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We’re a Cat-Friendly Practice

Posted In: Feline Health & Wellness

Going to the veterinarian can be scary for cats. It’s understandable. Most cats don’t regularly go for car rides or leave the comfort of their home. With that in mind, we've improved vet visits for our feline friends and their families by making the experience less stressful. We are excited to announce that both AMCMA locations are now certified as Cat-Friendly Practices by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, showing our commitment to supporting our cats' emotional needs when they come see us.

A few of the things you can expect when you bring your cat to a veterinary appointment:

-Waiting areas away from dogs. We try to get our feline friends into their exam room right away, but if the room isn’t available immediately, we want our cats and their people to be comfortable in our waiting room. We’ve designated areas away from dogs and loud noises to make the wait more enjoyable.

-Special exam rooms. When cats enter an examination room where a dog has been, it can make the cat upset. So, we have designated exam rooms for cats only, and if the cat prefers, he or she can explore the room, climb, and play with cat toys while they wait for the doctor to come in.

-Calming pheromones and treats. In each of our feline exam rooms, you will notice a diffuser plugged into the outlet. This is a calming pheromone. Learn more about pheromones here. (link) We also provide warm towels with the calming pheromone for the cat to cuddle. Plus, our feline rooms also have yummy treats for the cats to enjoy (don’t worry if your cat is watching her weight, they are Lean Treats!). 

-Expert staff. Our veterinarians and technicians have been trained on feline handling, behavior, stress reduction, and more. They participate in continuing education and are always perfecting their cat expertise.

We are proud to be certified as a Cat-Friendly Practice and hope to see you and your cat soon!

The Animal Medical Center of Mid-America has veterinarians at two locations that can answer questions about your pet’s health. Call 314-951-1534 or click here to request an appointment online.