Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 9, 2023 by Crystal Uys
A recent study at the University of Belfast found that female cats are much more likely to use their right paw than males. The 44 cats in the study were observed by their guardians, who kept track of which paw their cats favored for every day tasks like walking up and down the stairs and batting at toys. The majority of cats showed a paw preference when reaching for food (73%), stepping down (70%) and stepping over (66%,) and their preference for right and left was consistent for the majority of the tasks. For more about the study and the results, visit the Queens University of Belfast website.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we celebrated the Oscars, on Monday, we told you how the Assisi Loop helped a cat heal from a severe eye problem following the devastating Camp Fire, on Tuesday, we reviewed BlanCat, a calming blanket for cats, on Wednesday, Dr. Marci Koski answered behavior questions, on Thursday, we introduced you to Ziwi’s air-dried raw cat food, and on Friday, we kicked off our 10th anniversary celebration with a big giveaway.
Today’s video made me laugh out loud. Apparently, humans aren’t the only ones who won’t let go of their phones![fb_pe url=”https://www.facebook.com/58092011935/posts/10156556652801936/” bottom=”30″]
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About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.