Cattery in Box Hill, Melbourne
The cattery is happily open again. Hours are as usual but please call when you arrive to drop off or pick up your feline friends. Any inspections will be strictly by appointment only.
Elgar Road Vet proudly offers friendly and expert cattery services to the local Box Hill and surrounding communities including Blackburn, Balwyn, Bulleen, Burwood, Burwood East, Camberwell, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Forest Hill, Malvern, Malvern East, Mitcham & Nunawading.
D.B. Boarding was first started over 25 years ago when a young vet nurse named Devon Bayly saw the need for a cat boarding service amongst the veterinary clientele. Since those early days nearly everything has changed. The idea of providing a safe, comfortable, caring environment for cats when they are away from home remains strong.
Our staff are committed to providing your cat with the best care possible. We pride ourselves on getting to know each cat and do our utmost to ensure his/her individual needs are met. Whether your cat likes to sun itself in the afternoons, receive head butts and chin tickles, prefers to be independent and aloof or loves to chase drips of water around the sink, we can provide. Our experienced and knowlegeable staff monitor each boarder closely and are on the look out for any indications that may suggest that everything is "not right". Whether the solution is extra cuddles, a different flavour of food or a visit tot the vet, clients can be assured that the welfare and happiness of their precious feline s in capable hands.
Cats are creatures of habit and to keep the number of changes down to a minimum, we find it is best to stick to the diet your cat receives at home. As such, we request you provide us with details of your cat's dietary preferences on our Admission Form.
D.B. Boarding provides a number of premium range feline diets - Advance, Hills Science and Hills Prescription Diets and Royal Canin Veterinary diets. We also have a large variety of Whiskas available in soft food.
We request that fussy eaters bring along their own preferred diets.
Our staff are able to care for and monitor cats with special needs such as those on hyperthyroid or high blood pressure medication or those with kidney or urinary tract issues. As the Veterinary clinic is located on the same premises as the cattery, any problems or emergencies can be seen to by the duty veterinarian instantaneously.
Please note that a medication surcharge on a sliding scale of $1.50-$3.00 per day is applicable. We are also happy to care for diabetic cats. Please phone or email for details.
HOURS OF ADMITTING AND DISCHARGING OF CATS
Weekdays 9.00 to 10.00am and 4.30-6.00pm
We are closed for admitting and discharging on all public holidays.
We require all cats to have a current Feline Enteritis and Cat Flu (F3 or F4) vaccinations and a certificate must be shown prior to admission. We also recommend that cats have up to date FIV (Feline AIDS) vaccination.
Our staff are dedicated and obviously obsessed with cats.