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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: 05 Dec 2018

Reference: 191840

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Kayleigh Brooks (8 Nov 2018)
The information was very helpful. I would recommend that everyone in the veterinary field that works with cats should do this!
Megan Dedor (7 Nov 2018)
I thought I knew everything, but this was a great refresher course.
Karen PEEK (5 Nov 2018)
All this information was very informative. I learned several things that I need to readjust in my handling of cats

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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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User Reviews (22)

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Kayleigh Brooks (8 Nov 2018)
The information was very helpful. I would recommend that everyone in the veterinary field that works with cats should do this!
Megan Dedor (7 Nov 2018)
I thought I knew everything, but this was a great refresher course.
Karen PEEK (5 Nov 2018)
All this information was very informative. I learned several things that I need to readjust in my handling of cats
(5 Dec 2018)
it was easy!!!
Callie Musgrove (31 Oct 2018)
The answers for the test were a little confusing but other than that it was nice to see how to handle a cat safely and calm.
Allyssa Kerner (30 Sep 2018)
Dr. Rodan was very knowledgeable in feline-friendly practices. The only downside was that the audio was not completely clear at all times.
France Tancelin (29 Aug 2018)
the sound was not clear all the time
Brittany Herring (28 Sep 2018)
I learned how to best handle cats in the veterinary practice.
Ms ariel jenks (28 Oct 2018)
Great information with corrective action for the handler.
Dr Avenelle Turner DACVIM (Oncology) (27 Sep 2018)
Very useful insight, Thank you :)
Sonia Archnoi (26 Sep 2018)
More examples and video examples would be great way to better explain the cat fear responses and how to handle them. Overall I enjoyed the course.
Ms Brittany Bradbury (26 Sep 2018)
Good for general practice settings
Mr Sergio Ramirez Benito (25 Sep 2018)
The audio could be better, great content important for daily cat handling.
Ms Holly Killian CVT (24 Oct 2018)
It was a good lecture. It revealed things I didn't realize about cat handling, like not to scruff. Also, the fact that the tail is more accurate on senior cats.
Dr Regina Housley MS, DVM, ACLAM (22 Oct 2018)
Sadly time does not allow many of these recommendations
Miss Brady Guzman CVT (21 Sep 2018)
Demonstration videos would benefit viewers.
Tammi Coleman (18 Sep 2018)
Excellet course to brush up on your feline behaviors
Dr Jennifer Tonkin DVM (17 Sep 2018)
I enjoyed the review of low stress feline handling.
Mrs Macy Ryan CVT (15 Oct 2018)
Exam answer choices too broad.
Diane Eigner (14 Sep 2018)
So much useful information!
Mrs Jessica Weaver (12 Oct 2018)
Thank you! Very good information!
Dr Tannis Dressell (12 Oct 2018)
Very informative with lots of useful tips

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