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About the cattery

Our aim is to provide your family cats with the best individualised care possible throughout their stay. We offer a flexible, adaptable package of care to ensure that your cat settles quickly and happily into the cattery with minimal disruption to his or her daily routine.

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The 1st class cat care

At Catseye Cattery we offer the very best individual care for your cat. Our team keeps a close eye on whether your cat is settling or whether there are any signs of stress or anxiety. We monitor whether the cat is feeding well and using the litter tray regularly and appropriately. We make sure the cats get their regular preferred food and encourage customers to bring with them familiar rugs etc from home. If your cat is on medication we are happy to administer this as required.

The 1st class cat care

At Catseye Cattery we offer the very best individual care for your cat. Our team keeps a close eye on whether your cat is settling or whether there are any signs of stress or anxiety. We monitor whether the cat is feeding well and using the litter tray regularly and appropriately. We make sure the cats get their regular preferred food and encourage customers to bring with them familiar rugs etc from home. If your cat is on medication we are happy to administer this as required.

We are focused on ‘cat-centred’ care

There is always our staff around in the cattery and each individual cat is visited regularly. Some cats, especially kittens and young cats, need extra attention to ensure they are stimulated and have toys etc to keep them amused. Older cats may not require so much stimulation but we make sure that they are comfortable and warm and have everything they need. When cats return to stay with us on a regular basis we get to know the customers and the cats as individuals and they learn to trust us and become much more relaxed in our care.

We keep a close eye to your cat

Our staff are always on hand to pick up on any signs of illness or problems, and always spend extra time if needed either helping an anxious cat settle and trust us, or grooming a cat who enjoys it. At Catseye Cattery we can be in regular contact with owners to give updates on progress and give reassurance that their cat is settled and content. We can send e-mails and photos and we also have a webcam facility which can provide additional reassurance to an anxious owner.

We keep a close eye to your cat

Our staff are always on hand to pick up on any signs of illness or problems, and always spend extra time if needed either helping an anxious cat settle and trust us, or grooming a cat who enjoys it. At Catseye Cattery we can be in regular contact with owners to give updates on progress and give reassurance that their cat is settled and content. We can send e-mails and photos and we also have a webcam facility which can provide additional reassurance to an anxious owner.

Never used a cattery before?

We have many customers who have previously never used a cattery, even some with quite elderly cats. It is so rewarding watching both customer and cat relax and become confident in us and the care we provide. Many customers tell us that it is so reassuring knowing that their cat will be safe and comfortable with us while they are away so that they can enjoy their holiday without any worries!

We hope that you will be so delighted with the care provided at our cattery that you will bring your cat back to holiday with us over and over again. We will give you absolute peace of mind that your cat is safe and happy and is being well cared for whilst you enjoy your holiday / time away from home!

Happy cats, happy owners

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Would like to thank Michael and staff for looking after Saint, tippy and coco,will definetly be using again,it's spotless,well run,friendly staff,thank you once again.

Anne Burnett 

This is the first time we have used Catseye Cattery but will definately not be the last. Superb facility for any pussycats, the enclosures are perfect and Michael, Helen and their team are fantastic... would recommend to anyone. Brilliant!

Gillian Lawson 

Thanks for looking after Murphy and Annie. The pens were spotless and my two babies were well looked after.

Elizabeth Johnston Hutchison 

Cattery FAQs

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My cat is an indoor cat. Is Catseye Cattery suitable for him/her?

We have many completely indoor cats that stay with us who are completely happy and at home in the cattery. The indoor section ensures that they can stay warm as they are used to at home, whilst there are great views and fresh air for them to enjoy. The rooms look onto a safety corridor which gives protection against the elements whilst not restricting their outside views.

My cat is an outdoor cat. Is Catseye Cattery suitable for him/her?

Any cat that enjoys the freedom of being outdoors at home will obviously need to adjust to his/her temporary accommodation whilst you are away. They will get lots of attention and will need things to play with to keep them active and prevent boredom. Always remember to bring lots of toys to stimulate their interest.

I have never used a cattery before and not sure if it will be ok for my cat/s.

Lots of our customers have never used a cattery before often because they have never found one they are happy with. We have lots of ‘first timers’ – from small kittens to very elderly cats and they usually settle very well with the proper care and attention. We also have a high level of returning customers, and get a lot of referrals from a number of vet groups in and around Edinburgh. A lot of customers come to us through ‘word of mouth’ recommendations too. There are many reasons for people to need to use a cattery and we are always happy to discuss any individual situations and offer advice to customers without obligation. We also strongly encourage new or prospective customers to come and have a good look around the cattery so that they can see the facilities and beautiful countryside surroundings that we offer. It also gives them a chance for them to meet us and have a chat about their cat’s needs and to answer any questions or allay any worries they may have.

Do the cat mix with other cats who are staying in the cattery?

Our cattery adheres to strict regulations that stipulate that all cats in the care of a cattery must never have any contact with another cat throughout their stay. This minimises any health and safety risk and also ensures that a high standard of infection control is maintained. Every cat remains in the unit for the duration of the stay and is not even allowed out into the safety corridor under any circumstances.

Do I need to bring my cats food with me?

We make every effort to ensure that your cat is given the same food that he/ she gets at home. This helps them to settle, reduces any risk of upset and also we are happy in the knowledge that we are giving food that we know they enjoy. We keep a very wide range of foods and can cater for most diets. If however, your cat is on a special prescription diet from the vet, then you will need to bring a supply with you.

Do we need to bring our cat/s own bedding scratch post etc to the cattery?

We provide all the essential items for your cat to use and so there is no requirement for you to provide anything. However, we don’t mind if you prefer to bring some extra bedding or a rug or jumper with you as the familiar scents will help your cat to settle.

My cat is used to a particular type of cat litter. What litter do you use?

Cats can be very particular about their toileting habits and can have problems if things are not ‘just right’. We usually use wood based litter in the cattery and many cats adapt easily to this even if they are used to using a different litter, or used to only going outside. However, some cats have a strong preference and do not like change,. If you cat is used to a different type of litter or prefers a hooded tray we can accommodate this without any problem.

What vaccinations does my cat need to have?

Regulations stipulate that all cats boarding in a cattery must have a valid certificate for cat flu (feline herpesvirus and feline calcivirus) and feline enteritis (feline panleukopenia virus). Some vets also use additional vaccinations against feline chlamydiosis and feline leukaemia virus. These additional vaccinations are not essential for cattery boarding as the cats will not have any contact with each other during their stay.

Vaccinations should have been done at least seven days before arrival at the cattery. If they are done less than a week before there is a risk that your cat’s immunity levels may be low and they may not be fully protected against infection.

We regret that we will not accept any cats into the cattery if they have never been vaccinated.

Why do I need to make sure that my cat/s have had flea and worming treatments?

Vets recommend that all cats receive flea and worming treatments. Totally indoor cats that never go outside and never encounter other cats are at low risk and generally only need worming treatment annually. Outdoor cats should receive flea treatment monthly and worming treatment every 3 months although there are some products that your vet may recommend which last longer than this. Generally speaking the products recommended by vets are more effective and reliable than those bought over the counter.

We request that all cats coming into the cattery are up to date with flea and worming treatment for their own protection as well as for the protection of others. We prefer to administer both flea and worming treatment if necessary on arrival if your cat is not up to date. This is not only for your cat’s protection but also for the protection of the other cats in the cattery.

I have three/four cats. Can they all share a unit together?

Many families have more than two cats and although our units are only large enough to comfortably accommodate two cats from a family, we do have adjoining units which can open up to make lots of space for up to four cats.

Are you open every day of the week?

Yes! Unlike many of our competitors, we are open 7 days per week. Our opening hours are:

  • Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat 10am-1pm
  • Sun 11am-1pm

As we’re a small family business, please respect our opening hours. We can sometimes by mutual agreement operate outwith these hours for arrivals or departures. Please ask a member of the team at time of booking if that is required.

Do you let the cats out?

A Big fat NO! Our guests will never leave the room that they are staying in unless for any reason we have to move them to another. This is for obvious reasons – we don’t want our guests escaping or coming into direct contact with another cat.

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