Cats are companion boarded as far as possible. They nearly all prefer to be in the large family cages which have tree stumps to climb and several sleeping huts to choose from.
Cats are not in the least territorial in the kennel environment, and therefore have no need to fight. In 25 years we have never had a cat fight in the cattery. The longer cats share a pen, the better they get along, unlike dogs, who can share for a limited time and then need a change or they start to scrap.
Pens are supplied with sleeping huts and bedding, and with sand-trays, food and water. A specially formulated cat sand is used that is disinfected.
Meal times and dietary requirements
Cats are fed mainly Olympic cat pellets, which come in Senior, Urinary tract, Maintenance and Kitten diets. Iams and Hills are also used. Some cats will only eat roast chicken, and that is what they get. We try to avoid fish, since it contains too many minerals for the cats to deal with. Feeding fish results in bladder stones, which can cause the death of a cat very easily.
Cats are not dipped against fleas or ticks at the kennel. We ask owners to apply spot-on or a similar product before bringing the cat to the kennel. If the cat is found to have fleas on admission, it will be treated here at the owner's expense.