A new study published in the journal Animals found that a group of 7 personality and behavior traits are common to virtually all domestic cats. Researchers gathered cat personality data from a data set of over 4300 cat owners. They factored breed differences into account to come up with their list. What are the common … Continue reading Research Identifies 7 Cat Personality Traits
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has released updated 2021 Feline Senior Care Guidelines for veterinary health professionals, as well as updated resources for cat owners. While the full guidelines are designed to help veterinary practitioners care for senior cats, the AAFP has also created client information materials for cat owners. What are the … Continue reading Feline Vets Update their Senior Cat Care Guidelines
Researchers from the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph have developed a Cat Faces Study to find out if people can detect whether a cat is in a positive or negative situation, just by looking at the face alone. The researchers used Internet cat videos, zeroing in on … Continue reading Are You a Cat Whisperer? Take the Cat Faces Study Quiz to Find Out!
Ask any cat lover what a “slow blink” is, and chances are they’ll know it’s a sure sign that their cat is enjoying their company. A recent study published in Scientific Reports analyzed this form of human-cat communication and found that both cats and humans appreciate bonding via the slow blink! The authors note that … Continue reading Communicating with Cats: It’s All in the Eyes
Does your cat go crazy for catnip? Approximately 70-80% of cats are affected by catnip to some degree. What is it about this plant that provokes such a strong reaction in cats? Here’s a quick look at the science of catnip. Catnip, also called catmint, is a member of the mint family. The scientific name … Continue reading The Science Behind Why Cats Love Catnip