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New Study Reveals Grey Reef Sharks Form Long-Lasting 'Friendships'

Sharks who form long-lasting friendships with one another? That's actually really cute.

According to a team of scientists, in Florida, they have recently discovered that grey reef sharks form long-lasting relationships with one another. Yannis Papastamatiou, a member of the team studying this phenomenon, said "We don't think of sharks as social animals, but they do have social groups."

The grey reef sharks are large-eyed sharks who roam the Pacific and Indian ocean. They are known to be aggressive nocturnal predators but it turns out they have a soft side when it comes to other grey reef sharks. 

Story via The Independent

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Recent Survey Says Cats Are "Quarantine Heroes"

According to Royal Canin's new survey, cats are being defined as "Quarantine Heroes" during these uncertain times.  

Royal Canin, a global cat food company, asked 2,000 American cat owners, in a recent survey, about the relationships with their cats during these difficult past few months (quarantine and other subjects). 

The survey shows that more than half (57%) of cat owners felt less alone during quarantine and 49% of cat owners stated their cats helped reduce their anxiety. 

That's not all, the study revealed! 64% of cat owners shared that they got closer to their beloved feline during that time and discovered new places their cats like to explore/hang out. And within that same group, 54% found their cat's a new favorite food, and 34% came up with new games! 

When spending so much time at home, a total of 76% of cat owners claimed to feel much closer to their pets now. And beautifully, 61% of the conducted survey actually went out to adopt or foster a pet during the quarantine. How wonderful is that? Remember, if you're thinking of getting a pet, please consider adopting and not shopping. 

Story via People

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New Study Suggests Dog And Cat Owner's Tend To Live Longer

We're going to live forever.

OK, maybe not forever, but a good long life -- filled with love and furbabies. 

A cheers to our pets. Not only do new studies suggest they've been linked to providing us with a longer, healthier life... they also bring so much love and happiness to our lives as well. 

Story via Modern Healthcare

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Who Said Aloof? New Study Find Cats Do Bond With Their Humans

Cats may sometimes seem aloof, contrary and utterly nonplussed by humans, but it turns out that might not be the full story. A new study says they bond with humans much as dogs do. 

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New Study Proves Fat Cats Are Becoming More Common In Today's Society

According to a recent study out of the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, cats are steadily gaining weight well into adulthood as a whole. As a result, your neutered, domesticated cats' weight has increased over the past 20 years. Hopefully, these disturbing findings will open the eyes of cat owners across the globe, so that feline obesity is no longer an epidemic. Via: Cole and Marmalade


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New Study Highlights The Differences Between Cat People And Dog People

Rover.com conducted a survey via PollFish in March 2019 to take a deeper look in the phenomenon of a pet's influence in the household. They polled 1,261 adult dog and cat owners in the United States. The study is known as "The Secret Lives of Cat People and Dog People" and the report investigates "how having a cat, a dog or both affects humans and the relationships we cultivate with our pets." The data revealed that cat people and dog people are more alike than different. So can we all live in peace now? Check out the results below. 

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This Study Proves: Cats Are Less Stressed When They Have Access To Cardboard Boxes

There is now an official (and scientific!) reason why cats love boxes. Why cats and boxes are such a good mix has long been a mystery. Researchers from the University of Utrecht have discovered just why, publishing the results of their findings in the Journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

This is reason enough to post observations (collected by top scientists) of this cute cat phenomenon. Not that we needed a reason, but you know.

University of Utrecht researchers C. M. Vinke, L.M. Godijn and W. J. R. van der Leij each contributed to the study.

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Study Finds: Pets Can Tell Time And Use It To Judge Humans

Yes, your cat does know his feeding schedule and your dog knows when she is usually walked — or at least our pets have an idea of how time works, says a new study from Northwestern University.

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New Study Shows Owners Who Sleep With Their Dogs Are More Well Rested

Sleeping in the same bed with your pets. is it a good idea or a bad one? Well, according to this study, published in the journal Anthrozoös, it depends on what type of pet. 


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Henri The Cat Did a Deep Study On Cat Food Boredom And Would Like To Share His Main Findings

Henri has been commissioned by Friskies to explore the phenomenon of cat food boredom, for the benefit of all catkind. Here are the main finding in 4 parts. 

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