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An understanding of feline behavior is required to successfully handle cats in the hospital environment and avoid triggering escalation to fear-aggression due to heightened anxiety. Some veterinary students appear to misinterpret feline behavioral cues, resulting in frustration and poor success...

Author(s)
Reeve, J.; Hibbert, A.
Publisher
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Washington, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2022, 49, 1, pp 45-50
Abstract

Aggressive behaviour in cats is a threat to human and animal safety and can also impact cat welfare if breakdown of the human-animal bond leads to neglect, relinquishment or euthanasia . The influence of both early and adult management factors on aggressive behaviour in cats was examined by...

Author(s)
O'Hanley, K. A.; Pearl, D. L.; Niel, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2021, 236,
Abstract

Background: An accurate assessment of feline behaviour is essential in reducing the risk of handler injury and evaluating/improving feline welfare within veterinary practices. However, inexperience and/or suboptimal education in feline behaviour may cause many veterinary professionals to be ill...

Author(s)
Nicholson, S. L.; O'Carroll, R. Á.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Irish Veterinary Journal, 2021, 74, 8, pp (25 March 2021)
Abstract

In this study, behavioral characteristics in purebred cats were hypothesized to associate with breed, eye color, coat color, and coat pattern. Owners of 574 single-breed, registered cats completed the Feline Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire, which generates a standardized behavioral ...

Author(s)
Wilhelmy, J.; Serpell, J.; Brown, D.; Siracusa, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 13, pp 80-87
Abstract

Background: The number of pet cats is increasing in most countries, often outnumbering pet dogs, yet cats receive less veterinary care than their canine counterparts. Clients state the difficulty of getting the cat into a carrier at home, driving to the clinic, and dealing with the fearful cat at...

Author(s)
Rodan, I.; Sundahl, E.; Carney, H.; Gagnon, A. C.; Heath, S.; Landsberg, G.; Seksel, K.; Yin, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2011, 13, 5, pp 364-375
Abstract

A high proportion of dogs and cats are fearful during veterinary visits, which in some cases may escalate into aggression. Here, we discuss factors that contribute to negative emotions in a veterinary setting and how these can be addressed. We briefly summarise the available evidence for the...

Author(s)
Riemer, S.; Heritier, C.; Windschnurer, I.; Pratsch, L.; Arhant, C.; Affenzeller, N.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2021, 11, 1,
Abstract

Feline handling in the veterinary hospital is important to protect both people and cats. Restraint has been used to enable us to perform our duties as veterinarians. With increased knowledge of feline behavior and how cats react to fear, newer information provides us with safer handling techniques. ...

Author(s)
Rodan, I.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc, Orlando, USA
Citation
Topics in Companion Animal Medicine, 2010, 25, 4, pp 178-188
Abstract

Aggression is a common behavioural problem in pet cats and needs to be resolved before it becomes a chronic condition with possible risks to humans and other animals. The types of aggression in cats are illustrated by a series of line drawings showing different postures and facial expressions. They ...

Author(s)
Marbella Fernández, D.
Publisher
ASIS Veterinaria s.l., Zaragoza, Spain
Citation
Argos - Informativo Veterinario, 2009, No.107, pp 50-, 52
Abstract

This study documented behaviour of cats during veterinary examinations investigating possible associations between their behaviour and age, gender, temperament, clinical parameters and familiarity with pet carriers, car rides and veterinary clinics. Background information (i.e. temperament and...

Author(s)
Tateo, A.; Zappaterra, M.; Covella, A.; Padalino, B.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Italian Journal of Animal Science, 2021, 20, 1, pp 46-58
Abstract

Objective - 'To identify inciting causes, alternative targets, and risk factors associated with redirected aggression in cats. Design - Case-control study. Animals - 19 cats with a history of redirected aggression and 64 cats with no such history. Procedures - Medical records were reviewed to...

Author(s)
Amat, M.; Manteca, X.; Brech, S. le; Ruiz de la Torre, J. L.; Mariotti, V. M.; Fatjó, J.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2008, 233, 4, pp 586-589

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