Though felines sometimes play it cool, they know how to ask for help when necessary, Purina researchers say


While dogs are often celebrated for their cognitive abilities, new research suggests cats might, too, be nuanced communicators.

A Purina-conducted study reveals cats may adjust their behavior to appeal to the attentional state of their caregiver.

To test the social communication skills of felines, researchers presented individual cats with a solvable task (i.e. a treat in a container with a loose lid) and an unsolvable task (i.e. a treat in a closed container) while in the presence of either an attentive or inattentive human. Read more…