What do I need to do before I come to the cattery?
You need to make sure that your cat's vaccinations are up to date.
On the day of your arrival you must ensure that you TRANSPORT YOUR CATS INSIDE SECURE CARRIERS. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!
What should I bring to the cattery? Should I bring my cats food/litter tray/toys
We supply popular brands of wet and dry cat food and snacks (if allowed) as standard. If your cat requires a special diet (from your vet) please bring a supply for the duration of your cats stay with us. Apart from that we supply everything that your cat will need (food bowls, litter tray and fresh litter, toys, bedding, blankets). Feel free to bring some favourite items from home that has a familiar smell on it to help your cat settle in.
My cat only eats a certain type of food. Can you provide it?
We will feed your cat whatever type of food they prefer and we ask that you provide it. If this is the case, please provide enough food to last the duration of your cat’s stay with us.
My cat has never boarded before. Will he/she be okay?
Cats become very attached to their own home environment and can find the change at first, somewhat upsetting. However, they generally settle well within the first 24-48 hours due to their great ability to adapt to a given situation.
How old does my kitten have to be to board?
Your kitten can be boarded one week after their final vaccination.
How often are the cats fed?
Generally, we feed twice daily, in the morning and evening. However, we will feed according to your cats requirements as necessary, for example growing kittens who will require extra meals or more senior cats who may prefer a ‘little and often’ approach.
Will my cats mix with other cats?
No. Even though we do not admit any cats with illnesses into our cattery, we do not let any of the cats come into contact with each other. This is to prevent your cat picking up any disease while staying with us. It is better to be safe than sorry. For that reason we do not have a communal play area. Each cat has their own spacious area outside their pen with plenty of space to roam.
Do you administer medication?
If your cat needs to take medication, please bring an adequate supply with clear instructions and we will make sure that they are administered. We do not charge any extra for this service. Unfortunately we do not administer injection forms of medication.
What happens if my cat becomes unwell during their stay?
When you arrive at the cattery we will make a note of your vet's contact details. In the unlikely event that your cat shows signs of being unwell or if Aoife is concerned for their health, she will contact you and your vet. If for whatever reason your vet is unavailable, Celbridge Cattery is affiliated with a lovely veterinary practice in the area.
What are your opening hours?
Please see our ‘Contact’ page for our opening hours. If it is the case that these times cannot work for you, or under an unforeseen circumstance we will try and accommodate you as best as possible. But we would ask you to respect our arrival and collection times as much as possible.
Can we visit the cattery prior to booking?
Yes of course, we welcome visitors. It is always nice to have a feel for where your cat will be staying when you are away. Just call and we can arrange a suitable time for us both.