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As a little girl growing up I used to suffer from Car sickness, Mum would say “It’s all in your mind” … Well sorry mum it’s all over the back seat.

I remember the smell of mums perfume or those really strong-smelling air fresheners used to make me fell sick every time, and it’s very much the same for our furry friends.

Next time you’re taking your cats to the Vets, The Cattery, or just for that Sunday drive, spear a thought for the poor little fur baby, and go easy on the perfumes.

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How do you find The Deloraine Cattery

The big fish bus stop

Coming from Whangarei City, turn left up Mackesy Rd at the Big fish bus stop and up the hill into Konini Street, The Deloraine is at number 50 on the right hand side.  Get direction

The Deloraine cattery Whangarei

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We have made some changes to our rates

Absolutely Cats Ltd

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Deloraine Cattery

Whangarei cattery cost purr day 

Private & Family Room Rates

1 cat $14

2 cats $20

3 cats $27

Semi Individual Units

1 cat $10.00

2 cats $18.00

3 cats $25.50

Supply our own food and save $1.00 a day purr cat

10% Discount for long term stays of 30 days or more.

Charges are per day booked including day of check out and check in.

:)We also have great Loyal Customer Discounts 🙂

Whangarei Cattery 50 Konini St, Riverside, Whangarei
The Deloraine Cattery is the Only Cattery In Northland with a Full AsureQuality Approval

For more information on this great top quality Whangarei Cat boarding Facility see Whangarei’s cattery  and don’t forget there’s only 1 place your cat should stay while you’re away The Deloraine Holiday Retreat for cats   

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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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It doesn’t matter whether you use a Cattery with private rooms or Semi Individual where your cat shares with others during the day; there is always a small chance your cat may get sick. Just like when we take our kids to play group, there is a possibility they may get head lice or even a cold, And as do play groups, Cattery owners do all they can to minimize the rick of your cat getting sick, after all, it our lively hood.

All Cat Boarding facilities in New Zealand are required to have some kind of Isolation unit or facility; this is a room where a sick cat can be kept on its OWN with NO other animals, this is to stop the spread of any viruses etc.

It is standard procedure at The Deloraine Cattery. Should a cat show ANY signs of illness to immediately have the animal placed into Isolation so he/she can be monitored. A vet is then called, and if need be the cat is taken to the veterinarian as soon as possible. When the vet has given the all clear the cat is then returned to the cattery, however it will then spend the remainder of its stay in the Isolation facility, (unless otherwise advised by the vet)

Owners or emergency contacts are only called if required; this would mean the animal is very ill or we simply can not have the animal back at the cattery, and you will need to arrange to have the cat collected from the Vets.

So why don’t we call the owners first?

  1. We feel it is far more important to call the vet first; after all it may not be anything to worry about.
  2. What can you do (the owner) from half way around the world? Except worry.
  3. Lets say your cat was in a fight at home, 2 days later you drop him off at the cattery, and off you go on holiday. mean while an abscess has started to devalop on your cat, where it had been bitten by the cat it was figthing with at home days before, the abscess then pops… I will do my best to keep the wound clean however your cat will need a shot of antibiotics, so off we go to the vet …. I will not phone you while you are on holiday to tell you this, as your cat is fine.
  4. When you leave your cats at the cattery, the terms and conditions clearly states that… we reserve the right to refer your cat for veterinary attention should this, in our opinion be necessary. The owner shall be responsible for all costs incurred.

Most cats are very happy and settle into the cattery within a few hours, and you must keep in mind it is not always the facilities staff or owner at fault if cats fall ill, think of it this way…. you could always leave your cat at home alone… where they can get sick  from the stress of being left on their own, fight with the neighbours cats, run away, get hit by a car……. etc   sorry but that’s the facts. “Don’t Risk Leaving Your Cats Home Alone”.

The Cattery is the only place your cat should stay while you’re away

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Semi Individual Unit

Here at the Deloraine Cattery we have holiday options to suit all cats, from private suites to Semi Individual units or semi communal as some call them.

Despite what some people may think…… The Deloraine’s Semi Individual facilities are awesome. In this part of the cattery your cat will have his or her own private unit where they spend the night and are fed in the morning and again in the evenings before being safely tucked up for bed. Each unit is made up of two rooms the 1st being their bedroom and the 2nd their bathroom. During the day cats have access to a large lounge area, with heaps of beds, chairs, toys and climbing trees.  

Semi Individual Unit

 This area can house up to 23 guests, but on average we would have no more than 10-12 cats at any one time, we find a lot of our regular customers use this part of our facility. One of the most common question asked about this type of cattery is. “Do the cats fight in the cattery”? I can assure you the answer to that is..  No they do not…Cats are territorial animals and will generally fight to defend their home, so because the cattery is neutral territory there is nothing to fight for. We closely monitor all the guests staying in the cattery to ensure they are settling in with minimal stress. If for any reason your cat does not enjoy being in our semi Individual area they will be upgraded to a private suite at no extra charge.   

The shared lounge area, has plenty of toys to play with, climbing frames and cosy spots to curl up and have a snooze in the afternoon sun. The large opening windows let in lots of fresh air.

Large windows let in plenty of fresh air

 
 
Don’t Forget There is only 1 place your cats should be while you’re away
And this Whangarei Cattery is it. 

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We all love our Cats, but some of us treat them like our children, and we are now designing homes with special features for pets. Just check out these photos. Obviously a great deal of research went into the design of these beautiful spaces, from the perspective of both the cats and the homeowners.

Features include open air cat walks, climbing steps, cat doors in every door, even extra space in the bathroom especially designed for a litter box, and enclosed deck areas to keep kitty safe.
Even the construction materials they use are pet-friendly, scratch resistint and easy to clean.

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