HSVMA WEBINAR

Multi-Cat Households:
Updates to Recognizing and Managing Intercat Conflict

Presented by Ilona Rodan, DVM, ABVP Feline, IAABC-CCBC

8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Two cats

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This webinar is FREE for all attendees.
1.5 hours of RACE CE credits (medical) will be available for HSVMA members only.
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Although intercat conflict is common in companion cats, it is often unrecognized because of the subtle signs that occur more frequently than hissing or fighting. Without addressing the intercat conflict, feline welfare is impaired.  Learn the most recent information to detect intercat conflict, the interplay between mental and physical health and how to manage the distress in these patients. Although psychopharmacology is often recommended, it is most important to address the physical and social environment and identify whether medical management is needed.

During this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • to identify the subtle signs of intercat tensions and conflict

  • to recognize impaired welfare within companion cats

  • steps for early introduction and management of intercat tensions


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YOUR PRESENTER:

Dr. Rodan

Ilona Rodan, DVM, ABVP Feline, IAABC-CCBC

Dr. Ilona Rodan is an ABVP certified feline specialist since 1995. Her passion is cat behavior and how to interact with cats in veterinary practices to enhance their welfare and our safety. She is the owner of Cat Behavior Consultations, and the former medical director and owner of the Cat Care Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Rodan is an active volunteer of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, a past-president and former chair of the AAFP Cat Friendly Practice program. She is the co-chair of the 2022 AAFP/ISFM Cat Friendly Interactions Guidelines and has also co-chaired guidelines and welfare position statements, including Feline Environmental Needs and the Cat Friendly Veterinary Environment.

She presents nationally and internationally on feline medicine and behavior, and leads workshops on cat-friendly interactions and handling. In 2005, she was awarded the AVMA Animal Welfare Award for her leadership and contributions to advancing feline medicine and behavior. Dr. Rodan has written journal articles and book chapters, and is a co-editor and co-author of the veterinary textbook, Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare. Her goal is for every veterinary professional to learn how to interact safely with and handle cats during veterinary visits. In her spare time, she loves spending time outdoors in nature, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, and spending time with her human and feline family.