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The idea that a dog or cat year is equivalent to seven human ones is flawed

You might know this. The classic way of working out the human equivalent age of cats and dogs used to…

3 weeks ago

Japanese study of TNR feral cat colony tells us that cat food is their main food supply

This study came to the conclusion that TNR volunteers managing a feral cat colony on Tokunoshima Island might cause what…

4 weeks ago

Cat owners are more attached to their cat when they live with another person than when living alone

Research into loneliness and cat and dog ownership among single women in 1994 made an interesting finding. I'll quote from…

1 month ago

How to help animal rescue workers get over compassion fatigue and occupational stress

Occupational stress and compassion fatigue is not uncommon in animal rescue workers. One of the most visited pages on this…

2 months ago

Free-roaming cat companion trapped and sedated by researchers when mistaken for a feral cat

This story from Fayette, Iowa, USA reminds us that sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between domesticated, free-roaming cats and…

2 months ago

68% of smokers say that if their cat became ill through passive smoking they might stop

Most smokers (78%) know that their habit could harm their cats. Both this finding and the one in the title…

2 months ago

Scientifically measuring the changes in a cat’s facial expression when in pain

This is an interesting but bafflingly complicated study about measuring facial expressions in non-human animals. I'll summarise it in my…

3 months ago

10 minute hands-on interactions with cats and dogs lowers stress in undergraduates

A study published on June 12, 2019 shows that when undergraduates participated in 10 minutes of hands-on interaction with cats…

5 months ago

Insights into cat breed differences regarding social and non-social behaviour

This article provides insights into cat breed social and non-social behaviour based on a questionnaire survey of the owners of…

7 months ago

Animal care workers at animal shelters need support to deal with grief due to their losses

"The loss of such a sacred relationship can be devastating. Owners of companion animals facing the loss of a companion…

7 months ago