Mog Blog # 1 — A mioaw zing …

Hot on the tail of International Cat Day I came across a study that investigated whether cats can identify their owners voice. The results showed that the response of cats differed depending on whether it was their owner calling versus a strangers voice. When their owners voice was played, they demonstrated behaviours associated with orienting themselves to the direction of sound. Yes, it confirms what cat owners have known for quite some time… your cat does know who you are!

Cats are undergoing a resurgence in popularity driven by better understanding of their behaviour. They are mystical, affectionate, intelligent and have a part of their vocal repertoire developed purely for inter-special communication with their human family members. Together with the health benefits of having a furry feline family member I ask you, what is a family without a cat?

About Dr Kate

Perth vet and proprietor of Kalmpets Animal Behaviour Centre and Dog Day Care, Dr Kate Lindsey completed a first class honours degree in zoology and neuroscience at UWA, followed by a veterinary degree with first class honours, at Murdoch. Since graduating in 2005, Dr Kate has worked as a vet in small animal practices around Perth. As her zoological roots show, she has always had an interest in animal behaviour. Dr Kate successfully completed a post-graduate program in veterinary behaviour medicine and was admitted as a member of The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Animal Behaviour in 2012. She is a qualified veterinarian behaviourist. Dr Kate established Kalmpets in 2012, Western Australia’s only sole focus mobile vet behaviour practice that delivered comprehensive solutions to improve behaviour problems in dogs, cats and pets.

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