Recorded Webinars

Live webinar date: 21st March 2018, 8pm

We often read in the news that humans are getting fatter, and the same is true of cats. The number of overweight and obese cats around the world is increasing. This is to do with overfeeding and inactivity, as the lifestyle of modern cats is very different from cats many years ago. Being overweight may bring negative consequences to a cat’s health, including diabetes, constipation, lower urinary tract disease and osteoarthritis. Preventing and treating weight problems in cats takes time, commitment and support from veterinary professionals, but slow, safe weight-loss can be achieved and improve a cat’s quality of life.

Learning objectives

– Understand the causes of weight gain in cats including diet and activity levels.
– Understand the diseases associated with obesity.
– Understand safe weight-loss plans for cats, including calculating calorie requirements.
– Understand alternative feeding methods including using puzzle feeders
– Understand how to prevent weight-gain before obesity develops.

Speaker: Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor graduated from the Royal Vet College in 2002 and completed internships in private referral practice before starting a Feline Advisory Bureau Residency at Bristol University. She was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2006 and the European Diploma in Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2009. In 2011 she became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine. As well as working in clinical referral practice at Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists, she works for International Cat Care specifically involved in distance learning and nursing education, and edits the monthly journal Feline Focus. She is also involved in veterinary further education via the International Society for Feline Medicine as well as lecturing nationally and internationally. She is an editorial board member for The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, and has authored 2 books and numerous book chapters as well as publishing a number of papers on both canine and feline internal medicine.

 

 

Live webinar date: 21st February 2018, 8pm

Thanks to better diets and healthcare, many cats are now living to much greater ages. In this webinar Sarah will cover the changes that occur as a cat ages. She will explain how carers can help to support their cat so that they are able to live with the best possible quality of life for as long as possible.

Learning objectives
– Understanding at what age a cat should be considered ‘old’
– Understanding the normal age-related changes that a carer should expect to see
– Awareness of general care tips that help improve quality of life
– Awareness of illnesses that are common in older cats – how to spot these and what can be done to treat them

Speaker : Dr Sarah Caney

 Dr Sarah Caney, CEO of Vet Professionals has worked as a feline-only vet for more than twenty years. She is a University of Bristol graduate and also completed her feline medicine residency and PhD at this institution. Sarah has always enjoyed seeing a mixture of first opinion and referral feline medicine patients and has a particular interest in geriatric feline medicine. Sarah is internationally recognised as one of only thirteen veterinary specialists in feline medicine working in the UK. Sarah founded Vet Professionals in 2009 and has authored and co-authored a number of the Vet Professionals ‘Caring for a cat’ series of books. Sarah has published widely in prestigious international journals and has been an invited speaker to veterinary conferences around the world.

 

 

January 2018

It’s not easy having a poorly cat – in this webinar Dr Sarah Caney will guide carers as to what to look out for as signs of ill health and provide tips for home care of cats that are ill. This will include tips on encouraging cats with a poor appetite to eat and drink, tips on emergency situations and first aid for cats.

Learning objectives
– Awareness of signs of ill health in a cat
– Understanding which signs of ill health should prompt an emergency vet assessment
– Nursing tips for care of a sick cat at home

About our speaker

Dr Sarah Caney, CEO of Vet Professionals has worked as a feline-only vet for more than twenty years. She is a University of Bristol graduate and also completed her feline medicine residency and PhD at this institution. Sarah has always enjoyed seeing a mixture of first opinion and referral feline medicine patients and has a particular interest in geriatric feline medicine. Sarah is internationally recognised as one of only thirteen veterinary specialists in feline medicine working in the UK. Sarah founded Vet Professionals in 2009 and has authored and co-authored a number of the Vet Professionals ‘Caring for a cat’ series of books. Sarah has published widely in prestigious international journals and has been an invited speaker to veterinary conferences around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

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