Some of our clients may know that our Vet Surgeon Lucie Allcutt and Veterinary Nurse Kelly Wright are working towards completing a certificate in Advanced Feline Behaviour – this blog is to provide an update on how the course is going. So far the girls have thoroughly enjoyed completing modules 1 and 2, and with that are keen to get on with module 3. They have been learning about where the domestic cats originated from, their social interactions with cat-to-cat and human contact, how they communicate amongst their own species and how that differs from human communication. The first two modules covered a little understanding on territories and explaining in detail how cats protect their territories by scent marking with pheromones. It covered in great detail the cats sensory organs (ie. eyes, ears, smell and touch) and describes how all of these organs help a cat identify with its environment, aid with hunting skills and to establish whether or not an area is safe. Its fair to say that the girls are really enjoying the experience of learning a new skill, and can not wait to transfer the new skills to practice once they have completed their journey, the course is set to finish in 2 years. And already the girls have got plans to use their new founded knowledge by way of providing cat owners with behavioural advice via consultations or answering emails that our clients may have……so watch this space for a NEW and exciting venture.
Written by Kelly Wright RVN