Hen Power has Dr Kate’s vote for independent ‘hensioners’ everywhere


I had to share this great story on the benefits of pets and how they support independence and boost motivation. It’s such a brilliant initiative. Hen’s are amazing pets that are quirky, humourous, useful and full of personality!

In the UK, ‘Hensioners’ are taking to their gardens, unleashing their hen-thusiasm and sharing their newfound love of hen keeping with others. Older adults in care settings are getting a new lease on life through keeping hens. For the full story, click the link The project is a super success and has done much to improve the health and well being of so many older adults involved in Hen Power. I hope to see something like this happening in Australia too!

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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