I doubt that anyone reading this blog needs convincing that cats are capable of loving humans, but I did find the results of a study conducted by Paul J. Zak, a neuroeconomist, recognized expert in the study of oxytocin (the “love hormone”) and self-proclaimed cat lover, interesting: the hormone that is released when people are in love is released in animals in the same intimate circumstances. In a recent article for The Atlantic, Zak writes “if animals caused oxytocin release in humans, it would explain my surprise attachment to my dog Teddy [despite preferring cats], and perhaps why people spend thousands of dollars to treat a pet medically rather than euthanize it and simply get a new animal.” Click here to read the full story.
If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we provided tips to help your cats stay calm during thunderstorms, on Tuesday, we reviewed Dave’s grain-free canned cat food, on Wednesday, we shared 10 subtle signs that your cat may be sick, on Thursday, we featured some beautiful torties who are looking for their forever homes as part of Adopt-a-Cat month, and on Friday, I interviewed Jackson Galaxy about today’s My Cat From Hell episode, when Jackson will work with Lux, the Portland cat whose family called 911 when Lux became aggressive.
Today’s video is one of the sweetest and best produced videos I’ve seen in a long time, and while we don’t endorse the company that sponsors it, it’s too precious not to share:
Have a great weekend!
Photo via The Atlantic