A trip to the vet is something that we strive to make our patients feel confident about. Since we at Mission Veterinary Hospital are a mixed animal practice we have made certain accommodations to ensure your pets feel comfortable and as stress free as possible. For our feline friends we understand that going from having free range at home to being placed in a small carrier and then a vehicle can be a new and unusual experience. With this understanding we have created a feline ONLY entrance, feline ONLY waiting area, and feline ONLY patient room. Our goal in doing this is to create a quiet, safe feeling for our feline buddies. Away from any loud barking or whining by our canine friends, and reinforced by FELIWAY diffusers. If you aren’t familiar with FELIWAY let us explain. Cats communicate through natural messages released in the air (called pheromones).
These feline odorless messages are only perceived by other cats. People and dogs are not affected. FELIWAY provides “happy messages” to cats and makes them feel comfortable and secure. By mimicking the natural feline reassuring messages, FELIWAY helps your cat happily adjust to pace of modern life. So with all these steps we hope your feline family members feel comfortable and at ease walking through the doors of Mission Veterinary Hospital.