Guardians' Perceptions of Cats' Welfare and Behavior Regarding Visiting Veterinary Clinics

@article{Mariti2016GuardiansPO,
  title={Guardians' Perceptions of Cats' Welfare and Behavior Regarding Visiting Veterinary Clinics},
  author={C. Mariti and J. Bowen and S. Campa and Gabriele Grebe and C. Sighieri and A. Gazzano},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={375 - 384}
}
To assess the welfare of cats at the veterinary clinic and how caregivers and veterinarians affect it, a survey of Italian cat guardians (n = 1,111) was conducted using a 28-item multichoice questionnaire. Most cats showed impaired welfare during all stages of a clinic visit: before entering, in the waiting room, moving to the examination room, on the examination table, and after returning home. A relationship was found between welfare states in each stage. Stress worsened with further… Expand
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