Bringing a New Cat Home

£20.00

 

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Description

Course Summary

This 85 minute online vet nurse CPD will examine the initial period of cats new to a household and a novel environment is often a ‘make or break’ situation. Yet even caring cat lovers can be remarkably ill informed and/or casual when introducing a new pet to their home. Clumsy or impatient introductions increase the chances that things will go wrong, and the likelihood of failure is increased further when the household already contains a cat or cats.

Topics covered:

  • the various factors that must be considered in such circumstances
  • how and where things can go wrong
  • how to avoid disappointments and problems
  • practical measures that can contribute to success

Changes in the physical and social environments to which a cat is exposed have the potential to at best unsettle him/her or, depending upon genetic inheritance, temperament and life experience, profoundly affect its welfare and its behaviour.

The impact of change is usually lessened when a cat moves house with familiar people and perhaps with other pets to which it is bonded. Even then, how well and how quickly it settles will depend upon the understanding, skill and sensitivity with which the transition is managed.

Helpful, well informed intervention from veterinary professionals ahead of a home move or the addition of another cat into any household can therefore make a significant difference to individual feline patients and possibly the difference between success and failure.

 

Course Tutor

Francesca Riccomini BSc (Hons), BVetMed, CCAB, MRCVS, DipAS (CABC)

 

Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 90 minutes of CPD.

 

Course Notes

Course notes to accompany this tutorial are included.

 

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Francesca Riccomini

BSc (Hons), BVetMed, CCAB, MRCVS, DipAS (CABC)

Riccomini Behaviour REferrals

Francesca graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1974. During a long career in small animal practice her deepening interest in companion animal behaviour and its impact on welfare and the human-animal bond led to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from Southampton University in 2001.Since then she has run a behaviour referral service seeing cases referred by first opinion practices. An ASAB accredited Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist, member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), and the Feline Advisory Bureau’s (FAB) Behaviour Expert Panel, she speaks and writes behaviour related books and articles for a number of publications. Francesca’s particular interests are the welfare implications of pet owning for animals and their owners, feline behaviour and geriatric pets whatever their species.

 

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You will need to enter your own name and practice billing details into the checkout form, tick the box ‘send CPD vouchers to Delegate’ and enter the delegate name and email address in the boxes provided.  All done!

CPD vouchers must be redeemed on the website within 7 days of purchase.

 

 

Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available).  The tutorial will be available to view for 7 days, and will be automatically deleted after this time. Please ensure you have watched the tutorial and printed the course notes before your course expires.

If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.

 

 

Course notes to accompany this tutorial, written by Francesca Riccomini are included to download or print.  Course notes will be available in your ‘My Courses’ section for 7 days following purchase of this eCPD tutorial.

 

This eCPD tutorial is worth 90 minutes of CPD.

A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the tutorial.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.