Non-cat owners ask: “Do cats get emotionally attached to their owners like dogs?”

Timothy Hardway with his cat

To good cat owners – and the vast majority are at least decent at the job – the question in the title is bizarre and slightly upsetting as it implies that cats simply don’t become emotionally attached to their owner when obviously they do otherwise there wouldn’t be many millions of happy cats and …

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Daughter gave a cat to her dying dad with dementia

Dying man with dementia comforted by the presence of a cat

The story, presented in the form of an infographic, is instructive. It tells us that when we can’t give a dying relative with dementia a present because they won’t understand what it’s for, they will instinctively respond to the presence of a cat or dog. Dementia or not, it seems that humans respond positively …

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Companion animals keep older human owners mentally sharper for longer?

Providing for your cat when you are gone

A University of Michigan Medical Center study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, and which is as yet unpublished online, found increased cognitive powers in companion animal caregivers over the age of 65 compared with those who did not live with a companion animal. A reminder that cats reduce …

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Cat companions do not benefit gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer

Elderly man and cat

This is a study which analyses whether cats and dogs as pets benefit or are detrimental to the mental and physical well-being of gay and bisexual men who have prostate cancer. Participants In the study, the participants were non-Hispanic white males in their 60s. They lived in 38 states and two Canadian provinces. Ninety-eight …

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How a centenarian adopted a rescue cat and the tears of joy that followed

Gillian and Marley

This is a beautiful photograph of a 103 year old lady, Lillian Grant, and her nine-year-old rescue cat. They became friends immediately on meeting and have been inseparable ever since. About a year ago, Lillian Grant lost her beloved cat Sammy. His passing left her brokenhearted. She was asked by the administrator, Debbie Presland, …

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