Click here to download a PDF of this form that investigates a cat's resources within a home. To use this survey, review answers on each
of the basic needs (space, food and water, litter boxes, social contact, and body care and activity) with clients after they
have completed the questionnaire. First, thank the client for completing the survey. Next, identify any rows marked "DK" and
clarify the intended meaning for the client to get an answer. Then praise the owner for all "Yes" answers, and explore the
importance of any "No" answers. The objective is never to blame the client for any deficiencies but to identify areas of improvement
in the basic needs systems that the client thinks are changeable. The priority box can be used in conversation with the client
to decide the order in which to address improvement in areas where "No" responses were identified.