We all know that cats are not small dogs! They have unique personalities and traits that our staff and veterinarians appreciate and respect. For this reason, we have taken extra efforts to make veterinary visits for our feline patients less stressful. As of Summer 2017, we have officially been designated as an AAFP Cat Friendly Practice® by the American Association of Feline Practitioners!
We have appointed Cat Friendly Practice Advocates in our practice who are responsible for educating our staff on a regular basis and ensuring that our practice adheres to the Cat Friendly Practice guidelines and recommendations.
Veterinary clinics designated as Cat Friendly Practices have voluntarily shown:
- They understand your cat’s unique needs and how to make veterinary visits more cat-friendly.
- They want to help reduce the stress for each veterinary visit and the care of hospitalized cats.
- They understand how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, sensitive, and caring manner.
- They have created a physical space designed with you and your cat in mind.
- They meet enhanced feline design standards for their hospitals and ancillary facilities.
For instance, try out our new CAT ONLY ENTRANCE! Waiting in a designed space free of dogs can significantly decrease your cat’s stress during their appointment before they even enter the exam room!!
Feel free to learn more about what it means to be a Cat Friendly Practice® at: https://www.catvets.com/cfp/cfp
Did you know that cats release a facial pheromone when rubbing their faces on objects/people that leaves their scent behind and calms them? Did you know that the recommended number of litter boxes in a household is # of cats + 1? Did you know that cats require appropriate scratching surfaces at home like scratching posts that are placed in a prime location such as where they wake up in the morning? These are just a few of the pearls of cat wisdom that we’d love to share with you!
Here is another great resource for learning about
your feline companion’s health, wellness, and general behavior: