American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Cat Friendly Practices

The Need for Cat Friendly Practices

In the United States, there are millions more owned cats than owned dogs, yet cats visit veterinarians less frequently than dogs. A major reason is that it is very stressful to take cats to the veterinary practice and often owners believe their cat doesn't need routine check-ups for wellness and preventive care. The Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program provides a solution to this trend and provides an opportunity for veterinary practices to elevate care for cats and reduce the stress during the visit.