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The Purrfect Palace: Your Guide to Creating a Low Stress Environment for Cats

Dr. Jess Beer
BVSc, MANZCVS (Vet Behaviour) - Director and Lead Veterinarian - Kiwi Vet Behaviour
11 July 2017
ID: 89
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Understanding cats and how they perceive the world plays a big role in providing them with the environment that will provide them with a safe and stress free life.

Dr Jess Beer will cover a range of topics in this interesting talk including:
  • Understanding how cats view their environment when assessing threats, safety zones and resources.
  • How to manage resources - Food, Water, Sleeping, Scratching, Access and Aerials.
  • Litter Tray Etiquette.
  • Fussy Felines - the need for options, and providing for special needs cats.
  • Multi cat households - how to balance the needs of multiple cats.
  • Extra curricular distractions - Toys, Games and mental stimulation.
  • Pheromones and other clinical support.
Dr Jess Beer is a Veterinarian with more than 13 years of experience in companion animal clinical practice. She has worked in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, as well as donating her time to charities all over the world from Europe to Mexico, Thailand and Rarotonga. Jess' passion for modern scientific evidence to treat animal behaviour and welfare concerns means that she is constantly learning. Jess is an active member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour (AVSAB), The Pet Professional Guild (PP Guild), Save Animals from Exploitation (SAFE), World Veterinary Service (WVS). She is also President-Elect of the Veterinary Behaviour Chapter of ANZCVS. Presently Jess works part time with SPCA and in private clinical practice as well as running her own behaviour consulting business in Auckland, Kiwi Vet Behaviour.

Preventing behaviour problems is a big part of good veterinary care, and with cats in particular getting their environment right will eliminate many future anxiety disorders. In line with this proactive approach, Jess also runs 'Kitten Kindy' for clients in Auckland, and offers in clinic training for low stress handling and better feline hospitalisation protocols.

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