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Why Come to a Cat Only Vet Clinic?

Special Benefits of a Cat Only Vet Clinic for Cats

Having your cat examined by a vet that works exclusively with cats makes sense – they are focused on feline health and are very aware of the subtle ways a cat shows signs of illness (or how they cover the signs of illness).  At Just for Cats Vet Clinic we understand the needs of cats and have made vet visits cat-friendly.  

Cats are independent animals that like to be in control of their surroundings. Cats need to be handled gently and with respect in the clinic and we understand how to approach and handle cats gently and with care.

Also we understand that cats are special and there are unique difficulties in bringing a cat to a veterinary clinic.   We know that cats often do not travel well and feel unsafe away from their home; they are sensitive to new sights, sounds and smells. Most cats prefer quiet and solitude and are stressed by the sight or sound of dogs that would be found in a general vet clinic. Definitely no dogs anywhere at Just for Cats Vet Clinic.

At Just for Cats our waiting room is quiet and has homely surroundings.  Waiting times are minimal as appointments are scheduled to allow the vet time to examine cats at their (the cats) leisure.  Often it takes 10-15 minutes just for the cat to settle down and start to relax enough to be examined without stress and we factor this in to the times allowed for a consultation yet our fees are below the average veterinary clinic fee in Melbourne.

Safely transporting your Cat to our Clinic

We want your cat to arrive with a minimum of stress and safe transport is essential.  Choose a good robust carrier to bring your cat to the clinic.  We have Cat Carriers available at the clinic for sale or hire. Familiar smells will make your cat less stressed so put clothing that smells of home in the carrier.  Try using the carrier at home for your cat sleep in, so it does not only “appear” when there is a vet visit!  In the car, covering the carrier with a towel during the journey may help to keep the cat calm. 

Specific calming scents e.g. Feliway are useful.  Spray the carrier with Feliway®, 30 minutes before placing the cat in the carrier. 
If your cat panics, wrap him/her in a thick blanket and put both in the carrier.  Take spare bedding (smelling of home) in case the cat soils the carrier. 

Home Visits

Remember all cats have their own individual personalities and we understand that some cats will need a different approach to what is mentioned. We can do home visits in Melbourne for the cats that are unable to be transported.

Please telephone 0438 938 610 or 9729 3500 regarding vacancies and bookings during business hours, or text any time