Patients, clients, and veterinary teams all benefit from incorporating behavior services into veterinary practices. Cats benefit by increased quality and length of life, an enriched environment, and respectful, understanding relationships. The psychological benefits to clients of living with a beloved pet include companionship, a feeling of being needed, and less depression. The physical benefits include decreased blood pressure, reduced chance of a second heart attack, and decreased triglyceride concentrations. Children who live and work with pets gain increased self-esteem.
Read the full set of behavior recommendations from the American Association of Feline Practitioners.