New survey: Hand-rearing of kittens
Your help needed
Do you hand-rear kittens? We are conducting a new and important survey with the Cat Group and the University of Lincoln to collect vital information about how people hand-rear kittens. Everyone does this differently, and there is little information currently available. There are no right or wrong answers. The survey is simply intended to gather information so that we can learn about what is done, and then develop the best advice possible. We welcome all responses, irrespective of where you live and/or work, and we would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete this questionnaire.
Is your cat stressed ?...
take the Ceva 'cat stress risk barometer' test!
Ceva, the makers of Feliway, have developed a brief web-based questionnaire and an iPhone app to help tell if your cat may be stressed or is living in an environment where stress is likely.
This is a fun and interactive way to help tell if there may be stress risks that your cat is exposed to. To look at the web test, click here ... or to download the free iPhone app click here.
Calling all breeders
– is your Queen having a litter of kittens
you own a kitten aged 8-16 weeks?
If so, the 'Bristol Cats Study Group' needs to hear
The aim of the study is to collect information
from kitten owners to help find causes of common
behaviour patterns and diseases of cats (e.g.
obesity & hyperthyroidism). If you are a kitten
owner and would like to contribute to this invaluable
click here for more...
If so, please consider
taking part in an exciting new study being conducted
by the University of Lincoln into kitten development.
The results of the study will help provide much
needed information on the mechanisms which underpin
feline behaviour development. The study will involve
participants recording basic stages of kitten development
(such their weight and times at which certain events
occur, e.g. eyes opening), and will only take a
few minutes each day to complete. Your Queen doesn't
need to be a specific breed or a certain age.
To take part in this important study, please contact
Rachael King at Wood Green Animal Shelters: e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0844 248 81 81 ext 1305
New lease of life for
on from last year’s feline amputee survey,
Lyn Forster of the RVC is now taking a closer look
into how cats adapt their behaviour following amputation.
If your cat has had a limb amputated, please consider
taking the time to complete this questioner and
help Lyn with her research. Take
here for the results of the first questionnaire