Specialist Cat Care
How it all began
Over her years as a veterinary surgeon, Amanda developed a strong interest in feline medicine. Not only this, but she couldn’t ignore the amount of anxiety that a trip to vets was causing the cat population, and she felt she needed to create an experience that felt calm and safe for both cats and their owners. It was her cat care interest, combined with her passion for improving the experience that led to her setting up Cat’s Whiskers – a cat only veterinary clinic.
Why is a multi-animal veterinary clinic particularly stressful for cats?
The experience starts off stressful for all cats, because they are subjected to two of the things they hate most:
- They are confined to a cat carrier which is terrifying for an animal that needs to feel in control
- They travel to the clinic in a car, something they constantly avoid due to the fear of being run over
If they then arrive at a multi-animal clinic, the experience goes from bad to worse. The waiting room may be filled with other predators such as dogs, the smell of dogs will put them on edge in the examination room, and the smell of dogs on the vets themselves will also make them fearful.
When cats are fearful they shut down and will be less responsive to treatment. They will also remain stressed out for a number of days after their visit to the clinic.
Why is Cat’s Whiskers a better environment
With the predators and distressing smells removed, cats who attend Cat’s Whiskers:
- Are more responsive to treatment
- Receive specialist cat care from feline experts
- Are treated with equipment specialised for the treatment of cats
- Receive care and attentiveness from feline-loving staff
Our mission statement
A purrfect team who understands your cat and delivers gold standard cat care.
Team – at Cat’s Whiskers we enjoy working together as a team of feline specialists and continuously develop our knowledge with regular training.
Education – our aim is to educate all cat owners to give you the best possible help to enusre your cat has the longest, healthiest and happiest life with you.
Clients – we focus on our clients to enure you receive the best service we can provide each time you visit, always giving you 100% attention, to ensure your needs are met.
Compassion – we will support you throughout your cat’s life and our specialits team will always be there when you need that little bit of extra TLC.
Preventative – we believe in a proactive and preventative approach to cat care to enable us to keep your cat/s happy and healthy for longer.
Community and Charity – we are at the heart of our local community and our hearts support our local cat charities.