CATS ONLY – OPENING SPRING 2017!
At Fraser Valley Animal Hospital we have noticed that the cat owners of Abbotsford and the surrounding Fraser Valley are not getting their needs met. Cats being cats, self sufficient, masters of hiding disease, and often easily stressed with change (ie car rides to the veterinary clinic) well they have become our neglected pets. So we are about to fix that! Opening this fall FVAH will be opening a CATS ONLY CLINIC! The clinic will be located inside the Pawsitive Animal Wellness Center (The Paw Center – 2633 Ware St.) located across the street from the present location of FVAH. The clinic is all about cats – no dogs allowed. Now we are not prejudice against dogs we just know most dogs are much happier to meet a cat than vice versa. So we are creating a safe place for cats to come and make sure they are healthy or come to get healthy if they get sick. We will be following the guidelines of many feline experts including the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and Cat Healthy, as well as following the fear free guidelines of a master animal behaviourist Dr. Marty Becker.
You will see the difference…
- Cat only entrance
- Cat only receptionist and waiting area
- Cat only exam rooms built specifically for cats
- Cat only treatment area
- Cat only boarding
- Cat only hospital area
As well following the Fear Free guidelines we will have the clinic built and operated specifically to include things that helps decrease the stress in cats when they come to visit.
- Fear Free paint colours – yes did you know that white actually increases anxiety in cats?
- Calming music
- Calming Feliway pheromones throughout the clinic
- Pre visit recommendations to help you bring your cat in stress free
- Fear Free cat handling to keep your cat stress free
Why are we putting so much time into developing FVAH’s Cats Only? Well it is simple. We all work at FVAH because we want to help animals be healthy and pain free. We know that if we can provide a safe place for cats then we can help more cats. We do not want them to be scared or afraid because 1. Nobody likes to be afraid! And 2. We can do a better job with our exams and thus a better job keeping your cat healthy and pain free if your cat is not scared.
So keep watching for updates of what is to come! Exciting things are about to change for the cats of Abbotsford and we cannot wait!!!