Important bits & FAQs
What vaccinations does my cat need to have?
Vets recommend that all cats, both indoor and outdoor should have routine vaccinations – it is essential that prior to your cat boarding their vaccinations are up to date. Please seek advice direct with your vet. We do ask you to provide an up to date vaccination certificate upon boarding.
Flea & Worm treatments
We request that all cats coming into the cattery are up to date with flea and worming treatments for their own protection as well as for the protection of others. If your cat is found to have fleas we will treat them and charge you for this treatment.
What happens if my cat is taken ill during a stay at Lakeview Cattery?
We always take details of your cats’ vet at the time of boarding in case anything happens whilst you are away and we will of course make every effort to contact you to keep you up to date. The boarding form gives us permission to act on your behalf in case of an emergency. If your cat is taken ill we prefer to take the cat to their usual vet. We also have the option in the event of an urgent problem to call our vet Mark. ‘The Home Vet’ Mark can also get in touch with your cats own vet as needed.
My cat has a particular diet, what should I do?
We provide all your cats food, however, if your cat has a special dietary need or you have a particular preference of food we do ask you to provide this.
Can my cat bring some toys and their favourite bed?
Although we provide everything needed for your cats’ holiday, if you prefer to bring your cats own bed, bedding, litter, tray and bowls we are more than happy for you to do this.
Both Georgie & Maria are first aid qualified and therefore able to administer routine medicine as long as we have full instructions from you.
Most kittens settle really quickly and we always pay particular attention to them to ensure they have plenty to do. We have some extra special toys that we provide for kittens and a special scratch post to make their accommodation more exciting to explore and encourage play. Always remember to bring plenty of toys with them.
I am anxious about leaving my cat as this is their first time in a cattery
Some cats have a very nervous disposition, our approach to helping them settle depends completely on the individual. What we do find is the longer they stay the more settled they become and with repeated visits they tend to settle much quicker. We have security pods which help cats feel more safe and secure, we also suggest you bring something familiar from home either a favourite bed or a blanket for example. We also find that if we spend some quiet time with your cat gaining their trust this helps them settle and feel secure. We are on the end of the phone and can be contacted via Facebook messenger if you want an update on their wellbeing at any time.