Having “confident adult cats” means they would be better inserted in human society. This makes the link between humans and cats stronger and, at the same time, gives cats a better knowledge to cope with different and/or stress situations. This way, behavioral problems, which are the main cause for abandonment and/or relinquishment, would be prevented. The handling of confident cats is also easier in the clinic environment, which increases the welfare of everyone. Learn what owners can do to help kittens grow up into confident cats by watching this webinar.
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Gonçalo da Graça Pereira, DVM, MsC, PhD, Dip ECAWBM (BM), Dip ECAWBM (AWSEL)
Veterinary Degree at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon. Master in Clinical Ethology and Animal Welfare at the Faculty of Veterinary from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. PhD in Veterinary Science at the Institute of Biomedical Science Abel Salazar in O’Porto. Diplomate by the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine, in both subspecialities (Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Legislation). Director of the Center for Animal Knowledge (Centro para o Conhecimento Animal). Professor of Animal Welfare, Behaviour and Training in Escola Superior Agrária de Elvas from Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre. Lecturer in different Faculties on Behavioural Medicine, Animal Welfare and Ethics. Trainer and speaker in Seminars, Conferences and Congresses national and internationally. Author, Co-author and Coordinator of several studies in animal behaviour and welfare in Portugal. Receive referral cases in Behaviour since 2003. Founder And Past-President of PsiAnimal – Portuguese Association of Behavioural Therapy and Animal Welfare. President of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM) and Vice-President of the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology (ESVCE).
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