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Bye-bye Jink, Randall & Lennie!

This entry was posted on Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Jink, a stunning Burmese, Randal and Lennie are two Bengals that left the cattery today!

They have been with us a few times before and we’re really going to miss them!

Filed under: Our Guests — Tags: — Michael

New and improved

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Michael & Helen are delighted to launch the new and improved Catseye Cattery website.

With help from our team, Richard Rankin from Seros and the guys and girls at Become Interactive, the site is full of really interesting cat stuff.

We’ll add to it all the time through our Blog so keep ‘logging on’ from time-to-time for updates.

Existing customers can make a booking without the need to fill in the full booking Form. Just go to Check Availability

Filed under: Catseye News — Tags: — Michael

Preparing your cat to stay in a cattery

This entry was posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Bitten off more than you can chew Sammy?

Cats are usually very attached to their own homes and become unsettled when their routine and environment suddenly changes. Many will need a little extra ‘TLC’ to ensure that they settle well whilst you are away.

There are a few tips which you can try to help minimise their stress:

  • Try and leave the pet carrier out in your cat’s favourite room for a few days before you bring him/ her to the cattery. He/ she will become used to the sight and presence of the box and will be less unsettled once he/ she is placed in it. Some cats love their boxes as they can recognise their own scent. Some owners prefer to keep the pet carrier in the cattery chalet for their cat as it holds many familiar scents from home.
  • Consider bringing an item of your own clothing (unwashed) which will carry your scent and may help to reassure your cat and make them feel more secure in a strange environment.
  • If your cat is particularly sensitive, talk to your vet about using an artificial pheromone spray. This spray mimics the scent produced in a cat’s facial glands and makes them feel more secure. We also have plug in pheromone which we can position close to your cat’s chalet to further settle the more nervous and unsettled cat. Please discuss this with us at time of booking.
      • Feliway pheromone spray is available from the Catseye Cattery store – for more information on Feliway vist their website
  • Make sure you tell the cattery owner about any particular likes and dislikes, and especially if your cat needs a lot of cuddles and attention.
      • At Catseye Cattery we do our best to ensure that we do whatever is needed to settle even the most timid and sensitive cats whilst in our care.
  • I'm just overwhelmed by the whole experienceMake sure you tell us about your cat’s food preferences so that we can continue as far as possible to keep your cat’s routine normal for him / her.
  • If you have more than one cat, give some consideration to their relationship to each other at home. Try to house together cats that get on well and consider separating those who ‘tolerate’ rather than ‘enjoy’ each other!
      • All of the chalets (pens) at Catseye Cattery comfortably house up to two cats. We also have adjoining doors to some of our chalets which allow three or more cats to share together whilst enjoying additional space (we can also provide an additional pen for two cats if required)
  • If you prefer to bring along your cat’s own bedding, toys or scratching post, most catteries will be able to accommodate this – It may help to settle your cat if he/ she has familiar objects and scents in his new surroundings

Take a look around our luxury cattery in Edinburgh

Filed under: Cat Care — Tags: — Rich

Top tips to care for your cat whilst travelling

This entry was posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Cat Collection and Delivery Service available

Cats can often become distressed and sick during journeys.

  • Try to avoid giving the cat a meal within three hours of making the journey to reduce the likelihood of travel sickness.
  • Try and get your cat used to travelling in the car before setting out on a long journey. Even if it’s a quick trip around the block or a nip down to the shops.
  • Make sure your cat travels in a pet carrier throughout the journey and that it’s shut securely
  • Make sure the pet carrier is firmly secured in the car e.g. using a safety belt. Do not leave the pet carrier to move around in the boot!
  • Use clean newspaper or an absorbent pad to cover the bottom of the pet carrier in case your cat has an accident during the journey.
  • It may be worthwhile speaking to your local vet about tranquillisers and anti-sickness remedies if you have far to travel

At Catseye Cattery we guarantee that all of the above measures are used at all times during our cat collection service and any other time where transportation is required

If you are aware that your cat is susceptible to travel sickness, we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you prior to collection so that we can take every precaution to minimise any stress or discomfort.

If you’re looking for a cattery in Edinburgh our kitty collection service gives you the best of both worlds – a peaceful cattery in the countryside literally on your doorstep!

Filed under: Cat Care — Tags: , — Rich

LovePets Show Ingliston 3-4 September 2011

This entry was posted on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Michael at our PetsLove stand
Helen, Laura and Michael ( the cat crazy trio !) attended the first Lovepets Show on 3rd and 4th September.

The show was organized by Scotsman Publications and was very busy with lots of pet-lovers from the Lothians!

We met lots of new and existing customers.

Filed under: Catseye News — Tags: , — Michael

Cheerio Eric and Ernie

This entry was posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Yesterday (7th of October), we said a “fond fairwell” to Eric and Ernie who have been boarding with us since May!

Another staring contest Ernie!Nice and comfortable Eric?

Melanie, Eric and Ernie’s owner, had re-locaetd to East Lothian from London and had to find a temporary home for her two boys whilst she organised the move up north.

As is turned out, the stay was much (much!) longer that was intended but the boys were really great and enjoyed their stay.

We’re going to miss them!

What Melanie said about Catseye

“I re-located to Scotland in May 2011 and my two cats have had to be in the cattery for four months whilst I found us a new home. Michael and Helen Dickson have been so kind and caring, I visit on a regular basis and the pens are always clean and most importantly they always make time for all their guests.

I have never had one moment of concern about my two cats whilst in their care, which as I said has been for a long time – four months. Highly recommended, I will most certainly use them again!”

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