A University of Georgia study is bringing senior citizens and cats together to explore the benefits of pet companionship. Led by Dr. Sherry Sanderson, the program places rescued cats with seniors who’ve agreed to foster them, with the option to adopt. Both people and pets are monitored during the study, and the data will be used to evaluate the impact of feline companionship on mental and emotional health in older adults. For more about the study, visit the UGA website.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we offered a comprehensive overview of urinary tract disease, on Tuesday we featured the PetFusion Ultimate Scratcher Lounge, on Wednesday, Dr. Niesman provided an update on Team Siamese’s study on a connection between feline cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer’s in humans, on Thursday, we celebrated Halloween, and on Friday, we launched our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide.
Today’s video features a new feline discipline: synchronized washing! Enjoy!
Have a great weekend!
Photo by Beth Chang via UGA website