Evaluation of the Effects of Alpha-Casozepine on Cats Exhibiting Anxiety in the Shelter Setting

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

Project Summary

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.

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