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22 January 2020 19:30 - 22 January 2020 21:30

Common Cat Behaviour Consult Conundrums

Doubletree by Hilton, Southampton, Bracken Place, Chilworth Southampton Hampshire, SO16 3RB

This two hour CPD evening aimed at Veterinary Nurses will be split into two parts:

  1)  We will be discussing how to make your feline consultations as ‘cat friendly’ as possible. This will include:

    •  Giving owners advice on travelling to the clinic
    •  Preparing the waiting room to make it as ‘cat friendly’ as possible
    •  How the receptions team can help improve the cat owners experience at the vets
    •  Setting up the consultation room in preparation for feline patients
    •  Handling and restraint of cats during the consultation
    •  Recognising feline facial expressions body language and postures

  2)  We will be discussing some of the common behaviour problems that may be discussed during a routine nurse of vet consultation and any first aid or preventative advice that may need to be given. We will also cover when and how to refer to a feline behaviourist (CCAB)  This will include:

    •  Excessive scratching
    •  House soiling
    •  Conflict in a multi-cat household
    •  Case studies x 2 (if time)

Each lecture will be approximately 50 minutes long with room for questions at the end

Learning objectives:

Part 1:  
•  To understand the sort of challenges that cat owners face when bringing their cat to the clinic
•  To know the sort of  useful and practical advice that should be given to  cat owners to help reduce the stress of bringing their cat to the vet, and encourage necessary visits
•  To be familiar with how to ensure a practice is a ‘cat friendly’ as possible when a owners brings their cat in for a consultation
•  To identify the different facial expressions body language and postures in feline patients and tailor the handling and restraint of each cat as an individual

Part 2:
•  How to recognise commonly seen behaviour problems in cats during a consultation
•  To understand the needs of cats and how this can affect the human-animal bond
•  To be able to give first aid and preventative behaviour advice to owners and help improve the quality of life of any cats (and humans) in the household
•  To know when it is appropriate to refer to e feline behaviourist (CCAB)

Alex Taylor RVN C&G Cert SAN ISFM DipFN AdCertFB

Intended for Veterinary Nurses

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