However, not all pets crave variety in the same way humans do. Recent research published in the journal Royal Society Open Science presented evidence that cats prefer foods based on nutrition rather than flavor. Over time, cats in the study perceived the fat and protein content in their food and regulated their intake to reach a target ratio of these nutrients.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.