AAFP and ISFM Guidelines for Diagnosing and Solving House-Soiling Behavior in Cats

Hazel C. Carney, Tammy P. Sadek, Terry M. Curtis, Vicky Halls, Sarah Heath, Pippa Hutchison, Kari Mundschenk, Joellen L Westropp

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Abstract

Rationale: These Guidelines have been developed by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) as a resource for veterinary practitioners who want to better understand and manage the important clinical condition of house-soiling in their feline patients. The Guidelines offer straightforward, practical solutions that, in most cases, will help veterinarians and cat owners prevent, manage or entirely remediate feline house-soiling behavior. Evidence base: The Guidelines include scientifically documented information when it is available. However, because research is often lacking, some recommendations reflect the accumulated clinical experience of the authors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-598
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Carney, H. C., Sadek, T. P., Curtis, T. M., Halls, V., Heath, S., Hutchison, P., Mundschenk, K., & Westropp, J. L. (2014). AAFP and ISFM Guidelines for Diagnosing and Solving House-Soiling Behavior in Cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 16(7), 579-598. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X14539092