Less Stressful Vet Visits

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) have released the Feline Friendly Handling Guidelines. These guidelines were developed by a panel of experts to create a less stressful experience for cat patients while meeting their medical needs.

The Feline Friendly Handling Guidelines – endorsed by American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) – were developed to provide the best care for cats and to increase vet visits. Many owners state that they avoid veterinary visits for their cat because of the stress of all aspects of the visit – from travel to the clinic to the actual cat vets actions. Obviously, this results in compromised care for cats. The objective of the guidelines is to make veterinarian visits more comfortable and less stressful for cats, safer for the staff and less frightening for the owners.

You can find the guidelines at www.catvets.com.