Behavior

The Pet–Human Bond: How Pets Benefit From People and How You Can Promote This Relationship by Incorporating Behavior into General Practice

Barbara Sherman, PhD, DVM, DACVB, DACAW
North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine
Raleigh, NC

PROCEEDINGS: NAVC Conference 2015

chapter-039 LOW STRESS HANDLING: CATS The cat visit begins at home.1 Clients should be encouraged to crate-train their kittens and adult cats so that they feel comfortable and safe when confined to their crates for travel to the veterinary hospital (Table 1). Before scheduling a feline appointment, a plan should be initiated based on the cat’s behavioral history and procedures required. Some cats may require intramuscular (IM) sedation, and so a “nothing per os (NPO)” plan should...

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