Multi-cat Households (how to help cats live harmoniously together)

Live webinar date 23rd January 2019 8pm

Cats vary greatly in their level of sociability – some can cohabit with others in perfect harmony while many find it much more challenging, even impossible. This talk will discuss how to “diagnose” problems between cats (not always obvious to the untrained eye) and where to go for help. It also looks at prevention, showing how owners can reduce the chances of conflict by ensuring that every care is taken to choose compatible individuals and introduce them carefully. This talk also discusses the home environment and what owners should provide to meet the needs of all their cats.

Learning objectives:

This talk will help owners to:
– Identify subtle signs of distress and conflict
– Create a “social map” to understand social grouping in their own multicat household
– Introduce new cats or kittens gradually to ensure the best possible chance of success
– List the five broad areas that owners need to focus on to ensure their cats’ environmental needs are met in the home
– Know when to seek help with conflict between cats

Speaker: Vicky Halls

Vicky Halls is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, consulting all over the UK as a feline specialist. She is an enthusiastic supporter of the charity International Cat Care, working with them on various behaviour and welfare projects. She is a regular contributor to television, radio and specialist publications. Vicky is also a qualified person-centred counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Vicky is the author of a number of bestselling books (Cat Confidential, Cat Detective, Cat Counsellor, The Complete Cat, The Secret Life of Your Cat and The Bluffer’s Guide to Cats) and co-author of a number of veterinary textbooks. She was voted The Nation’s Favourite Cat Behaviour Author in the UK. Her particular interest is the complexity of the modern cat/owner relationship.