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NWVMA Feline CE Event & Meeting at the Clarion Hotel in Eau Claire, WI

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Thursday, September 10, 2015, 08:00am - 05:00pm
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Afternoon Sessions: 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Cat Friendly Practice – Setting up the Hospital Environment for Success
In the United States, there are millions more owned cats than owned dogs, yet cats visit veterinarians less frequently than dogs. Contributing to the decrease in cat visits is the stress associated with getting the cat to the veterinary practice and owners who are unaware of the need for wellness and preventive care. The Cat Friendly Practice program provides a solution to this trend. Developing a hospital environment that is cat-friendly can improve everyone's job and make feline visits much calmer.

Handling Cats to Prevent Fear and Aggression
The goals of "Feline-Friendly" Handling are to prevent feline fear and pain, the two most common causes of aggression in cats, and to prevent human injury in the veterinary hospital. The entire flow of the appointment can be improved, starting from getting the cat to the veterinary hospital to respectful handling during examinations, sample collections, treatments, and procedures. Handling techniques, towel techniques, and other tips will be provided to prevent feline fear associated with the visit.

Ouch! Recognizing Feline Pain
As solitary hunters, cats sense and avoid danger, and do not display pain and illness as dogs and humans do. Changes in behavior are the most common sign that a cat is painful. There are certain signs to help recognize acute vs. chronic pain. The common but difficult to recognize conditions and procedures that cause pain in cats will be identified. Client education about pain and early detection is addressed.

View the complete schedule here.

Location : Clarion Hotel, Eau Claire WI
Contact : Dr. Larry Baumann, 715-425-3187 (leave message of names attending & session)

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2801 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1200
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 257-3665
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