Clinic Resources

Promoting Feline Health

Cats are America's most popular pet. Despite an increase in cat ownership, feline patients are actually on the decline. As a veterinary professional, you’re the most powerful influence in getting cats the care they need.

Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?™ is a program designed by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. in collaboration with the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association to educate cat owners about the importance of regular veterinary care for their cats.

Client Communication Tips

Some pet owners have questions about the value of an annual wellness exam, some have opinions about vaccinations, and some have a concern about vaccine safety. Listening to their questions and concerns opens the door for you and your clinic to be a credible source of information about the benefits of vaccinations.

1. Objections to wellness care

2. Concerns about vaccinations

Here's a sample dialogue your clinic can use or adjust when talking to clients with concerns about vaccinations.

  • Help the pet owner understand pet's current needs
  • Explain why you are recommending changes
  • Counsel appropriately about the benefits and risks of vaccinations
  • Be confident