Cat-friendly hospital

Having your cat admitted into hospital at the vet can be a daunting prospect for both pet and owner. You can rest assured that we go to great lengths to keep our feline patients relaxed and comfortable during their stay with us. Reducing stress for patients has a direct impact on healing and rehabilitation and is therefore extremely important to take into consideration.

We run a cat-friendly hospital, which means we aim to understand the experience of staying at the vet from the cat’s perspective.

How do we reduce stress for hospitalised cats at Ready Vet?

  • If cats are admitted to the hospital or are recovering from a procedure they are housed out of sight and separate from dogs in the cat hospital and recovery room.
  • Our cat hospital’s Feliway diffuser emits a calming pheromone that reduces anxiety.
  • We appreciate that cats love vertical space and hiding, so provision has been made for cats to hide under igloos or climb onto elevated beds.
  • We encourage owners to bring a familiar blanket or toy from home if this would provide comfort, which will be kept close to your cat for their stay.
  • Our nurses make an effort to spend regular one-on-one time with all cats for the duration of their stay. Taking the time to offer affection, reassurance and attention to our patients forms part of all nursing care plans.

A vet your pet will trust

A trip to the vet doesn’t have to be scary for your pet. We help our patients and their owners feel relaxed and comfortable.