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Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease. The parasite infects most warm blooded animals, even people, but it’s primary host is the family Cat. Animals are infected by eating infected meat, by eating the feces of an infected cats, or passed on by a mother cat to her fetus. Catsthrough contamination of hands,and contact with raw meat, especially pork are the main source of infection to people.

The infection usually  causes mild flu-like symptoms, but healthy adults genrlly do not show any symptoms. However people with a weakened immune system, such as AIDS patients or pregnant women, may become seriously ill, and it can occasionally be fatal. The parasite can cause encephalitis an inflammation of the brain and neurologic diseases, and can also affect the heart, liver, inner ear and eyes.

The most common way for a cat to become infected with toxoplasmosis is by eating  infected prey such as rodents & birds, it is also possible for a cat to become infected by eating raw meat.

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A statistical analysis, conducted by the New Zealand Companion Animal Council shows as Kiwis love our pets. (companion animal – CA) (New Zealand – NZ)

  • with approximately 5 million companion animals in New Zealand.
  • 68% of households own  a CA.
  • New Zealanders are the worlds greatest cat owners – total feline population around 1.419 million.
  • 48% of households own 1 or more cats.
  • NZ  total canine population – 700,000.
  • 29% of households own a dog.
  • 10% of NZ households own fish 1.678 that’s an avg of 9 per household.
  • 6% of NZ households around 5 birds each.
  • The majority of CA are found in urban areas.
  • New Zealanders spend around $1583.8 million a year on where CA’s
  • $766 million is spent on food, that’s almost 50%
  • we spend $358 million a year on Veterinary services
  • $166 million on healthcare products.
  • Dogs – The avg household would spend $1571 per year caring for their dogs.
  • Cats – The avg household would spend $838 per year caring for their cats.

Don’t forget, your pets need to be de-sexed and microchipped

For more fascinating facts pick up a copy of the Welfare Pulse

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Deloraine Cattery is a 5 star holiday retreat for cats.
This top Whangarei cattery has been caring for cats for over ten years and is situated on 2.5 acres of peaceful parklike surroundings, close to Whangarei city and handy to the airport. This luxury modern cattery,  offers the finest pet accommodation you and your cat could wish for. Our cat boarding facility truly is a home away from home for your cats.

Why leaving your cat home alone?

Whangarei Cattery 50 Konini St, Riverside, Whangarei

Deloraine Cattery, Cat Boarding How it should be

Book your cats Holiday today

WHY?

  • AsureQuality approved premises -This means we demostrate and are committed to high standards of animal care.
  • Caring for cats for over 10 years, friendly experienced caring staff.
  • Offering Holiday options to suit your cats.
  • Luxurious private and family suites with 24 hour access to fully secure outdoor verandahs.
  • Semi individual lounge with plenty of space to climb & play, each guest has their own private Unit.
  • We guarantee your cat will be safe & secure.
  • Set in a peaceful park like setting.
  • Only a few minutes from Whangarei city and Whangarei airport.
  • Long term or a few days – your booking is welcome.

Don’t miss out! Book early 

09 436 3616

Please note our hours

Sunday -Friday8.30 – 11.00 am & 4.00 – 6.00 pm

Saturday: 8.30 – 11.00 am & 4.00 -5.30 pm

Excludes Christmas and New Years Day

Whangarei Cattery

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Here at Deloraine Cattery the welfare of your cats and the overall service we provide is of the utmost importance to us. If you have a special request please let us know, we will do our best to help you.

• Private & family suites.

Each suite has a fully enclosed living area and 24 hour access to fully secure outdoor verandahs, suitable for up to three cats (from the same family) We have climbing frames and chairs on all the verandahs for the cats to relax on and enjoy the sun.  Cattery Whangarei, for great care for your cats

• Semi individual Units.

Warm and sunny with large bi-fold windows. Here each guest has their own private unit, where they can sleep and dine. This area allows each guest to have there own space or socialise if they wish to. There is plenty of space to play, climb or just relax in the sun.

The Backpackers, for the more social cats

• Both of our cattery facilities are fully secure and operate within guidelines set out by AsureQuality & the animal welfare act.

Special diets and care catered for, you can be sure your cat is in good hands, with our experienced caring staff.

• Pick up and delivery services available in the Whangarei area including to and from Onerahi airport for those (cats) that are traveling within New Zealand or overseas. 

• We offer customers who are flying out of town a secure car park, with transfers to and from the airport. 

• Easy access and plenty of parking,

Sunday -Friday8.30 – 11.00 am & 4.00 – 6.00 pm

Saturday: 8.30 – 11.00 am & 4.00 -5.30 pm

 Your inspection is recommended

just give us a call to arrange a suitable time.

09 436 3616

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Just like Children, not all pets like to just eat what we give them.

So to try to help make things a little easier for you here are some tips.

  1. If you’re giving medication with food, Do it when the animal is hungry and only give them a very small amount, make sure they have eaten it all before giving them the rest of their meal. Do not let them see you putting medication in their food.
  2. So your cat doesn’t eat medication with food? ok with two people, while one of you hold the cats front legs … so you don’t get scratched the other person can then pop the tablet into the cats  mouth, Don’t let them go untill he’s licked his lips.
  3. That didn’t work? Guess you have a fighter… again with two people try wrapping him in a towel… the cat that is….  🙂  leaving the head out, again one of you hold the cat and the other pop the tablet into the cats mouth.
  4. Ok so now you have holes in your arms face and fingers, But has the cat taken the tablet ? next time try using a pill popper or get someone else to do it.

 This bit of information was brought to you by Rachael Seymour from Whangarei Cattery The Deloraine don’t forget it’s the only place your cat should stay while you’re away.

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The Deloraine Cattery is a "Cats" only facilityCat Boarding facilities vary in construction, from the basic wooden cabins to the more modern up market penthouse units with private outdoor verandahs, heated blankets and TVs. Whilst this is re-assuring to see a modern building facility, the care behind the scenes is more critical. It is extremely important that you feel confident that the staff managing the cattery enjoy being with the cats. It is crucial that they are well trained, caring and capable and most importantly that they have adequate time to dedicate to the cats in their care. Be wary of facilities that claim to be ‘AgriQuality‘, ‘Vet  Approved’ or even claim to have a ‘Vet Excellence certificate’, as these programes are non-existent and facility owners are misleading the pubilc.

Everything we do at the Deloraine Cattery is for the good of the Cats.

• At the Deloraine Cattery you will see the cats show an interest in visitors and staff. This would indicate the cats are settled and happy.
• This is a “Cats” only facility. We are not a “Kennel”- the noise of dogs barking can be very stressful for cats – particularly if they are confined. Animal welfare organizations recommend that catteries are not attached to kennels.
• Our private and family rooms are a decent size, with separate run areas to allow the cats space to exercise enjoy the sun and be less stressed.
• The cattery is well ventilated, to ensure good airflow and reduce the risk of cross infection from other cats.
• The rooms are also insulated, and are warm and dry with heaters to provide extra warmth in the winter.
• The cattery buildings are secure, with all outdoor areas secured with amplimesh security panels, all exists and entry points are on a double door system to prevent cats escaping.
• The litter trays are changed daily or more if needed. All dirty litter trays are cleaned with Trigene to kill any germs and refilled with fresh litter.
• Fresh water is available to the cats at all times.
• Each of our rooms has a view, toys, scratch posts and or ladders to provide stimulation.
• We do brush the cats daily if your cat lets us, however we are not  professional cat groomers and you will need to book this service if your cat requires it.
• Only cats from same household share accommodation in our private and family suites. If you are boarding more than one cat, and they don’t get on well, ask if they can have their own rooms.
• The Deloraine Cattery uses the Onerahi veterinary practice, as this is handy to us and they will come to the cattery if need be.private and family suites
• It is required that all customers leave us with contact details for you and someone contactable in an emergency. If your cat is elderly or suffers from a medical problem it is recommended you let your vet know that you are boarding your cat and inform them of how far your wish treatments to go should your animal’s health decline.
• We feed top Quality Royal Canin Cat food, how ever we also have a number of other verities of soft food. If your cat is on a prescription diet you will need to bring this food along with your cat.
• We recommend you bring along some of your cats favorite toys and bedding (unwashed as this will remind him of home).
• We require that all cats have current vaccinations, and documents showing this must be produced upon arrival
• We also require all cats are upto date with Flea and worming.
When transporting your cat to the Deloraine Cattery, we recommend you use a strong and sturdy purpose built cat carrier with a solid base so that your cat cannot escape. It is important that your cat feels comfortable – line the carrier with newspaper or a towel and ensure that there is adequate ventilation. To prevent your cat from becoming travel sick, it is best not to feed him before your journey.

 
The Deloraine Cattery is a top Quality facility and books up fast over the holiday periods, so you will need to make your bookings well in advance.

Never Leave your cats home alone!  why would you when your cats could stay in Whangarei

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Cats are attracted to food by smell, so if the food smells good they’ll taste it. An adult cats tongue is covered with rows of hooked backward pointing projections called papillae that rasp food and collect fluid. The rough center of the cat’s tongue has no taste buds, and is used primarily as a grooming tool or food grater. The cats taste buds are found only on the tip, side, and base of the tongue, inside the mouth and lips. Receptors on the taste buds make cats sensitive to the taste of water. Cats react most strongly to sour, salty, and bitter tastes. Proteins appear to activate a cats taste buds, while animal fats are registered as smell sensations. Even though cats are true carnivores, they still relish vegges and fruit from time to time
Info from… For the love of cats amy d.Shojai and Irene Gizzi.

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