Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?
We are an AAFP Cat Friendly Practice®
“The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) supports its members in improving the health and welfare of cats through high standards of practice, continuing education, and evidence-based medicine.”
“In recent years, the AAFP has established a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine. To that end, the Association has recently launched several new initiatives to improve and standardize the delivery of feline veterinary care. One of the highlighted endeavors being developed by the AAFP is the Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program. This program provides support to veterinarians by outlining strategies for introducing changes in the delivery of care that incorporate a better understanding of the cat’s distinct needs and behaviors.”
With a separate waiting room, exam rooms and treatment room for our feline patients. Our cat friendly areas are calming from the soothing colors to the beautiful music playing throughout.
What does Cat Friendly mean?
- No friendly dogs nosing your cat’s carrier
- Less noise (and no barking)
- Less stressful visit for your feline
Common Myths About Cat Health
- Cats are naturally healthier and more problem-free than dogs
- Feline health problems come from outside and don’t affect indoor cats
- Cats will display visible signs of illness like dogs do
The truth is, cats need regular veterinary care, including annual exams and vaccinations, just like dogs do. Because cats are naturally adept at hiding signs of illness, annual exams are especially important for early diagnosis of health problems.
We want to make your cat’s visit to our hospital as stress free as possible for the both of you! As well as offering “Cat Only” areas, we also spray Feliway pheromones on a towel that we drape over your cat’s carrier. The “happy” pheromones along with the darker interior will have a soothing effect.
“When a cat feels comfortable in their environment, they rub their cheeks against objects leaving a facial pheromone. Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure.
Read about Feliway and its many uses here.
Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian
Great! You want to get your cat in for a visit, but how?? Luckily, there is a wealth of information available to help. Below are a few helpful links.
“Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian” Brochure – Very helpful!!
“How can my pet have a stress-free veterinary visits?”– More great tips!
More helpful topics: American Association of Feline Practitioners – Caring for Cats.
“Tips for taking your cat to the Veterinarian” Video: