Best Friends Animal Hospital

255 Eastlawn Ave
St. Robert, MO 65584

(573)336-3759

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What is a Cat Friendly Practice®?

CFPThe AAFP seeks to encourage and facilitate good quality veterinary care for cats. However, we recognize that there are unique challenges and difficulties in bringing your cat to a veterinary practice, including:

  • Cats often do not travel well.
  • Cats do not feel safe when they are away from their normal home territory.
  • Cats are highly sensitive to unusual sights, sounds and smells.
  • Most cats prefer quiet and solitude.
  • Most cats are highly susceptible to stress and anxiety.
  • Most cats are highly stressed by dogs and other cats being in close proximity at the practice.
  • Cats need to be handled gently, with care and respect in the practice.
  • Cats have unique medical requirements that Cat Friendly Practices are capable of providing.

The AAFP established the Cat Friendly Practice® program to help veterinary practices meet the wide range of unique needs of cats in a veterinary practice setting. An extensive self-assessment checklist was designed to demonstrate that Cat Friendly Practices®:

  • Understand the unique needs of cats and have made veterinary visits more cat-friendly.
  • Understand how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic and caring manner.
  • Have an appropriate standard of equipment needed to investigate and treat feline patients.
  • Meets a standard for the facilities and care for hospitalized cats.

Find out how you can benefit from visiting a Cat Friendly Practice®. Additional information can be found in the CFP Cat Owner Brochure.

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Best Friends Animal Hospital
255 Eastlawn Avenue
PO Box 1148
St. Robert, MO 65584

phone: 573-336-3759
fax: 573-336-4114


M-F 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-1pm
Sun Closed



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