1. Online Survey

    Mar 19 2019 - 8:45am

    Drs. Tony Buffington and Mikel Delgado have developed an internet-based survey to learn more about how cats’ environments and early life experiences influence their health and behavior. They are asking for your help to take the survey, and to distribute their invitation to as many other cat owners as possible. The larger and more representative the sample is the more likely it will be to be useful.  Their Institutional Review Board approved advertisement, which can be shared on websites and social media, is:

  2. Eufloria - plants cats love

    Mar 21 2017 - 10:20am

    A new paper on "cat scents"; plants that cats love, has just been published.  You can read about it here, and read the full paper (OPEN ACCESS) here: Responsiveness of cats (Felidae) to silver vine (Actinidia polygama), Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica), valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and catnip (Nepeta cataria)

  3. Our cats probably aren't making us crazy!

    Feb 24 2016 - 11:43am

    There's little evidence that the infamous 'cat parasite' causes psychological changes in humans, study finds - you can read about it here:

  4. Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23)

    May 15 2015 - 10:07am

    In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23), kid-dog training and relationship experts Leah Hatley and Justine Schuurmans of The Family Dog™ have launched Stop the 77. Sponsored by PetSafe® brand, the three-part campaign aims to educate the public about how to really respect dogs and help keep kids safe around the dogs they know.


  5. Why do Cats Purr?

    May 8 2015 - 1:28pm

    Danielle Venton has a new article called Why do Cats Purr?  It's Not Just Because they're Happy in Wired Magazine

  6. A Message from your Cat - video posted

    Feb 18 2015 - 11:22am

    A video recording of Dr. Buffington's recent public lecture is now available here:

  7. Welcome to the new version of the Indoor Pet Initiative website!

    Jan 15 2015 - 11:29am

    We have updated the site to make it accessible on more kinds of devides, easier to navigate and easier to edit to keep it up-to-date.  We wil be adding new and updated contend in the days ahead, so if you don't see what you are looking for, let us know!