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Feline Stress and Health: Managing Negative Emotions to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing
Guide to stress and distress in cats
  1. Amanda J. Nicholls

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Edited by Dr S. Ellis and Dr A. Sparkes
160 pages, paperback, £25.
ISFM. 2016.
ISBN 978 1 5262 0186 7

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AS an owner of a first-opinion cat-only practice and an advocate of holistic care, I jumped at the chance to read and review this guide published by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM). Its purpose is to help vets, veterinary nurses (VNs) and students understand why cats can become stressed and distressed in the many environments where veterinary care is provided and to show how veterinary professionals can help improve welfare by avoiding stressors and/or mitigating the effect of stressors. The guide will play an important part in the wider vision of ISFM/International Cat Care to ensure that all cats – owned or unowned – are treated with care, compassion and …

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