Monday, November 7, 2016

Citizen science for dog and cat owners

Cat; overweight cat;playful cat; cat in cafe.
This cat was hanging out in a cafe in Amsterdam. It wasn't a cat cafe, but that didn't stop him. The owner said that he just pop's over from the neighbor's place and plays with the guests.

Here at SAT we’re big fans of citizen science. The more participants, the more powerful the study. If you cohabit with a dog or cat, grab a cuppa and participate in one or both of these online studies. Its one way to use your relationship with the non-human animals in your life to provide evidence that will ultimately improve animal welfare.

Below is some info about the study.

Some researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney are conducting two surveys to investigate the factors that influence the welfare of your animal companions: Australian Dog Breed and Diseases Survey and Australian Cat Body Composition Survey.

You can participate in these surveys by clicking the links below:

By doing so you can win one of the ten $50 grocery vouchers!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to Dr Kendy Teng via or give her a ring on +61 448 439 471. We greatly appreciate your help.

There are museums of everything in Amsterdam - including the cat museum or Kattenkabinet as it is known. You can take a virtual tour online
German Shepherd Dog, dogs sitting
This lovely German Shepherd Dog was relaxing on an historic monument in Lisbon.
Dog and cat lisboa; lisbon; sand modelling animals
Sand modelling seems to be a popular pastime in Portugal.
Meantime we realise lately that we've been posting at random and strange times. That is because SAT briefly relocated to the other side of the world so that I could finish editing a veterinary ethics textbook with my UK-based co-author. Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases will be published by 5M in May 2017.