We're a Cat Friendly Clinic
At AllPets Vets, we understand a trip to the vets can feel stressful for some cats. We’re committed to developing ways to improve our feline facilities and services so that all our patients can have a positive experience.
AllPets Vets in Prestatyn is an ISFM Accredited Cat Friendly Clinic, achieving silver status for the special care and consideration we give to cats.
Cat friendly facilities at AllPets Vets in Prestatyn
Our team is dedicated to making your cat’s experience at AllPets Vets in Prestatyn as stress-free as possible from the moment they arrive.
You and your cat can wait for your appointment in a separate cat lounge, away from dogs. We also have dedicated cat and dog patient wards so that cats can relax in a comfortable and relaxing environment ahead of their treatment.
Our many veterinary services for cats include:
- Important annual feline vaccinations and a health check with the vet
- Parasite protection for cats to help keep fleas, worms & ticks away
- Nursing clinics for things like weight & diet, dental care, and cat skin conditions
- Cuddle & Play Clinics for anxious cats coming to the surgery
- Your cat will also benefit from being signed up to one of our pet health plans
What it takes to be a Cat Friendly Clinic
The Cat Friendly Clinic programme has been developed by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the veterinary division of the leading feline charity International Cat Care. It aims to promote well-being and high standards of care for all cats visiting or being hospitalised in a veterinary clinic.
Under the programme, a clinic has to prove rigorous adherence to a set of criteria, which includes the 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 kennels, and veterinary equipment specifically for treating cats. Most importantly, staff are encouraged to approach and handle cats sensitively and respectfully.
Clinics are expected to maintain high standards of veterinary care, including continuing to update their knowledge of feline medicine as new information becomes available.
The International Society of Feline Medicine launched the Cat Friendly Clinic initiative to encourage veterinary clinics everywhere to make changes to improve the welfare of cats in their care.
The programme advises clinics on how to make their environment as welcoming to cats as possible, as well as providing support in staff training, handling techniques and cat-specific client care.
Cat owners can find out more about International Cat Care and the Cat Friendly Clinic initiative at www.catfriendlyclinic.org
Joy Shutt RVN, AllPets Vets’ Cat Advocate, was proud to receive the clinic’s silver Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation.
“We wanted to make sure that a trip to our clinic was as stress-free an experience as possible for our cat patients and their owners. Cats can get very anxious when taken out of their usual environment, and this can make owners reluctant to seek veterinary attention when their cat needs it. By undertaking Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation, we’ve committed to delivering high standards of cat care, with compassion and expertise.”
If you have any questions about your cat’s health, get in touch with our team.