Category: Owner information
It is well known that providing care for a human patient with chronic illness is challenging and, even when the gifts of time, energy, love and care are willingly given, it can cause strain – also known as caregiver burden. We recognise that caregiver burden also occurs in veterinary clients and our latest blog reviews signs and possible coping strategies.
As pet owners we are concerned about whether our pets are in pain and, if they are, what we can do to help them. Although we know our pets well, recognising signs of pain in animals is a mixture of art and science. Read our blog to learn more about how we identify signs of pain in cats and whether heart disease is painful.
Cats have a reputation for being aloof and independent. But a recent study of the way domestic cats respond to their owners suggests that the depth of their human attachments have been underestimated. This resonates with our observations that cats are much more relaxed during consultations if their owners are present.