Tool unlocks mysteries of cat behavior

New tool designed to allow scientists to better understand behavior and temperament of pet cats via owner questionnaires.

As a species, domesticated cats are often considered aloof, mysterious and self-reliant, but on an individual level, cats come in all stripes: friendly, aggressive, fearful, needy, playful and more.

A new tool developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is designed to allow scientists to better understand the behavior and temperament of pet cats by tapping into the expertise of those who know them best: their owners.

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