Cats

Shadow, a cat Cats, 2007

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

A bibliography and Web site resources related to the housing, husbandry, health and welfare of cats.


Enriching the Environment of the Laboratory Cat

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

This paper introduces the problems of confinement experienced by domestic cats, the principles of enrichment relevant to this species and the role of enrichment in preventing and relieving problems.


A cat Environmentally Enriched Housing for Domestic Cats

Animal Welfare Institute.

An article discussing appropriate long-term housing for cats under study which is sanitary, stimulating and safe.


The Laboratory Cat (PDF | 133 KB)

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching Ltd.

Provides laboratory cat information on colony husbandry, housing, nutrition, anesthetics and analgesics, technical procedures, and diseases.


Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats (2006)

National Academies Press.

Information from the National Academie's board on agriculture and natural resources on the nutritional needs of dogs and cats.


The Cat in Biomedical Research

University of Arizona.

The Department of University Animal Care has prepared this "self-instruction" module in Cats.


Images of a dog and a cat GAO Report: USDA's Oversight of Dealers of Random Source Dogs and Cats

Government Accountability Office.

The September 2010 results and recommendations from a GAO study of USDA's oversight of Class B dealers, suggesting that the oversight would benefit from additional management information and analysis.


Domestic Cat Pain in Cats

Colorado State University. International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

This site provides a list of signs, causes and treatment of pain in cats. There is a video that explains how animals experience pain.


Cats, 1994

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.


Enrichment Strategies for Laboratory Animals from the Viewpoint of Clinical Veterinary Behavioral Medicine: Emphasis on Cats and Dogs

ILAR Journal.

This review includes an emphasis on behavioral enrichment for the well-being of dogs and cats.