Feline Medical Clinic

5801 NE 105th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98662



Low Stress Handling

At the Feline Medical Clinic, we strive to keep our patients as stress-free as possible. You may have noticed some changes around the clinic and in the way we are handling cats. We wanted to take a few minutes to talk about why we are doing things a bit differently and why it is so important. We know coming to the clinic can be stressful for both you and your cat, and we are committed to decreasing the stress and anxiety associated with these visits. We have added Feliway towels in the lobby and Feliway diffusers in the rooms. We are offering treats and are handling cats in the most stress-free way possible.

If you have any questions about this process, why we are doing things a bit differently, or perhaps why we ask you to let us handle the cats, please do not hesitate to ask! Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this new way of cat handling! If there is anything you think we can do to make the experience better for you and your cat, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Another thing we are doing around the clinic, for our hospitalized and lodging patients, is using the iCalmCat. iCalmCat is classical music that has been identified to have soothing effects on cats. The repeating melodies bring consistency and familiarity while the high pitch arousing frequencies are reduced and the calming lower pitch frequencies are increased.

For more information about iCalmCat: http://throughadogsear.com/icalm-cat/icalmcat-landing-jan/

Creating a low stress visit starts at home! Covering your cat's carrier with a towel to keep outside sights and sounds to a minimum is a great way to transport your cat to the clinic.