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Kitty Requirements | Essential Health Records

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

With different kitties coming onboard with us, we do our best to ensure for all kitties to stay in the pink of health during their stay with us!


Hence requesting for certain health records will help us to do just that, and importantly, abide by local regulations as an AVS licensed facility!



One – Sterilisation Record

What is it?

The procedure of removing or ligating the sexual organs of kitties that disrupts hormone production and also prevents reproduction.

Why is it important?

In a multi-cat facility, unsterilised ("entire") kitties can become disruptive. For males, they will mark territory with a very pungent spray and are much more likely to fight. For females, they will "call" and potentially create attendant issues of spraying and fighting for the males.

What will we request for?

If your kitty is 8 months and older, or showing signs of sexual maturity, we will request for proof / record that your kitty has been sterilised (at least two weeks' prior to date of stay with us).


 

Two – Vaccination Record

What is it?

The procedure of administering preparations (vaccines) that train the immune system of kitties to protect them against certain infectious agents. It is recommended for indoor household cats to receive "core" vaccines – protection against feline parvovirus / panleukopenia virus, feline calicivirus and feline herpesvirus.

Why is it important?

Core vaccination is to protect kitties against common and contagious viruses to cats – without which will put your own kitty, and the other boarding kitties at risk.

What will we request for?

We will request for proof / record that your kitty's vaccination, or a valid antibody titre test result, is up-to-date (at least two week's prior to date of stay with us).

If in the event your kitty is deemed unsuitable for vaccination, we will request for a valid vet's memo.


 

Three – Internal and External Parasites Prevention

What is it?

The administration of a monthly parasite prevention that protects kitties against a variety of internal (intestinal, circulatory system) and external (fur coat, skin) parasites.

Why is it important?

Cats have the reputation of being clean animals because of their nature to groom themselves. However, even the best kitty groomer cannot protect themselves against parasites.

Another common misconception is that our kitties who stay indoors all the time are guaranteed to be free from parasites – but kitty humans can actually be the carriers of parasites (from interaction with the external environment / other animals onto our belongings and clothing) to them!


Please note! Parasite prevention is considered effective coverage within 4 weeks of application, thus requiring monthly applications to maintain effectiveness.

What will we request for?

We will request for proof / record of home administration (photos, videos) or a veterinary invoice (if administered at a veterinary clinic) that it has been completed at least two weeks (but no more than 4 weeks) to date of stay with us.


 

Four – FeLV Status

What is it?

Likely the least familiar of all health records to most kitty guardians – a blood test done for kitties used to detect exposure or infection to the feline leukemia virus (FeLV).

Why is it important?

In Singapore, studies have reported that up to 1 in 4 cats locally are found positive for FeLV. FeLV is the leading cause of virus-associated deaths in cats, and can be spread through saliva and nasal secretions between cats – which is understandably an important factor as even though kitty guests do not mingle, they share a common play area!

What will we request for?

We will request for the test results of FeLV (commonly tested together with FIV at veterinary clinics) testing done for your kitty (within 36 months prior to date of stay with us).

Special note

Kitty guests positive for FeLV may board only in The Kampung XL (for more leg room) – as they will not have access to the common play area.

Kitty guests with no FeLV test results, or test results exceeding 36 months from date of stay, are assumed to be positive for FeLV and protocols will follow accordingly.


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