Cat-Centric

You’re a cat. We get it, you’re awesome. You love to strut around knowing that people used to worship you. And you know you deserve a certain level of respect from your humans. When you go to the veterinarian, you want to go straight to a feline only waiting room. You want plenty of perches and hiding spaces in your exam room. You want a team who has been specially trained on how to gently handle you. And as for those pesky canines…. well, don’t even get you started on those pesky canines. You don’t want to see or smell them. That’s why you love Stack – the first veterinary practice in Syracuse to earn Cat Friendly certification. Here, we get you. So have your human give us a call, and thank them later.

Cat-Centric

You’re a cat. We get it, you’re awesome. You love to strut around knowing that people used to worship you. And you know you deserve a certain level of respect from your humans. When you go to the veterinarian, you want to go straight to a feline only waiting room. You want plenty of perches and hiding spaces in your exam room. You want a team who has been specially trained on how to gently handle you. And as for those pesky canines…. well, don’t even get you started on those pesky canines. You don’t want to see or smell them. That’s why you love Stack – the first veterinary practice in Syracuse to earn Cat Friendly certification. Here, we get you. So have your human give us a call, and thank them later.

Slide We Love Cats As a Cat Friendly Practice, our primary goal is to provide essential medical care to feline patients and education to their owners. Dogs see their veterinarian far more often than cats, but cats have important health needs, too. The Cat Friendly program helps practices like ours implement specific protocols to reduce stress and fear in cats. Therefore, they will feel more comfortable and willing to receive treatment from our team. A healthy cat is a happy cat and vice versa.

Slide How We Make Our Hospital Cat Friendly Some of the things we do to keep our hospital feline-friendly include:
  • Having a feline-only waiting room, away from the sounds and smells of dogs
  • Designating a feline-only exam room that includes cat shelves and a “house”
  • Using Feliway (feline pheromone) diffusers in most of our exam rooms; pheromones can help cats relax and feel less overwhelmed by their surroundings
  • Having a feline-only ward for cats that need to be hospitalized
  • Putting boxes in kennels for cats to sit on or hide in
  • Spraying towels or blankets with Feliway when restraining patients or placing them in their carrier
  • Using gentle, minimal restraint techniques
  • Making house call appointments if needed

Slide How We Make Our Hospital Cat Friendly Some of the things we do to keep our hospital feline-friendly include:
  • Having a feline-only waiting room, away from the sounds and smells of dogs
  • Designating a feline-only exam room that includes cat shelves and a “house”
  • Using Feliway (feline pheromone) diffusers in most of our exam rooms; pheromones can help cats relax and feel less overwhelmed by their surroundings
  • Having a feline-only ward for cats that need to be hospitalized
  • Putting boxes in kennels for cats to sit on or hide in
  • Spraying towels or blankets with Feliway when restraining patients or placing them in their carrier
  • Using gentle, minimal restraint techniques
  • Making house call appointments if needed