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Cat and dog ownership and management patterns in central Italy

By M. R. Slater, A. di Nardo, O. Pediconi, P. dalla Villa, L. Candeloro, B. Alessandrini, S. del Papa

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Three hundred and ninety-seven randomly selected households were interviewed by telephone to determine the numbers and management of owned cats and dogs in the Teramo Province of Italy. The households were selected using stratified random sampling for each municipality; municipalities were combined into coastal, central hills and mountain regions for analysis. The interviews were completed during May and June of 2004 with a response rate of 74% (397/536). Forty-six percent of households (n=181) owned pets; 15% of all households (n=60) owned cats and 33% (n=130) owned dogs. Twenty-seven of these households (7

Date 2008
Publication Title Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Volume 85
Issue 3/4
Pages 267-294
ISBN/ISSN 0167-5877
Language English
Author Address Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, College Station, TX 77843-4458, USA. mslater@cvm.tamu.edu
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  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal health and hygiene
  3. Cats
  4. Developed countries
  5. Dogs
  6. Europe
  7. Human-animal relationships
  8. Italy
  9. Mammals
  10. Mediterranean region
  11. OECD countries
  12. Ownership
  13. peer-reviewed
  14. pet care
  15. Pets and companion animals
  16. Relationships
  17. Social psychology and social anthropology
  18. sterilization
  19. surveys
  20. training of animals
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