EveryCat Health Foundation currently has 2 open RFPs (Request For Proposals), the Miller Trust Grant, which closes on August 29th, 2022, and the CaP-K Grant, which closes on September 26th, 2022. For more information about the grants and how to submit a proposal, please visit our OPEN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS page.

Does the Moon Affect Feline Health?

Wells, R. J., J. R. Gionfriddo, et al. (2007). “Canine and feline emergency room visits and the lunar cycle: 11,940 cases (1992-2002).” J Am Vet Med Assoc 231(2): 251-3.

The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of canine and feline emergency visits with respect to the lunar cycle. Relative risk calculations identified a significant increase in emergencies for dogs and cats on fuller moon days (waxing gibbous to waning gibbous), compared with all other days.

>> PubMed Abstract

For another viewpoint, see:
McAlees, T. J. and G. A. Anderson (2007). “The influence of the full moon on the number of accessions to an animal emergency centre.” Aust Vet J 85(10): 389-91.
>> PubMed Abstract