Collar City Animal Hospital

499 2nd Avenue

Troy, New York 12182

Ph: 518-235-1710

Thursday 8am - 7pm

Friday 8am - 5pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Monday 8am - 5pm

Tuesday 8am - 7pm

Wednesday 8am - 5pm

Cat Friendly Practice

Cat Friendly Practice

Cat Friendly Practice


It can be stressful for both you and your cat to visit the veterinarian. The veterinary visit starts before you even arrive at the veterinary clinic with trying to get your cat in the carrier and the car ride to the practice.


Collar City Animal Hospital takes specific extra steps to assure they understand a cat's unique needs, have implemented feline-friendly standards, and provides a more calming environment, such as feline-only waiting areas or exam rooms.


Collar City Animal Hospital team have also been trained in feline-friendly handling and understanding cat behavior in order to increase the quality of care for your cat.


Below are the facts that Collar City Animal Hospital has identified about cats?


• Cats do not feel safe when they are away from their normal home territory.


• Cats are highly sensitive to unusual sights, sounds and smells.

Most cats prefer quiet and solitude.


• Most cats are highly susceptible to stress and anxiety.


• Most cats are highly stressed by dogs and other cats being in close proximity at the practice.


• Cats need to be handled gently, with care and respect in the practice.


• Cats have unique medical requirements that Cat Friendly Practices are capable of providing.