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Survey to investigate pet ownership and attitudes to pet care in metropolitan Chicago dog and/or cat owners

By A. Freiwald, A. Litster, H. Y. Weng

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The aims of this descriptive cross-sectional study were to investigate dog and cat acquisition and attitudes toward pet care among residents of the Chicago area (zip codes 60600-60660); to compare data obtained from owners of shelter-acquired pets with those of residents who acquired their pets from other sources; to compare data from dog owners with cat owners; and to compare pet health practices among the respondents of different zip code income groups. In-person surveys administered at five pet store locations collected data from 529 respondents, representing 582 dogs and 402 cats owned or continuously cared for in the past 3 years. Median household income data for represented zip codes was also obtained. Shelters were the most common source of cats

Publication Title Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Volume 115
Issue 3-4
Pages 198-204
ISBN/ISSN 1873-1716 (Electronic)0167-5877 (Linking)
DOI 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2014.03.025
Author Address Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA. Electronic address: catvet@purdue.edu.Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 725 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.
Additional Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Freiwald, A.; Litster, A.; Weng, H. Y. (2014), "Survey to investigate pet ownership and attitudes to pet care in metropolitan Chicago dog and/or cat owners," http://habricentral.org/resources/40721.

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  1. Animal shelters
  2. Chicago
  3. Epidemiology
  4. peer-reviewed
  5. pet care
  6. Pet ownership
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