The socio-cognitive relationship between cats and humans – Companion cats (Felis catus) as their owners see them

  title={The socio-cognitive relationship between cats and humans – Companion cats (Felis catus) as their owners see them},
  author={P{\'e}ter Pongr{\'a}cz and Julianna Szulamit Szapu},
  journal={Applied Animal Behaviour Science},

The Mechanics of Social Interactions Between Cats and Their Owners

  • D. Turner
  • Psychology, Biology
    Frontiers in Veterinary Science
  • 2021
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