Providing enrichment allows your cat to behave like a cat. Join us for our next episode where we discuss easy ways to provide enrichment to your cat in order to stimulate their mind and increase their wellbeing.
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ABSTRACT LINK: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2003.08.013
The influence of visual stimulation on the behaviour of cats housed in a rescue shelter. (2008). By Ellis, S. L. H., & Wells, D. L. Published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 113(1–3), 166–174.
ABSTRACT LINK: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2007.11.002
Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing (2016). Dantas, L. M., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., & Buffington, C. T. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
ABSTRACT LINK: https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X16643753
Social interaction, food, scent or toys? A formal assessment of domestic pet and shelter cat preferences (2017). By Vitale Shreve, K. R., Mehrkam, L. R., & Udell, M. A. R. Published in Behavioural Processes.
ABSTRACT LINK: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2017.03.016
Stress, security, and scent: The influence of chemical signals on the social lives of domestic cats and implications for applied settings. (2017). By Vitale Shreve, K. R., & Udell, M. A. R. (2017). Published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 187, 69–76.
ABSTRACT LINK: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2016.11.011