The veterinary profession has the privilege and responsibility of caring for both animals and people. The ben-
efits of living with a pet are now well recognized. By preventing and treating behavioral problems, we have
the opportunity to protect and strengthen the human-pet-veterinary bond and increase the quality of life for
both pets and pet lovers. The goal of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Feline Behavior
Guidelines is to support veterinarians by providing practical information and client educational materials to
successfully incorporate feline behavioral medicine into every practice that offers feline healthcare.