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Cattery FAQs

Posted on 2nd November 2020 by Green Lane Farm Team

Whether it’s the first time your pet is going into a cattery or you’re trying somewhere entirely new, it’s always nice to have peace of mind, knowing that they’re going to be well looked after whilst you’re away. Please have a read through of our FAQ section to see if we can answer anything you’re unsure about, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us. Our friendly, qualified and pet-loving team are always here to answer any questions you might have. 

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At what age can I bring my cat to a cattery / how old do they have to be?

It’s advised that your feline friend is 6 months old before spending time in a cattery. However, as long as your kitten has had its vaccinations, your feline friend will be OK to stay in a cattery. Having your cats stay in a cattery when they are young makes life a lot easier for them in future and this will help them to adapt to new surroundings with ease.

Can I have a look around before having my cat stay at a cattery?

We welcome puss parents to pop by for a chat and to take a tour of our premises before booking with us. We want to ensure that you and your precious pet are happy and comfortable with the style of pen, facilities and our staff – and our team will do all they can to facilitate you and your pet’s requirements.

Does my cat need injections before staying at a cattery?

When your cat comes to stay, they need to be up-to-date with their injections. Your vaccination card will have the relevant information on it, so you can check to see all is up to scratch. If your furry friend has missed their booster by eight weeks, take them to the vet to get their injections – this needs to be done 2 weeks before they stay in their new home away from home.

If your cat’s last injections were 15 months ago, you will need to go through a 5-week vaccination process with your vet before bringing them to the cattery. This is to protect your cat and all other residents that come to stay with us.

Why does my cat need to be up-to-date with injections before boarding?

Although your cat will have its own space, there will be plenty of other cats in the vicinity. Having their injections means that they’re fully protected from cat flu – an airborne virus.

What do I need to bring with my cat to a cattery?

On the day you bring your beloved furry family member to their holiday home, be sure to remember their bedding, toys and grooming brush. Refrain from washing your cat’s bedding, familiar smells will help to comfort them during their time in new surroundings. Remember to bring your cat’s vaccination card too.

Should I treat my cat against fleas and worms before bringing them to a cattery?

Yes, please flea and worm your felines 3-5 days before their stay in a cattery.

Do you mind if I call to see how my cat is doing whilst I’m away?

Don’t sit there wondering how they’re doing – give our friendly team a call during our opening hours and we will be more than happy to let you know how they’re getting on.

What’s the minimum and maximum stay when sending my cat off at a cattery?

Most catteries charge per day, so your stay can be as little as 1 day and a couple of months if required. 

Can I drop my cat off outside your opening hours?

We apologise for any inconvenience but we can not allow pickups or drop-offs outside of our opening hours. When we close our facilities for the day, we are ensuring that all of the cats staying with us get to enjoy their day-to-day care.

Is food included when my cat stays at your cattery?

We are fully-stocked with a wide variety of cat foods but if your cat is on a special diet, please bring their food along with you. We like to make sure that your furry friend can tuck into their usual dishes, as this helps to maintain some norm, prevent them from experiencing upset stomachs and ensures a stress-free stay.

There’s something we haven’t covered? Get in touch and let us know. We love to hear from our customers and we work hard to improve our services and our website, so your questions are very much appreciated and it helps us to develop this FAQ section for future pet parents. 

We have just reopened as cattery as of August and we’re super excited to see old and new furry faces! If you require our pick up and drop off services too, just let us know and we’ll get you scheduled in. 


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