Do indoor cats get depressed?

Do indoor cats get depressed?

Although cats have the reputation of being rather aloof and preferring their own company they do actually have social needs. If they are on their own as an indoor cat with no access to the outside world this need must be met by their owner. In fact an indoor cat is...
Are cats good for our mental health?

Are cats good for our mental health?

When we choose an animal as our pet, there are many options and for those of us who want a furry friend in our home but have hectic lives, we may turn to a feline for company. Perhaps it’s the independence of this much-loved animal, having become a traditionally...
Cats: From hunters to housemates

Cats: From hunters to housemates

Cats have been domesticated for about 10,000 years, but how did we do it? A recent study analysing ancient cat DNA from all over the world has revealed some fascinating facts. The study found that the domestication of cats began during the Neolithic period in the...