2031

Phone:
(02) 9398 8000

Accommodation

Cats are housed in two-level cages with an upstairs bed lined with a fluffy blanket for sleeping and a downstairs with litter box and food. We have a separate, air-conditioned and noise-proofed room exclusively for cats.

Our dedicated kennel hands take care that your cat’s stay is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

If you have two cats they can stay together, or be housed separately if you wish.

Food

Cats are fed Science Diet dry food twice daily. If your cat is a fussy eater or on a special diet then please advise our nurses and this can be easily accommodated. Please feel free to bring in the diet that your cat most prefers.

Special Care

If your cat has any special needs – for example a medical condition – then medication can be given whilst in boarding. There is a small extra charge for this. If your cat needs any veterinary attention whilst in boarding please advise the nurses when you drop off your cat.

Stress Reduction

Cats can become anxious when in boarding as they are creatures of habit and dislike being taken out of their normal environment. We often find that cats will eat poorly for their first day in boarding but usually settle by the following day.

We try to minimise the stress they experience by:

Limiting their visual or auditory contact with any dogs in the hospital or boarding.

Limiting their experience of other cats

Assessing if they need more attention (for example, Burmese cats will be much happier with some personalised attention) or less (some cats are stressed by strangers and need to have a minimum of handling)

Using Feliway vapouriser if necessary (this releases a pheromone that has a calming and settling effect on cats).

Vaccination and Health Care

All cats must be fully vaccinated with an F3 vaccination at least 2 weeks before coming into boarding (no exceptions). If your cat is due at the time of boarding then we can do it when your cat arrives.

Please ensure your cat has been wormed and treated for fleas before coming in. We can do this if needed.

Fees

Cats boarding is $20 per calendar day. If they are boarding on a public holiday there us an extra $22 surcharge ie. $42 per public holiday.

Please not the hospital is not open on public holidays so you will need either drop off or pick up your cat on the next non public holiday day.