Indoor Pet Initiative

Check out the Indoor Pet Initiative website:

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:

If you are 18 years of age or older and your cat is between 1 and 10 years of age, please consider filling out this web-based survey UCD Cat Study ( about your cat and your home environment. Your responses will help us learn more about relations between cats, their homes, and feline health and welfare. This research project is being conducted by Dr. Tony Buffington, a clinical professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

They plan to publish their results, and to use them to refine  therapy and prevention recommendations for both our pet cats.