Feline Friendly Veterinary Service in Cohasset, MA
During cat clinic visits, the staff at 143 Veterinary Services is dedicated to minimizing stress, fear, and anxiety. To ensure that cats are as comfortable and content as possible, our amazing staff of cat advocates adheres to a particular set of efforts.
Feline Friendly Services
Going to the vet can be unpleasant for both you and your cat. The veterinarian visit begins even before you get to the clinic when you try to get your cat into the carrier and drive there.
When a veterinary practice is considered feline-friendly, it has demonstrated that it has gone above and beyond to ensure that it comprehends the special needs of cats, has put in place cat-friendly standards, and has made adjustments to reduce stress and create a calmer environment. To improve the quality of treatment for your cat, our veterinary staff has also received training in feline-friendly handling and cat behavior.
To provide your cat the greatest experience possible, we at 143 Veterinary Services have done the following:
- A feline-only exam room – No Dogs Allowed! We make every effort to keep the scent of dogs to a minimum in our cat treatment areas.
- Our cat exam rooms avoid stainless steel tables that can feel cold to cats and scare them with the strange reflections seen. We provide cat perches on the walls so our felines can watch from above where they feel safest.
- We encourage clients to bring their cat directly into the kitty exam room (or wait in the car) upon arrival, so they don’t have to wait in the lobby with other pets and have stressful activities.
- If a room is not immediately available, we have a partitioned cat only waiting room for their comfort.
- Our front desk will provide a Feliway-infused towel to cover your kitty’s carrier, creating a dark, safe space for them to adjust to their new surroundings.
- On our kitty exam table, we use Feliway diffusers and Feliway-infused towels, as well as plenty of treats!
- We try to do as many procedures and treatments as possible in the exam room rather than bringing cats “to the back” – environmental changes, as well as exposure to other pets in the treatment area, tend to increase cats’ stress levels.
- Our doctors are happy to discuss possible medication and sedation options for cats who simply will not tolerate a vet visit – safety and the health and well-being of our patients are our top priorities!