Cat Friendly Practice

Ottawa Animal Hospital – West is a Cat Friendly Practice

Ottawa Animal Hospital – West is proud to be a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners’ Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program!

Cat Friendly Practice

Cats become stressed for all sorts of reasons when they have to go to the vet. Cats don’t tend to travel well, they’re sensitive to unfamiliar animals, sights, smells and sounds and in general, they usually don’t feel safe when they are away from home.

The CFP program addresses these concerns and raises the standards of feline pet care. Founded in 2012, this program conducts research, identifies trends and creates solutions for how the veterinary industry can address cats’ unique needs. Our certification through this program means we have a cat-friendly approach to our daily hospital operations. Our cat-friendly practices include educating cat owners about feline behavior, reducing stress caused by veterinary visits and adopting innovative techniques to address feline needs, like updating facilities, equipment, and staff training with feline handling.

Our goal as a Cat Friendly Practice is to make your cats feel comfortable and reduce stress as much as possible when they visit Ottawa Animal Hospital – West.