At Paws in the City, our commitment to providing the best care for our feline friends is unwavering. We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved the prestigious Silver Award from the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) for being a Cat Friendly Clinic. This recognition is a testament to our dedication to creating a comfortable environment for our beloved cats. Cat Friendly Clinics prioritise the comfort and well-being of cats at the vets, ensuring a stress-free environment for our feline friends.

Understanding the Cat Friendly Clinic Initiative:

The Cat Friendly Clinic program, developed by ISFM (https://catfriendlyclinic.org/)  in collaboration with the International Cat Care (ICC), aims to promote higher standards of care for cats around the world. This initiative recognises clinics that prioritise the unique needs and well-being of cats, fostering a positive veterinary experience.

Paws in the City’s Commitment to Feline Excellence:

1. Trained and Knowledgeable Staff:

Our team undergoes specialised training to better understand feline behaviour and create a friendly animal clinic and atmosphere. At Paws in the City, our veterinarians for cats, dogs and other small mammals are able to provide top-notch care and expertise, in collaboration with ISFM, ensuring a tailored and compassionate approach to feline health. This ensures that every member of our staff is well-equipped to handle cats with gentleness and expertise.

2. Feline-Focused Facilities:

Although not solely a cat clinic, we have designed our dog and cat and dog clinic with the comfort of our cat patients in mind. From cosy waiting areas to feline-friendly examination rooms, our separate cat area helps reduce stress, providing a quiet space away from other animals.

3. Gentle Handling Techniques:                                                 

We employ gentle handling techniques to minimise stress during examinations and treatments. Our friendly vets are trained to approach each cat with patience and care, fostering a positive and trusting relationship.

4. Educational Initiatives:

We believe in empowering pet owners with knowledge. Our Cat Friendly Clinic status reflects our commitment to educating cat owners on the unique needs of felines, from nutrition to behaviour and overall well-being, as well as providing a clinic for cats.

5. Stress-Free Visits:

We understand that veterinary visits can be stressful for cats. Our dog and cats clinic employs stress-reduction techniques such as gentle handling, calming pheromones, and comfortable accommodations to ensure each visit is as pleasant as possible.

6. Advanced Diagnostic Capabilities:

As a Cat Friendly Clinic, we invest in advanced diagnostic tools that allow us to diagnose and treat feline health issues with precision. Our commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements ensures that your cat receives the best possible care.

7. Tailored Preventive Care Plans:

Preventive care is crucial for feline health. Our friendly vet team work with cat owners to create customised preventive care plans, including vaccinations, parasite control, and nutritional guidance, to keep our feline friends in optimal health.

Purr-fect Parking Spaces: Cat-Friendly Zones Unleashed

Welcome to our cat parking areas, where feline comfort and convenience take centre stage. These specially designated zones are thoughtfully designed to cater to the unique needs of our whiskered visitors.

Features of Our Cat Parking Areas:

Cosy Corners:

Tucked away in a quiet spot of our practice, the cat waiting area provides a cosy nook for your cat to hide out in their carrier. We provide plush blankets that you can spritz with our calming spray to help settle your cats’ nerves. Cats can comfortably wait for their appointments in this warm, inviting corner away from the hustle and bustle of the reception area.

Vertical Escapes:

Recognising our feline friends’ love for heights, our cat parking are table height, allowing a perch for your cat carrier, which allows cats to observe their surroundings and feel secure.

Calming Pheromones:

We understand that veterinary visits can be stressful. Our cat parking areas are infused with calming pheromones to create a soothing environment. These natural scents help reduce anxiety and promote a sense of tranquillity.

Cat-Friendly Ambiance:

Soft music and visually appealing surroundings contribute to a cat-friendly ambiance. We aim to create an atmosphere that is both calming and aesthetically pleasing for our discerning feline visitors.

Silver Award: A Milestone Achievement:

The attainment of the Silver Award from the Cat Friendly Clinic program is a significant milestone for Paws in the City. It reflects our continuous efforts to go above and beyond in providing exceptional care to our feline patients.

What It Means for Pet Owners:

For pet owners, choosing a Cat Friendly Clinic with a Silver Award means peace of mind. It signifies a commitment to creating a positive and tailored experience for their cats, ensuring that every visit to our clinic is met with compassion, expertise, and a genuine love for feline well-being.

Join Us on the Journey:

As we proudly display our Silver Award from the Cat Friendly Clinic program, we invite our community to join us in celebrating this achievement. Whether you’re a current client or considering Paws in the City for your feline companion, know that we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for our beloved cats.

Why Choose a Cat Friendly Clinic?

Choosing a Cat Friendly Clinic ensures that your feline companion receives the highest standard of care. Cats are unique creatures with specific requirements, and our Silver Award acknowledges our dedication to meeting and exceeding those needs.

Feline Wellness Programs:

At Paws in the City, our commitment to feline wellness extends beyond illness treatment. We offer specialised feline wellness programs to address the unique needs of cats at different life stages. From kittenhood through the golden years, we tailor our care to ensure every cat receives the attention and support they deserve.

Feedback and Continuous Improvement:

As a Cat Friendly Clinic, we value feedback from our clients. We encourage open communication to better understand your cat’s needs and improve our services continually. Your input helps us refine our approach and ensures that every aspect of our clinic is aligned with the well-being of our feline friends.

Looking Ahead: Gold Certification Goals:

While achieving the Silver Award is a moment of pride, we are not resting on our laurels. Paws in the City is actively working towards obtaining Gold Certification from the Cat Friendly Clinic program. This next level of recognition will further demonstrate our dedication to providing the highest standards of feline care.

At Paws in the City, our journey as a Cat Friendly Clinic is a dynamic and evolving one. We are committed to creating a cat-centric future where every feline patient receives individualised care, experiences minimal stress during veterinary visits, and enjoys a life filled with health and happiness. We believe that every purr and paw matters, and our Silver Award is a symbol of our devotion to feline excellence. Thank you for trusting us with the care of your cherished companions and for being a part of our journey toward feline excellence. If you have any questions about our Cat Friendly Clinic initiatives or if you’d like to schedule a visit, don’t hesitate to reach out. Your cat’s well-being is our top priority.

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