FOR AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES PLEASE CONTACT THE BRANT-NORFOLK VETERINARY CLINIC 519-720-0753

We will be CLOSED Monday, August 5, 2019 for the Civic Holiday

Please be sure to stock up on your cat’s food and medication in advance! All medication refills require a minimum of 2 business day’s notice. 

Thank you!

Regular Business Hours

Monday8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Welcome to Our Specialty Cat Clinic

The Charing Cross Cat Clinic is a full service veterinary clinic designed for and dedicated to cats.  We offer Brantford and area cat owners an alternative choice for veterinary care in a unique, peaceful, cats-only environment. Our focus is on your cat.

Mission statement:

We believe that healthcare for cats should include care of the whole cat, including physical and mental health. We work with clients to examine and improve the whole aspect of each cat’s care so that the cat can live a pain-free, enriched life. We seek to strengthen the human-cat bond by helping clients understand and meet their cat’s needs, both physical and emotional.

Scratch. Scratch. Why does your cat scratch?

Scratching is a natural, normal, and necessary behavior for your cat. Your cat does not scratch to upset you or spitefully damage your furniture. Scratching is a form of communication and often your cat will scratch during times of stress and anxiety.

  • To renew their nail by dislodging old nail growth and exposing a new, sharper nail underneath.
  • To mark their territory visually and with scent (pheromones) as a message to other cats and animals.
  • To stretch out their limbs.

If your cat’s scratching or marking has increased, this may be a sign of stress or anxiety, including a threat or restriction to their environmental resources (food, water, litter box, safe place to sleep, familiar territory, etc.). It is important to figure out the cause of your cat’s stress or anxiety so you can address the issue and reduce the unwanted scratching behavior. A feline specialist may be needed to help resolve the problem.

Reasons Cats Scratch >

Is your Home a Cat Friendly Home?

Becoming a cat friendly caregiver starts in your home. From preparing your cat for her routine veterinary visit to providing a safe and nurturing environment, your home is where your cat will be spending most of her time.

Making your home more cat friendly starts with:

  • Providing you cat with their basic needs and the key resourcesyour cat needs (such as food, water, toileting areas, scratching areas, toys, and resting or sleeping areas.)
  • Compassionate caregivers who provide positive, consistent, and predictable human – cat social interaction.
  • Access to routine preventive veterinary care.
  • Creating an environment that is enriching and including cat friendly play.
  • Making a safe, secure, respectful, and loving environment that is free of dangers and hazardous materials that could harm cats.
  • Understanding your cat’s natural behaviors, reading their body language, and knowing that even though they seem independent, cats are masters of hiding sickness and pain.

Read more at:

Cat Friendly Homes