American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Feline Behavior Guidelines

2004 AAFP Feline Behavior Guidelines

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The veterinary profession has the privilege and responsibility of caring for both animals and people. The benefits of living with a pet are now well recognized. By preventing and treating behavioral problems, we have the opportunity to protect and strengthen the human-pet-veterinary bond and increase the quality of life for both pets and pet lovers.

The goal of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Feline Behavior Guidelines is to support veterinarians by providing practical information and client educational materials to successfully incorporate feline behavioral medicine into every practice that offers feline healthcare.

The panel members include Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, ABS, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Co-Chair; Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline), Co-Chair; Bonnie V. Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB; Hazel Carney, DVM, MS, DABVP (Canine and Feline); Sharon Crowell-Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVB; Nicole Hird, VMD, DABVP (Feline); Sandra Kudrak, DVM, DABVP (Feline); and Elaine Wexler-Mitchell, DVM, DABVP (Feline).

Update: The Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association’s video, “Kitten Kindy™” referenced on pg. 24 is no longer in production. 

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