A new study suggests that the extra time humans spent with their cats has made many cats appear more affectionate. We’ve all experienced how much our cats have helped us during the long months of lockdown and isolation. The study also looked at how the human’s mental health before and after the pandemic may have impacted the changes in the cats. What I really love about this study is that it highlights the fact that spending more time with cats benefits both cats and humans. For more about the study, visit Science Alert.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, Siena  Lee-Tajiri shared her experience with a feral cat and how he opened her heart, on Monday, we shared information on how to recognize and treat arthritis, on Tuesday, we told you about the benefits of cannabis for cats, on Wednesday, we offered tips to keep your cats cool this summer, on Thursday, we featured products that make litter box management easier, and on Friday, I shared a memory of the first time Ruby experienced fireworks.

Today’s video of a blind kitty demanding a shower is sure to make you go awww – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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1 Comment on Mews and Nips: Cats Might Be More Affectionate Thanks to the Pandemic

  1. I love the video of Blinken. I am always home, so I haven’t seen much of a difference with my cats being more affectionate during the pandemic. But Pele has enjoyed having her daddy home more. Since he had to change jobs and gets off work earlier, she looks forward to their after work nap on the couch every day.

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