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What does Feline Friendly really mean?




In this day and age, cats can be more of an inside animal vs. an outdoor animal. With the change in times, people are moving more often and also keeping many cats inside more due to environmental changes. With this being said, it is no wonder that cats can be very scared when coming into our clinic. We here at Hazel Dell Animal  Hospital go through additional training to ensure that your cats get the most relaxing exams possible. 

A few of the methods can include watching a feline transportation video or reading brochures that can help you reduce your cats stress. If your cat gets car sick or is particularly upset by traveling  we have alternative options that can be helpful as well to include but are not limited to medication and/or a stress reducing pheromone that you can apply to your cats carrier.  Please take a look at this website for more information and a great video on cat transportation.


We strive to make your cats as comfortable as possible and even have a separate cat entrance and separate exam rooms away from the dog side. If your cat has an accident in their carrier, we are quick to clean them and the carrier as they should not go home in any messes. There are many different personalities and we try to gauge the best way to handle your cat to make them the most comfortable. 
We are the only Gold Standard Cat Friendly Practice in Hamilton County! 
Please contact us at 317-846-8710 if you have any questions or need additional suggestions to keep your cat from becoming stressed when traveling or during their exam.



written by Danielle Fuller ~ RVT

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