Canine and Feline Enrichment in the Home and Kennel: A Guide for Practitioners

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Enrichment of the home and kennel environments should aim to maximize quality of life. Ensure that the environment supports natural species-specific behaviors. Remember that the environment is both social and physical. Encourage owners, and staff at boarding or research facilities to consider social and physical enrichment of the environment as a priority.

Heath, S. and Wilson, C. (2014). Canine and feline enrichment in the home and kennel: A guide for practitioners. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 44(3), 427-449. doi:


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Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Enrichment, Types of Enrichment