While in your care
Strategies for stress reduction, in addition to those listed under Before Arrivals/During Transport and For New Arrivals
  • Reduce overwhelming sensory stimuli such as loud voices, harsh sounds, chemical smells, slippery floors
  • Continue implementing “low-stress” animal handling techniques
  • Provide opportunities to engage in natural behaviour such as standing, walking several steps, sitting or lying at full body length
  • Support the animals’ ability to cope with challenges by offering choices such as hiding, perching and various toys
  • Continue offering calming pheromones such as Feliway™ and Adaptil™