Can I get updates on how my Cat is doing whilst with you?
We post photos of all Cats on our Facebook page around 11am every day, so you can see how much fun your Cat is having while staying with us.
What is required before cats will be accepted into the cattery?
All cats must have an annual vaccination administered by a vet within 12 months of the END of their stay.
Proof of vaccination must be provided.
All cats ideally should be spayed or neutered but not essential (Please note this is at your own risk).
We have to be strict for the health and safety of both your cat and the others staying with us.
Please call us for any clarification.
How often do we need to vaccinate?
When kittens are born they are usually protected from infections by their mother’s milk. However, this protection only lasts for some weeks, so our little pets need regular vaccinations from an early age.
Kittens need a series of 2 or 3 vaccines given 3-4 weeks apart. After this they need a vaccine booster one year later.
Once they have had these vaccines, the frequency of vaccinations varies depending on the lifestyle of the pet, the disease and vaccine type being considered as well as any boarding plans. Some vaccinations are 3-yearly while others are yearly.
Because of these varying factors, VetEnt recommends that you take your pet in for routine annual examinations where a vaccination plan for your pet can be decided during a discussion between you and your vet.
Vaccines for cats
• Core vaccines: feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus and feline panleukopenia
• Non-core vaccines: feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) and feline chlamydiosis
Can I visit my cat while it is in the cattery?
Of course you can. Visiting is available during our morning opening hours.
What happens if a cat gets sick?
We will try to contact you to let you know what is happening and then contact your normal vet. Failing that, we will take them to our local vet
We use and recommend
Henderson Vet Clinic - http://www.hendersonvets.co.nz/
Swanson Road Vet Clinic - https://www.vetclinicswanson.co.nz/
Western After Hours Vet Clinic - https://www.rosebankbusiness.co.nz/business-directory/western-after-hours-vet/
Our first priority is always the animal’s welfare.
How often do you feed and what food do you use?
We feed dry food for breakfast and Chef tinned food for dinner.
If your cat has a special dietary requirement, you are welcome to provide the food which we will feed at no extra charge.
Communal fresh filtered water is provided.
Where do the cats spend their time?
All the cats have their own sleeping quarters where they are fed, this way we can monitor how much they eat.
After breakfast they are free to roam around. They can spend time inside, or in one of the covered, secure exercise areas.
These are bright, airy spaces with plenty of places for cats to find their own space and sleep or play.
How do I pay for my cats stay?
We accept payment by cash, Eftpos debit or credit card (Visa or Mastercard) upon collection of your cat.
Do you accept kittens at the cattery?
We sure do! Kittens have a special way of getting lots of attention from us. We often have more than one kitten in at a time and they spend hours keeping each other amused.
Can we inspect the cattery before booking our cat in?
We encourage you to check out where your cats are going to be staying. You’d be surprised at the varying standards among catteries. We are proud of our cattery and receive glowing feedback from our customers.
Viewing is available in the morning opening hours, or other times may be available by arrangement.
What areas do you service?
Our West Auckland cattery can take your feline friend from anywhere as long as you bring them to us.
We get cats frequently from the surrounding suburbs such as Henderson, Te Atatu, Te Atatu South, Glen Eden, New Lynn, Swanson, Ranui, Massey and West Harbour.
We also have many loyal clients from outside these areas who refuse to take their cat anywhere closer.