2022 OAVT Conference - Do You Speak Cat? Feline Body Language for the Veterinary Team

2022 OAVT Conference - Do You Speak Cat? Feline Body Language for the Veterinary Team

Continuing to learn after achieving RVT status is essential for the individual and the advancement of the profession. RVTs can earn one (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit by reading the CE articles in the RVT Journal, or watching recorded sessions of OAVT presentations, and submitting the successfully completed corresponding quizzes.

If you obtain a score of 8 out of 10 (80%) or higher, you will receive a confirmation email which OAVT members can use as acceptable proof for their online CE record.

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1. When describing body language, you should use objective language. *
2. When looking at body language, what context should be considered? *
3. How does this cat feel? The cat’s tail is up and curved, the body is loose, and limbs are away from body. The ears are forward, and the eyes are almond shaped with constricted pupils. *
4. How does this cat feel? The cat’s tail is held against the body, the eyes are wide, and pupils are dilated. The cat’s weight is shifting away from you, and the body is low to the ground. The paws are tucked under body, the ears are back, and the cat is hissing when you approach. *
5. How does this cat feel? As you approach the cat in the cage, they begin vocalizing. The ears are forward, and the tail is flicking back and forth. Whiskers are forward, and the cat is walking quickly back and forth in the cage, with round, dilated eyes. *
6. Which of the following behaviours is a displacement behaviour? *
7. Cats are always communicating how they feel with humans and animals with their body language. *
8. Where are a cat’s scent glands located? *
9. Prior learning does not affect expression and interpretation of an individual cat’s signals, i.e., body language. *
10. A slow blink indicates that the cat is feeling: *