Keeping Cats Indoors Forever

£20.00

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Course Summary

Drawing on experience gained in practice, this 90 minute eCPD tutorial will attempt to answer the question ‘how easy is it to ensure that a ‘captive’ cat ‘copes well’ and to highlight a range of behavioural issues that need to be addressed by owners whose concern for their pets’ safety leads them to impose an indoor-only lifestyle upon their cats.

The trend for keeping domestic cats indoors throughout their lives appears to be gaining momentum. While there are some good reasons for doing so, this does raise concerns in relation to the quality of life and welfare of these cats that are never allowed outdoors.

The tutorial includes:

  • Examination of ‘The Five Freedoms’ and other relevant welfare legislation
  • Some important behavioural, management and environmental issues that this group of owners need to understand
  • The difficulties most commonly encountered when dealing with indoor-only cats
  • A range of practical measures that people can adopt in order to keep their indoor-only cats not only healthy but also ‘happy’.

 

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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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.

 

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’.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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