Domestic House Cat Case Study

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The effects of restricting the environment on the level of separation anxiety in the Domestic House Cat (Felis silvestris catus).

Introduction
According to PFMA’s pet population report, for 2017 it is estimated that 12million of UK households have pets with approximately 17% of this figure representing the cat population of the UK (Pet Food Manufacturers Association 2017). There are many recognised reasons for the popularity of cats as household pets in the UK; a source of company, companionship and more recently discovered a source of emotional support for humans seeking social interactions (Stammbach & Turner 1999). However, improper treatment of domestic animals by humans, in particular - cats, may be the cause of various often overlooked
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