Cat Friendly Practice
Cat Friendly Veterinary Practice near me
In the United States, there are millions more pet cats than pet dogs. However, cats visit veterinarians significantly less frequently. A major reason for this disparity is cat owners perceive taking their cat to the vet as very stressful. The Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program, created by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), provides a solution to this trend. The Cat Friendly Practice® program is leading the movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats, their caregivers, and the entire veterinary team.
As a Cat Friendly Practice®, we have taken extra steps to demonstrate we understand your cat’s unique needs.
The program is designed to:
- Help reduce the stress associated with veterinary visits.
- Understand how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic, and caring manner.
- Create a calming environment with you and your cat in mind.
- Meet standards for facilities and care of hospitalized cats.
Longwood Veterinary Center is a certified Cat Friendly Practice. You can feel confident your cat will receive gentle handling and all attempts made to minimize stress during examinations, medical procedures, and hospitalization. By implementing these extra measures, we will increase and improve the quality of life in our feline patients as we will be better able to diagnose and treat illness in a cooperative and willing patient.