Tag: cats

Abstracts: Quality of Life measurement in dogs and cats

Quality of life (QoL) assessment in companion animals is an essential aspect of veterinary medicine that helps guide treatment decisions and ensures optimal animal welfare. Veterinarians and pet owners can use disease specific or generic QoL assessment tools to evaluate an individual animal’s QoL. The aim of this scoping review […]

Abstracts: Serum concentration of bisphenol A in elderly cats and its association with clinicopathological findings

Objectives: Bisphenol A (BPA) has been mentioned as a possible factor contributing to feline hyperthyroidism. Nevertheless, there are no previous studies reporting on the concentration of BPA in feline serum and its association with thyroid function. The objectives of this study were to measure serum BPA concentration in cats aged ⩾7 years, […]

Abstracts: The environmental needs of many pet cats are not being met

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether Australian cat owners are effectively meeting their cats’ environmental needs and to identify areas of deficiency that may have an impact on the cats’ health and welfare. METHODS: An online survey investigating lifestyle factors and provision of environmental resources was distributed […]

Abstracts: Population characteristics of cats adopted from an urban cat shelter and the influence of physical traits and reason for surrender on length of stay

Measures aimed at reducing the length of stay (LOS) of cats in shelters can promote animal welfare and more efficient use of resources. The extent to which variables shown to impact LOS are broadly applicable is unclear. The aim of this study was to describe a population of cats adopted from an […]