Texas Tech University

Cat pheromones may cause increased scratching, focus on scratching devices


July 16, 2015

ScienceDaily - Cats have long been some of the most independent and unpredictable animals on the planet. They were revered by Egyptian pharaohs and have been used as symbols by many cultures for their grace, elegance and demeanor.

Now, one professor in the Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources may have unlocked the answer to at least part of what a cat is thinking when it comes to what that cat prefers to scratch. John McGlone, a professor of animal welfare and animal behavior in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, presented this week his study on cat scratchers, which scratchers cats preferred and why.

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