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Feline-Friendly Handling

Feline-Friendly Handling

Feline-Friendly Handling

Dr. Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
Dr. Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
on behalf of American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Launch date: 16 Aug 2018

Expiry Date: 25 Jun 2020

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018

Reference: 191840

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Course Availability

This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Understanding the cat is the foundation of feline-friendly handling. Cats are unique in that they are the only solitary hunter that can live amicably with people. They still however retain the behaviors of their wild ancestors, with strong protective mechanisms and keen senses to protect against perceived threats. Preventing feline stressors in veterinary practice prevents the negative emotions that trigger undesirable behavior responses. Feline-friendly handling also addresses all patients, including those that remain difficult to handle despite our best efforts, increasing human safety and job satisfaction while enhancing feline welfare.

Objectives

Feline-Friendly Handling
• Learn the reason behind different feline behaviors in the veterinary practice
• How to prevent feline stressors that cause undesired behavior responses such as aggression
• Hiding or the cat’s ability to feel hidden is an important coping skill in an unfamiliar environment
• Remaining in their desired location and position helps reduce fear, pain, and other negative emotions.
• Stroking over the cat’s preferred areas of touch – the pheromone-producing facial glands – helps to control head movement and replaces scruffing.
Dr. Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

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Dr. Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
on behalf of American Association of Feline Practitioners

Dr. Ilona Rodan is the founder of the Cat Care Clinic, a Gold Cat Friendly Practice® in Madison, Wisconsin, serving as owner and medical director for over 28 years. She is a board member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, co-chair of its Cat Friendly Practice® committee, and co-chair of several guidelines and welfare position statements. Dr. Rodan has been ABVP certified in feline practice since 1995. She started Feline-Friendly Consultations concentrating on handling techniques and environmental changes for veterinary professionals and founded Cat Behavior Solutions for veterinary referrals of frustrating feline behavior problems.

In 2005, Dr. Rodan received the AVMA Animal Welfare Award for her leadership and contributions to feline welfare. She is a co-editor and co-author of the book, Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare, published in 2015.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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the sound was not clear all the time

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