Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)
Cats want to do the right thing when it comes to the litter box, but sometimes disease or their environment overrides the instinct. Here's how to help.
Are your cat scratch conversations up to scratch? When clients complain about their rat-a-tat-tatty furniture turn the talks toward a paws-itive perspective that offers solutions to soothe kitty's natural inclinations.
Dr. Ilona Rodan gives pointers to identify subtle signs of pain in cats in the hospital-and at home.Recognizing pain and providing needed analgesia have allowed enhanced quality of patient care and improved comfort for our feline patients. But cats don't show signs of pain as other species do-and that makes it more difficult to recognize and assess. Instead, we have to look to changes in an individual cat's behavior to identify pain in the cat.
Dr. Ilona Rodan discusses new handling guidelines that will make your practice more feline-friendly.
How often have you heard clients say "My cat`s just getting old and cranky--he bites when we try to pick him up," or "She`s missing the box because she`s old. We think it`s time to let her go"