CatSci Podcast Ep. 1: Are cats social? Should you train them?

Did you know cats can live alone or in social groups? Or that training can help improve communication between you and your cat? Join us for our first episode where we discuss these questions and more!

Sources Referenced in this Episode:
Evidence suggesting preadaptation to domestication throughout the small Felidae (2002). By Cameron-Beaumont, C., Lowe, S. E., & Bradshaw, J. W. Published in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.
ABSTRACT LINK: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1095-8312.2002.00028.x

Influence of familiarity and relatedness on proximity and allogrooming in domestic cats (2003). By Curtis, T. M., Knowles, R. J., & Crowell-Davis, S. L. Published in American Journal of Veterinary Research.
ABSTRACT LINK: https://doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.2003.64.1151

Social dynamics, nursing coalitions and infanticide among farm cats (1987). By Macdonald, D. W., Apps, P. J., Carr, G. M., & Kerby, G. Published in Advances in Ethology.
ABSTRACT LINK: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1989-14604-001

Carrier training cats reduces stress on transport to a veterinary practice. (2018). By Pratsch, L., Mohr, N., Palme, R., Rost, J., Troxler, J., & Arhant, C. Published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science.
ABSTRACT LINK: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2018.05.025

What’s inside your cat’s head? A review of cat cognition research past, present and future (2015). By Vitale Shreve, K. R., & Udell, M. A. R. Animal Cognition.
ABSTRACT LINK: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-015-0897-6

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