Cat Behaviour: The Interplay between Physical and Emotional Health in Cats

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About the course

During this course, suitable for both vets and nurses, we will consider the relationship between physical and emotional health and the potential for distress to play a part in the aetiology of certain medical conditions, such as feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC). The role of pain in behavioural presentations will also be discussed. A behavioural approach to investigation of feline medical cases will be outlined with advice on how to consider emotional factors when taking a history and how to advise clients so that they can meet their cat’s environmental needs and optimise their emotional health.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The link between feline distress and physical disease
  • The link between pain and behaviour
  • Investigation of behavioural factors in feline medicine case
  • Feline environmental needs
  • How to advise clients in relation to reduction of feline distress in the home

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