Dandenong Veterinary Hospital is recognised as a Cat Friendly Accredited Clinic.
The ultimate goal is to reduce feline stress, so for the best patient outcomes, we continue to work hard in educating out clients about Feline Friendly approaches. This also involves the structure of our hospital, workflow, and team training to accommodate the unique requirements of feline medicine.
Our Cat Friendly Clinic resources are outlined on this page.
The following material has been sourced and summarised from International Cat Care
For many cats, and pet-parents, traveling to the hospital can be a potentially difficult or stressful experience. Here below are some tips and resources for you to review so that you can better prepare for these experiences. Not unexpectedly, some forward thinking and investment of time in training your cat in becoming more familiar with their transport is ultimately the BEST way to make the experience as smooth and anxiety-free, as possible, for all involved. In the event that your cat still needs more support, our veterinarians can also provide some prescription medication(s) to reduce anxiety and stress.
Here are some educational YouTube videos you may like to review, from, sourced from icatcare.org channel
(10-minutes) Getting your cat used to travel
(5-minutes) Putting your cat in a cat carrier
Your cat will be less alarmed if the carrier smells familiar and reassuring. Use some, or all, of these tips:
REFERENCE: Cat Friendly Clinic Program Summary PDF document
Select this PDF link for further Cat Friendly Clinic program advice: