1 April 2022 – 2 Minute Read

How much is a cattery UK?

You can expect to pay around £7.50 a day for your cat to stay at a cattery. However, costs can go up a great deal if your chosen cattery is in an urban environment or close to travel ports and airports. Additionally, some catteries will include the cost of food and other sundries in their prices while others will not so, make sure you know what the cattery charges for different services. Doing so will mean you are not surprised by hidden costs at the end of your cat’s stay.

How to choose a good cattery?

Cat owners will want the very best for their cat which means any cattery needs to be clean with plenty of space, as well as having attentive, caring employees. Read reviews of catteries on to make sure that your chosen cattery meets all your requirements and has a large number of previous, happy customers.

Do cats need vaccinations for cattery?

Cats need to have up-to-date vaccinations to stay at a cattery and to make sure they are safe from common diseases that can affect them. However, specific to a cattery stay, it is important for cats to have the following vaccinations:

  • Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV). 
  • Feline herpesvirus (FHV).
  • Feline calicivirus (FCV).

Some catteries may require boosters in the previous 12 months of the FHV and FCV vaccine.

How do cats cope with cattery?

Catteries are set up to make sure that all cats cope well when staying. While some cats will be more anxious than others, cattery managers and employees will be good at identifying the shyer cats that may need more attention. It is in a cattery’s best interest to make sure that each cat that stays with them is loved, protected and happy. It is not unusual for many owners to be worried about putting their cat in a cattery but they will soon find their cat is very content in the environment.

What age can cats go to a cattery?

Generally, catteries will accept cats from any age as long as they have had all their vaccinations to make sure they are safe to stay in a highly-populated place. Additionally, catteries will only be happy to take cats that are ready to leave their mother.

Can kittens go in a cattery?

On average, catteries will accept kittens from around 14 weeks of age. That will allow the kittens time to have all their kitten injections to make sure they can stay safely at the cattery, and keep the other cats there safe, too.

How long can a cat stay in a cattery?

Most catteries will not have a limit on the length of stay a cat can have at a cattery but they probably would not advocate an extremely long stay. The reason being is that staying at a cattery too long could mean that the cat builds up a bond with the cattery employees and potentially becoming stressed when it comes to returning them to their owner.