American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Part 6 - Feline Friendly Handling during Veterinary Visits

Feline Friendly Handling During Veterinary Visits

The proper handling of cats before and during examinations is critical to creating less fearful cats, calmer clients, and for providing a safe environment for veterinary team members. In this video, Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline) explains a number of techniques that can make visits much easier for everyone involved, including making a cat feel more safe and secure, talking softly and using minimal restraint, and changing your approach to each cat’s different needs. 

Additional videos on handling were created by the Catalyst Council.