Good To Know

Cat adoption is associated with greater empathy and less separation anxiety for autistic children, according to a study published online in December in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

The study, which was the first randomized controlled trial of cat adoption in families of children with autism spectrum disorders, was funded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and the Winn Feline Foundation and was led by researchers from the University of Missouri.

Cat adoption was also associated with fewer problem behaviors in autistic children. Shelter cats were temperament screened to identify a calm temperament prior to adoption.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

CATS will make you LAUGH YOUR HEAD OFF ✪ Funny Cats
Should deer’s impact on crops, woodlands, and marshes be reduced by culling?
Newborn kittens care and tips | Mother cat care | persian cat | Owner’s interview
Kitten Found as a Feral Climbs on Woman’s Shoulder and Decides She is Family
Kittens Find Each Other When They Need a Friend, and Become Family for Life

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *