Thursday, April 29, 2010

Help Your Cat Live All 9 Lives

AVMA has a new podcast in conjunction with the CATalyst Council, which was founded in response to the current lack of medical care provided to too many pet cats.


Help Your Cat Live All 9 Lives

In 2006, owners took their dogs to veterinarians more than twice as often as cats. To address this discrepancy in care, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) released their Feline Life Stage Guidelines. These guidelines provide health care recommendations specific to the various life stages of cats and offer strategies to help veterinarians address common stressors and work more successfully with anxious cats. In this podcast, Dr. Jane Brunt, past president of the AAFP and executive director of the CATalyst Council, talks about these new guidelines and the importance of bringing your cat to the veterinarian … even when she doesn’t appear to be sick.