Many cats feel fear, anxiety and stress when being handled and/or approached, which can reduce quality of life and lead to lower-quality medical care. The speaker will discuss tools and techniques to reduce fear, anxiety and stress, making cats more adoptable and likely to stay in long-term, loving homes. The session will cover understanding stress, the consequences of force-based handling and teach basic handling techniques to reduce fear, anxiety and stress for cats in veterinary clinics, shelters and homes.
- Tabitha Kucera, CCBC, RVT, KPA-CTP | Owner, Chirrups and Chatter Cat and Dog Behavior Consulting
Thursday, April 22 | 1:25 to 2:10pm Behavior Standard