Utilize these free, online tools to focus on the feline

Delivering veterinary services to cat is a different breed of care. Although some practices are exclusively dedicated to the care of cats, others would like to develop an increased focus on feline healthcare. No matter where you fall, Partners of Healthy pets has the tools and resources to help.

Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of 100+ veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care led by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), is offering a free, downloadable suite of tools to help you put the focus on the feline.

One of these resources is the hour-long web conference, “Becoming a Cat Friendly Practice,” presented by Elizabeth J. Colleran, DVM. Worth one CE credit, this web conference will help you:

  • Understand trends and research on owned cats and the veterinary care they receive
  • Learn techniques to become cat friendly in all areas of medical care
  • Discern the unique baseline species information regarding behavior, health, and environment
  • Discover and use the new Cat Friendly Practice Program

Many cat owners avoid getting veterinary care to avoid the stress that a visit bring to the cat and the owner. This conference offers strategies to lessen the stress of the veterinary visit and create a win-win for everyone involved.

Another web conference, “American Association of Feline Practitioners Feline-Friendly Handling Guidelines,” presented by Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP covers the way to handle cats in a manner that reduces their fear and fear-association aggression. It also develops a standard operating procedure for handling cats.

That’s not all! By utilizing the free, online tools available through PHP, you can reduce the stress of feline visits to your practice and continue to make your practice more feline friendly.

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