Animal Behaviour CPD

This session aims to provide you with an introduction to cat behaviour.

This session aims to provide you with an introduction to dog behaviour.

This session aims to provide you with an introduction to rabbit behaviour.

Kristi Benson, Canada | BC2022

40 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Many dogs fear veterinary care, and these fears present barriers to veterinary care. Fears of social stimuli such as veterinarians and staff, fears of environmental contexts such as veterinary offices, and fears of handling such as restraint respond to behaviour modification involving operant and classical conditioning. The Academy for Dog Trainers’ Husbandry Project is the first practical research project to test training protocols to address these fears specifically and release these protocols to the public. In this webinar, the presenter will provide an overview of the project, the training, and the protocols, and provide all the instructions and plans as well.

Rosie Bescoby, Pet Sense and ASAB | BC2022

65 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

This talk will consider why the emotional state of animals is important to consider. We will look at the difference between fear & anxiety, and how body language can be observed to determine emotional states in both species. It will explore how to respond appropriately to dogs & cats when they exhibit signs of fear/anxiety, as well as how to reduce fear & anxiety associated with the vet practice.

Mami Irimajiri, Tokyo | BC2022

50 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Cats are believed to be a solitary animal but they can actually be social animals. Because we know that cats can live in a group, we are able to keep multiple cats in a household, even those cats who are not related by blood.

Some cats can live in peace but some cats within the same household can have fights that end up with lots of hissing, injuries, and spraying.

Within this presentation, we will discuss how cats communicate, how to know if cats are good friends or not and how to have a comfortable space for multiple cats so they can avoid each other. When there is inter-cat aggression in a household, what treatment can be considered will be discussed including medication and behaviour modification techniques.

Alexandra Taylor, The Cat Nurse | BC2022

55 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

In this webinar we will be going through measures veterinary nurses can put in place to help reduce stress and improve compliance in hospitliased feline patients.

Key learning objectives include:

  • Understanding feline specific needs – what makes them so special as in-patients?
  • Learn how to set up your cat ward and accommodation to make it as cat-friendly as possible - it doesn’t need to be fancy!
  • Know how to handle and restrain cats to help reduce stress and improve compliance 
  • Learn why pain scoring cats is so important and how to recognise pain in cats