February 4, 2020
Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team
Organization: Michigan State University
Investigator(s): Marie Hopfensperger, Makenzie McDowell
Grant Amount: $5,500.00
Project Type: Summer Scholar
Project Status: Research Complete
This Michigan State University Summer Scholar study aimed to assess efficacy of Zylkene (alpha-casozepine) for reducing anxiety in singly housed shelter cats, and investigate correlations between in-shelter stress and in-home behavior after adoption. The study enrolled a total of 27 cats and found no significant difference between treatment and control groups, with no clear benefit of Zylkene in this population.