Stress contributes to many of the behaviour problems that cats develop. Its prevention is therefore of primary importance if we are to avoid problematic behaviour in the cats that we live with and encounter professionally. Understanding its role is also essential if we are to advise clients when they encounter difficulties with their cats’ behaviour. We also need to be aware of what is involved when approaching a behaviour case, either in the clinic or as behaviour counsellors taking referrals from our own and other veterinary practices.
This 60 minute eCPD tutorial includes:
- Feline stress − its role in undermining welfare and causing behaviour problems in cats
- Identifying stress
- Approaching a feline behaviour problem, including basic ‘first aid’ advice, what to include in a behavioural investigation and our main treatment options
- What is needed for successful behaviour counselling and some of the important factors affecting compliance.
Francesca Riccomini BSc (Hons), BVetMed, CCAB, MRCVS, DipAS (CABC)
This tutorial is worth 60 minutes of CPD.
Course notes to accompany this tutorial are included.