Reference Library

The academic veterinary community and feline behavioral community have been studying and writing about Feline Environmental Enrichment and the importance of hunting for cat’s physical and mental health for decades. Below are links to some of these published works.  Explore these references to learn more about cat behavior problems and the impact of a cat exercise toy that satisfies the seeking circuit.

Feeding Your Cat or Kitten

How many calories is a mouse?

Feed your cat five times a day to keep it healthy, scientists recommend

Risk factors for idiopathic cystitis in Norwegian cats: a matched case-control study

Pandora Syndrome: Rethinking Our Approach to Idiopathic Cystitis in Cats

AAFP Feline Behavior Guidelines 

Cats: Obligate Carnivore

What is Environmental Enrichment and Why Does Your Cat Need it?

The Ohio State University, The Indoor Pet Initiative

AAFP Position Statement Environmental Enrichment For Indoor Cats

Clinicians Brief: Environmental Enrichment for Cats

Queens University Belfast, Sensory enrichment for cats

Safe Haven's Environmental Enrichment Program

Cat Hunting, Why Do Our Cat's Still Hunt?

Cats love to hunt its in their genes

Cats: Hardwired to Hunt in 6 Steps

Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats

Stress in Owned Cats: Behavioural Changes and Welfare Implications

Yes, You Can Train Your Cat

Food puzzles for cats: Feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing

Pet Dementia Blamed on Lazy Lifestyles and Poor Diets


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