Therapy cat in the library media center
Contributor(s):: Anna L. Talbot
This research project is a review of literature about utilizing a therapy animal, specifically a therapy cat, within a school library. Since the options of hypoallergenic cats are now available, they can be used in schools to reduce worries about cat allergies. The strengths of using this...
Cougar-human entanglements on Vancouver Island : relational agency and space
Contributor(s):: Rosemary-Claire Magdeleine Solange Collard
Vancouver Island is home to what is estimated to be the densest cougar population in North America. Over the last century and a half, cougar and human residents of the Island have not co-existed peacefully. From government-sponsored bounty hunts of cougars to cougar attacks on children,...
Lasten Lemmikistä koko perheen Lemmikiksi : Mitä aikuiset ajattelevat Lemmikki-lehdestä ja millaista sisältöä he lehteen haluavat?
Contributor(s):: Marianne Simola
Lemmikkieläinbuumi kasvaa: suomalaistalouksista jo 41 prosentilla on kissa tai koira, ja lemmikkiin kuluu rahaa yli 70 kertaa niin paljon kuin muutama vuosikymmen sitten. Niinpä Lemmikki-lehden toimitus haluaa laajentaa lehden kohderyhmää siten, että lasten lisäksi...
Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults
Contributor(s):: Kelli Brosam
This study was designed to examine the relationship between the intensity of bonding and grief responses among adults following the death of their dogs or cats. Three hypotheses were considered: 1) The strength of the bond between an adult and a pet will predict the intensity of grief following...
Governing Pet Love: 'Crazy Cat Ladies,' Cultural Discourse, and the Spatial Logics of Inter-Species Intimacies
Contributor(s):: William L. McKeithen
Pet animals in the United States have been increasingly incorporated into relationships and spaces of intimacy. As a result, an intense set of discourses has emerged to delineate and govern what modes of interspecies intimacy are `normal' or `inappropriate.' The widely known stereotype of...
Development and evaluation of a canine and feline welfare assessment tool for use in companion animal veterinary clinics
Contributor(s):: Lauren Carly Dawson
This thesis was conducted to investigate canine and feline welfare in relation to veterinary care through the development and evaluation of a welfare assessment tool for veterinary clinics. Through a multi-stage survey, 78 animal welfare researchers, veterinarians with an expertise in animal...
Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team
Contributor(s):: Churchill, J., Ward, E.
Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of...
Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship
Contributor(s):: Fox, R., Gee, N. R.
This paper explores the changing nature of companion animal-human relationships in Britain over the past 30 years. This period has seen rapid change in attitudes and practices towards companion animals, with notable advances in medical treatment, nutrition, and understanding of non-human animal...
Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten
Contributor(s):: Melchers, V.
This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.
Behaviors indicative of attachment with pets scale: an adaptation of the attachment during stress scale for companion animals
Contributor(s):: Vanegas-Farfano, M., Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. T.
This article introduces a Spanish-language assessment tool for the evaluation of behaviors that are indicative of attachment to aid research into human-animal interaction. The psychometric properties of the adapted scale to simultaneously quantify the attachment are presented. A confirmatory...
Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Dantas, L. M. S., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. A. T.
Practical relevance: Many pet cats are kept indoors for a variety of reasons (eg, safety, health, avoidance of wildlife predation) in conditions that are perhaps the least natural to them. Indoor housing has been associated with health issues, such as chronic lower urinary tract signs, and...
Human-cat relationship in an oceanic biosphere reserve: the case of La Palma Island, Canary archipelago
Contributor(s):: Medina, F. M., Nogales, M., Farnworth, M. J., Bonnaud, E.
Removal of feral cats from island environments is a useful mechanism by which their ecological impact on endangered species can be reduced or ended. Nevertheless, because cats are anthropogenic in their origins, social perceptions of management practices play a large role in their implementation....
Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts
Contributor(s):: Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., Bennett, P.
This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding how human-companion animal relationships function in this context has profound implications for the...
Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.
Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze directions) to collect information to adjust their behaviour. Face processing impairment is associated with...
Assessment of acute pain in cats: signs, tools and limitations
Contributor(s):: White, K. L.
Recent advances in pain assessment in companion animals represent a tenacious, painstaking and time-consuming dedication to improving animal welfare. Attitudes and knowledge about pain assessment, particularly in cats, have changed dramatically in the past few decades, representing a very obvious...
Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao
Contributor(s):: Antonio, L. S., Valencio, N. F. L. da S.
Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the emergency context and others do not. In Brazil, in general, animals seriously affected in these disasters...
Toileting troubles part 1: factors influencing house soiling in cats and dogs
Contributor(s):: Tomlinson, C.
The discovery of faeces and urine in the home is a common annoyance for owners of cats and dogs and is often perceived, incorrectly, as an inevitable part of pet ownership. Lack of early intervention can lead to long-term house soiling; this can be exasperating and put strain on the human-animal...
Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris) in central India
Contributor(s):: Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef
To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...
Exploring children's perspectives on the welfare needs of pet animals
Contributor(s):: Muldoon, J. C., Williams, J. M., Lawrence, A.
Children are increasingly viewed as important recipients of educational interventions to improve animal welfare, yet research examining their perspectives is lacking, particularly within the UK. Helping children to care appropriately for animals depends, not least, on an ability to understand the...
The Human-Animal Interaction Scale: development and evaluation
Contributor(s):: Fournier, A. K., Berry, T. D., Letson, E., Chanen, R.
The purpose of this study was to develop the Human-Animal Interaction Scale (HAIS) and evaluate its reliability and validity. The HAIS is a 24-item self-report instrument designed to describe and quantify behaviors performed by humans and nonhuman animals during an episode of interaction (e.g.,...
Examining differences between homebound older adult pet owners and non-pet owners in depression, systemic inflammation, and executive function
Contributor(s):: Branson, S., Boss, L., Cron, S., Kang, DuckHee
Homebound older adults are prone to depression, which is linked to systemic inflammation that promotes executive function decline. A companion animal may reduce the negative biobehavioral processes associated with depression, inflammation, and reduced executive function in homebound older adults....
Man's other best friend: domestic cats (F. silvestris catus) and their discrimination of human emotion cues
Contributor(s):: Galvan, M., Vonk, J.
The ability of domestic dogs (C. lupus famaliaris) to follow and attend to human emotion expressions is well documented. It is unknown whether domestic cats (F. silvestris catus) possess similar abilities. Because cats belong to the same order (Carnivora), but did not evolve to live in complex...
Prevention of undesirable behaviors in cats
Company human-animal interaction in the municipality of Paragominas, southeast of ParaInteracao homem-animal de companhia no municipio de Paragominas, sudeste do Para
Contributor(s):: Santos, R. C. B., Moura, K. B., Sousa e Sousa, E., Oliveira, R. A. de, Soares, B. C., Melo, W. de O.
Objective of this study was to characterize the creation of companion animals raised in the southeastern region of Para. The study was conducted in the municipality of Paragominas-PA, from June to July 2015. The method used in data collection was the survey with questionnaires containing open and...
Communicating with Pet Owners About Obesity: Roles of the Veterinary Health Care Team
Hemodynamic (fNIRS) and EEG (N200) correlates of emotional inter-species interactions modulated by visual and auditory stimulation
Contributor(s):: Balconi, M., Vanutelli, M. E.
"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Flat Feline Faces: Is Brachycephaly Associated with Respiratory Abnormalities in the Domestic Cat (Felis catus)?
Contributor(s):: Farnworth, M. J., Chen, R., Packer, R. M., Caney, S. M., Gunn-Moore, D. A.
Food puzzles for cats: Feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Dantas, L. M., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. T.
Disease Risk Assessments Involving Companion Animals: an Overview for 15 Selected Pathogens Taking a European Perspective
Contributor(s):: Rijks, J. M., Cito, F., Cunningham, A. A., Rantsios, A. T., Giovannini, A.
Reasons People Surrender Unowned and Owned Cats to Australian Animal Shelters and Barriers to Assuming Ownership of Unowned Cats
Contributor(s):: Zito, S., Morton, J., Vankan, D., Paterson, M., Bennett, P. C., Rand, J., Phillips, C. J.
Owners report cats on diets actually display more affection
2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines
Contributor(s):: Bishop, G., Cooney, K., Cox, S., Downing, R., Mitchener, K., Shanan, A., Soares, N., Stevens, B., Wynn, T.
Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions
Contributor(s):: Ogechi, I., Snook, K., Davis, B. M., Hansen, A. R., Liu, F., Zhang, J.
Profiling a one-health model for priority populations
Contributor(s):: Panning, C., Lem, M., Bateman, S.
In the Eyes of the Beholder: Pet Owners' Attitude Toward Animals and Perception of Their Pet's Behavior
Contributor(s):: Suzanne K. Remito
This study explored the relationship between pet owners’ attitude toward animals and perception of their pet’s behavior. Pet owners completed an online questionnaire regarding their pro-animal welfare attitude and pet’s behavior. The results indicate that gender and previous pet...
Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia
Contributor(s):: Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida
O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a relação entre homens e cães/gatos é uma das relações...
Caracterização dos comportamentos de tutores de animais de estimação numa amostra não probabilística
Contributor(s):: Zélia Irina Lucas Rebelo
O presente estudo tem como objectivo caracterizar o comportamento dos tutores de animais utilizando uma amostra não-probabilística. Neste contexto, foi elaborado um questionário online conduzido entre Março de 2014 e Julho de 2014, que consiste em 31 questões...
A Systematic Assessment of Stress and Attention via short-term Canine Association: Differences Between Cognitive Functioning, Performance and Subjective Experience
Contributor(s):: Kristin Marie Finkbeiner
Humans have coexisted with animals since the beginning, with their relationship evolving over time from one that was predatory-based (i.e. eat or be eaten), to fascination, to domestication, to integration into modern day society as pets or pests (Serpell, 1995). Many people recognize that...
Efeitos secundários da quimioterapia antineoplásica e seu impacto na qualidade de vida em cães e gatos com doença oncológica
Contributor(s):: Pedro de Sousa Dâmaso da Silveira
Em Medicina Veterinária, a crescente prevalência de doenças neoplásicas vem provocar um aumento exponencial da realização de quimioterapia antineoplásica em cães e gatos. O uso de fármacos antineoplásicos está,...
The psychological Impact of Companion Animals for Older Adults who Reside Alone
Contributor(s):: Tess Reed
Companion animals have been identified as improving the physical and emotional health of some older adults (Collis & McNicholas, 1998). This qualitative study explored the psychological impact of owning a cat or a dog for persons aged 65 or older who resided alone. Nine participants, two male...
Técnicas reconstrutivas em cirurgia oncológica de canídeos e felídeos
Contributor(s):: Alexandre Margarido Pargana
Actualmente, a doença oncológica é uma das principais causas de morte em canídeos e felídeos. A cirurgia é o método mais antigo e, ainda hoje, de maior sucesso no tratamento de neoplasias, podendo também ser usada como método...
Humanos e não-humanos: o aprendizado de novas sensibilidades e responsabilidades em nossas relações de estimação
Contributor(s):: Luciana de Sant'Anna Dall'Agnol
A educação e a cultura são processos inerentes e transformadores um ao outro, fazendo com que as mudanças em nossa sociedade exijam uma contínua renovação de conhecimentos e (re) adaptação a um mundo em constante...
Impacto do maneio clínico da Diabetes mellitus canina e felina na qualidade de vida do cuidador e do paciente
Contributor(s):: Juliana Rodrigues Carreira
A Diabetes mellitus é uma afeção crónica caracterizada por hiperglicémia persistente, cujos mecanismos fisiopatológicos, ainda não totalmente esclarecidos, serão diferentes em cães e gatos, razão provável para que nos...
Understanding shelter medicine
Contributor(s):: Tânia Isabel Gomes Frazão Pina Santos
Shelter medicine is a small animal herd health discipline that is becoming an emerging area of specialization. This discipline rose from difficulties that shelter veterinarians face every day in local community shelters or supporting associations that protect the interests of animal well-being....
Unowned Cat Management in the State of Ohio: Elements of Best Practice in Public-Private Collaborative Efforts
Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Spehar
A contentious debate over the management of free-roaming cat populations is ongoing. Nevertheless, disparate groups of stakeholders share a common goal of fewer community cats. Unowned cat management typically necessitates a choice between utilization of lethal or non-lethal measures. Research...
Fatores relacionados a distúrbios de comportamento em gatos
Contributor(s):: Juliane Elisabeth Gress Paz
Os distúrbios de comportamento apresentam importância não só no bem estar animal e na qualidade da relação humana-animal como também na questão da saúde publica. Sabe-se que os problemas de comportamento são uma das principais...
Widening the Circle of Empathy through Humane Education: A Qualitative Study with Diverse and At-Risk Children
Contributor(s):: Jennie Marie Warmouth
This study examines the socio-emotional and cognitive impact of a three-month literacy centered humane education program on one second-grade classroom of socio-culturally and linguistically diverse children using a qualitative research design. Twenty-five children, ages 7-8 years, participated in...
More than just Rodent Control: A Transdisciplinary Study on Library Cats and their Impact on the Library as Third Place
Contributor(s):: Silvana Lotz
Introduction. The traditional purpose of library cats has been to keep rodents away. Today most resident library cats can be found in the United States where they even seem to serve other purposes. The aim of this study is to analyze how library cats affect the library’s role as third...
Pals for Life
We are a non-profit organization founded in 1985 that brings pets to those who need them throughout the Delaware Valley. Our mission is to enable people to lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives through interaction with companion animals.We provide Pet Visitation...
Obesity and Associated Comorbidities in People and Companion Animals: A One Health Perspective
Contributor(s):: M. Chandler, S. Cunningham, E. M. Lund, C. Khanna, R. Naramore, A. Patel, M. J. Day
This article reviews the biology, prevalence and risks for obesity in people and companion dogs and cats, and explores the links between obesity and diabetes mellitus and cancer across these species. Obesity is a major healthcare problem in both human and veterinary medicine and there is an...
Curiosity killed the cat: no evidence of an association between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms at ages 13 and 18 years in a UK general population cohort
Contributor(s):: F. Solmi, J. F. Hayes, G. Lewis, J. B. Kirkbride
Congenital or early life infection with Toxoplasma gondii has been implicated in schizophrenia aetiology. Childhood cat ownership has been hypothesized as an intermediary marker of T. gondii infection and, by proxy, as a risk factor for later psychosis. Evidence supporting...
Risk factors for behavior problems in cats presented to an Australian companion animal behavior clinic
Contributor(s):: Agnes A Wassink-van der Schot, Cam Day, John Basham, Jacquie Rand, Clive J. C. Phillips
Behavior problems in companion animals are common reasons for relinquishment or euthanasia. Insight into the risk factors for problem behaviors will facilitate the construction of strategies for solutions. We identified risk factors for behavior problems in domestic cats whose owners contacted a...
"It's a conspiracy theory and climate change": Of beastly encounters and cervine disappearances in Himalayan India
Contributor(s):: Nayanika Mathur
This paper traces the introduction of the category of climate change into the Indian Himalaya. Climate change emerged as an explanation for recurring incidences of human-animal conflict and the disappearance of a protected species through the labours of the local state bureaucracy. Even as the...
Therapy Animal Coalition
The mission of Therapy Animal Coalition, Inc. is to help grow the number of therapy animal teams volunteering in therapeutic, educational, and other special environments. To accomplish this, we will:Educate the public on how to become a therapy animal teamFacilitate volunteer opportunities...
Canine Comfort Pet Therapy
Contributor(s):: Melanie Sadek
The relationship between pets and people has immeasurable value on our emotional and physical health. Through Canine Comfort Pet Therapy, Valley Humane Society brings animals to places other pets can’t go, sharing the unconditional love that pets offer and creating opportunities for people...
Who let the dogs in? A look at pet-friendly workplaces
Contributor(s):: Christa L. Wilkin, Paul Fairlie, Souha R. Ezzedeen
How Dogs Tell Us What We Need to Know | Barbara Sherman | TEDxSandhillsCommunityCollege
Contributor(s):: Barbara Sherman
Barbara shows us how to read the body language of our dogs so that we can anticipate and alleviate their anxiety.Barbara Sherman, a board-certified veterinary behavior specialist, is the Director of Behavioral Medicine Service at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In...
A Survey of Public Opinion on Cat (Felis catus) Predation and the Future Direction of Cat Management in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Jessica K Walker, Stephanie J Bruce, Arnja R Dale
Cat predation is a prominent issue in New Zealand that provokes strong and opposing views. We explored, via 1011 face-to-face questionnaires, public opinion on (a) support for a National Cat Management Strategy (78% support); (b) concern regarding predation of wildlife by owned and un-owned cats...
Trap-Neuter-Return Activities in Urban Stray Cat Colonies in Australia
Contributor(s):: Kuan Tan, Jacquie Rand, John Morton
Trap, neuter and return (TNR) describes a non-lethal approach to the control of urban stray cat populations. Currently, in Australia, lethal control is common, with over 85% of cats entering some municipal pounds euthanized. No research has been published describing TNR activities in Australia....
The role of the domestic cat in relation to game birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon
Contributor(s):: Nils Norman Nilsson
The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the importance of the domestic cat in the Willamette Valley as a game bird predator; additional reasons were to learn more of its life history and food habits, and to analyze the popular belief that the cat, feral or non-feral, is the greatest...
Odering the Feral Cat: Stakeholder Perspectives on Cat Overpopulation
Contributor(s):: Kyle Hutson
This paper discusses the historical and cultural ways in which people attempt to order the domestic cat both spatially and conceptually, with special attention to how this ordering influences perceptions of feral cats. Feral cats are unowned or semi-owned and live entirely unconfined to a home,...
The changing social meanings of pets and their alternative futures
Contributor(s):: Ya-ling Chou
Veterinarian communication and its impact on dog and cat owners' satisfaction with care, trust, compliance and the veterinary care a pet receives
Contributor(s):: Roy Spigelman
This explorative study aims to investigate how veterinarian communication and veterinarian-owner relations influence dog and cat owner satisfaction, trust, compliance and the amount of veterinary care a pet receives. It also briefly explores owners’ general knowledge about their dog or cat,...
Expenditure tendencies of pet owner: influence of pet utilities
Contributor(s):: Chung-Hui Tu
New trends in feline breeding : (Literature review)
Contributor(s):: Daniela Jasmin Busse
A responsible breeder will first assure that all the environmental circumstances are given for his cats to live in a healthy, stress free environment, with the substantial care he can provide them. He will have good knowledge of his breeds and their genetic beckground and adjust his breeding...
Haku Baldwin Center
Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena. Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events (like our annual Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser) and a range of therapeutic programs. Private...
Jun 27 2017
Animals Behaving Badly
May 21 2017
9th International Conference on Canine and Feline Genetics and Genomics
The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults
Contributor(s):: Leighann DeMarco
The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research has explored pet companionship during the transitional developmental...
Strong souls, gentle spirits
Contributor(s):: Patricia Iris Maureen Caffin
The documentary Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits is a film that combines the aspects of truthful documentary filmmaking but also incorporates filmmaking techniques and the filmmaker's involvement common to traditional narrative films. The main theme of the documentary centers on overcoming...
Zoonotic importance of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats
Contributor(s):: Cindy Paola Cruz Alcala
Dermatophytoses are infections caused by dermatophyte fungi of the genus Microsporum, Epidermophyton and Trichophyton, which affect the keratinized tissues of the skin, hair and nails. Dermatophytosis in canines and felines are frequent pathologies that constitute an important mycosis in these...
Representations and bond between children and their pets
Contributor(s):: Juan Carlos Rate Marcos
The purpose of the present investigation was to describe and understand from psychoanalysis the representations that two children and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have of their pets to, from the understanding of the same, to describe the existing bond. To achieve these objectives a...
Planned Obsolescence of Animal Shelters: Steven Hansen at TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity
Contributor(s):: Steven Hansen
Animal shelters are obsolete. Or, at least, they soon can be. Dr. Steven Hansen, President, and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society shares his ideas to make shelters a community filled with hope and optimism for the future.Dr. Steven R. Hansen oversees the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS)...
Big Cats: Available in Backyards Nationwide: David Enden at TEDxCSU
Contributor(s):: David Enden
Passionate about the conservation of big cats, David talks about his experience and research with these animals and steps we can take to contribute to their conservation. David Enden is a behavioral innovator whose journey has been focused understanding the multi-disciplinary factors of big...
Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature
Contributor(s):: Susan M. McDonald
The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...
The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography
Contributor(s):: Sharon L. Nelson
This selected annotated bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the...
Social Dynamics and Space Utility of Domestic Cats Felis Silverstris Catus) In Animal Shelters
Contributor(s):: Ng Yi Hui Eunice
Animal shelters traditionally have a constant flux of new cat additions and cats leaving the shelter via adoptions. As a result, shelter cats are unable to form stable hierarchies or relationships, and are often subjected to stressful social situations on top of the confining housing conditions....
A Perspective from Pet Owners toward the Development in Pet Supplies Industry
Contributor(s):: Chen Chunsheng
From the 1950s onwards, pets were generally obtained by picking up, sheltering, donating or adoption, until the 1950s, the phenomenon of pet commodity trading began on the market, and the pet was never a commodity to a "exchange value" generation. According to the statistics of the COA,...
Street Involved Youth and Companion Animals: A Phenomenological Study
Contributor(s):: Melissa Caines
Of the approximate one hundred and fifty thousand youth in Canada who are homeless on any given night as many as 25 percent of them share their lives with companion animals (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2006) . For many of these young people their companion animal is their only source of...
Indicators of success: measuring outcomes of evacuating pets in state and local emergency preparedness operational plans in area of economic and public health value
Contributor(s):: Anda R. Arms
On October 6, 2006 President Bush signed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS Act, Pub. Law No. 109-308). The Act ensures that state and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major...
Mobile shelter for animals in case of emergency
Contributor(s):: Luis Diego Valerio Bermudez
Sero-epidemiological and haematological studies on toxoplasmosis in cats,dogs and their owners in Lahore, Pakistan
Contributor(s):: Azeem Shahzad, Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Kamran Ashraf, Muhammad Avais, Khalid Pervez, Jawaria Ali Khan
The current study was conducted to find out the epidemiological status of toxoplasmosis in cats, dogs and human population in Lahore city of Pakistan and to determine the possibility of transmission of toxoplasmosis from cats and dogs to their owners. Overall 56% cats were seropositive for...
Vegetarian versus Meat-Based Diets for Companion Animals
Contributor(s):: Andrew Knight, Madelaine Leitsberger
Companion animal owners are increasingly concerned about the links between degenerative health conditions, farm animal welfare problems, environmental degradation, fertilizers and herbicides, climate change, and causative factors; such as animal farming and the consumption of animal products....
No Room to Swing a Cat? Animal Treatment and Urban Space in Singapore
Contributor(s):: Ying-kit Chan
Since Singapore's independence in 1965, the People's Action Party government has launched an extensive urban planning program to transform the island into a modern metropolis. This paper discusses human-animal relations and the management of stray cats in postcolonial Singapore. In...
Apr 08 2017
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference 2017
Numbers and Characteristics of Cats Admitted to Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Shelters in Australia and Reasons for Surrender
Contributor(s):: Corinne Alberthsen, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Pauleen Bennett, Mandy Paterson, Dianne Vankan
Despite high numbers of cats admitted to animal shelters annually, there is surprisingly little information available about the characteristics of these cats. In this study, we examined 195,387 admissions to 33 Australian RSPCA shelters and six friends of the RSPCA groups from July 2006 to June...
The relationship between man and pet
Contributor(s):: Jean-Luc Vuillemenot
Part of the human movement since the dawn of time, the presence of the pet has undergone a recent evolution in its form and expression. From the utilitarian relationship and the exchange of services, the dog and the cat have entered fully into our society, especially in the West. In parallel with...
Are Companion Animals the Secret to Good Health?
Contributor(s):: Bradley Smith, Petra Bywood
People keep pets for companionship, recreation and protection rather than for the specific purpose of enhancing health. However, a considerable body of literature supports the idea that companion animals can improve overall quality of life, including physical, social and psychological health, yet...
Specialists' viewpoints on the human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion
Contributor(s):: Ogilvie, G. K.
A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice
Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.
Feline aggression directed toward people: causes and treatment
Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.
International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) 2016. Exploring human-animal interactions: a multidisciplinary approach from behavioral and social sciences, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 July 2016. Proceedings
This work contains abstracts of 61 conference papers on the regulatory, behavioural and welfare aspects of human-animal interactions.
Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.
This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.
Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States
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Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander
The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...
Genetic components of companion animal behavior
Contributor(s):: Jones, Paul, McCune, Sandra, Freund, Lisa S., Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Demographics and economic burden of un-owned cats and dogs in the UK: results of a 2010 census
Contributor(s):: Jenny Stavisky, Marnie L Brennan, Martin Downes, Rachel Dean
BackgroundThe population of dogs and cats passing through rescue shelters may be subject to compromised welfare and increased susceptibility to disease. Little information exists to describe this population, its dynamics and associated management practices. The aim of this study was to carry out...
The Effects of Group-Housing on the Behavior of Domestic Cats (Felis Sylvestris Catus) in an Animal Shelter
Contributor(s):: Caroline Monk
This study investigates the effects of group housing on the stress and behavior of domestic cats in an animal shelter. Twenty-four cats one-year of age and older were observed in the Tompkins County SPCA for three consecutive days. All behavior was continuously recorded. Density of cats in the...
Prevalence Of, Risk Factors For, And Zoonotic Potential Of Giardia Spp. Infection In Cats Housed In An Animal Shelter
Contributor(s):: Stephanie Janeczko
Giardia duodenalis is an intestinal protozoal parasite capable of causing both clinical and subclinical disease in a broad range of species, including humans and cats. The parasite has a ubiquitous distribution and infection occurs worldwide in nearly all mammals. Giardia infection in cats may...
An Investigation of the Relationship of Wound Infection and Exposure to Household Pets: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Rhodora Neu
Statement of Problem In most industrialized countries, pets are becoming a big part in households engaging and sharing human lifestyles. In fact, it is estimated that 14%-62% of pet owners allow their dogs and cats on their beds. However, pets can also carry and transmit pathogens to people...
The human-animal bond between domestically abused women and their companion animals do pets: affect a woman's decision making?
Contributor(s):: Debbie McBride
This research will investigate the dynamics of human-perpetrated violence towards women and their companion animals. A small body of research indicates that abusers often threaten, hurt, or kill family pets as a means of coercing and controlling their female partners and women often delay seeking...
Interaction and processes of animal relinquishment: a qualitative study
Contributor(s):: Tamara Leigh Rice
This thesis investigated the process of relinquishing a pet to the Department of Animal Control with the likely outcome of euthanasia for many of the animals left there by their owners. As euthanasia is no longer seen as an acceptable way to solve the pet over population problem those concerned...
Without a home but not without a companion: an ethnographic study
Contributor(s):: Catherine M. Riley
This study aims to explore the personal perspective of people who are homeless and their pet companions. This study examines the benefits and challenges of the homeless pet owner in Sacramento, CA. The study’s purpose is to discuss the benefits and challenges as well as further explore the...
Human-Related Factors Regulate the Spatial Ecology of Domestic Cats in Sensitive Areas for Conservation
Contributor(s):: Joaquim P. Ferreira, Ines Leitao, Margarida Santos-Reis, Eloy Revilla
BackgroundDomestic cats ranging freely in natural areas are a conservation concern due to competition, predation, disease transmission or hybridization with wildcats. In order to improve our ability to design effective control policies, we investigate the factors affecting their numbers and space...
The Future of Big Cat Conservation: Alexander Braczkowski at TEDxUQ
Contributor(s):: Alexander Braczkowski
Big cats are the cornerstones of human culture, religion and business, and they are ecological agents in the savannas, forests and grasslands they occupy around the world. Throughout Alexander’s research, he has used leopards as a model species as they are found in more places than any...
Cat Ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study
Contributor(s):: Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad Zeeshan Memon, Gabriela Vasquez, M Fareed K Suri
BackgroundThe presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.MethodsRelative risks (RR) of all deaths, death due to myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular diseases (MI or stroke), and stroke during...
Lifetime Dog and Cat Exposure and Dog and Cat Specific Sensitization at Age 18 Years
Contributor(s):: Ganesa Wegienka, Christine Cole Johnson, Suzanne Havstad, Dennis R. Ownby, Charlotte Nicholas, Edward M. Zoratti
BackgroundPrior research about whether keeping a dog or cat in the home causes allergies to that pet has been limited to outcomes in early childhood.ObjectiveEvaluate the association between lifetime dog and cat exposure and allergic sensitization to the specific animal at age 18...
We Left Lassie Behind: Defense Personnel Relocation, Animal Abandonment, and Shelter Impacts
Contributor(s):: Gabriele Griffiths
When Department of Defense (DoD) personnel receive orders to relocate to a new duty installation, nearly one third abandon their companion animals, which negatively affects the local shelters' costs, personnel, and capabilities to provide quality care for shelter animals. There is a lack of...
Does cat attachment have an effect on human health? A comparison between owners and volunteers
Contributor(s):: Filipa Alexandra Benchimol da Silva Garcia Dinis, Thais Lima Fernandes Martins
Cat owners and volunteers from a rehoming centre were given the Lexington Attachment to Pet Scale (LAPS) questionnaire to assess their level of attachment to their own or rescue cats. In addition, heart rate and blood pressure were measured 10 minutes before, during, and after spending time with...
Big Cats in Our Backyards: Persistence of Large Carnivores in a Human Dominated Landscape in India
Contributor(s):: Vidya Athreya, Morten Odden, John D.C. Linnell, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Ullas Karanth
Protected areas are extremely important for the long term viability of biodiversity in a densely populated country like India where land is a scarce resource. However, protected areas cover only 5% of the land area in India and in the case of large carnivores that range widely, human use...
The policies of stray pet population control in Lithuania : a study of government contractors as opposed to non-profit volunteer based organizations
Contributor(s):: Saulene Taruskaite-Vanebo
Within the thesis, the trending methods of stray pet population care and control are considered, the emphasis put on the differences between governmentally funded institutions of sanitation and the non-governmental animal shelters; significant attention paid to the implementation and overall...
Social behavior of domestic dogs and cats as compared to wild canine and feline species : an honors thesis
Contributor(s):: Anthony W. Rusk
With the help of animal behavioralists, parallels have been drawn between domestic dogs and cats and their wild cousins. In some respects, social behavior in domestic animals has remained similar to characteristics found in wild animals. General observations of social conduct have been examined....
Improving the nation's animal shelters: a path to no-kill: an honors thesis
Contributor(s):: Amanda N. Butts
Issues dealing with animals are commonly overlooked and ignored by the public and by the government. This is why there are so many problems with the animal shelters in this country. This holds true in Muncie, where the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Delaware County was...
Of feral cats and pet cats
Contributor(s):: Bruce A. Vojak
Early last summer an article in our local newspaper caught my eye. Some well-deserved visibility was given to my friend, Dick Warner (Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences), for the findings arising from his study of ferali and pet cats. Dick and his colleagues...
Dogs and cats need responsible owners
Contributor(s):: Jack L. Tuttle
Pet overpopulation has become a nationwide problem. The estimated 80 million dogs and cats in this country are about 20 percent more dogs and cats than can possibly be kept as pets. Putting unwanted animals to sleep cost $125 million in 1975. As a result, there have been increased efforts to have...
Applying social science to inform conservation solutions regarding owned outdoor cats in urbanizing landscapes
Contributor(s):: Ashley Gramza
Free-ranging domestic cats (Felis catus) incur and impose risks on ecosystems and represent a complex issue of critical importance to wildlife conservation and domestic cat and human health. There is an inherent social dimension to the issue of owned free-ranging cats, as humans are their...
Functions of pets for young children
Contributor(s):: Dorothy C. Payne Mock
The role or function that dogs and cats fulfill as pets in families with preschool-age children was examined in terms of pet prevalence, their relationship to animal fears, and their association with imaginary companions. The sample consisted of 37 children, three years nine months to five years...
Population dynamics and management of free-roaming cats
Contributor(s):: Paige McGee Hill
With an estimated 400 million domestic cats worldwide, free-roaming cats issues are of global importance due to animal welfare and public health concerns, as well as impacts on native wildlife through predation, competition and disease transmission. Though these impacts have been well documented,...
The effects of demographics and pet ownership on attachment towards and opinion about owned and unowned free-roaming cats
Contributor(s):: Melanie Elaine Ramon
A telephone questionnaire was developed to collect information on pet owners, cat ownership patterns, and people's opinions about homeless pets. A 7-day observation log was also developed to gather information about free-roaming cats in Caldwell, TX. The objectives of this research were: (1)...
Commodifying Fido: pets as status symbols
Contributor(s):: April Plemons
How are pets being used as status symbols to display social position and wealth? This paper seeks to theoretically examine pet owners and their use of animals to convey a message of social status, position and wealth. This will be done through an application of theoretical constructs by Veblen,...
A narrative exploration of the meaning of companion animals throughout the lives of non-institutionalized elderly widows living alone
Contributor(s):: Teresa Angela Stokowski
The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of companion animals throughout the lives of non-institutionalized elderly widows living alone. Three widows ranging in age from 70 to 85 were recruited from friends and acquaintances for participation in this study. The meaning of companion...
Factors affecting the welfare and adoption rate of cats in an animal shelter
Contributor(s):: Nadine Gourkow
Rates of adoption for adult cats in animal shelters have always been very low, thus these animals are often subjected to euthanasia and/or long periods of confinement. Furthermore, housing of shelter cats has traditionally focused on disease prevention; this has led to the use of barren,...
Critical incidents in grieving the death of companion animals
Contributor(s):: David Allan Alexander
This study examined what bereaved pet owners found particularly helpful and particularly difficult in their grieving process. The Critical Incident Technique (CIT) was used. Eight bereaved pet owners identified 87 helping and 44 hindering categories that formed 12 helping and 7 hindering...
When euthanasia is an option : the experience of making end-of-life decisions for companion animals
Contributor(s):: Laurel Horn
It's only a dog! You should just get another cat. You waited too long to take him to the vet as it is. These are some of the common attitudes and reactions that pet owners must often contend with when their companion animals die. Though they may be trying to be understanding and supportive,...
Being there : relationships between people with cancer and their pets : what helps and what hinders
Contributor(s):: Patricia Nitkin
This qualitative research examined the little studied area of human-pet relationships and their impact on persons with cancer. The goal of this study was to gather information from individuals with cancer who had a pet during their illness and explore the helpful and unhelpful aspects of that...
Household pets and depression among urban adolescents
Contributor(s):: Mary M. Nevin-Haas
This study was designed to describe the prevalence of depression among a group of adolescents and examine the relationships between depression and presence of pets in the home, primary ownership of pets and perceived degree of attachment to the pets by the subjects. The coping conceptual...
Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal
Contributor(s):: David Menor
Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and...
On the role of pets in GermanyZur Rolle von Kleintieren in Deutschland
Contributor(s):: Schwarz, S.
This article discusses the number and presence of pets in the German household, especially dogs and cats; essentiality and importance of pets to the well-being of German owners; ability of pets to decrease the risk of heart disease; and function of dogs in rescue, animal assisted therapy and...
Merida: Corazones luchando para que otros sigan latiendo: Ana Duarte Ancona at TEDxUPP
Contributor(s):: Ana Duarte Ancona
Outrun abuse, cruelty and indifference and awareness for the culture of adoption of animals in the street.Owner and manager GrafixPRO RDStudio . Founder of Project Healing Patitas , launched in November 2014, whose main objective is the rescue , rehabilitation , sterilization and adoption of dogs...
Breeding Change: Cats, Culture, Conservation: Yin Myo Su at TEDxInyaLake
Contributor(s):: Yin Myo Su
Yin Myo Su was born in beautiful Inle Lake in Myanmar with its unique heritage of lake rowers, floating gardens and breathtaking natural beauty. She gives a personal and heartfelt talk about how conservation and business are linked and how a chain of events took her from being a student...
Human Animal Relationship: A Source of Wellbeing and a Therapeutic Catalytic Tool
Contributor(s):: Ursula Aragunde Kohl
The aim of this study was to better understand the general beliefs and attitudes toward companion animals in Puerto Rico. This relationship becoming a possible source of wellbeing and a therapeutic catalytic tool in our participant life’s. Data was collected using an auto- administered...
The Use of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Social Services: A Literature Synthesis
Contributor(s):: Rebecca Sheluk
The field of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI’s) is emerging and developing steadily, however the available literature which addresses this field is limited. This literature synthesis includes 27 articles from this limited pool and addresses what AAI programs exist, how they are being...
Animal Abuse and Human Interpersonal Violence in Canada: An Anthrozoological Perspective on Policy, Legislation and the Need for Cross-sector Reporting
Contributor(s):: Adriana Pisano Beaumont
In the last decade, research evidence has increasingly demonstrated a co-occurrence of human interpersonal violence and abusive behaviour toward nonhuman animals although the actual nature of this intersection continues to remain controversial. While livestock and wildlife can also become...
On Lifetimes: Children's Experiences of Companion Animal Death
Contributor(s):: Joshua James Russell
The purpose of this interdisciplinary research project is to investigate children's lived experiences of companion animal death within the Greater Toronto Area. The central research questions are: "What does it mean for children to experience the death of a companion animal? What do...
Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers ( Panthera tigris) in central India
To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...
The emotional lives of companion animals: attachment and subjective claims by owners of cats and dogs
Contributor(s):: Martens, P., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Walker, J. K.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence supporting the existence of emotions in nonhuman animals. Companion-animal owners show a strong connection and attachment to their animals and readily assign emotions to them. In this paper we present information on how the attachment level of...
Thinking about cats or dogs provides relief from social rejection
Contributor(s):: Brown, C. M., Hengy, S. M., McConnell, A. R.
Past research shows that anthropomorphizing animals and non-human objects is correlated with unmet social needs (e.g., loneliness), and momentary feelings of social rejection can be soothed by thinking about a pet or by having a dog nearby. The current work tested whether thinking of names for...
An investigation of the Rusbult Investment Model of commitment in relationships with pets
Contributor(s):: Baker, Z. G., Petit, W. E., Brown, C. M.
The present research examines relationships between people and their pets through the lens of the Rusbult Investment Model. The Rusbult Investment Model identifies important antecedents to commitment in a relationship: satisfaction with the relationship, quality of alternatives to the...
Is there a difference in the quality of the relationship between children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and well-known cats versus children with typical development and well-known cats?
Contributor(s):: Ada van der Molen
Being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) does not affect the quality of the relationship between children and their cat. The attachment to the cat and the acceptance of the cat the way it is do play an important role in the quality of the relationship. Cats just as often meet the...
Cross-sectional study of characteristics of owners and nonowners surrendering cats to four Australian animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Zito, S., Morton, J., Paterson, M., Vankan, D., Bennett, P. C., Rand, J., Phillips, C. J. C.
Unwanted cats surrendered to nonhuman animal shelters are generally categorized as either "owned" or "stray". This classification is misleading because "stray" cats may include many "semiowned" cats, for which people provide care but who are not perceived as being owned. This differentiation is...
Guardians' knowledge and husbandry practices of feline environmental enrichment
Contributor(s):: Alho, A. M., Pontes, J., Pomba, C.
Feline environmental enrichment can prevent numerous disorders including anxiety, stress, obesity, and feline idiopathic cystitis. Despite its easy implementation and low cost, it has received little attention. The main goal of this study was to assess guardians' knowledge concerning feline...
Shelter-specific occupational stress among employees in animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Schneider, M., Roberts, J.
In the past 10 years a small number of articles have examined the personal and organizational costs associated with euthanasia-related strain among employees in animal shelters. However, there is very little research focusing on a wider range of potential stressors especially without a...
Do collar-mounted predation deterrents restrict wandering in pet domestic cats?
Contributor(s):: Hall, C. M., Bryant, K. A., Fontaine, J. B., Calver, M. C.
Roaming pet cats kill and harass wildlife, hybridise with wild felids, interbreed with feral populations, spread disease or annoy neighbours, and endanger their own welfare by fighting, being struck by vehicles or ingesting poisons. Confinement of pet cats is unpopular, so alternative methods to...
The fearful, anxious, & worried pet
Contributor(s):: Deporter, T.
New research relevant to companion animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M.
The many studies published recently on cognition, welfare assessment and practical management of companion animals inform us about what we can and should do to improve welfare. Hence better advice can be offered on aspects of training, living conditions, problem situations and genetic selection....
Man's other best friend: domestic cats ( F. silvestris catus) and their discrimination of human emotion cues
The ability of domestic dogs ( C. lupus famaliaris) to follow and attend to human emotion expressions is well documented. It is unknown whether domestic cats ( F. silvestris catus) possess similar abilities. Because cats belong to the same order ( Carnivora), but did not evolve to live in complex...
The human-cat relationship
Contributor(s):: Bernstein, Penny L., Rochlitz, Irene
Cat Ownership Perception and Caretaking Explored in an Internet Survey of People Associated with Cats
Contributor(s):: Zito, S., Vankan, D., Bennett, P., Paterson, M., Phillips, C. J.
Community Attitudes and Practices of Urban Residents Regarding Predation by Pet Cats on Wildlife: An International Comparison
| Contributor(s):: Hall, C. M., Adams, N. A., Bradley, J. S., Bryant, K. A., Davis, A. A., Dickman, C. R., Fujita, T., Kobayashi, S., Lepczyk, C. A., McBride, E. A., Pollock, K. H., Styles, I. M., van Heezik, Y., Wang, F., Calver, M. C.
Get Slim with Your Pet
| Contributor(s):: Barrie, Leslie
Is Your Pet Wrecking Your Sleep?
The health benefits and risks of pet ownership
Cat videos shown to boost energy and positive emotions
Client-Centered Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention in Interviewing
| Contributor(s):: Launer, Stephanie Christine
Teachers' and principals' perceptions of animals as pets and animal-assisted therapy in an educational setting
| Contributor(s):: Fick, Janet L.
Jaguar and puma attacks on livestock in Costa Rica
| Contributor(s):: Amit, Ronit, Gordillo-Chavez, Elias Jose, Bone, Raquel
Factors governing risk of cougar attacks on humans
| Contributor(s):: Mattson, D., Logan, K., Sweanor, L.
All take and no give?
| Contributor(s):: Honey, L.
[The Oopoeh Foundation pairs owners and the elderly. Cosy and healthy: a 55+ babysitter for companion animals]
| Contributor(s):: Brouwer, S.
Psychological Evaluation of Animal-assisted Intervention (AAI) Programs Involving Visiting Dogs and Cats for Alcohol Dependents: A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Ohtani, N., Narita, S., Yoshihara, E., Ohta, M., Iwahashi, K.
The pact for survival : humans and their animal companions
| Contributor(s):: Newby, Jonica
Exploring the Grief Experience Among Bereaved Pet Owners
| Contributor(s):: Liam Remillard
This thesis is an exploration of the grief that pet owners experience resulting from the death of pet with attention towards complicated grief. The first study involved a content analysis of 75 call notes recorded by volunteers of the Ontario Veterinary College Guelph Pet Loss Support Hotline...
El Paso Animal Services Survey: Support for a 'No Kill Community
| Contributor(s):: Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral-camacho, Mario E. Caire
The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by El Paso City Animal Services (EPAS) to conduct a survey of El Paso County residents’ attitudes and perceptions about: 1) stray and unclaimed animals within the community, 2)...
Exploring Human-Feral Cat Relations in Southern Ontario
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Van Patter
Feral cat management is an under-researched human-animal interaction. Feral cats are supported and protected by some, vilified and eradicated by others. Debates about their impacts on native fauna, welfare concerns, and human moral obligations are diverse and complex. This research critically...
PAWS/LA is dedicated to preserving the human-animal bond. To that end, we assist low-income seniors and people disabled with life threatening illnesses care for their companion animals by providing veterinary care, pet food and supplies, temporary foster homes, and volunteer services — all...
Frieda's Foundation is dedicated to keeping pets at home, with the family that loves them, by providing pet food and supplies to those that need them, as well as financial for veterinary care.
Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy Ltd.
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This is a website that links to an organization that practices Animal Assisted Therapy, Equine Facilitated Counselling and offers Certification and Trainings in Animal Assisted Therapy and Wellness. This organization is located in Alberta Canada.
Animal Assisted Therapy
This article provides information on animal assisted therapy and presents some research pertaining to its impact on people with multiple mental health issues and disabilities.
Certification in Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Wellness
This is a certification process in Alberta Canada that qualifies people to work with animals to help people in need.Certification is granted for two types of helping professionals as indicated below:Animal Assisted Therapist - Master’s level helping professionals. This includes mental...
Exploring Animal-Assisted Interventions
What does it involve? Practical application of the distance education information provided in the courses in Animal Assisted Interventions.Taking part in activities and exercises with animals designed to help people with a variety of life issues. These activities will address the learning...
Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy
This 2 day workshop is intended for people who are interested in learning more about how animals can help people and what is involved in partnering with animals to do so. What Does it Involve? 1. Advanced learning is provided prior to attendance at the workshop to become informed...
This is the brochure explaining the psychological services at Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy Ltd. which utilizes animal and nature assisted therapy as well as equine facilitated counselling to help people of all ages with a wide array of challenging life issues.
We are committed to helping people find healing, balance, joy, hope and confidence through the immediate feedback that animals and nature provide. We are here to guide, teach, counsel and inspire.Dreamcatcher is a psychological practice which is located in Ardrossan, Alberta (just 30 minutes...
Catching Dreams Out at the Ranch
This newspaper article speaks to the effects of an animal and nature assisted therapy program for people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses in Alberta Canada.
Population demographic survey and ownership of pet dogs and cats from a small city of southern Brazil
| Contributor(s):: Trapp, S. M., Maeda, M. S. C. de F., Kemper, B., Barca Junior, F. A., Freire, R. L., Pretto-Giordano, L. G., Headley, S. A.
This study evaluated the population dynamics and ownerships of dogs and cats from the city of Jaguapita, southern Brazil. The human to dog and cat ratios were 4.6 and 21.5, respectively. Comparatively more dogs ( n=2,460) than cats ( n=571) were within the households and there were significantly...
Animal-assisted therapy: New disinfectant list of DVG for "Established veterinary practice and animal shelters "Tiergestutzte Therapien: Neue Desinfektionsmittelliste der DVG fur die Bereiche "Niedergelassene Veterinarpraxis und Tierheime"
| Contributor(s):: Rheinbaben, F. von, Werner, S.
This article presents a list of some of the veterinary disinfectants/drugs recommended by the German Veterinary Society for private animal hospitals and animal shelters highlighting the indications, efficacy, metabolism, dosage effects, and pharmokinetics of each product.
Guard of animals in charge: population of visionGuarda responsavel de animais: visao da populacao
| Contributor(s):: Porto, W. J. N., Andrade, M. R., Mota, R. A.
A study was conducted to determine the knowledge level of responsible animal ownership in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that only 24% of respondents knew what constituted responsible pet ownership and care. Some of those who gave examples of proper pet care such as...
Cats abandonment versus adoptionAbandono de gatos versus adocao
| Contributor(s):: Pinheiro, A. G., Alves, N. D., Andrade Neto, D., Lima, J. L. A. de, Rodrigues, A. M. B., Silva, F. B.
This study was conducted to determine the pattern and factors affecting of cat abandonment and adoption in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that most of the respondents' cats were abandoned prior to being adopted. Other cats were obtained as gifts, purchased or adopted...
What drives cat-owner behaviour? First steps towards limiting domestic-cat impacts on native wildlife
| Contributor(s):: MacDonald, E., Milfont, T., Gavin, M.
Context. Cats can have substantial negative impacts on native wildlife. To harness the collective conservation impact of owners keeping cats inside, advocacy campaigns need to be based on empirical evidence regarding potential drivers to change cat-owner behaviour. Aims. We assessed the degree to...
Animal welfare aspects in cat ownershipTierschutzrelevante Aspekte bei der Katzenhaltung
| Contributor(s):: Hoefer, M.
A review on the policies, welfare issues, and law on cat ownership in Germany was presented.
Applying One Health to the study of animal-assisted interventions
| Contributor(s):: Chalmers, D., Dell, C. A.
The use of animal-assisted interventions in therapeutic programs is a growing phenomenon. Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) involve a variety of species (dogs, cats, horses, domesticated birds, etc.) in primary health care. Despite their increasing application in a wide range of therapeutic...
Population estimate and surgical sterilization program for cats and dogsEstimativa populacional e programa de esterilizacao cirurgica de caes e gatos
| Contributor(s):: Catapan, D. C., Villanova Junior, J. A., Weber, S. H., Mangrich, R. M. V., Szczypkovski, A. D., Catapan, A., Pimpao, C. T.
The objectives of this study were to estimate the population of dogs and cats evaluate whether sociocultural indicators influence the attitudes of responsible ownership and verify the impact of surgical sterilizations performed in Sao Jose dos Pinhais/PR. The estimation was carried out in six...
The relationship between man and cat in the medieval and early modern Low Countries II. The home cat and the tormented catLa relation entre l'homme et le chat dans les anciens pays-bas au moyen age et a l'epoque moderne II. Le chat domestique et le c
| Contributor(s):: Aerts, E.
Only from the middle of the 17th century did the cat receive a modest place in the context of the new home decoration that had contributed to a process of identity formation and cultural distinction. This status improvement did not prevent the vast majority of the feline population from being...
Use of veterinary services by Latino dog and cat owners with various degrees of English-language proficiency
| Contributor(s):: Landau, R. E., Beck, A., Glickman, L. T., Litster, A., Widmar, N. J., Moore, G. E.
Determinants of cat choice and outcomes for adult cats and kittens adopted from an Australian animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Zito, S., Paterson, M., Vankan, D., Morton, J., Bennett, P., Phillips, C.
The percentage of adult cats euthanized in animal shelters is greater than that of kittens because adult cats are less likely to be adopted. This study aimed to provide evidence to inform the design of strategies to encourage adult cat adoptions. One such strategy is to discount adoption prices,...
Unusual animal behavior preceding the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, Japan: a way to predict the approach of large earthquakes
| Contributor(s):: Yamauchi, H., Uchiyama, H., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M.
Unusual animal behaviors (UABs) have been observed before large earthquakes (EQs), however, their mechanisms are unclear. While information on UABs has been gathered after many EQs, few studies have focused on the ratio of emerged UABs or specific behaviors prior to EQs. On 11 March 2011, an EQ...
Semi-ownership and sterilisation of cats and dogs in Thailand
| Contributor(s):: Toukhsati, S. R., Phillips, C. J. C., Podberscek, A. L., Coleman, G. J.
The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of cat and dog semi-ownership in Thailand and factors that predict sterilisation. Semi-ownership was defined as interacting/caring for a companion animal that the respondent does not own, such as a stray cat or dog. A randomised telephone...
Should dogs and cats be given as gifts?
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Dolan, E. D., Garrison, L., Hong, J., Slater, M.
Policies that state dogs and cats should not be adopted as gifts are prevalent at animal welfare organizations, despite the fact that this belief is unfounded. Denying adopters who intend to give the animals as gifts may unnecessarily impede the overarching goal of increasing the rate of...
Practical physical and behavioral measures to assess the socialization spectrum of cats in a shelter-like setting during a three day period
| Contributor(s):: Slater, M., Garrison, L., Miller, K., Weiss, E., Makolinski, K., Drain, N., Mirontshuk, A.
Animal welfare organizations routinely accept large numbers of cats with unknown histories, and whose backgrounds vary from well-socialized pets to cats that have had little or no contact with humans. Agencies are challenged with making the determination of socialization level in a highly...
Reliability and validity of a survey of cat caregivers on their cats' socialization level in the cat's normal environment
| Contributor(s):: Slater, M., Garrison, L., Miller, K., Weiss, E., Makolinski, K., Drain, N.
Stray cats routinely enter animal welfare organizations each year and shelters are challenged with determining the level of human socialization these cats may possess as quickly as possible. However, there is currently no standard process to guide this determination. This study describes the...
Physical and behavioral measures that predict cats' socialization in an animal shelter environment during a three day period
| Contributor(s):: Slater, M., Garrison, L., Miller, K., Weiss, E., Drain, N., Makolinski, K.
Animal welfare organizations typically take in cats with unknown levels of socialization towards humans, ranging from unsocialized cats well-socialized but lost pets. Agencies typically determine the socialization status and disposition options of cats within three days, when even a...
The use of refuges by communally housed cats
| Contributor(s):: Oliveira, A. S. de, Tercariol, C. A. S., Genaro, G.
The increase of domestic animals kept in shelters highlights the need to ensure animal welfare. Environmental enrichment can improve animal welfare in many ways, such as encouraging captive animals to use all the space available to them. The effects of physical environmental enrichment on the...
Problems associated with the microchip data of stray dogs and cats entering RSPCA Queensland shelters
| Contributor(s):: Lancaster, E., Rand, J., Collecott, S., Paterson, M.
A lack of published information documenting problems with the microchip data for the reclaiming of stray animals entering Australian shelters limits improvement of the current microchipping system. A retrospective study analysing admission data for stray, adult dogs ( n=7258) and cats ( n=6950)...
Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses of dogs and cats
| Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B.
Since the middle of the 20th century, pets are more frequently considered as "family members" within households. However, cats and dogs still can be a source of human infection by various zoonotic pathogens. Among emerging or re-emerging zoonoses, viral diseases, such as rabies (mainly from dog...
The relationship between coat color and aggressive behaviors in the domestic cat
| Contributor(s):: Stelow, E. A., Bain, M. J., Kass, P. H.
The authors explored a possible relationship between coat color and aggressive behaviors in the domestic cat. This study used an Internet-based survey to collect information on coat color, affiliative behaviors toward cats/humans, agonistic behaviors toward cats/humans, other "problem" behaviors,...
A standardized ethogram for the Felidae: a tool for behavioral researchers
| Contributor(s):: Stanton, L. A., Sullivan, M. S., Fazio, J. M.
Standardized ethograms offer many practical benefits to behavioral researchers, and several examples exist today for various species and taxa. Despite historic evidence that suggests the family Felidae share similar behavioral repertoires, no standardized ethogram providing comprehensive...
Comparison of stress exhibited by cats examined in a clinic versus a home setting
| Contributor(s):: Nibblett, B. M., Ketzis, J. K., Grigg, E. K.
Serum cortisol levels, physiological parameters and behavior were used to assess stress experienced by cats examined using equivalent low stress handling techniques in two different environments: their home and an idealized veterinary clinic setting. Healthy cats ( n=18) were examined in a...
A review of cat behavior in relation to disease risk and management options
| Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Lohr, C. A., Duffy, D. C.
Domestic cats ( Felis catus) are a common household pet and also a notorious invasive species around the world. Because cat numbers have been increasing in many locations it is critical to work on management solutions that help to reduce threats posed by cats. With regard to cat behavior, one of...
Individual differences in visual and olfactory cue preference and use by cats ( Felis catus)
| Contributor(s):: Mayes, E. R. E., Wilkinson, A., Pike, T. W., Mills, D. S.
Animals are constantly presented with stimuli through different sensory challenges, which may sometimes contain contradictory information and so they must decide which is more salient in a given situation. Both vision and olfaction are extensively utilised by the domestic cat ( Felis catus) in a...
Assessing the effectiveness of the Birdsbesafe anti-predation collar cover in reducing predation on wildlife by pet cats in Western Australia
| Contributor(s):: Hall, C. M., Fontaine, J. B., Bryant, K. A., Calver, M. C.
Many pet cats hunt and, irrespective of whether or not this threatens wildlife populations, distressed owners may wish to curtail hunting while allowing their pets to roam. Therefore we evaluated the effectiveness of three patterned designs (simple descriptions being rainbow, red and yellow) of...
How does cat behaviour influence the development and implementation of monitoring techniques and lethal control methods for feral cats?
| Contributor(s):: Fisher, P., Algar, D., Murphy, E., Johnston, M., Eason, C.
The need for lethal control of feral cats will remain in some contexts and potentially increase in others, alongside an obligation to develop and apply methods that are as cost-effective, humane and target-specific as possible. Drawing on practices particularly used in Australia, New Zealand and...
The influence of body region, handler familiarity and order of region handled on the domestic cat's response to being stroked
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, S. L. H., Thompson, H., Guijarro, C., Zulch, H. E.
The domestic cat is now one of the most common pet species in the Western world. As part of its role as a pet, cats are expected to not only tolerate but enjoy being touched. This study consisted of two experiments, with the first investigating the influence of body region touched and handler...
The relationship between individual behavioural styles, dominance rank and cortisol levels of cats living in urban social groups
| Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Terkel, J.
Individual animals show differences in temperament, often correlated with ecologically important behavioural patterns such as dominance, and with physiological responses to environmental perturbations, such as cortisol levels. Identifying these temperaments in animals may reveal adaptive patterns...
Individual hunting behaviour and prey specialisation in the house cat Felis catus: implications for conservation and management
| Contributor(s):: Dickman, C. R., Newsome, T. M.
Predators are often classed as prey specialists if they eat a narrow range of prey types, or as generalists if they hunt multiple prey types. Yet, individual predators often exhibit sex, size, age or personality-related differences in their diets that may alter the impacts of predation on...
Behavioural analysis of captive tigers ( Panthera tigris): a water pool makes the difference
| Contributor(s):: Biolatti, C., Modesto, P., Dezzutto, D., Pera, F., Tarantola, M., Gennero, M. S., Maurella, C., Acutis, P. L.
The activity budgets of seven captive tigers ( Panthera tigris) housed in four zoological gardens (A, B, C, D) were analysed to assess their welfare and to relate it to several variables, including enclosure type, management, and animal history. Behaviours were recorded by instantaneous focal...
Quantification of activity in domestic cats ( Felis catus) by accelerometry
| Contributor(s):: Andrews, C. J., Potter, M. A., Thomas, D. G.
Accelerometers (Actical 'Mini Mitter' (MMA)) have been used to assess the activity of domestic cats ( Felis catus), and have been validated against measures of observed activity in this species; however, previous validation trials have had very small sample sizes and have not considered...
The roles of pet dogs and cats in human courtship and dating
| Contributor(s):: Gray, P. B., Volsche, S. L., Garcia, J. R., Fisher, H. E.
What role do companion animals play in the dating lives of single adults? As dogs and cats are increasingly viewed as family members, a person's pets may wield significant influence in partner choice. Here, we provide descriptive quantitative data on the role pets play in mate appraisal and mate...
Human classification of context-related vocalizations emitted by familiar and unfamiliar domestic cats: an exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, S. L. H., Swindell, V., Burman, O. H. P.
Previous research has shown that human classification of context-specific domestic cat "meow" vocalizations is relatively poor, although improves with experience and/or general affinity to cats. To investigate whether such classification further improves when recipients (humans) of the...
Pinch-induced behavioural inhibition (clipthesia) as a restraint method for cats during veterinary examinations: preliminary results on cat susceptibility and welfare
| Contributor(s):: Nuti, V., Cantile, C., Gazzano, A., Sighieri, C., Mariti, C.
Cats are often subjected to minimally painful or forced procedures during routine clinical practice, which can be poorly tolerated, leading veterinary surgeons to need to offer physical restraint, usually aided by an assistant. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and ultimate...
A survey of animal welfare experts and practicing veterinarians to identify and explore key factors thought to influence canine and feline welfare in relation to veterinary care
| Contributor(s):: Dawson, L. C., Dewey, C. E., Stone, E. A., Guerin, M. T., Niel, L.
Veterinary care is important for maintaining companion animal health; however, it also has the potential to impact other aspects of patient welfare. To investigate factors related to veterinary care that are likely to influence canine and feline welfare, animal welfare researchers, veterinarians...
The Most Convenient Relationship: The Rise of the Cat as a Valued Companion Animal
| Contributor(s):: Blaisdell, John D.
Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS)
SCAS was established in 1979 to promote the study of human-companion animal interactions and raise awareness of the importance of pets in society.Over the past thirty years SCAS has established itself as the leading human-companion animal bond organisation in the UK through providing education,...
Analysis of Bobcats in Urban Areas of Orange County, CA
| Contributor(s):: Ian Ice
A few words about dogotherapy (interchangeably called Kynotherapy or canisterapią). Pet Therapy or interventions Involving Dogs is a method of supporting the process of rehabilitation, therapy and development involving trained or selected dogs. Classes can be either recreational ,...
Domestic Cats (Felis silvestris catus) Do Not Show Signs of Secure Attachment to Their Owners
| Contributor(s):: Potter, A., Mills, D. S.
Use and perception of collars for companion cats in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Harrod, M., Keown, A. J., Farnworth, M. J.
Behaviour problems in pets
| Contributor(s):: Richmond, R.
The Cat and the Child
| Contributor(s):: Hall, G. Stanley, Browne, C. E.
Attitudes of the public towards dogs and cats as companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Selby, Lloyd A., Rhoades, John D.
Canines (and Cats!) in Correctional Institutions: Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Companion Animal Programs
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss
Approximately one in 107 adults in the United States is incarcerated in some type of correctional institution. Effective programs are necessary to address the issues of these inmates. A growing number of correctional facilities allow for companion animals to be integrated into their programs in a...
Study shows dog owners are happier and less neurotic than cat owners
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Researchers at Manhattanville College surveyed 263 pet owners and found that dog owners were happier, more conscientious, and less neurotic than cat owners. Read about the interesting...
Companion animals in Thailand: human factors that predict sterilization of cats and dogs
The prevalence of companion animal caregiving was estimated, and demographic and psychosocial factors that predict sterilization behaviors in caregivers in Thailand were identified. Thai nationals ( n=494) were recruited by random for the Culture and Human-Animal Interactions (CHAI) telephone...
Workaholic ferrets: does a two-chamber consumer demand study give insight in the preferences of laboratory ferrets ( Mustela putorius furo)?
| Contributor(s):: Reijgwart, M. L., Vinke, C. M., Hendriksen, C. F. M., Meer, M. van der, Schoemaker, N. J., Zeeland, Y. R. A. van
Although provision of environmental enrichment is an effective tool to refine laboratory animal experiments, it is currently unknown which enrichments ferrets prefer. This study aimed to assess the suitability of a closed economy, two-chamber consumer demand set-up to determine ferrets'...
Cat Quarantine: When a Pet Is Part of an Overseas Move
| Contributor(s):: Bruno, Debra
Hi, Rover! Fetch the ball, Rover! Now beg, Rover! Bye-bye, Rover!: dog renting in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Reitman, Valerie
Re-evaluating the Role of Companion Animals in the Era of the Aging Boomer
The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans sixty-five years and older is expected to double to 88.5 million by 2050, and will represent 19% of the population by 2030. Not only is the percentage of the population over sixty-five years of age growing, but the...
Effectiveness of Trap-Spay/Neuter-Return Programs on Free-Roaming Cats As A Form of Rabies Prevention
| Contributor(s):: Scott McGonagle
Cats are the second most tested animal for rabies each year in Massachusetts. In order to reduce the cost of rabies prevention, trap-spay/neuter-return (TNR) programs for feral cats can be used to reduce the population of cats, thus reducing potential rabies exposure. This is significant to...
Consumption of domestic cat in Madagascar: frequency, purpose, and health implications
| Contributor(s):: Czaja, R., Wills, A., Hanitriniaina, S., Reuter, K. E., Sewall, B. J.
The domestic cat Felis catus has a long history of interaction with humans, and is found throughout the world as a household pet and a feral animal. Despite people's often sentimental association with cats, cat meat is sometimes consumed by them; this practice can have important implications for...
Evaluation of an innovative approach for sensory enrichment in zoos: semiochemical stimulation for captive lions ( Panthera leo)
| Contributor(s):: Martinez-Macipe, M., Lafont-Lecuelle, C., Manteca, X., Pageat, P., Cozzi, A.
Despite improvements in zoo housing and management conditions over the last years, zoo animals may still present undesirable behaviours, such as aggression, stereotypies, boredom and a general absence of natural behaviours. In order to improve animal welfare, researchers are constantly looking...
Responsible pet ownership: a multidisciplinary issuePosse responsavel: uma questao multidisciplinar
| Contributor(s):: Andrade, F. T. M. de, Araujo, C. L. de, Paulo, O. L. de O. H., Rocha, J. R., Dias, F. G. G., Pereira, L. de F., Jorge, A. T., Honsho, C. dos S.
This study was motivated by the increasing number of pet animals, followed by the lack of preparation and ignorance of many owners about responsibility assumed by acquiring an animal. Thus, through a questionnaire, it was aimed to trace the knowledge profile about responsible ownership of dogs...
Flawed analyses undermine proposed relationship between childhood cat ownership and schizophrenia
| Contributor(s):: Wolf, Peter J., Hamilton, Francis E.
| Contributor(s):: Torrey, E. Fuller, Simmons, Wendy, Yolken, Robert H.
| Contributor(s):: Ulick, Josh
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the proportion of dogs surrendered for dog-related and owner-related reasons
| Contributor(s):: Lambert, K., Coe, J., Niel, L., Dewey, C., Sargeant, J. M.
Gene-edited 'micropigs' to be sold as pets at Chinese institute
| Contributor(s):: Cyranoski, D.
Daily animal exposure and children's biological concepts
| Contributor(s):: Geerdts, M. S., Van de Walle, G. A., LoBue, V.
Recovery from severe mental illness: How feline companions facilitate the process of healing
| Contributor(s):: Nelson, Heather Lindsey Howe
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge: A heuristic exploration of the human-animal bond after the death of a companion cat or dog
| Contributor(s):: Koempel, Stephanie
Classic connection through modern technology: Brooke Martin at TEDxSpokane
| Contributor(s):: Brooke Martin
Dogs using computers? Teenage entrepreneur develops technology to check on pets and then evolves into a tool for adult care.Brooke is a 15-year-old entrepreneur from Spokane, Washington. Her career was launched at Startup Weekend Spokane in the Fall of 2012. At age 12, she pitched an innovative...
Artwork for Animals: Gina Anderson at TEDxWindham
| Contributor(s):: Gina Anderson
Creating artwork for animals is a dynamic new idea to comfort our pets and express our feelings for them in a way they can appreciate.After twenty years as a human factors engineer, Gina Anderson is now taking her knowledge of how people interact with technology and applying it to her work as a...
Pets as Persons Under the Law in Custody Disputes
| Contributor(s):: Danyelle Melissa Shapiro
My personal experiences have led to my passionate view that pets should be considered persons under the law. My father died at a young age, leaving my mom alone having to raise three children on her own. After all three of us moved out she has been lonely not having us around....
Pet Ownership in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Middlebrooks Shapiro
I originally chose this topic because I have always been fond of New Orleans, Louisiana and animals. My mother was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and would often visit New Orleans. Growing up, she spoke of New Orleans’ culture, music and food. In December 2010 I visited New...
The Dangerous "Waiting Game" Caused by the Failure to Recognize Animal Abuse in the Formal Definition of Domestic Violence
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Kalafut
Although many may view the home as a place where individuals are the safest, the reality for those who are affected by domestic violence, also called “intimate partner violence,” is that “home” is where torture occurs — of wives, of children, and even the...
Redesigning the Warren Animal Shelter
| Contributor(s):: Bandar Alotaibi, Nicholas Baldasarre, Sean Barrett, Jacqueline Brauer, Perry Cry, Erin D\'Allesandro, Joseph D\'Oria, Jason Doughty, Alison Fredericks, Samantha Howard, Anthony Izzo, Matthem Jesi, Jozef Karpiel, Daniel L\'Esperance, Robin Sharp, Emily Sperini, Gary Graham, Frederick Gould, Arnold Robinson
The new shelter should incorporate improved natural lighting and ventilation, adequate space for laundry facilities and more space for the animals' living and bathing needs. The design should consider how to prevent dogs from barking and disturbing one another while in the kennels. Increased...
The Reasonable Pet: An Examination of the Enforcement of Restrictions in California Common Interest Developments After Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Ass'n, Inc.
| Contributor(s):: Daniel R. Puterbaugh
Thirty-two million Americans live in common interest developments (CIDs);1 this amounts to one out of eight U.S. residents.2 Of those thirty-two million, nearly one-fifth are in California,3 representing a full twenty percent of the state'spopulation.4 Further, given the popularity...
The Effect of the presence of a pet animal on the socialization behavior of withdrawn hospitalized persons with a psychiatric diagnosis
| Contributor(s):: Barbara P. Olchowy
In recent years increased attention has been given to the special benefits that animals provide to the medically ill, the emotionally disturbed, the elderly, the physically impaired and the normal healthy person. The effect of the presence of animal companionship has been associated with...
Analyzing Big Cat Behaviors in an Artificial Environment
| Contributor(s):: Krystal Ostrowski
The purpose of this research is, to observe big cat behaviors at The Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and analyze these behaviors in comparison to known behaviors, to see the affects an artificial environment has on these cats. In this study the term artificial environment refers to anything outside...
Non-Economic Damages in Pet Litigation: The Serious Need to Preserve a Rational Rule
| Contributor(s):: Victor E. Schwartz, Emily J. Laird
For more than two hundred years, the traditional rule in pet law has been to limit damages to the market value of the animal that has been injured or killed. This system has worked well, resulting in low and predictable costs of veterinary services. Yet, some have regarded the...
Felony Animal Cruelty Laws in New York
| Contributor(s):: Stephen Iannacone
In 1997, Chester Williamson committed an act of murder. He approached Buster, soaked him in kerosene, lit a match, then proceeded to burn Buster alive. Chester’s punishment for these heinous acts was not jail, but he was sentenced to three years of probation.Chester was prosecuted in the...
Comparative Analysis of the Domestic Cat Genome Reveals Genetic Signatures Underlying Feline Biology and Domestication
| Contributor(s):: Michael J. Montague, Gang Li, Barbara Gandolfi, Razib Khan, Brownwen L. Aken, Steven M. J. Searle, Patrick Minx, Ladeana W. Hillier, Daniel C. Koboldt, Brian W. Davis, Carlos A. Driscoll, Christina S. Barr, Kevin Blackistone, Javier Quilez, Belen Lorente-Galdos, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Can Alkan, Gregg W.C. Thomas, Matthew W. Hahn, Marilyn Menotti-Raymond, Stephen J. O\'Brien, Richard K. Wilson, Leslie A. Lyons, William J. Murphy, Wesley C. Warren
Little is known about the genetic changes that distinguish domestic cat populations from their wild progenitors. Here we describe a high-quality domestic cat reference genome assembly and comparative inferences made with other cat breeds, wildcats, and other mammals. Based upon these comparisons,...
Our New Children: The Surrogate Role of Companion Animals in Women's Lives
| Contributor(s):: Wendy Turner
As the rate of pet ownership increases, companion animals are fulfilling a variety of roles in the lives of their humans. This article provides insight on the role that companion animals play in the lives of women. The women in this study showed stronger attachments to those animals that either...
Pet Custody: Distorting Language and the Law
| Contributor(s):: John Dewitt Gregory
Pets or companion animals are the property of those who own them. In this article, I shall show that pets that are the subject of disputes between divorcing spouses or separating unmarried couples should continue to be characterized as property under a rational legal system. Proposals in the law...
If Kaware viewpoint is, the world is changed: Haruhiko Yokoyama at TEDxKagoshimaUniversity
| Contributor(s):: Haruhiko Yokoyama
As a psychologist who studies all living things with a focus on cats, how is the world reflected in his world? Haruhiko Yokoyama, received his doctoral degree of educational psychology at Kyusyu University, worked as an assistant in the Department of Education at Kyusyu University, is now an...
Save ourselves by saving tigers: Steve Winter at TEDxGateway 2013
| Contributor(s):: Steve Winter
Growing up in Indiana, Steve Winter dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday. The winner of numerous photography awards, including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, BBC Wildlife...
Feline Upper Respiratory Disease Complex: The detection and epidemiology of respiratory pathogens in Midwestern feline shelter populations
| Contributor(s):: Uri Donnett
Feline Upper Respiratory Disease (FURD) is a complex disease characterized by, but not limited to, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, and tracheitis. Several pathogens encompass this disease including Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus (FHV), Feline Calicivirus (FCV), Chlamydophila felis (C. felis) , Bordatella...
| Contributor(s):: Kelsey Rindfleisch, Amber Klootwyk, Julie Doyle
For some college students, one of the hardest parts of being away from home is being separated from their pets. Coming home after a long day of classes just isn’t the same without your best furry, scaly or feathered friend there to greet you at the door. According to the Department of...
The status and evolution of laws and policies regulating privately owned tigers in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Philip J. Nyhus, Michael Ambrogi, Caitlin Dufraine, Alan Shoemaker, Ronald L. Tilson
Our Pet Population Explosion and Operation SPARED
| Contributor(s):: Kay Clausing
All humane societies are dedicated to preventing cruelty and suffering. No society can effectively prevent cruelty unless it makes spaying compulsory for all females released for adoption and talks spaying to every owner of a female. Even if the home is a good one in every other respect, if a...
The effects of pet presence and counselor blindness on the efficacy of a counseling session
| Contributor(s):: Joellen Mcadams
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of pet presence and counselor blindness on the efficacy of a counseling session;Counselor effectiveness was assessed by using three Counselor Rating Scales, the Confidence for Counseling Outcomes Expectancy Scale, the Continuation of...
The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy at a Long Term Care Facility
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Kendziorski, Carol Treacy
This thesis is a qualitative study on how resident pets impacted the lives of residents in a nursing home. Through the hermeneutic process, ten participants were interviewed to determine their relationships with the animals. Five common themes emerged from this study; (a) the participants enjoyed...
An evaluation of the role the Internet site Petfinder plays in cat adoptions
| Contributor(s):: Workman, M. K., Hoffman, C. L.
To better understand factors contributing to cat adoptions, this study was used to explore a possible association between an adoptable cat's popularity on Petfinder and the cat's length of availability for adoption at a managed-intake nonhuman animal shelter. This study was also used to examine...
Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship
| Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.
Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...
Assessing changes in the UK pet cat and dog populations: numbers and household ownership
| Contributor(s):: Murray, J. K., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J., Roberts, M. A., Browne, W. J.
The main aim of this study was to replicate methodology used to estimate the size of the UK pet cat and dog populations in 2006 and the proportion of households owning cats/dogs in 2007, to produce updated data to compare trends in ownership and population sizes. A cross-sectional study design...
Experimental verification of the effects on normal domestic cats by feeding prescription diet for decreasing stress
| Contributor(s):: Miyaji, K., Kato, M., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of diet on the feline stress response by measuring plasma and urinary cortisol. A study diet was developed with a unique combination of nutrients that supports the management of stressful situations. The specific formulation of the diet...
Forensic entomology of decomposing humans and their decomposing pets
| Contributor(s):: Sanford, M. R.
Domestic pets are commonly found in the homes of decedents whose deaths are investigated by a medical examiner or coroner. When these pets become trapped with a decomposing decedent they may resort to feeding on the body or succumb to starvation and/or dehydration and begin to decompose as well....
Grief for pets. Part 3: Supporting clients
| Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.
Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how the death of an animal companion affects clients, and how to communicate with them. This article introduces some practical approaches and...
Lifelong care for your feline patients
| Contributor(s):: Brunt, J.
Lifetime care for pets - planning for the possibility that pets outlive their pet owners
| Contributor(s):: Shever, A.
Modification of the Feline-ality TM assessment and the ability to predict adopted cats' behaviors in their new homes
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Gramann, S., Drain, N., Dolan, E., Slater, M.
It is estimated that 2.5 million cats enter animal shelters in the United States every year and as few as 20% leave the shelter alive. Of those adopted, the greatest risk to post-adoption human animal bond is unrealistic expectations set by the adopter. The ASPCA's Meet Your Match Feline-ality TM...
Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 1: Natural lighting, natural patterns, and colors
| Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.
Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 2: Sensory and discovery experiences
Ontogeny of daily activity and circadian rhythm in the Iberian lynx ( Lynx pardinus)
| Contributor(s):: Yerga, J., Calzada, J., Manteca, X., Vargas, A., Perez, M. J., Palomares, F., Rivas, A.
The aim of this paper is to describe the ontogeny of the circadian activity rhythms in captive-born Iberian lynx ( Lynx pardinus) from birth to subadult age and to verify if they develop a bimodal circadian pattern similar to the one they show in the wild. The amount of daily activity and the...
Owner compliance - educating clients to act on pet care advice
| Contributor(s):: Gerrard, E.
Oxytocin responses after dog and cat interactions depend on pet ownership and may affect interpersonal trust
| Contributor(s):: Curry, B. A., Donaldson, B., Vercoe, M., Filippo, M., Zaka, P. J.
Although many of us interact daily with animals, we have lit t le understanding of how this affects our interactions with people. This study assessed the physiological effects of human-animal interactions and tested if this affected interpersonal trust. Participants (N=141) were assigned to play...
Pet ownership in nursing homesHaustierhaltung in Alten- und Pflegeheimen
| Contributor(s):: Hirschmann, H.
The beneficial and negative effects of having pets in nursing homes are discussed, including improving the quality of life of residents, the risk of disease transmission and other issues.
Pet relinquishment: preventing the biggest problems resulting in pets losing their homes
| Contributor(s):: Feyrecilde, M.
Practitioners' dialogue on the human-animal bond in practice
| Contributor(s):: Goodman, L., Takashima, G.
Testing refrigeration trucks for the emergency evacuation of companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Langman, V. A., Ellifrit, N., Sime, D., Rowe, M., Hogue, A.
The purpose of this study was to quantify the changes in oxygen (O 2) and carbon dioxide (CO 2) in sealed refrigerator trucks scheduled to be used for transporting companion animals (dogs and cats) during an emergency evacuation. A total of 122 nonhuman animals (total weight=1,248 kg) housed in...
The effects of social interaction and environmental enrichment on the space use, behaviour and stress of owned housecats facing a novel environment
| Contributor(s):: Rehnberg, L. K., Robert, K. A., Watson, S. J., Peters, R. A.
Every day, millions of domestic cats are held temporarily in captive environments, such as boarding catteries and rescue shelters. Being in confinement can potentially invoke high levels of stress for these animals. Therefore, there is a need to develop appropriate strategies to reduce these...
The pet-human bond: how pets benefit from people and how you can promote this relationship by incorporating behavior into general practice
| Contributor(s):: Sherman, B.
When love bites: understanding complex human-animal bonds
| Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K.
Interior and exterior residential landscapes adapted to Felis s. catus: Guidelines and examples
| Contributor(s):: Ehlke, Meilin Esther
Out, damn Spot
| Contributor(s):: Lett, Dan
Restraint and Hospitalization of Cats
| Contributor(s):: Wayne H. Rizer
A cat presents a problem in handling for the small animal practitioner much as does the western steer to the rural practitioner, in that the ability of the doctor is often measured by the way the animal is handled rather than by the way the animal responds to the treatment.
Common Diseases of Cats
| Contributor(s):: M.K. Jarvis
In metropolitan areas the cat is taking on new popularity as a pet. Small size and ability to adapt well to apartment living are possible explanations for this new-found favor, and cats do provide a considerable amount of amusement and pleasure for their owners.
Some Diseases of Dogs and Cats Transmissible to Man
| Contributor(s):: Paul F. Starch
In the field of public health the veterinarian plays an important role in the prevention of the spread of diseases from animals to man. Not only for his own protection but for protection of his clients and the livestock of his clients, the veterinarian should be familiar with the diseases of the...
Prevention of Pet Wild Cat Mortality: Conservation Aspects
| Contributor(s):: Michael W. Petersen
The worldwide decline of many wild cat populations is becoming increasingly evident. This decline may be attributed to several factors: (1) the fur trade; (2) the pet trade; (3) habitat destruction; (4) predator control programs; and (5) trophy hunting activities. Legislation in the form of the...
Positive Effects of Prepubertal Neutering in Dogs and Cats
| Contributor(s):: A.R. Nagakura, T.l. Clark
There is not much scientific literature on the subject concerning optimum age for neutering dogs and cats [the term neuter is applied in this text as the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus in females (spay) or the testicles in males (castration)]. Probably the most obvious advantage for...
Rabies in Iowa
| Contributor(s):: Bernie Napolski
Iowa has one of the highest rates of rabies outbreaks in the country and there is very little the state legislature can do about it. To deal with rabies effectively, the state would have to get to the source of the major portion of rabies cases in Iowa - the skunk.
Australia to Kill 2 Million Feral Cats
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Amid concerns about its growing feral cats population and its effects on other wildlife, Australia is planning to kill 2 million cats by 2020. The plan has drawn criticism from many, while others...
Pet Population Control
| Contributor(s):: Tonya Higgins, Mauricio Pineda
Conservative estimates indicate that there are between 65 and 110 million cats and dogs in the U.S. today and that about 200,000,000 are born annually (2,000-10,000 per hour). To provide a home for every dog and cat, each household would need to own 30 pets. This overpopulation of companion...
A Report on Animal Overpopulation: Breeding Surplus Dogs and Cats Causes Suffering
| Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States
Overbreeding has created a surplus of nearly 50 million dogs and cats. These animals are unwanted and homeless. Some of them--the lucky ones--will get a quick, merciful death at humane society shelters. Most, however, haven't even the hope of being reached and protected from suffering in the...
Special Report on Controlling America's Pet Population
HSUS estimates that public and private animal control programs cost the nation as much as $500 million a year. Much of this expense is required for the feeding and care of unwanted animals during the 5 to 10 days they are held for adoption, killing the 80% that are not adopted or redeemed, and...
Resisting Putting the Cat in the Bag: The Case Against Extending Minnesota's Dog Attack Strict Liability Statute to Cats
| Contributor(s):: Julianna Passe
In the late summer of 2013, Gary Nelson, a television news reporter in Florida, was unexpectedly sidelined from his job after venturing into his driveway. Mr. Nelson sustained an injury that required multiple hospital visits, surgeries, and hours of physical therapy. The...
The Perception of Men and Women and the Pets They Own: Female Necessarily Equal Feline?
| Contributor(s):: Santina D. Masters, Steve Colletes
While much research had investigated factors that influence the decisions io own pets, little is known about perceptions of people who own pets. In an examination of the perceptlons of people who own animals that do not fit the gender stereotype for pet ownership, 134 volunteers from a local...
Household demand for pet food and the ownership of cats and dogs: An analysis of a neglected component of U.S. food use
| Contributor(s):: Malcolm J. Purvis, Daniel M. Otto
Since 1972/3 there has been a growing realization that U.S. food production is not unlimited and that man and animals are competing for a scarce resource at the “global dining table”. Much has been made of the inefficient conversion of feedgrains by animals into animal protein for...
Epidemiological approaches to the pet overpopulation problem
| Contributor(s):: Linda Kay Lord
Methods to accurately describe the pet overpopulation problem have been limited in their scope for the past 30 years. Although various studies have been conducted to estimate the magnitude of the problem at a local, state and national level, less than optimal methodology and response rates have...
Pariah or pet, property or person: What is a dog, what is a cat?
| Contributor(s):: McBride, Anne
Pet personality: A review
| Contributor(s):: Gartner, Marieke Cassia
Social referencing and cat–human communication
| Contributor(s):: Merola, I., Lazzaroni, M., Marshall-Pescini, S., Prato-Previde, E.
Social behavior of domestic cats in the human home
| Contributor(s):: Bernstein, P. L., Friedmann, Erika, Turner, D. C., Bateson, P.
An Investigation of Environmental Factors that Affect the Behavior and Welfare of Domestic Cats (Felis sylvestris catus)
| Contributor(s):: Judith Lynn Stella
Domestic cats are the most commonly kept companion animal in the U.S. with large populations of owned (86 million), free-roaming (70 million), research (13,000) and shelter (2-3 million) cats. Therefore, large numbers of cats are confined to cages each year, so offering the most appropriate...
Improving human-cat interactions: Designing an environment to cope with stress at work and educational areas
| Contributor(s):: Hazel Bayindir, Begum Ozmeric, Deniz Bukusoglu
This study investigates the interaction between human and cats as the means to explore positive impacts of cats on people. The sample of the study is constituted at IUE main cafeteria. The study was conducted in the fall of 2013-2014 academic years. To collect data about these subjects, case...
Epidemiology of Dog and Cat Abandonment in Spain (2008–2013)
| Contributor(s):: Jaume Fatjo, Jonathan Bowen, Elena Garcia, Paula Calvo, Silvia Rueda, Silvia Amblas, Jaume F. Lalanza
Millions of pets are abandoned worldwide every year, which is an important animal welfare and financial problem. This paper was divided into three studies. Our first two studies were designed as a national survey of animal shelters to profile the population of stray dogs and cats, as well as to...
Tauser Killed Both Dogs and Other Suburban American Family Folklore
| Contributor(s):: Kristina Whitley Gashler
This thesis attempts to answer the questions "What purposes do family pets and the narratives we tell about them serve in modern American society?" and "What do these stories tell us about what Americans value and about where we locate our ‘value center’?" In...
The Use of a Shelter Software a to Track Frequency and Selected Risk Factors for Feline Upper Respiratory Infection
| Contributor(s):: Ann Therese Kommedal, Denae Wagner, Kate Hurley
Objective—Feline upper respiratory infection (URI) is a common, multi-factorial infectious disease syndrome endemic to many animal shelters. Although a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in shelter cats, URI is seldom formally monitored in shelter cat populations. Without...
Assessing Food Preferences in Dogs and Cats: A Review of the Current Methods
| Contributor(s):: Christelle Tobie, Franck Péron, Claire Larose
Food is a major aspect of pet care; therefore, ensuring that pet foods are not only healthful but attractive to companion animals and their owners is essential. The petfood market remains active and requires ongoing evaluation of the adaptation and efficiency of the new products....
Dangerous animals in captivity: Ex situ tiger conflict and implication for private ownership of exotic animals
| Contributor(s):: Philip J. Nyhus, Ronald L. Tilson, J. L. Tomlinson
The risks associated with tiger attacks on people in the wild are well documented. There may currently be more tigers in captivity than in the wild, but relatively little is known about the risks of injury or death associated with owning and managing captive tigers and other large carnivores. The...
La Symbolique du Chat
| Contributor(s):: Gouëllo, Loïc
Caged Cats: Private Ownership of Lions and Tigers
| Contributor(s):: Adele Young
Ohio has traditionally had very few restrictions on animal ownership, exotic or domestic. The lax laws lead the worst puppy mill owners, driven out of other states by legislation and inspections, to settle in Ohio as a safe harbor. Prior to January 1, 2014, private big cat ownership in Ohio...
Catpeople- How to Make Friends with a City?: Olga Galecka at TEDxYouth@Hrodna
In her talk Olga is going to tell us about her own example of relations with a city and..what cats have to do with this, yeah, those cats with fur and tales. Olga is a volunteer from Poland, working in Hrodna. She is an admirer of a city and city life in all its displays. Volga is especially...
Leptospira spp. in Domestic Cats from Different Environments: Prevalence of Antibodies and Risk Factors Associated with the Seropositivity
| Contributor(s):: Lucia Azocar-aedo, Gustavo Monti, Ronald Jara
Leptospirosis is an emerging zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution. A cross-sectional study was conducted in urban and rural environments in southern Chile (1) to detect domestic cats with serologic evidence of exposure to Leptospira spp.; (2) to determine the prevalence of anti-Leptospira...
My Life as a Dog
| Contributor(s):: Kent Baldner
Those of us who share our lives and homes with four-legged domestic animals are often divided into “dog-people,” and “cat-people.” I must confess that I am a dog-person. I have nothing against cats, mind you. Some of my closest friends have been cats. But for whatever...
Pet Pals Therapy
Pet Pals Therapy are specialists in providing animal therapy to the elderly and adults with learning disabilities. A Pet Pals Therapy session provides service users with a low energy, relaxation based activity programme. Visiting once a month, Pet Pals Therapy provides an hour session using a...
Faithful Friends AAT
Faithful Friends AAT is a group of volunteers who have a common desire to spread joy and happiness to those who are in difficult situations by visiting them with their pets. Many doctors and therapists are discovering the difference it makes in people's lives when they are involved with a...
Lead the Way Psychology & Animal Assisted Therapy
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) means using animals to help people. It does not mean doing therapy on animals. Many professionals use animals in their work, for example in counselling, physical rehabilitation and education. There are also less structured ways to include animals in working with...
Four Legged Citizens: Francis Battista at TEDxReno
| Contributor(s):: Francis Battista
Francis Battista is one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society, and today is considered to be one of the foremost thought leaders in animal welfare. Francis was co-director of animal care at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and he managed the Best Friends rescue shelter in Tylertown,...
Life Lessons from the Vicktory Dogs: Julie Castle at TEDxSaltLakeCity
| Contributor(s):: Julie Castle
Julie and her husband have worked tirelessly on their goal of eliminating animals being killed in shelters in the state of Utah. Listen to her share her story of some of the animals they've saved along this tumultuous yet rewarding journey. Julie Castle is Chief Marketing and Development...
Canine and feline obesity: a One Health perspective
| Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Palmer, C., Corr, S., Astrup, A., Bjornvad, C. R.
[Thoughts on the complex relationship between medicine and animals: a death prayer for a loyal cat]
| Contributor(s):: Cabello, C. F.
" I'm told I'm famous on the internet" - Henri the cat and the critical possibility of anthropomorphism
| Contributor(s):: Myers, C. R.
Special Issue: Animals and technoculture
| Contributor(s):: Vint, S.
Bright eyed and bushy tailed
| Contributor(s):: Hofve, Jean
Cat and dog exposure and respiratory morbidities in cystic fibrosis
| Contributor(s):: Morrow, Christopher B., Raraigh, Karen S., Green, Deanna M., Blackman, Scott M., Cutting, Garry R., Collaco, Joseph M.
Cats, people and cat people
Contamination of Environmental Surfaces With Staphylococcus aureus in Households With Children Infected With Methicillin-Resistant S aureus
| Contributor(s):: Fritz, Stephanie A., Hogan, Patrick G., Singh, Lauren N., Thompson, Ryley M., Wallace, Meghan A., Whitney, Krista, Al-Zubeidi, Duha, Burnham, Carey-Ann D., Fraser, Victoria J.
Gifts to consider for your pets
| Contributor(s):: Kilmer, Kim
Occurrence of extended spectrum β–lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among pet dogs and cats: An emerging public health threat outside health care facilities
| Contributor(s):: Abdel-Moein, Khaled A., Samir, Ahmed
Pet supplement guide
| Contributor(s):: Tweed, Vera
Play the "Pets" Card
Pleeease mommy, can I have one?
| Contributor(s):: Pfaff, Leslie Garisto
The Maillard reaction and pet food processing: effects on nutritive value and pet health
| Contributor(s):: van Rooijen, Charlotte, Bosch, Guido, van der Poel, Antonius F. B., Wierenga, Peter A., Alexander, Lucille, Hendriks, Wouter H.
Traveling with your pet
| Contributor(s):: Eastwood, Liz
The Cat at Play: Nietzsche's Feline Styles
| Contributor(s):: Woodruff, Martha K., Acampora, Christa Davis
Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses
| Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K., Martin, D.
One at a time : a week in an American animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Leigh, Diane, Geyer, Marilee
To understand a cat : methodology and philosophy
| Contributor(s):: Rakover, Sam S.
Bet in the adoption!
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Bet in the adoption!If you go to a casino, you must be prepared to win or to lose and it can mean thousands of Dollars. Why do, when you are looking for adopt a pet, you ask for perfection, with no risks?All the stray-lives, keeps out some marks of the suffering, at the body and at the soul,...
The animals and THE BINGO!
The animals and THE BINGO!Lets remember how life were good,before Internet and this plague of social networks?If you does not lived at the time which persons used to talk face-to-face, instead of spent the day clicking out an electronic device, may you have solution or maybe you are near to the...
Serial killerNot Just at the USA, it happens (dramatically), even at calm Sweden. One anonymous person, suddenly, stands up during a movie session and shoots persons with a machine gun. It can happens, literally, at anyone place, even at your neighborhood.Daily, we are pushed from side to side,...
Maktub (was wrote)
Maktub (was wrote)What are the criteria to you choose your paw friend? May you really choose it or it comes to this world with the destiny of a history of life in partnership with you?We do not talk about religious praying, to be a source of Journalistic information. The idea is to spread the...
(Your) Life's book
(Your) Life’s book Two pets in each home!ANIMALS ARE ANGELS and the fact is you came to this world with the RIGHT to have two of these angels at your home, so is the Nature’s law, so is the reality, the rest, is MATRIX, blablabla and political interest. And look that right is a...
Cat Behavior: Facts and Myths
Encounters with the "Big Cats" of the Amur Region: Jeremy Nelson at TEDxMoncton
| Contributor(s):: Jeremy Nelson
Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton, New Brunswick, has transformed over the last quarter century from a small game farm to a zoo industry leader and innovator in the areas of education, animal care and community involvement. Their latest venture - the design and construction of a gorgeous Amur Tiger...
Age, breed designation, coat color, and coat pattern influenced the length of stay of cats at a no-kill shelter
| Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Morgan, K. T.
Adoption records from the Tompkins County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an open-admission, no-kill shelter in New York State, were examined to determine if various physical attributes influenced the length of stay (LOS) of cats and kittens. Similar reports from other no-kill...
Cats prefer species-appropriate music
| Contributor(s):: Snowdon, C. T., Teie, D., Savage, M.
Many studies have attempted to use music to influence the behavior of nonhuman animals; however, these studies have often led to conflicting outcomes. We have developed a theoretical framework that hypothesizes that in order for music to be effective with other species, it must be in the...
Enteric pathogens of dogs and cats with public health implications
| Contributor(s):: Kantere, M., Athanasiou, L. V., Chatzopoulos, D. C., Spyrou, V., Valiakos, G., Kontos, V., Billinis, C.
Dogs and cats play an important role in modern society, enhancing the psychological and physiological well-being of many people. However, there are well-documented health risks associated with human animal interactions. More specifically, enteric pathogens of zoonotic risk which are transmitted...
Perception of the benefits of the ownership of companion animals in people with fertility disordersPercepcion de los beneficios de la tenencia de animales de compania en personas con problemas de infertilidad
| Contributor(s):: Hugues H, B., Alvarez A, A., Castelo E. C, L., Ledon L, L., Mendoza T, M., Dominguez A, E.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of persons with fertility disorders regarding pet ownership and its relationship with personal satisfaction and benefits on psicoemotional health. A survey using a questionnaire was conducted. The results showed that 50 and 20% of the persons...
Zoonotic disease risks for immunocompromised and other high-risk clients and staff: promoting safe pet ownership and contact
| Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Stevenson, K. B.
Pets can be a source of disease (zoonoses) for humans. The disease risks associated with pet contact are highest among young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. These individuals and household members display limited knowledge of pet-associated disease, rarely...
Development and Human-Animal Interaction Commentary on Mueller
| Contributor(s):: Hurley, K. B.
Positive Effect of Pets on Memory-Impaired Residents at Silverado Communities
Four-Month-Old Infants' Visual Investigation of Cats and Dogs: Relations With Pet Experience and Attentional Strategy
| Contributor(s):: Kovack-Lesh, Kristine A., McMurray, Bob, Oakes, Lisa M.
Is childhood cat ownership a risk factor for schizophrenia later in life?
| Contributor(s):: Fuller Torrey, E., Simmons, Wendy, Yolken, Robert H.
| Contributor(s):: Morton, Adam
Dogs, cats and horses in the Scottish medieval town
| Contributor(s):: Smith, Catherine
Rohonas and spotted lions: the historical and cultural occurrence of the jaguar, Panthera onca, among he Native tribes of the American Southwest
| Contributor(s):: Pavlik, Steve
The cat: an unforeseeable project according to Bruno Latour
| Contributor(s):: Kostecka, Maja
Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati
Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati is an all-volunteer group of over 200 volunteer Therapy Teams that provide Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) to clients throughout the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro area. We are proud to be a Community Partner with...
A Most Convenient Relationship: The Rise of the Cat as a Valued Companion Animal
| Contributor(s):: John D. Blaisdell
Attitudes to death with reference to cats in ancient Egypt
| Contributor(s):: Filer, Joyce M.
Grief at the loss of a pet - As exemplified by the cat
| Contributor(s):: Gustavsson, Anders
Attitudes to pets in the ethnolinguistic record
| Contributor(s):: Bartosiewicz, László, Bökönyi, Sándor, Anreiter, Peter
The Choice of Diet Affects the Oral Health of the Domestic Cat
| Contributor(s):: Fernando Mata
In this cross-sectional study, the gingivitis and the calculus indices of the teeth of N = 41 cats were used to model oral health as a dependent variable using a Poisson regression. The independent variables used were “quadrant”, “teeth type”, “age”, and...
Modification of the Feline-Ality™ Assessment and the Ability to Predict Adopted Cats' Behaviors in Their New Homes
| Contributor(s):: Emily Weiss, Shannon Gramann, Emily Dolan, Margaret Slater
It is estimated that 2.5 million cats enter animal shelters in the United States every year and as few as 20% leave the shelter alive. Of those adopted, the greatest risk to post-adoption human animal bond is unrealistic expectations set by the adopter. The ASPCA®’s Meet Your Match®...
"Citizen Canine" author on AMA
Author of "Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs" David Grimm is doing an AMA on Reddit today. There have been some interesting questions, and responses, so far...
Style over substance: what can parenting styles tell us about ownership styles and obesity in companion animals?
| Contributor(s):: German, A. J.
Jun 17 2015
Animals Behaving Badly: Veterinary/Welfare Perspectives
The Pet Factor - Companion Animals as a Conduit for Getting to Know People, Friendship Formation and Social Support
| Contributor(s):: Lisa Wood, Karen Martin, Hayley Christian, Andrea Nathan, Claire Lauritsen, Steve Houghton, Ichiro Kawachi, Sandra McCune
Background While companion animals have been previously identified as a direct source of companionship and support to their owners, their role as a catalyst for friendship formation or social support networks among humans has received little attention. This study investigated the indirect...
Kassi helge kuju eesti rahvapärimuses
| Contributor(s):: Kristi Salve
The article opens with an overview about the extremely positive image of the cat in contemporary Estonian media, but also about the considerably more ambivalent image familiar from modern beliefs, truisms, narrative sequels, and comparisons. Some truisms and other lore material that have remained...
TNR and conservation on a university campus: a political ecological perspective
| Contributor(s):: Jonathan Dombrosky, Steve Wolverton
How to manage the impact of free-ranging cats on native wildlife is a polarizing issue. Conservation biologists largely support domestic cat euthanasia to mitigate impacts of free-ranging cat predation on small animal populations. Above all else, animal welfare activists support the humane...
Relationship between toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and in their feline pets
| Contributor(s):: Andrei Csep, Radu Spineanu, Sonia Draghici, Simona Cheregi
BackgroundToxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. The infection is most commonly acquired through contact with cats and their feces or with raw or undercooked meat.MethodsOur goal was to study the relationship between pregnant women diagnosed with...
Columbia River Pet Partners
Columbia River Pet Partners is a Community Partner of the national Pet Partners organization. We are based in Vancouver, WA, just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR, and serve the greater Vancouver–Portland area and beyond. Our mission is to enrich people's lives and promote...
Caring Hearts Pet Therapy
Our "Caring Hearts" Pet Therapy program is an all volunteer, non-profit organization which involves the positive interaction of our registered therapy pets with adults & children with guidance from our experienced volunteer pet handlers. Our name truly reflects what our visits are...
Pet Encounter Therapy
The Pet Encounter Therapy (PET) program brings the unconditional love and tactile benefits of animals to people in a variety of settings – skilled nursing facilities, children’s shelters, hospitals, psychiatric units and many more. Groups also have the option to visit the Center for...
SC Dogs Therapy Group, Inc.
SCDogs Therapy Group, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with over 40 human volunteers and their wide variety of pets. Our animals include rabbits and cats, as well as dogs. Volunteer teams participate in animal-assisted activities (meet and greet activities, animal-assisted education,...
North Star Therapy Animals
| Contributor(s):: Alison Humphrey
North Star Therapy Animals (NSTA) is a volunteer organization based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. NSTA is comprised of registered therapy animal teams and individuals who are passionate about animal therapy and the benefits that animal therapy brings to our community....
Decoding the Cat
| Contributor(s):: Calderone, Julia
Are you treating all creatures great and small?
| Contributor(s):: Cope, I.
The exotic pet turning up in the waiting room of the local practice is a growing trend. Their owners expect veterinarians to be able to see and triage most species, but is this a fair expectation? Should vets be able to see and treat all creatures great and small or are those days of James...
Conditioned taste aversion in the grey fox ( Pseudalopex griseus), in Southern Argentine Patagonia
| Contributor(s):: Nielsen, S., Travaini, A., Vassallo, A. I., Procopio, D., Zapata, S. C.
Attempts to control cougar ( Puma concolor) and culpeo fox ( Pseudalopex culpaeus) populations in Patagonia through poisoning, negatively affects grey foxes ( Pseudalopex griseus) and many other non-target species. It is therefore advisable to develop selective predator control methods. Among a...
Dog people and cat people differ on dominance-related traits
| Contributor(s):: Alba, B., Haslam, N.
Many people identify themselves as being either a "cat person" or a "dog person" based on their preference for these domestic animals. The purpose of this study was to test the common belief that there are personality differences between these types. Previous research has found differences...
Gut microbiota of humans, dogs and cats: current knowledge and future opportunities and challenges
| Contributor(s):: Deng, P., Swanson, K. S.
High-throughput DNA sequencing techniques allow for the identification and characterisation of microbes and their genes (microbiome). Using these new techniques, microbial populations in several niches of the human body, including the oral and nasal cavities, skin, urogenital tract and...
Pasteurella species peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis: household pets as a risk factor
| Contributor(s):: Poliquin, P. G., Lagace-Wiens, P., Verrelli, M., Allen, D. W., Embil, J. M.
BACKGROUND: Pasteurella species are Gram-negative coccobacilli that are a part of the normal oropharyngeal flora of numerous domestic animals. They have been recognized as a rare but significant cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). A consensus about management...
Using livestock guardian dogs in Balkans
| Contributor(s):: Yilmaz, O., Erturk, Y. E., Coskun, F., Ertugrul, M.
Aim of this paper to review livestock guardian dogs in Balkan countries. Balkans consist of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, and Turkey. In Balkans there are quite successful livestock guardian dogs including...
Animal-assisted psychotherapy from an attachment perspective [Theory]
| Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, S., Parish-Plass, N.
Dilemmas, questions, and issues concerning the integration of animals into the psychotherapy setting [Issues]
| Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Oren, D.
Elements of group psychotherapy found in individual animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]
| Contributor(s):: Ish-Lev, H., Amit, R., Parish-Plass, N.
Is animal-assisted psychotherapy a profession? The consolidation of the professional identity of the animal-assisted psychotherapist in Israel [Issues]
| Contributor(s):: Bar-On, S., Shapiro, A., Gendelman, A., Parish-Plass, N.
The animal as a relational medium: an object relations approach to the therapy triangle in animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]
The unique ethical stance of animal-assisted psychotherapy [Issues]
| Contributor(s):: David, R. B., Parish-Plass, N.
Apr 11 2015
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants 2015 Feline Behavior Conference
Eden Alternative: The Texas Project
| Contributor(s):: Sandy Ransom
Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom dominate the lives of many nursing home residents. Even though many regulations and programs are in place that are intended to assure quality of care, the confines of the nursing home environment and the widespread entrenchment of the "medical...
Impact of the Eden Alternative™ on Texas Nursing Homes Residents' Quality of Life: A Psychosocial Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Rich Wylie
What effect does the Eden Alternative™ have on the quality of life of nursing home residents? Recent studies on this innovative approach to changing nursing home culture have yielded promising results using medical and administrative indicators. However, these studies...
The Benefits of Exposure to Animals for Persons with Dementia: A Literature Review
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Bennett
This literature review was performed to assess the current standing of the use of animals as a therapeutic agent for individuals suffering from dementia. This area of study is currently broad; therefore the intent of reviewing the current literature was to establish what has been studied at this...
Proceedings of the first International Conference on Veterinary Behavioural Medicine
| Contributor(s):: Daniel Mills, S.E. Heath, L.J. Harrington
This collection of papers is the Proceedings of the First International Conference on Veterinary Behavioural Medicine which was held, under the auspices of the Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group and the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology, in Birmingham UK on the 1st and...
Denver Pet Partners
Denver Pet Partners (DPP) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the Human-Animal Bond in order to improve the quality of life, benefit human-animal interaction and enhance animal-assisted interaction (AAI) services in Colorado. Founded in 2001, we are inclusive of AAI...
Pet Perks: An Examnation and Analysis of the Relationship Between Companion Animals and the Development of Empathy
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lee Word
This study investigated existing pet-owner relationships in order to determine how they influenced the development of emotional empathy in humans. A sample of 260 undergraduate students at Texas State University with an average of 20 years, consisting of mostly female (75%) participants,...
Companion Animal Obesity: A Growing Epidemic in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Alyssa Nicole Hinchman
To say that Americans have weight management issues is a bit of an understatement. Recent CDC reports estimate that over 68% of American adults, ages 20 or older are overweight or obese, which equates to roughly 148 million people of the 305 million living in the United States carrying extra...
You're Never Too Old for Pets
OIder people and youngsters share an affinity for animals. A few 4- Hers in Yuma County rediscover that every month when they visit the Desert Manor Convalescent Center. The weather was warm and inviting when the 4 -11 teens recently brought horses to the center's parking lot. Clair...
The Dogs and Cats of Belle Chasse: A Veterinary Perspective on Disaster Preparedness
| Contributor(s):: Susan McGinley
When the residents of Belle Chasse, Louisiana were evacuated for Hurricane Katrina in September 2005, they were not allowed to bring any animals with them to Red Cross shelters. Thousands of people from the small, rural agricultural community in Plaquemain Parish, about 14 miles south of New...
Restraining the (Real) Beast: Protective Orders and Other Statutory Enactments to Protect the Animal Victims of Domestic Violence in Rhode Island
| Contributor(s):: Margreta Vellucci
Animal abuse is a long-recognized societal problem, transcending time, place, and culture. Instances of animal abuse have been documented in the United States and abroad forcenturies while the subject of animal abuse has appeared frequently in literary works and historical anecdotes. Despite this...
Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative (HAIRI)
HAIRI uses an interdisciplinary approach to understand and promote the health and well-being of both human and non-human animals in symbiotic relationships through research, education, and outreach. We envision HAIRI as a leading authority in human-animal interactions, advancing mutualistic...
TRAK is a not-for-profit program available to the youth of the Tucson community who are with or without specific challenges. The focus of the program is to offer participants the opportunities to provide service to people of all ages and animals of the community. TRAK gives individuals who...
Healthy Pets Healthy People
Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can increase your opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities and...
Effects of a Pet Visitation Program on the Psychological Satisfaction, Social Interaction and Self Esteem of Institutionalized Elderly Women
| Contributor(s):: Melva Juanita Bost
A descriptive study was conducted to determine if a pet visitation program was an effective intervention in promoting psychological satisfaction and improvingsocial interaction and self-esteem of elderly women living in a nursing home. Six subjects, aged 60 to 94 years, participated in this...
Genies of the Opacity of Human-Animal Relationships in Kakande, Guinea
| Contributor(s):: Vincent Leblan, Blandine Bricka
This article investigates what it means for some inhabitants of northwestern Guinea to relate to the realm of 'nature' and, more specifically, to animals that are categorized as 'wild' by Westerners. The materials analysed in this article include villagers' narratives about...
European Society for Animal Assisted Therapy
In October 2004, was ESAAT Association for Research and Promotion of therapeutic, educational and salutogenic effect of the human / animal relationship, based in Vienna at the Veterinary University of Vienna founded.The main tasks of ESAAT are the research and promotion of animal assisted...
Assessment of favorable attitudes toward pets: development and preliminary validation of self-report pet relationship scales
| Contributor(s):: Lago, D., Kafer, R., Delaney, M., Connell, C.
"This paper summarizes the progress made in developing measures of favorable attitudes and affectionate relationships with pet animals."
Companion animal demographics and unwanted animals in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.
"With the publication of the latest survey of the Veterinary Service Market for Companion Animals by the Center for Information Management at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) (1992), it is now possible to use the new statistics on regional variation in animal ownership to...
Dogs, cats, and morale maintenance: some preliminary data
| Contributor(s):: Albert, A., Anderson, M.
"In this paper we present some prelimi-nary data on the contributions of dogs andcats to morale maintenance and positivesocial interaction within the family."
Influence of pet ownership on opinions towards the use of animals in biomedical research
| Contributor(s):: Hagelin, J., Johansson, B., Hau, J., Carlsson, H. E.
The present study investigated the relationship between pet ownership and opinions on the use of animals in medical research. A questionnaire was answered by 484 schoolteacher students and 156 preschool teacher students from Uppsala University, Sweden [date not given]. Animal use was found to be...
| Contributor(s):: Bekoff, M.
In this guest editiorial, the author comments on the ethics of reintroducing endangered species based on a recent programme to release Canadian wild lynx in Colorado.
Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina
| Contributor(s):: Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.
One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf coast of the United States in late August, 2005, was such a disaster. This study assessed the...
Reasons for relinquishment and return of domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus ) to rescue shelters in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Casey, R. A., Vandenbussche, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Roberts, M. A.
Significant numbers of cats enter rescue and re-homing facilities each year, over half of which are relinquished directly by owners. Identifying the reasons why owners decide to give up their pet is an important step in the development of education strategies to encourage retention of cats by...
The changing roles of animals in western society: influences upon and from the veterinary profession
| Contributor(s):: Fogle, B.
The author discusses the role of animals and the influences of gender on evolving social attitutes toward them, noting that veterinarians, both men and women, "need to lead the discussion not just reacting to changes in public perception."
The effects of human age, group composition, and behavior on the likelihood of being injured by attacking pumas
| Contributor(s):: Coss, R. G., Fitzhugh, L. E., Schmid-Holmes, S., Kenyon, M. W., Etling, K.
Documentation from the years 1890 to 2000 of 185 instances of pumas (Puma concolor) attacking humans in the United States and Canada has provided statistical evidence that pumas are less likely to kill or injure humans in certain circumstances. We identified incidents of fatal attacks, severe...
Applying One Health to behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Bower, C.
The use of electric pulse training aids (EPTAs) in companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Daniel Mills, Ernest Soulsby, Anne McBride, David Lamb, David Morton, Sean Wesley, Charles Deeming, L. Dixon, D. Foster
There is currently little regulation of training and behaviour modification processes in the UK (CAWC 2008) besides measures enshrined in the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and a voluntary Code of Practice launched in 2010 (see: http://www.cawc.org.uk/080603.pdf). This Code is consistent with current UK...
Representations of laboratory animals in popular media forms
| Contributor(s):: Alison Moore
Attitudes to animals are in part formed through engagement with popular culture and therefore we should pay attention to the potential of this domain for shaping animal lives. But can popular culture really do anything for the ‘laboratory’ animal? This paper explores the persistent...
"I can haz emoshuns?": understanding anthropomorphosis of cats among internet users
| Contributor(s):: Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Shaun Lawson, Daniel Mills, Sarah Ellis, Helen Zulch
The attribution of human-like traits to non-human animals, termed anthropomorphism, can lead to misunderstandings of animal behaviour, which can result in risks to both human and animal wellbeing and welfare. In this paper, we, during an inter-disciplinary collaboration between social computing...
The Malaysian Animal-Assisted Therapy for the Disabled and Elderly Association (Petpositive) is the first – and only – nationally registered non-profit Society in the country which uses animals to empower the lives of disabled and elderly persons. We work with all pets. We reach out...
Cats and the law: a report for International Cat Care (iCatCare) (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB))
| Contributor(s):: Angus Nurse, Diane Ryland
This research examines the legal status of cats, within the UK’s legal system (primarily in England and Wales) but also in an international context. It considers a range of different areas of law and conflicting perspectives within the UK’s animal welfare, contract, criminal and...
Cats and the law: aspects of the co-authored research undertaken for International CatCare
| Contributor(s):: Diane Ryland
This research was initially commissioned by the Feline Advisory Bureau, now International CatCare, and has resulted in both a Research Report and Plain English Guide on Cats and the Law, co-author Dr Angus Nurse, Middlesex University.
A Quantitative Prioritisation of Human and Domestic Animal Pathogens in Europe
| Contributor(s):: K. Marie McIntyre, Christian Setzkorn, Philip J. Hepworth, Serge Morand, Andrew P. Morse, Matthew Baylis
Disease or pathogen risk prioritisations aid understanding of infectious agent impact within surveillance or mitigation and biosecurity work, but take significant development. Previous work has shown the H-(Hirsch-)index as an alternative proxy. We present a weighted risk analysis describing...
Children, parents and pets exercising together (CPET): exploratory randomised controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Ryan Morrison, John J Reilly, Victoria Penpraze, Carri Westgarth, Dianne S Ward, Nanette Mutrie, Pippa Hutchison, David Young, Lindsay McNicol, Michael Calvert, Philippa S Yam
BackgroundLevels of physical activity (PA) in UK children are much lower than recommended and novel approaches to its promotion are needed. The Children, Parents and Pets Exercising Together (CPET) study is the first exploratory randomised controlled trial (RCT) to develop and evaluate an...
A critically appraised topic (CAT) to compare the effects of single and multi-cat housing on physiological and behavioural measures of stress in domestic cats in confined environments
| Contributor(s):: Lauren R Finka, Sarah LH Ellis, Jenny Stavisky
BackgroundDomestic cats have evolved from solitary, asocial predators and whilst they may display social behaviours, they can still exist as solitary survivors. Over-population and relinquishment of pet cats are ubiquitous problems worldwide, and rehoming centres (also known as rescues/ shelters)...
Pets and the Aging: Science Supports the Human-Animal Bond
In April 2003, PAWSitive InterAction held its second annual educational summit — “Think PAWSitive! 2003: Pets and The Aging” — in Atlanta, Georgia, to explore current scientific thinking about the important role pets play in the lives of people as they grow older. With 76...
| Contributor(s):: Goldstein, E. J. C., Greene, C. E., Schlossberg, D.
This chapter focuses on diseases transmitted from cats to humans. The diseases transmitted by inhalation (bordetellosis, plague and Q fever), vectors (ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, flea-borne spotted fever, murine typhus and leishmaniasis), faecal-oral...
Fat companions: understanding the welfare effects of obesity in cats and dogs
| Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Corr, S., Palmer, C., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M.
Overfeeding is arguably the most significant feeding-related welfare problem for companion animals in developed countries. From an animal welfare perspective, the amount fed presents a dilemma between avoiding feelings of hunger and maximizing animal health. This chapter will not only focus on...
Introducing the new dog or cat into the home
| Contributor(s):: Mills, D., Dube, M. B., Zulch, H.
Sections on potential stressors in the initial settling-in period, dos and don'ts for first encounters with a new pet, and problem prevention through education.
The cat-human relationship
| Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Casey, R. A., Brown, S. L.
The behaviour of cats and their interactions with humans are described.
Travel-related problems in pets
Sections on the nature and treatment of travel-related problems of pets, including cats.
Value conflicts in feral cat management: trap-neuter-return or trap-euthanize?
| Contributor(s):: Palmer, C., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M., Sandoe, P.
This chapter explores the key values at stake in feral cat management, focusing on the debate over whether to use trap-neuter-return or trap-euthanize as management tools for cat populations. The chapter provides empirical background on unowned cats, sketches widely-used arguments in favour of...
Well-being and its roots
| Contributor(s):: Fraser, A. F.
This chapter describes the physiological and behavioural indicators of health and well-being in cats. The specific behavioural traits of some different cat breeds are also included.
Some Words for the Cat
| Contributor(s):: Ross, Alan S. C.
The Phonetics of Cat and Mama
| Contributor(s):: Labov, William, Labov, Teresa
Vowel Discrimination in Cats: Acquisition, Effects of Stimulus Level, and Performance in Noise
| Contributor(s):: Hienz, Robert D., Aleszczyk, Cynthia M., May, Bradford J.
Vowel Discrimination in Cats: Thresholds for the Detection of Second Formant Changes in the Vowel /(epsilon)
"Cats Here, Cats There, Cats and Kittens Everywhere": An Urban Extermination of Cats in Nineteenth-Century Cincinnati
| Contributor(s):: Warner, Mark S., Genheimer, Robert A.
Breachy" Sheep And Mad Dogs: Troublesome Domestic Animals In Rhode Island, 1750-1800
| Contributor(s):: Herndon, Ruth Wallis
Bring Cats!" A Feline History Of The West
| Contributor(s):: Bretnor, Reginald
| Contributor(s):: Willmott, Glenn
Cats! Their Lives and Lore on the Missouri River
| Contributor(s):: Wood, W. Raymond
Hemingway's Cat Heirs Get Reprieve
Marking Her Territory: Feline Behavior in "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
| Contributor(s):: Golden, Catherine J.
The Chewed Chair Leg And The Empty Collar: Mementos Of Pet Ownership In New England
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Nancy C.
Carnivorous cats, vegetarian dogs, and the resolution of the vegetarian's dilemma
| Contributor(s):: Rothgerber, H.
The present research sought to further clarify the vegetarian's dilemma, the conflict that pits feeding one's pet an animal-based diet that may be perceived as best promoting their well-being with concerns over animal welfare and environmental degradation threatened by such diets. It specifically...
Environmental factors that affect the behavior and welfare of domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus) housed in cages
| Contributor(s):: Stella, J., Croney, C., Buffington, T.
Understanding environmental factors that affect the behavior of cats in cages is important if caretakers are to improve the welfare of confined cats. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the macro (room) and micro (cage) environments on cat behavior and their implications for cat...
Is there a bias against stray cats in shelters? People's perception of shelter cats and how it influences adoption time
| Contributor(s):: Dybdall, K., Strasser, R.
The determination of adoptability is a fundamental issue facing shelters wishing to rehome cats. Many shelters in the United States cannot keep a cat indefinitely and increased time in the shelter environment may lead to reduced animal welfare due to chronic stress or euthanasia. In a series of...
Pet owners' perception and satisfaction of surgery services and outcomes at the Ashanti Regional Veterinary Clinic, Kumasi, Ghana
| Contributor(s):: Eyarefe, O., Emikpe, B., Dei, D.
Aim: To study pet owners' perception of surgery services and client satisfaction in Ghana in order to improve the quality of surgery services. Method: Self-administered questionnaires were administered to owners of pets that were presented for surgery at the Ashanti Region Veterinary Clinic...
Ranging characteristics of the domestic cat ( Felis catus) in an urban environment
| Contributor(s):: Thomas, R. L., Baker, P. J., Fellowes, M. D. E.
In many countries, high densities of domestic cats ( Felis catus) are found in urban habitats where they have the potential to exert considerable predation pressure on their prey. However, little is known of the ranging behaviour of cats in the UK. Twenty cats in suburban Reading, UK, were fitted...
Sociality motivation and anthropomorphic thinking about pets
| Contributor(s):: Paul, E. S., Moore, A., McAinsh, P., Symonds, E., McCune, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S.
Sociality motivation, the need to feel socially connected with others, has been proposed as an important determinant of individual variation in anthropomorphic thinking. Specifically, it has been suggested that people who are socially isolated or disconnected will tend to infer more human-like...
Swedish cat shelters: a descriptive survey of husbandry practices, routines and management
| Contributor(s):: Hirsch, E. N., Andersson, M., Loberg, J.
Animal shelters rescue and care for society's unwanted companion animals. Nonetheless, several studies have shown that ending up in a shelter can be stressful, and that shelter husbandry can amplify and spread certain diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate and describe...
Will a hiding box provide stress reduction for shelter cats?
| Contributor(s):: Vinke, C. M., Godijn, L. M., Leij, W. J. R. van der
Domestic cats ( Felis sylvestris catus) can experience serious stress in shelters. Stressful experiences can have a major impact on the cats' welfare and may cause higher incidences of infectious diseases in the shelters due to raised cortisol levels causing immunodeficiency. Though several...
Walking the dog: explorations and negotiations of species differences
| Contributor(s):: Erika Cudworth
For Donna Haraway, everyday lives, experiences and observations of other species are crucial in helping us theorize animals. She insists that humans and dogs are both companion species, constituted in relation: ‚in those knots with actual animals and people looking back at each other‛. 2...
Animal Exposure, Asthma and Allergies
| Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath
An estimated 62% of all United States households have one or more pet and more than 38% of households with pets have children under the age of 18 (Beck, 2010). Although the total number of pets in the United States does not seem to be increasing (AVMA, 2012), the relationship between people and...
Our Special Friends
| Contributor(s):: Belinda Johnston
Social Workers Advancing the Human-Animal Bond (SWAHAB)
Social Workers Advancing the Human-Animal Bond (SWAHAB) began in 2004 as a group of New York City Social Workers and some members of other disciplines who recognized that the interaction of people and other animals affected the lives of both, often in profoundly important ways. This interaction...
The Barn at Spring Brook Farm
The Barn at Spring Brook Farm sits on 13 acres of open space including green pastures, gardens, and nature trails. Our fully accessible Chester County bank barn was designed specifically to provide opportunities for children with disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, to participate...
Pets on Wheels Maryland
Pets on Wheels is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings therapy animals to facilities across Maryland for friendly visits. Pets on Wheels has over 400 volunteer teams and currently visits over 290 facilities on the entire western shore of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. Pets on Wheels...
Wythe-Bland Animal Welfare League
The Wythe-Bland Animal Welfare League is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Wytheville, VA. We promote and assist with spaying and neutering, we have an active pet therapy program, and we cooperate with the county animal shelter to save the lives of dogs....
Paws to reflect Counselling
At Paws to Reflect we are also able to combine our professional qualifications with the presence of a dog or cat in the therapy room. Animals do not judge, they just accept us for what we are, and many people find that simply having one nearby enables them to talk more easily. The presence of an...
Are there differences in the relationship between children with autism and their pet cat vs children with standard development and their pet cat?
| Contributor(s):: Ada van der Molen
This little (dutch) research project showed no difference in the quality of the relationship between childeren with autism and their pet cats vs children with standard development and their pet cats.The bonding with the cat and accepting it the way it is play a major role in the quality of the...
Companion Animals: A New Awareness
| Contributor(s):: Lee Carpenter, Loren A. Will
Seemingly all of a sudden, animal companions are our partners in health! Not just as carcasses to be chipped and chunked, fileted and skewered to fill our gullet, or to be stripped, tanned, and polished to adorn our egos and provide treads. Rather now as seltzers and herbs to soothe man's...
Human-Animal Trust as an Analog for Human-Robot Trust: A Review of Current Evidence
| Contributor(s):: Deborah R. Billings, Kristin E. Schaefer, Jessie Y. C. Chen, Vivien Kocsis, Maria Barrera, Michelle Ferrer, Peter A. Hancock, Jacquelyn Cook
Trust is an essential element required for effective human-robot teaming. Yet, experimental research examining human-robot trust in team interactions is at its infancy stage. Conducting empirical studies using live robots can be extremely difficult in terms of money, time, equipment...
UCLA People-Animal Connection (PAC) Program
UCLA People-Animal Connection (PAC) is one of the most comprehensive Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activity (AAT/A) programs in the nation. PAC volunteer teams (consisting of the canine and his/her human partner) offer companionship and warmth to more than 900 critically ill children and adults per...
TheraPet, Inc is a a local organization of volunteers, working together to promote the valuable bond between people and animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. are welcome). Our main purpose is for animals and their owners to visit nursing homes, veterans' homes, rehabilitation...
Animal Shelter Programs and Policies
| Contributor(s):: Edwin J. Sayres
A discussion of policies and programs that, ideally, should be followed by humane societies in the operation of shelters and the limitations that are imposed by finances, local circumstances, and other factors is a substantial undertaking. I would like, first, to give you some background...
Companion animals in families and households : a survey of attitudes : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Psychology at Massey University
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Claire Budge
During the last three decades, there has been growing interest in the relationship between humans and their animal companions. The majority of research has been undertaken in Great Britain and the United States. The present research adds to this body of information through a survey of companion...
Genetic diversity of Toxoplasma gondii in animals and humans
| Contributor(s):: L. David Sibley, Asis Khan, James W. Ajioka, Benjamin M. Rosenthal
Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most widespread parasites of domestic, wild, and companion animals, and it also commonly infects humans. Toxoplasma gondii has a complex life cycle. Sexual development occurs only in the cat gut, while asexual replication occurs in many vertebrate hosts. These...
Some Rights for Animal Therapists: Better Science and Better Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Dana H. Murphy
"Animal-facilitated therapy." The phrase has a nice, solid ring to it, doesn't it? And it also sounds like an idea that nearly everyone could agree to endorse, like democracy and vacations. But a closer scrutiny of some of the available literature on the use of animals as adjuncts...
The Care of Pets Within Child Abusing Families
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth DeViney, Jeffery Dickert, Randall Lockwood
The treatment of animals was surveyed in 53 families in which child abuse had occurred. Patterns of pet ownership, attitudes towards pets and quality of veterinary care did not differ greatly from comparable data from the general public. However, abuse of pets by a family member had taken place...
Canine and feline parasitic zoonoses in China
| Contributor(s):: Chen, Jia, Xu, Min-Jun, Zhou, Dong-Hui, Song, Hui-Qun, Wang, Chun-Ren, Zhu, Xing-Quan
Life-threatening respiratory pasteurellosis associated with palliative pet care
| Contributor(s):: Myers, Emily M., Ward, Sarah L., Myers, Joseph P.
Nonfatal fall-related injuries associated with dogs and cats – United States, 2001-2006
| Contributor(s):: Stevens, J.A.
Plague: infections of companion animals and opportunities for intervention
| Contributor(s):: Oyston, Petra C. F., Williamson, Diane
A cat named Darwin : how a stray cat changed a man into a human being
| Contributor(s):: Jordan, William
Le chat: histoire et légendes
| Contributor(s):: Bobis, Laurence
| Contributor(s):: Walker-Meikle, Kathleen
The photographed cat picturing human-feline ties, 1890-1940
| Contributor(s):: Arluke, Arnold , Rolfe, Lauren
The human animal bond : a brief look at its richness and complexities
| Contributor(s):: Shaw, Julie K., Lahrman, Sarah, Martin, Debbie
Bite-related and septic syndromes caused by cats and dogs
| Contributor(s):: Oehler, R. L., Velez, A. P., Mizrachi, M., Lamarche, J., Gompf, S.
Detection of zoonotic intestinal parasites in public parks of Spain. Potential epidemiological role of microsporidia
| Contributor(s):: Dado, D., Izquierdo, F., Vera, O., Montoya, A., Mateo, M., Fenoy, S., Galvan, A. L., Garcia, S., Garcia, A., Aranguez, E., Lopez, L., del Aguila, C., Miro, G.
Do hypoallergenic cats and dogs exist?
| Contributor(s):: Butt, Ahmed, Rashid, Daanish, Lockey, Richard F.
Does exposure to cats or dogs in early life alter a child's risk of atopic dermatitis?
| Contributor(s):: Ownby, D. R., Johnson, C. C.
Effects of pet exposure in the first year of life on respiratory and allergic symptoms in 7-yr-old children. The SIDRIA-2 study.
| Contributor(s):: Lombardi, Enrico, Simoni, Marzia, La Grutta, Stefania, Viegi, Giovanni, Bisanti, Luigi, Chellini, Elisabetta, Dell'Orco, Valerio, Migliore, Enrica, Petronio, Maria Grazia, Pistelli, Riccardo, Rusconi, Franca, Sestini, Piersante, Forastiere, Francesco, Galassi, Claudia , SIDRIA-2 Collaborative Group.
Evaluation of pet contact as a risk factor for carriage of multidrug-resistant staphylococci in nursing home residents
| Contributor(s):: Gandolfi-Decristophoris, P., De Benedetti, A., Petignat, C., Attinger, M., Guillaume, J., Fiebig, L., Hattendorf, J., Cernela, N., Regula, G., Petrini, O., Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E.
Evidence of multiple virulence subtypes in nosocomial and community-associated MRSA genotypes in companion animals from the upper midwestern and northeastern United States
| Contributor(s):: Lin, Y., Barker, E., Kislow, J., Kaldhone, P., Stemper, M. E., Pantrangi, M., Moore, F. M., Hall, M., Fritsche, T. R., Novicki, T., Foley, S. L., Shukla, S. K.
Factors related to type of companion pet owned by older women
| Contributor(s):: Gulick, E. E., Krause-Parello, C. A.
Feline Responses to Hypoglycemia in People with Type 1 Diabetes
| Contributor(s):: Wells, Deborah L., Lawson, Shaun W., Siriwardena, A. Niroshan
Genetic and environmental risk factors for childhood eczema development and allergic sensitization in the CCAAPS cohort
| Contributor(s):: Biagini Myers, J. M., Wang, N., LeMasters, G. K., Bernstein, D. I., Epstein, T. G., Lindsey, M. A., Ericksen, M. B., Chakraborty, R., Ryan, P. H., Villareal, M. S., Burkle, J. W., Lockey, J. E., Reponen, T., Khurana Hershey, G. K.
High diversity of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius lineages and toxigenic traits in healthy pet-owning household members. Underestimating normal household contact?
| Contributor(s):: Gomez-Sanz, E., Torres, C., Lozano, C., Zarazaga, M.
Indoor pet exposure and the outcomes of total IgE and sensitization at age 18 years
| Contributor(s):: Wegienka, G., Johnson, C. C., Havstad, S., Ownby, D. R., Zoratti, E. M.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from pets living in households with MRSA-infected children
| Contributor(s):: Bender, J. B., Waters, K. C., Nerby, J., Olsen, K. E., Jawahir, S.
Microsporidia in household dogs and cats in Iran: a zoonotic concern
| Contributor(s):: Jamshidi, Sh., Tabrizi, A. Shojaee, Bahrami, M., Momtaz, H.
Pet dander and difficult-to-control asthma: Therapeutic options
| Contributor(s):: Ling, M., Long, A. A.
Pet feeding practices of dog and cat owners in the United States and Australia
| Contributor(s):: Laflamme, D. P., Abood, S. K., Fascetti, A. J., Fleeman, L. M., Freeman, L. M., Michel, K. E., Bauer, C., Kemp, B. L., Doren, J. R., Willoughby, K. N.
Pets at birth do not increase allergic disease in at-risk children
| Contributor(s):: Lodge, C. J., Lowe, A. J., Gurrin, L. C., Matheson, M. C., Balloch, A., Axelrad, C., Hill, D. J., Hosking, C. S., Rodrigues, S., Svanes, C., Abramson, M. J., Allen, K. J., Dharmage, S. C.
Soft touches: give them kittens and something happens to men doing hard time
| Contributor(s):: Dalphonse, Sherri
Transmission and epidemiology of zoonotic protozoal diseases of companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Esch, K. J., Petersen, C. A.
Using emergency department data to conduct dog and animal bite surveillance in New York City, 2003-2006
| Contributor(s):: Bregman, B., Slavinski, S.
Zoonoses in the bedroom
| Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B., Sun, B.
A case study: the effect of visitors on two captive pumas with respect to the time of the day
| Contributor(s):: Maia, C. M., Volpato, G. L., Santos, E. F.
This study analyzed the effects of noise levels and number of visitors on the behaviors of a mother puma and her daughter in a zoo environment with respect to the time of day. The study monitored visitation (noise and number) over two 1-week periods (4 weeks between periods) and frequency of...
A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Gramann, S.
Nonhuman animal welfare professionals have been critical of adoption programs that do not charge a fee for adult cats, despite the high euthanasia rate for cats due to a reported lack of homes. The argument against the free cat adoptions cites a devaluation of the cat, which may affect the...
A comparison of Bahamian cat and dog caregivers on New Providence
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.
This article offers the first comparison of actions and attitudes of Afro-Caribbean caregivers who keep only cats or only dogs. A total of 330 Bahamian caregivers found that women primarily keep cats; men primarily keep dogs. Cat keepers were more attached to their companion animals but no more...
A novel approach to identify and map kitten clusters using geographic information systems (GIS): a case study from Tompkins County, NY
| Contributor(s):: Reading, A. S., Scarlett, J. M., Berliner, E. A.
A retrospective study using a geographic information system (GIS) was conducted to capture, map, and analyze intake data of caregiver (owner)-surrendered kittens (aged 0-6 months) to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Tompkins County, NY, from 2009 to 2011. Addresses...
A survey of attitudes of local citizens of a residential area toward urban stray cats in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Uetake, K., Yamada, S., Yano, M., Tanaka, T.
This study surveyed the attitudes of local residents living in an urban area in Japan toward stray cats. An anonymous questionnaire asked local residents (359 houses) about their attitudes toward stray cats. Responses were received from 126 houses (35%). Answers about nuisance, respondents'...
Admissions of cats to animal welfare shelters in Melbourne, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Marston, L. C., Bennett, P. C.
Although the number of companion animal (pet) cats (Felis catus) in Australia is decreasing, there has not been a corresponding reduction in feline admissions to nonhuman animal welfare shelters. This study tracked 15,206 cat admissions to 1 large Melbourne shelter over a 12-month period. Data...
An evaluation of exercise pen use by circus tigers ( Pathera tigris tigris )
| Contributor(s):: Nevill, C. H., Friend, T. H., Windom, A. G.
This study quantified the behavior of 11 tigers during periodic access to an exercise pen throughout the day and night. The study determined the amount of time spent in the pen and the percentage of time spent performing stereotypic pacing, normal locomotor behavior, and lying down while in the...
Behavioral reasons for relinquishment of dogs and cats to 12 shelters
| Contributor(s):: Salman, M. D., Hutchison, J., Ruch-Gallie, R., Kogan, L., New, J. C., Jr., Kass, P. H., Scarlett, J. M.
The Regional Shelter Relinquishment Study sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP) is a US research project designed to explore the characteristics of relinquished dogs and cats, their owners, and the reasons for relinquishment. The NCPPSP Regional Shelter...
Birth and death rate estimates of cats and dogs in U.S. households and related factors
| Contributor(s):: New, J. C., Jr., Kelch, W. J., Hutchison, J. M., Salman, M. D., King, M., Scarlett, J. M., Kass, P. H.
Studies report variable factors associated with dog and cat surpluses in the United States. Estimates of cat and dog birth and death rates help understand the problem. This study collected data through a commercial survey company, distributing questionnaires to 7,399 cat- and dog-owning...
Bobcat ( Lynx rufus ) breeding in captivity: the importance of environmental enrichment
| Contributor(s):: Molla, M. I., Quevedo, M. A., Castro, F.
Environmental enrichment is an improvement in the biological functioning of nonhuman animals in captivity resulting from modifications to their environment; however, specifying appropriate and practical measures of enrichment is problematic. This study analyzes the behavior of 4 bobcats (Lynx...
Body condition of feral cats and the effect of neutering
| Contributor(s):: Scott, K. C., Levy, J. K., Gorman, S. P., Newell, S. M.
Considerable debate exists regarding the most appropriate methods for controlling feral cat populations, both from humane and logistical points of view. The physical condition of feral cats has not been reported, and it is not known if these cats benefit from neutering. This study investigates...
Caregiver perceptions of what indoor cats do "for fun"
| Contributor(s):: Shyan-Norwalt, M. R.
In a survey conducted to determine enrichment activities for indoor cats in the caregivers' homes, 304 indoor-cat caregivers answered structured interviews about their cats' use of windows and other "fun activities." The survey asked caregivers about durations of window use, what cats watched...
Characteristics of shelter-relinquished animals and their owners compared with animals and their owners in U.S. pet-owning households
| Contributor(s):: New, J. C., Jr., Salman, M. D., King, M., Scarlett, J. M., Kass, P. H., Hutchison, J. M.
Investigators sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy interviewed people who relinquished dogs and cats at 12 shelters in 4 regions of the USA. We collected similar data from a sample of US households with companion animals. Data collected included non-human animal...
Community partnering as a tool for improving live release rate in animal shelters in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Patronek, G., Slater, M., Garrison, L., Medicus, K.
Collaboration among all shelters and nonhuman animal welfare groups within a community along with the transparent, shared reporting of uniform data have been promoted as effective ways to increase the number of animals' lives saved. This article summarizes the shelter intakes, outcomes, and live...
Companion animal adoption study
| Contributor(s):: Neidhart, L., Boyd, R.
To better understand the outcomes of companion animal adoptions, Bardsley & Neidhart Inc. conducted a series of 3 surveys over a 1-year period with dog and cat owners who had adopted their pet through either a: (1) Luv-A-Pet location, (2) Adopt-a-thon, or (3) traditional shelter. This article...
Coyote ( Canis latrans ) interactions with humans and pets reported in the Canadian print media (1995-2010)
| Contributor(s):: Alexander, S. M., Quinn, M. S.
Interactions with coyotes are a growing management concern in urban North America. We conducted a content analysis of 453 articles addressing coyote events reported in the Canadian print media between 1995 and 2010. There were 119 articles about human-coyote interactions: 32 involved a coyote...
Current attitudes toward, and incidence of, sterilization of cats and dogs by caregivers (owners) in Auckland, New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: McKay, S. A., Farnworth, M. J., Waran, N. K.
This study distributed a questionnaire to cat or dog caregivers (owners) throughout Auckland, New Zealand, to investigate the attitudes of human companions toward the sterilization of their cats and dogs and the degree to which this occurs relative to demographic information gathered. A total of...
Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3
| Contributor(s):: Enmarker, I., Hellzen, O., Ekker, K., Berg, A. G.
Objective: Depression constitutes a major health problem for older people, in this study defined as people 65 years of age and older. Previous studies have shown that mental health among older people who live with animals could be improved, but contrary results exist as well. Therefore, the...
Development and validation of a behavioral acclimation protocol for cats to respiration chambers used for indirect calorimetry studies
| Contributor(s):: Gooding, M. A., Duncan, I. J. H., Atkinson, J. L., Shoveller, A. K.
Cats exposed to novel environments initiate stress responses by behavioral and physiological changes that modify metabolism and lead to the collection of unreliable data. Fourteen cats (10+or-2 months) were subjected to an 11-week acclimation procedure to adapt to restriction within chambers used...
Disposition of shelter companion animals from nonhuman animal control officers, citizen finders, and relinquished by caregivers
| Contributor(s):: Notaro, S. J.
Many private not-for-profit humane societies have contracts with their local government entities to provide nonhuman animal control services that the law commonly requires the government to provide to its residents. These services normally have the humane organization providing either the total...
Dogs, cats and Catholic parochial clergy in England and Wales: Exploring the relationship between companion animals and work-related psychological health
| Contributor(s):: Francis, Leslie J., Turton, Douglas W., Louden, Stephen H.
This study examines the theory that companion animals may contribute to the work-related psychological health of Catholic parochial clergy in England and Wales as a possible antidote to the personal and social loneliness of single celibate men. Data were provided by a sample of 1,482 Catholic...
Employee reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work: identifying turning-point events through retrospective narratives
| Contributor(s):: Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Rogelberg, S. G., Walker, A., Schultz, L., Clark, O.
This study used a retrospective narrative procedure to examine the critical events that influence reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work of 35 employees who have stayed in the animal care and welfare field for at least 2 years. Data were collected at the 2002 Animal Care Expo held in...
Enclosure design and space utilization by Indian leopards ( Panthera pardus ) in four zoos in Southern India
| Contributor(s):: Avanti, Mallapur, Qamar, Qureshi, Ravi, Chellam
Enclosure design and the use of enclosure space influence the activity budget of captive leopards. The study laid out in grids all enclosures on the base map and segregated these grids into 4 zones. Every 5 min, the study recorded the proportion of time spent in these zones with the leopards'...
Environmental effects on the behavior of zoo-housed lions and tigers, with a case study of the effects of a visual barrier on pacing
| Contributor(s):: Bashaw, M. J., Kelling, A. S., Bloomsmith, M. A., Maple, T. L.
Tigers and lions in the wild are nocturnal nonhuman animals who may hunt and mate opportunistically during daylight hours. In captivity, they spend most time on exhibit sleeping or pacing. To better understand their activity budget, this study examined the daily behavior patterns of 2 Sumatran...
Factors relevant to adoption of cats in an animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Fantuzzi, J. M., Miller, K. A., Weiss, E.
This study performed a multifactor analysis of the effects of the provision of toys, cage location, and cat characteristics (activity level, age, sex, and coat color) on 111 cats available for adoption in a nonhuman animal shelter. The analysis revealed a greater adopter viewing of cats housed at...
Frustrated appetitive foraging behavior, stereotypic pacing, and fecal glucocorticoid levels in snow leopards ( Uncia uncia ) in the Zurich Zoo
| Contributor(s):: Burgener, N., Gusset, M., Schmid, H.
This study hypothesized that permanently frustrated, appetitive-foraging behavior caused the stereotypic pacing regularly observed in captive carnivores. Using 2 adult female snow leopards (U), solitarily housed in the Zurich Zoo, the study tested this hypothesis experimentally with a novel...
Human and ecological risk factors for unprovoked lion attacks on humans in southeastern Tanzania
| Contributor(s):: Kushnir, Hadas, Leitner, Helga, Ikanda, Dennis, Packer, Craig
Lions (Panthera leo) have attacked over 1,000 people in Tanzania since 1990. We worked in the two districts with the highest number of attacks, Rufiji and Lindi, and conducted interviews in two villages with high attack numbers and two neighboring villages with no attacks. Logistic regression...
Impact of a bilingual mobile spay/neuter clinic in a U.S./Mexico border city
| Contributor(s):: Poss, J. E., Everett, M.
There are between 4 and 10 million dogs and cats killed annually in the United States. Although there are no accurate national estimates of the number of companion animals who are sterilized surgically. Approximately 26,000 companion animals are euthanized annually in El Paso County, Texas,...
Impact of a subsidized spay neuter clinic on impoundments and euthanasia in a community shelter and on service and complaint calls to animal control
| Contributor(s):: Scarlett, J., Johnston, N.
Reducing the number of homeless, nonhuman animals entering and being euthanatized in community shelters is the principal motivation for most spay/neuter (S/N) programs in the United States. This study evaluated the impact of a subsidized S/N clinic opened in 2005 in Transylvania County, North...
Impact of the economic recession on companion animal relinquishment, adoption, and euthanasia: a Chicago animal shelter's experience
| Contributor(s):: Weng, H. Y., Hart, L. A.
This study investigated how the current economic recession (since December 2007) has affected dog and cat relinquishment, adoption, and euthanasia at the Anti-Cruelty Society animal shelter in Chicago, Illinois. The study compared temporal patterns of the investigated statistics before...
Implementation of a feral cat management program on a university campus
| Contributor(s):: Hughes, K. L., Slater, M. R.
In August 1998, Texas A&M University implemented on campus a trap-test-vaccinate-alter-return-monitor (TTVARM) program to manage the feral cat population. TTVARM is an internationally recognized term for trapping and neutering programs aimed at management of feral cat populations. In this article...
Improved nonhuman animal welfare is related more to income equality than it is to income
| Contributor(s):: Morris, M. C.
The link between nonhuman animal welfare, income, and income inequality (Gini coefficient) was tested using consumption of animal products, laws protecting animals on the farm from the worst abuses, and animals used in experimentation as indicators. Experimentation on all animals and on rodents...
Influence of cinnamon and catnip on the stereotypical pacing of oncilla cats ( Leopardus tigrinus ) in captivity
| Contributor(s):: Resende, L. de S., Gomes, K. C. P., Andriolo, A., Genaro, G., Remy, G. L., Ramos Junior, V. de A.
Nonhuman animals in captivity can experience environmental privation that results in their exhibiting abnormal behaviors. Environmental enrichment techniques can help improve their welfare. This study investigated the behavior of 8 zoo-housed oncilla cats (Leopardus tigrinus) in response to 2...
Influence of demographics, experience and value orientations on preferences for lethal management of feral cats
| Contributor(s):: Loyd, Kerrie Anne T., Miller, Craig A.
Populations of feral domestic cats have increased throughout the United States, affecting wildlife and warranting attention from a variety of management agencies. This contentious issue requires a greater understanding of public attitudes and preferences for population control. We used data from...
| Contributor(s):: Bekoff, Marc
Comments on the Canadian lynx reintroduction programs of the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Expectation on the mortality rate of lynx; Claims on the trapping and transport of lynx; Opposition to the reintroduction efforts.
Lion, ungulate, and visitor reactions to playbacks of lion roars at Zoo Atlanta
| Contributor(s):: Kelling, A. S., Allard, S. M., Kelling, N. J., Sandhaus, E. A., Maple, T. L.
Felids in captivity are often inactive and elusive in zoos, leading to a frustrating visitor experience. Eight roars were recorded from an adult male lion and played back over speakers as auditory enrichment to benefit the lions while simultaneously enhancing the zoo visitor experience. In...
Long-term outcome after treatment of feline inappropriate elimination
| Contributor(s):: Marder, A. R., Engel, J. M.
Urination and defaecation outside the litter box is one of the most common behaviour problems reported by cat caretakers and the most common behavioural reason that results in the relinquishment of cats to shelters. A physical examination, laboratory tests, and a thorough behavioural history are...
Maintaining complex relations with large cats: Maasai and lions in Kenya and Tanzania
| Contributor(s):: Goldman, Mara J., De Pinho, Joana Roque, Perry, Jennifer
Research and conservation efforts often occur in areas outside of national parks where people live, often side-by-side and sometimes in conflict with large carnivores. In Tanzania and Kenya much of this work employs a human-wildlife conflict perspective and is based in Maasai areas, where many of...
Managing feral cats on a university's campuses: how many are there and is sterilization having an effect?
| Contributor(s):: Jones, A. L., Downs, C. T.
Worldwide domestic and feral cat (Felis catus) numbers have increased. Concerns regarding high populations of feral cats in urban areas include wildlife predation, public nuisance, and disease. This study aimed to estimate the size of the feral cat population on 5 campuses of the University of...
Moving as a reason for pet relinquishment: a closer look
| Contributor(s):: Shore, E. R., Petersen, C. L., Douglas, D. K.
One of the most frequently given reasons for relinquishing a companion animal to an animal shelter is that the person or family is moving. Telephone interviews conducted between 1 February and 30 April 2002 with 57 caregivers who relinquished animal companions (dogs, cats, puppies and/or kittens)...
New dog: old tricks
| Contributor(s):: Greene, M.
In this article, the author examines the strategy underlying the code of ethical practice established by Genetic Savings & Clone (GSC) as they progressed toward commerical cloning of campanion animals.
Nutritional and behavioral effects of gorge and fast feeding in captive lions
| Contributor(s):: Altman, J. D., Gross, K. L., Lowry, S. R.
Nonhuman animals in captivity manifest behaviors and physiological conditions that are not common in the wild. Lions in captivity face problems of obesity, inactivity, and stereotypy. To mediate common problems of captive lions, this study implemented a gorge and fast feeding schedule that better...
Outcome of cats adopted from a biomedical research program
| Contributor(s):: DiGangi, B. A., Crawford, P. C., Levy, J. K.
Adoption of companion animals retired from biomedical research projects can provide an alternative, humane method for their disposition. For more than a decade, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine has allowed investigators to arrange for the adoption of nonhuman animals used...
Pet owners' views of pet behavior problems and willingness to consult experts for assistance
| Contributor(s):: Shore, E. R., Burdsal, C., Douglas, D. K.
Prior research has found that dog obedience training and the receipt of advice regarding companion animal (pet) behavior reduce the risk of nonhuman animal relinquishment to an animal shelter and increase human-companion animal interactions, but research also finds that only a minority of pet...
Prediction of adoption versus euthanasia among dogs and cats in a California animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Lepper, M., Kass, P. H., Hart, L. A.
The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the determinants of adoption for cats and dogs from a large municipal animal shelter. The subjects were 4813 cats and 3301 dogs impounded by the Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation and offered for adoption...
Quantifying the shelter rabbit population: an analysis of Massachusetts and Rhode Island animal shelters
| Contributor(s):: Cook, A. J., McCobb, E.
Scholarly work on the nonhuman animal shelter population has widely focused on cats and dogs. As a result, little is known about the population dynamics of domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in shelters. The records from 4 companion animal shelters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were...
Rates of euthanasia and adoption for dogs and cats in Michigan animal shelters
| Contributor(s):: Bartlett, P. C., Bartlett, A., Walshaw, S., Halstead, S.
Estimates of canine and feline euthanasia at U.S. animal shelters--largely based on voluntary surveys with low response rates--make it difficult to estimate the population from which the euthanized animals derive. Estimates of euthanasia rates (animals euthanized per unit of population) have...
Results of a free spay/neuter program in a Hispanic Colonia on the Texas-Mexico border
| Contributor(s):: Poss, J. E., Bader, J. O.
The purpose of this study, conducted in a small, impoverished Hispanic community on the Texas-Mexico border, was to evaluate the level of participation in a bilingual spay/neuter program offered free of charge to residents with companion animals. Prior to the sterilization project, approximately...
Returning a recently adopted companion animal: adopters' reasons for and reactions to the failed adoption experience
| Contributor(s):: Shore, E. R.
The return of a recently adopted companion animal places the nonhuman animal in jeopardy and may be painful and frustrating to the humans involved. However, if returners learn from the failed adoption experience, future adoptions may be more satisfactory for all concerned. In this study, 78...
Risk perceptions and attitudes toward cougars in the southern foothills of Alberta
| Contributor(s):: Thornton, Clarisse, Quinn, Michael S.
The rapid growth of rural residential development in the southern foothills of Alberta is leading to a more heterogeneous rural population and environment. Human encroachment into cougar habitat may lead to increased instances of cougar-human interactions. Surveys (n = 1,508) were sent to...
Role of attachment in response to pet loss
| Contributor(s):: Field, N. P., Orsini, L., Gavish, R., Packman, W.
This study examined the impact of attachment on grief severity following the death of a pet. Seventy-one participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year completed a set of measures that included an attachment measure assessing individual differences in attachment anxiety and...
Sterilization of companion animals: exploring the attitudes and behaviors of Latino students in South Texas
| Contributor(s):: Faver, C. A.
A sample of 131 Latino students attending a university in south Texas near the United States-Mexico border completed a self-administered questionnaire regarding their companion animals (pets). Compared with dog caregivers (owners) (n=106), cat caregivers (n=25) were significantly more likely to...
The effects of implementing a feral cat spay/neuter program in a Florida county animal control service
| Contributor(s):: Hughes, K. L., Slater, M. R., Haller, L.
In 1995, a county animal control service implemented a feral cat sterilization programme with the goal of reducing the number of healthy cats euthanized, complaints, and the county's costs. The service collected data from a 6-year period both before and after the programme's implementation. The...
The effects of visitor density and intensity on the behavior of two captive jaguars ( Panthera onca )
| Contributor(s):: Sellinger, R. L., Ha, J. C.
Several researchers have reported significant effects of visitor density and intensity on captive animal behavior. This study determined whether this was the case for 2 captive jaguars housed at the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA. Subjects were monitored for changes in behavior as a function of...
The legal status of cats in New Zealand: a perspective on the welfare of companion, stray, and feral domestic cats ( Felis catus )
| Contributor(s):: Farnworth, M. J., Dye, N. G., Keown, N.
Pinpointing and safeguarding the welfare status of domestic cats is problematic, especially in New Zealand where cats are introduced predators with significant impact on indigenous fauna. Usually the identification of welfare status depends on conservational, legal, and public attitudes that are...
The role of zoos in the rehabilitation of animals in the circus
| Contributor(s):: Gupta, B. K., Bipul, Chakraborty
In 1998, the government of India enforced a ban on performance/exhibition of 5 species of nonhuman animals: (a) lions, (b) tigers, (c) leopards, (d) bears, and (e) monkeys. The Ministry of Environment and Forests gave the responsibility to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) for rehabilitation of...
The value of data
| Contributor(s):: Patronek, G., Zawistowski, S.
Focuses on pet population dynamics and subsequent policy development and implementation related to acquisition, retention and relinquishment of companion animals. Purpose of research on companion animals; Significance of the lack of data associated with animals entering animal shelters;...
Time budget and activity patterns of oncilla cats ( Leopardus tigrinus) in captivity
| Contributor(s):: Resende, L. de S., Lima e Neto, G., Carvalho, P. G. D., Landau-Remy, G., Ramos Junior, V. de A., Andriolo, A., Genaro, G.
Researchers have reported on the diet of Leopardus tigrinus and ecological aspects, but studies of behavior are scarce. The aims of this study were to describe the time budget and activity patterns of 10 captive Leopardus tigrinus individuals. The group had an activity budget of 66% resting,...
Trends in intake and outcome data for animal shelters in a large U.S. metropolitan area, 1989 to 2010
| Contributor(s):: Morris, K. N., Gies, D. L.
Trends in nonhuman animal shelter intake and outcomes for dogs and cats in Metro Denver, CO, between 1989 and 2010 were assessed by linear regression analyses of data from 4 of the largest facilities covering 3 counties. The data were analyzed for trends on 3 scales: actual numbers per year,...
Trends in sheltering and welfare at the Hawaiian Humane Society, Oahu, Hawaii
| Contributor(s):: McDowell, B., Burns, P., Lepczyk, C. A.
One of the major goals of an animal welfare organization is to reduce the number of homeless, nonhuman animals in a community. In Hawaii, the Hawaiian Humane Society has provided numerous animal welfare services to work toward this goal, such as offering sterilizations and microchipping at...
Understanding animal companion surplus in the United States: relinquishment of nonadoptables to animal shelters for euthanasia
| Contributor(s):: Kass, P. H., New, J. C., Jr., Scarlett, J. M., Salman, M. D.
Relinquishing a nonhuman animal to a shelter is a complex decision that, it is often believed, ultimately may represent a breakdown of the human-animal bond. The result of such a breakdown is an animal companion surplus in the United States, which is no better evidenced than by the statistics...
Utilization of matrix population models to assess a 3-year single treatment nonsurgical contraception program versus surgical sterilization in feral cat populations
| Contributor(s):: Budke, C. M., Slater, M. R.
This study constructed matrix population models to explore feral cat population growth for a hypothetical population (a) in the absence of intervention; (b) with a traditional surgical sterilization-based trap, neuter, and return program; and (c) with a single treatment 3-year nonsurgical...
What's in a name? Perceptions of stray and feral cat welfare and control in Aotearoa, New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Farnworth, M. J., Campbell, J., Adams, N. J.
New Zealanders (n=354) rated the acceptability of lethal and nonlethal cat control methods and the importance of conservation and welfare. Lethal control was more acceptable for feral cats than strays; for nonlethal control, the inverse was true. More than concern for the welfare of cats...
Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus in companion animals: a cross-sectional study
| Contributor(s):: Modestas Ruzauskas, Rita Siugzdiniene, Irena Klimiene, Marius Virgailis, Raimundas Mockeliunas, Lina Vaskeviciute, Dainius Zienius
BackgroundAmong coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus haemolyticus is the second most frequently isolated species from human blood cultures and has the highest level of antimicrobial resistance. This species has zoonotic character and is prevalent both in humans and animals. Recent...
Emergency Animal Management during Disasters
| Contributor(s):: Angela I. Dement
Natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires continue to demonstrate how important it is to have local emergency and disaster management plans. Yet often, the need to care for livestock and family pets during emergencies is overlooked. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) wrote an...
Animal Samaritans has been improving the lives of animals and people since 1978. Combined, our veterinarian staff has more than 150 years of experience caring for dogs and cats. Our veterinary clinic provides quality & affordable pet care that includes pet exams, pet vaccinations, pet dental...
Japan Animal Therapy Association
In order to offer this healing contact with dogs to the many people who eagerly await it, in November 2009, we acquired the authentication from Japanese government to found JATA (Specified Nonprofit Corporation Japan Animal Therapy Association). It is run thanks to the cooperation of all our...
Therapy Animals of San Antonio
Therapy Animals of San Antonio is an all volunteer non-profit 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization and an affiliate member of the International Association of Human-Animal Interactions Organizations (IAHAIO), and a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant. We are led by a Board of Directors and publish...
All for Animals
In 2002, All for Animals incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for the purpose of teaching young people to be kind and respectful to animals, people and the environment.Over the years, our vision for the organization has evolved and expanded and today, we focus on giving children the...
ZooLab deliver exciting, memorable and high quality animal handling experiences within the education sector and beyond. We never rest on our laurels and are continually looking at new ways of producing unforgettable, curriculum based workshops which promote animal welfare, environmental...
Pets are Loving Support
Pets Are Loving Support is a non-profit agency organized to improve the quality of life of people with AIDS by preserving and promoting the human/animal bond through the care and maintenance of their animal companions.As a voluntary service agency, we want to provide the best care possible for...
Pets Are Loving Support (P.A.L.S.) was founded in 1990 by two Atlanta business-women. Since its beginning, P.A.L.S. has provided services to more than 1,000 clients and over 1,300 companion animals. Currently P.A.L.S. assists 400 animals with the help of over 50 volunteers. P.A.L.S. helps persons...
Heeling Friends was started in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1998 by a retired Emergency Department Nurse who felt the community had a need for animal assisted therapy services. The group is totally comprised of volunteers: pet partner teams, the board of directors and the AAT evaluator. The pet...
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Danielle Langley
Estimate of the size and demographic structure of the owned dog and cat population living in Veneto region (north-eastern Italy)
| Contributor(s):: Capello, K., Bortolotti, L., Lanari, M., Baioni, E., Mutinelli, F., Vascellari, M.
Meditacion sobre la compleja relacion entre medicina y animales: un responso para un gato fiel.
Dec 10 2014
Surgery Not Required: Current and Future Options in Fertility Control of Dogs and Cats
Just Don't Call Me "Mom": Pros and Cons of A Family Law Model for Companion Animals in the U.S.
| Contributor(s):: Miller, Alyce
Pets Rest in Peace
Pets Rest In Peace and our Pet & Equine Crematorium is a local family owned pet cremation, pet memorial and pet funeral business. Our dedicated firm services all areas of South East Queensland (Toowoomba and Ipswich, Brisbane, The Gold Coast ,The Lockyer Valley, Southern Downs and Granite...
Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program
In addition, to providing companionship (called Animal Assisted Activity), animals in Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program sometimes participate in a facility's therapy program. In Animal Assisted Therapy, a dog might stand while a patient brushes him order to exercise specific arm muscles, or...
A proposal for assessing individual differences in behaviour during early development in the domestic cat
| Contributor(s):: Raihani, G., Rodriguez, A., Saldana, A., Guarneros, M., Hudson, R.
Despite growing interest among biologists in animal personality, including in applied contexts, there have been few developmental studies of how and when differences in animal personality arise. And yet, efficient detection of personality differences early in development could be useful in...
Anticipatory grief and pet loss preparation
| Contributor(s):: Gardner, M., McVety, D.
Behaviour in order to evaluate the palatability of pet food in domestic cats
| Contributor(s):: Becques, A., Larose, C., Baron, C., Niceron, C., Feron, C., Gouat, P.
Palatability of pet food has been mainly assessed by intake ratios. In the present study we have searched for behavioural clues of food palatability in domestic cats Felis catus. Two diets differing in palatability (Very Palatable Kibbles and Low Palatable Kibbles) were evaluated by a panel of 17...
Cooling out the mark in companion animal adoption
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, C. Y., Young, R. L.
This research examines conflict resolution in the companion animal adoption process. Such adoptions typically occur in public settings where volunteers (1) advise potential adopters about the physical, emotional, and environmental needs of companion animals; (2) evaluate adopters and the...
Evaluation of factors affecting emotional responses in zoo visitors and the impact of emotion on conservation mindedness
| Contributor(s):: Powell, D. M., Bullock, E. V. W.
Creating experiences for visitors that increase their biological knowledge and inspire conservation mindedness is a critical task for zoos and aquariums. A growing body of literature suggests that emotional stimulation is affected by characteristics of both the visitor and the visitor's...
Grief for pets - Part 1: Overview and some false assumptions
Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is a significant stressor for many veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how pet loss affects clients, and how best to communicate with grieving clients. Moreover, many veterinary practices do not take a comprehensive...
Grief for pets: Part 2: Realistic client care so that you 'do no harm'
Research indicates that many clients think about their animal companions' deaths while the animals are still well, and would like their veterinarians to lead discussions about end-of-life issues. However, most veterinarians are unaware of this. Moreover, they have not been trained in how pet loss...
Influence of enclosure size on the distances covered and paced by captive tigers ( Panthera tigris)
| Contributor(s):: Breton, G., Barrot, S.
In the wild, tigers live in large individual territories ranging from 7 to 1000 km 2 depending on the region and prey abundance. However, in captivity, the animal's environment is strongly reduced, and the size of the enclosure provided varies between zoos. It has been shown that animals...
Social dimensions of the human-avian bond: parrots and their persons
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, P. K.
Though birds are among the most popular companion animals in the United States, little scholarly research has focused on the human- companion parrot relationship. This study uses an ethnographic approach and qualitative analysis to examine the parrot-pet owner relationship. Two and one half weeks...
Help from our animal friends
| Contributor(s):: Connor, K., Miller, J.
Cat Cafés, Affective Labor, and the Healing Boom in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Plourde, Lorraine
Dieu ou Diable: Le Chat Dans L'Histoire
| Contributor(s):: Roudil, Pierre
Freya and the Norwegian Forest Cat
| Contributor(s):: Tregarthen, Cheryl
| Contributor(s):: Paulson, Ronald
Leonardo da Vinci's Unorthodox Iconography: The Madonna with the Cat
| Contributor(s):: Friesen, Ilse E.
Medieval Cats [Book Review]
| Contributor(s):: Kurihara, Ken
Stadt, Land, Katze. Zur Geschichte der Katze in der Frühneuzeit. (German)
| Contributor(s):: Hengerer, Mark Sven
The Great Cat Massacre
| Contributor(s):: Darnton, Robert
Founded in February 2013, Sam's Hope, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of companion animals by keeping those facing economic and health challenges, and their pets together through pet food and veterinary care assistance programs. Our hope is that all pets...
Pet Loss and Human Bereavement: A Phenomenological Study of Attachment and the Grieving Process
| Contributor(s):: Michelle K Crossley
Through the analysis of a phenomenological research design, this study examined (a) the lived experiences of pet owners who have experienced the loss of a companion animal; (b) the similarities and differences of human animal attachment as described by a multicultural sample of grieving pet...
Origins of the animal husbandry ethic
| Contributor(s):: Jo Ann Hedleston
This thesis gives a historical account of the ethical idea of kindness to animals that is part of the animal husbandry ethic as found in British and American culture. It deals in particular with the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson as the "author", along with Adam Smith, of the American...
Zoonotic Transmission of Influenza H9 subtype through Reassortment
| Contributor(s):: James Brian Kimble
Influenza A virus causes disease across a broad host range including avian and mammalian species. Most influenza viruses are found in wild aquatic birds, are of low consequence and refrain from zoonotic transmission. However, some strains occasionally cross the species barrier, into domestic...
The Philippine Animal Welfare Society
The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) exists to prevent cruelty, alleviate pain, fear and suffering in animals and to promote a society based on humane principles. PAWS is a credible nationwide non-profit organization, composed of a network of committed, compassionate and trustworthy...
Rio Grande Valley Therapy Pets
Rio Grande Valley Therapy Pets is a volunteer organization established to raise awareness of the benefits of animal therapy, and to encourage and assist pets and pet owners to become registered as therapy animal teams in South Texas.
Prioritizing emerging zoonoses in The Netherlands
| Contributor(s):: Arie H. Havelaar, Floor van Rosse, Catalin Bucura, Milou A. Toetenel, Juanita A. Haagsma, Dorota Kurowicka, J. (Hans) A. P. Heesterbeek, Niko Speybroeck, Merel F. M. Langelaar, Johanna W. B. van der Giessen, Roger M. Cooke, Marieta A. H. Braks
To support the development of early warning and surveillance systems of emerging zoonoses, we present a general method to prioritize pathogens using a quantitative, stochastic multi-criteria model, parameterized for the Netherlands. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A risk score was based on seven...
Spatial analysis of Leishmania donovani exposure in humans and domestic animals in a recent kala azar focus in Nepal
| Contributor(s):: Basudha Khanal, Albert Picado, Narayan Raj Bhattarai, Murari Lal Das, Bart Ostyn, Gert Van Der Auwera, Clive Richard Davies, Marleen Boelaert, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Suman Rijal
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a major public health problem in the Indian subcontinent where the Leishmania donovani transmission cycle is described as anthroponotic. However, the role of animals (in particular domestic animals) in the persistence and expansion of VL is still a matter of debate....
Centre for Human Animal Studies
The Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS) is an interdisciplinary forum for research and activities that engage with the complex material, ethical and symbolic relationships between humans and other animals. CfHAS brings together scholars from the arts and humanities, social sciences and...
URI People and Animals Living Safely (URIPALS)
Urban Resource Institute’s(URI) programs are about supporting individuals and families and protecting the whole family from abuse—and we knew a solution was needed. That’s why we’ve launched URIPALS—People and Animals Living Safely, a pilot program at URI’s...
Le lien à l'animal permet-il une récupération sociale et cognitive chez l'enfant avec autisme?
| Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge
The central aim of this research project was to evidence possible influences of relationships with animals on children with autistic disorders. To investigate this complex issue, we drew on multidisciplinary (ethological, psychological and child psychiatric) competences and used their different...
Evolution of research into the mutual benefits of human–animal interaction
| Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune, Katherine A. Kruger, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Lisa S. Freund, Karyl J. Hurley, Regina Bures
There has been unprecedented development of research into human–animal interaction (HAI) in recent years, and this has produced rapid growth in our knowledge and understanding of the benefits that accrue from pet ownership. Recent evidence and developments in the field of HAI have improved...
Research in the use of animals as a treatment for humans
| Contributor(s):: Karen Thodberg, Bente Berget, Lena Lidfors
Humans have always benefited from the resources and companionship of animals. Some studies, but not all, find general health effects related to animal contact, and more studies are needed before final conclusions can be drawn. Therapeutic use of animals is increasing. Although some existing...
The biology of the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Alan M. Beck
Our relationship with domestic animals is rooted in evolutionary, psychological, and physiological processes. There are significant health benefits for people associated with their interaction with animals. There are significant health benefits for animals associated with their interaction with...
The human-animal bond and domestication: Through the ages... animals in our lives
| Contributor(s):: Steven A. Zinn, Alan M. Beck
As animal scientists, our lives and our livelihoods are intimately connected to animals. We study the physiology, nutrition, genetics, management, behavior and health and disease of livestock; companion, laboratory, and exotic animals; and wildlife. In this issue of Animal Frontiers, “The...
At Animals 2U our mission is to provide a unique, fun, educational and engaging animal experience in a supervised, supportive, and caring environment. All of our animals are friendly and have been hand raised at our farm. Our mobile animal farm is suitable for all occasions and all ages, offering...
Zoonoses in the Bedroom
| Contributor(s):: Bruno B. Chomel, Ben Sun
In most industrialized countries, pets are becoming an integral part of households, sharing human lifestyles, bedrooms, and beds. The estimated percentage of pet owners who allow dogs and cats on their beds is 14%–62%. However, public health risks, including increased emergence of zoonoses,...
Epidemiology of Emerging Zoonoses in Israel
| Contributor(s):: Arnon Shimshony
The epizootiologic, climatic, and ecologic conditions in the Middle East, combined with socioeconomic and agricultural structures in Israel, have created a unique and hazardous veterinary public health situation in this country. In this paper, emerging zoonotic diseases are newly introduced...
Global Aspects of Emerging and Potential Zoonoses: A WHO Perspective
| Contributor(s):: F.-X. Meslin
Many new human pathogens that have emerged or reemerged worldwide originated from animals or from products of animal origin. Many animal species as well as categories of agents have been involved in the emergence of diseases. Wild (e.g., bats, rodents) as well as draught animals (e.g., horses)...
Save me, save my dog: Increasing natural disaster preparedness and survival by addressing human-animal relationships
| Contributor(s):: Kirrilly Thompson
The willingness of people to risk their own lives during disasters to save those of animals has been well documented. Existing research characterises animals and pet ownership as risk factors for early evacuation from—and survival of—natural disasters. However, given high pet...
Animals and Babies: How the vulnerable teach us empathy and compassion
| Contributor(s):: Avril Anne Gaastra
Compassion and empathy have historically embodied what are considered to be some of the best elements of humanity. The processes whereby we come to know the internal stage of another and respond with sensitive care are of enormous importance for our life together (Batson, 2009). It is not...
Godsdienstige Perspektiewe op Mens-Dier Interaksie
| Contributor(s):: M. van Heerden
The relationship between humans and animals can be influenced by religious belief. Regardless of the diversity of religions, kindness to all of God’s creatures seems to be a central concept. Theologians concerned with animal ethics currently emphasize an ecosystem approach with the focus on...
Behavioral monitoring of big cats involved in 'behind-the-scenes' zoo visitor tours
| Contributor(s):: Szokalski, Monika S., Foster, Wendy K., Litchfield, Carla A.
Do cats from established breeds behave differently toward humans than outbred cats?
| Contributor(s):: Asselineau, B., Abitbol, M., Deputte, B. L.
Identification and management of cognitive decline in companion animals and the comparisons with Alzheimer's disease: A review
| Contributor(s):: Cory, Julie
Review of Lion
| Contributor(s):: Clutton-Brock, Juliet
A therapist's guide to treating grief after the loss of a pet: a three-tier model
| Contributor(s):: Miller, T. A. K., Prout, M. F., Rourke, M., Lefkowitz, C., Boyer, B.
Grief after the death of a pet has been demonstrated to parallel grief after the death of a person, yet many people report feeling a lack of support from family, friends, and even therapy providers when experiencing pet bereavement (Archer & Winchester, 1994; Chur-Hansen, 2010; Gosse & Barnes,...
Associations of behaviour with secretory immunoglobulin A and cortisol in domestic cats during their first week in an animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Gourkow, N., LaVoy, A., Dean, G. A., Phillips, C. J. C.
We tested the hypothesis that during their first week in an animal shelter, cats exhibit groups of behaviours that are connected to mucosal immune and adrenal responses. The behaviour of 34 cats was observed from admission to day 5 and immunoglobulin A (S-IgA) and cortisol were quantified from...
Behavioral reactions relate to adrenal activity and temperament in male clouded leopards ( Neofelis nebulosa)
| Contributor(s):: DeCaluwe, H. B., Wielebnowski, N. C., Howard, J., Pelican, K. M., Ottinger, M. A.
Due to strong intra-specific aggression and frequent adverse reactions to changes encountered in the captive setting, clouded leopards ( Neofelis nebulosa) are particularly difficult to manage as a self-sustaining population in zoos. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of behavioral...
BIOETHICS SYMPOSIUM II: current factors influencing perceptions of animals and their welfare
| Contributor(s):: McKendree, M. G. S., Croney, C. C., Widmar, N. J. O.
To address escalating concerns about livestock animal care and welfare it is necessary to better understand the factors that may predispose people to develop such concerns. It has been hypothesized that experiences with, beliefs about, and emotional connections to animals may influence level of...
Body weight affects behavioural indication of thermal nociceptive threshold in adult domestic cats ( Felis catus)
| Contributor(s):: Farnworth, M. J., Barrett, L. A., Adams, N. J., Beausoleil, N. J., Hekman, M., Thomas, D. G., Waran, N. K., Stafford, K. J.
Carbon dioxide (CO 2) thermal lasers have previously been validated for the assessment of nociception in cats. This experiment sought to assess the potential impact of factors associated with age, sex, body weight and sterilisation upon nociceptive threshold as measured by latency to display a...
Cat, dog and house dust mite allergen levels on children's soft toys
| Contributor(s):: Wu, FuSheng, Wu, MeiWen, Ting, MingHui, Crane, J., Siebers, R.
Objective: Children's soft toys are known to harbour house dust mite (HDM) allergens, but little is known whether they harbour cat or dog allergens. The objective of the study was to measure cat (Fel d 1), dog (Can f 1) and HDM allergens on children's soft toys. Methods: Dust was collected from...
Characteristics of 24 cases of animal hoarding in Spain
| Contributor(s):: Calvo, P., Duarte, C., Bowen, J., Bulbena, A., Fatjo, J.
Animal hoarding is considered to be an under-reported problem, which affects the welfare of both people and animals. Few published studies on animal hoarding are available in the scientific literature, particularly outside North America. The present study was designed to obtain data on animal...
Client education benefits all: patient, client and practice
| Contributor(s):: Aitken, E.
The education of clients by the veterinary nurse is an important role, which helps to improve animal welfare. From the very simple waiting room displays to the more time-consuming clinics and client evenings, there are methods to suit various situations with associated benefits for the patient,...
Common and emerging infectious diseases in the animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Pesavento, P. A., Murphy, B. G.
The beneficial role that animal shelters play is unquestionable. An estimated 3 to 4 million animals are cared for or placed in homes each year, and most shelters promote public health and support responsible pet ownership. It is, nonetheless, inevitable that shelters are prime examples of...
Daily rhythm of total activity pattern in domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus) maintained in two different housing conditions
| Contributor(s):: Piccione, G., Marafioti, S., Giannetto, C., Panzera, M., Fazio, F.
Housing conditions and human presence have been shown to have an influence on daily amount of activity in herbivores. Only few studies on the behavior of cats and interactions between cat and human were conducted, and these few works are referred to cats housed in laboratories. At the same way,...
Dynamics of the access of captive domestic cats to a feed environmental enrichment item
| Contributor(s):: Damasceno, J., Genaro, G.
Providing feed enrichment to captive felids that are obligate carnivores is crucial for eliciting natural hunting behaviours. However, studies of the efficacy of enrichment techniques usually analyse the whole group, overlooking the different behaviours of individual animals towards the enriched...
Effect of captivity and management on behaviour of the domestic ferret ( Mustela putorius furo)
| Contributor(s):: Talbot, S., Freire, R., Wassens, S.
The domestic ferret ( Mustela putorius furo) is becoming an increasingly popular companion animal in Australia and overseas yet very little is currently known about the effects of different management factors (such as housing and enrichment) on domestic ferret behaviour and welfare. Hence, the...
How wild do we want it? "Wiley" coyote versus fluffy
| Contributor(s):: Plevin, A.
AbstractHuman relationships with companion animals (cats) and nondomestic, wilder animals (coyotes) are explored in terms of domestic and nondomestic spaces in urban and nonurban settings. What companion animals contribute to and mean to human well-being is considered alongside the perceived need...
Insurance for household animals and its application to enlightening of preventive veterinary medicine - how insurance can support the human-animal bond?
| Contributor(s):: Kawarai, A.
Anicom has acquired the license of operating "Animal health insurance" from the Financial Services Agency and has now been issued the insurance policies to more than 430 thousands animals (89% dogs, 10% cats, and 1% birds/rabbits/ferrets) as at December, 2012. When animals are registered to...
Litterbox size preference in domestic cats ( Felis catus)
| Contributor(s):: Guy, N. C., Hopson, M., Vanderstichel, R.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the response of healthy housebound domestic cats to the simultaneous provision of 2 litterboxes of differing sizes by recording the average daily frequency of urination and defecation in each box. Forty-three households with 74 privately owned cats were...
Small animal behavioral triage: a guide for practitioners
| Contributor(s):: Martin, K. M., Martin, D., Shaw, J. K.
Behavioral concerns are the principal cause of a weakened human-animal bond and pet relinquishment. Triaging behavioral concerns and providing early intervention may be the difference between a patient remaining in its current home or relinquishment. Prevention and intervention behavior services...
The impact of pet loss: an update on the research and evidence-based ways to help grieving clients
Grief on an animal's death is a normal reaction. However, although some support resources are available, including counsellors, helplines and online fora, there is little collective societal understanding of pet owners' grief. In addition to personal and situational factors (e.g. age, coping...
Use of visual and permanent identification for pets by veterinary clinics
| Contributor(s):: Dingman, P. A., Levy, J. K., Rockey, L. E., Crandall, M. M.
It is estimated that more than 5 million stray dogs and cats enter animal shelters in the USA each year, but less than half are ever reunited with their owners. Lost pets with identification microchips are up to 21 times more likely to be reunited than those without. Finders of lost pets are more...
Vocal recognition of owners by domestic cats ( Felis catus)
| Contributor(s):: Saito, A., Shinozuka, K.
Domestic cats have had a 10,000-year history of cohabitation with humans and seem to have the ability to communicate with humans. However, this has not been widely examined. We studied 20 domestic cats to investigate whether they could recognize their owners by using voices that called out the...
Welfare of non-traditional pets
| Contributor(s):: Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D., Bacon, H. J.
The keeping of non-traditional or 'exotic' pets has been growing in popularity worldwide. In addition to the typical welfare challenges of keeping more traditional pet species like dogs and cats, ensuring the welfare of non-traditional pets is complicated by factors such as lack of knowledge,...
Working for the PDSA
| Contributor(s):: Thornley, A.
Working for a charity can be a very different experience to that of private practice; and although challenging, it is also extremely rewarding. The PDSA provides care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership.
Girl with cat and Young girl at the window: Balthus
| Contributor(s):: Harris, J. C.
ISFM guidelines on population management and welfare of unowned domestic cats (Felis catus)
| Contributor(s):: Sparkes, A. H., Bessant, C., Cope, K., Ellis, S. L., Finka, L., Halls, V., Hiestand, K., Horsford, K., Laurence, C., MacFarlaine, I., Neville, P. F., Stavisky, J., Yeates, J., Isfm,
Pet wellbeing report reveals lack of awareness of animals' needs
Poor owner knowledge of feline reproduction contributes to the high proportion of accidental litters born to UK pet cats
| Contributor(s):: Welsh, C. P., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J., Roberts, M. A., Murray, J. K.
[Children and animals: about sense and nonsense of development promoting animal contact and animal assisted interventions]
| Contributor(s):: Hoff, T.
[Drs. Dog and Cat - animals as good doctors]
| Contributor(s):: Bublak, R.
Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
| Contributor(s):: Ellen Winston
Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC) is a nonprofit mental health center that provides animal assisted therapy and psychotherapy to clients in order to capitalize on the healing power and positive impact of the human-animal bond in a positive, motivating, and...
Psych Central: The Truth About Animal-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Brandi-Ann Uyemura
Psych Central features some information about the psychological benefits associated with animal-assisted therapy. Animals have proven to be quite helpful as an adjunct to a therapeutic process. Animal-assisted therapy helps individuals develop motor skills, communication skills, and...
Prevalence of Blastocystis in Shelter-Resident and Client-Owned Companion Animals in the US Pacific Northwest
| Contributor(s):: Craig G. Ruaux, Bernadette V. Stang
Domestic dogs and cats are commonly infected with a variety of protozoan enteric parasites, including Blastocystis spp. In addition, there is growing interest in Blastocystis as a potential enteric pathogen, and the possible role of domestic and in-contact animals as reservoirs for human...
Love on a Leash
Love On A Leash is a non-profit organization which dedicates itself to reaching out to the community through therapy animals. The chapters visits nursing homes, hospitals, children’s homes, veteran centers, and more, using pet-provided therapy to brighten someone's day.
Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society
Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society (CAAWLS) is an innovative not-for-profit initiative that assists in the development, planning, and implementation of AAT at a wide variety of facilities. At CAAWLS, they recruit and certify therapy animals including dogs, cats, birds,...
Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated
A therapeutic dog therapy company in South Australia, Therapeutic Dog Services promotes human health and well being with animal assistance and conducting educational and training programs. Their goal is to provide quality, innovative and inclusive services to enable people with acute...
Healing Heart Foundation
The Healing Heart Foundation, Inc., located in Appleton, Wisconsin, and the programs it sponsors stem from the hearts of individuals who have nurtured and cared for their own pets and saw them through the journey of End of Life. They envision the implemenation of...
Pet-A-Pet is non-profit, charitable organization providing pet therapy to hospitals, nursing homes and convalescent centers in the metro-Detroit area. While dogs are the primary pets in Pet-A-Pet, cats and even rabbits serve as four-legged therapists.
I-CAT: International Cat-Assisted Therapy
We are a volunteer organization of cat owners/handlers/guardians who believe in the value of animal-assisted activities and who provide therapy to people in need. I-CAT seeks to be an educational resource on therapy cats, providing support and information to cat therapy teams, facilities...
A New User Testing Methodology for Digitally Mediated Human-Animal Interaction
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Westerlaken
This thesis evaluates a novel methodology for the user testing of digitally mediated human-animal interactions. The proposed method includes the structural analysis of video observations following a Grounded Theory approach. Complemented with more subjective human observations, this...
Critter Assisted Therapy
Critter Assisted Therapy, is a service offered by Critterish Allsorts, to provide animal assisted therapy services to individual's, groups and institutions, as well as local authorities and private providers of mental health care.
Northwest Montana Pet Partners
Northwest Montana Pet Partners conducts dog visitation programs through Pet Partners. The organization is licensed to evaluate and certify dogs (and cats) and their handlers.
People, Animals, Nature Inc.
PAN Inc. is a not for profit organisation helping disengaged young people through the positive trilogy of people, animals and nature.
Encounter with the Others
| Contributor(s):: Alessandra Bacci
AbstractThe project Poke Ma Regole aims at raising and practicing civil coexistence and conviviality in the city we live in, starting from the relationship between the other animals and us. The project takes place in primary and secondary schools of Florence, Italy. This article addresses the...
Does Pet Ownership in Infancy Lead to Asthma or Allergy at School Age? Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data from 11 European Birth Cohorts
| Contributor(s):: K. Lødrup Carlsen, S. Roll, K.H. Carlsen, P. Mowinchel, A. Wijga, B. Brunekreef, M. Torrent, G. Roberts, S.H. Arshad, I. Kull, U. Krämer, A. von Berg, E. Eller, A. Høst, C. Kuehni, B. Spycher, J. Sunyer, C. Chen, A. Reich, A. Asarnoj, C. Puig, O. Herbarth, J. Mahachie John, K. Van Steen, S. Willich, U. Wahn, S. Lau, T. Keil
Objective To examine the associations between pet keeping in early childhood and asthma and allergies in children aged 6–10 years. Design Pooled analysis of individual participant data of 11 prospective European birth cohorts that recruited a total of over 22,000 children in the...
Living with Cat and Dog Increases Vaginal Colonization with E. coli in pregnant Women
| Contributor(s):: J. Stockholm, S. Schojørring, L. Pedersen, A.L. Bischoff, N. Følsgaard, C.G. Carson, B. Chawes, K. Bønnelykke, A. Mølgaard, K.A. Krogfelt, H. Bisgaard
BackgroundFurred pets in the household are known reservoirs for pathogenic bacteria, but it is not known if transmission of bacteria between pet and owner leads to significantly increased rate of infections. We studied whether cats and dogs living in the household of pregnant women affect the...
Happy Tails Pet Therapy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Happy Tails volunteers share the unconditional love of their pets with people of all ages with physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs at healthcare facilities, social agencies and special needs programs throughout the metro...
Touching Moments volunteers take their special pets to facilities for the purpose of being petted and socializing with the recipients creating a therapeutic atmosphere.
Therapy Pets Unlimited
Therapy Pets Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit (status pending) therapy pet organization founded in 2014.Easing grief, stress, and loneliness through friendly pet visits.
Pet-Keeping in American Material Culture and Identity Formation
| Contributor(s):: Heather Frigiola
Companion animals are a unique and complex part of American culture. They are frequently regarded as family members, yet legally they are considered property and are often obtained with an exchanged of money. As with other consumer goods, pets are culturally imbued with symbolism and are used by...
Young's Funny Farm
Young's Funny Farm, located in PA, utilizes a variety of rescued animals for therapy work.
Chimo Animal-Assisted Therapy
Chimo Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an innovative not-for-profit initiative that assists in the development, planning, and implementation of AAT at a wide variety of facilities.At Chimo AAT, we strive to bring those same benefits to all clients. We train all interested therapists and employ...
New England Pet Partners, Inc.
New England Pet Partners Inc. is a non-profit organization - 501(c)(3), #17597 that trains, evaluates and supports Registered Pet Assisted Therapy and Reading Education Assistance Dog Teams. While most of our partners are dogs, we joyfully partner up with cats and occasionally horses.
Located in Sonoma, California, we take any number of our 70 animals to nursing homes, hospitals, retirement communities, senior citizen centers, and various other events throughout the Bay area.Many of our animals have been rescued from neglect and abuse, or were scheduled to be euthanized. These...
Loving Animals Providing Smiles (LAPS)
Loving Animals Providing Smiles (LAPS) is an all-volunteer organization of well-trained, registered animal-assisted therapy teams. Each team is made up of one handler with one animal. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our clients and improve their overall well being. What makes LAPS different...
Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services is the South Bay's oldest all-volunteer organization devoted to bringing the healing power of animals to those less fortunate in our community. The Furry Friends mission is to consistently facilitate delivery of the love and affection of our volunteers...
Pets on Wheels of Scottsdale
Pets on Wheels of Scottsdale, Inc. (POW) is a pet-visitation therapy program serving some 22 health care centers in Scottsdale, Arizona. From 80 to 100 volunteers visit the elderly and/or infirm for an hour each week, with their pets (mostly dogs and a few laid-back cats). The program is all...
Sobrepoblació canina y felina: tendencias y nuevas perspectivas
| Contributor(s):: C.A. Salamanca, L.J. Polo, J. Vargas
A través de una revisión sistemática de la literatura, publicada entre 1973 y 2009, seconsultaron las siguientes bases de datos, a saber: ScienceDirect, Ebsco, Springerlink yMedline, para la búsqueda de la información. Como palabras clave se utilizaron: perrosde libre ambulación, vínculo...
Lend A Heart Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy
Lend A Heart Lend A Hand Animal-Assisted Therapy was founded in 1987 through the involvement and dedication of local dog club members. This group shared common interests to provide the Sacramento area with stable, well-trained animals to be used in therapeutic settings. Today our primary...
Prevalence and risk factors of feline leukaemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus in peninsular Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: F. Bande, S. Arshad, L. Hassan, Z. Zakaria, N. Sapian, N. Rahman, A. Alazway
BackgroundFeline leukaemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are major causes of morbidity and mortality in domestic and wild felids. Despite the clinical importance of feline retroviruses and the growing interest in cats as pets, information about FeLV and FIV in Malaysia is...
Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association
The members of mvPTa provide Animal Assisted Therapy services to individuals in many facilities throughout the Greater Miami Valley area. There are over 125 active pet therapy teams in the mvPTa. Teams are typically made up of a pet and their owner, (dogs, rabbits, cats, and hand-held pets)....
Regulating dogs, goats, companions and their humans 1898-1998: modern to post-modern pets?
| Contributor(s):: Fiona Borthwick
Franklin and White (2001) present the results of a content analysis on animal-related stories in the Tasmanian newspaper, The Mercury, over the period 1949-1998. The research was designed to test the thesis presented in Franklin's (1999) earlier publication. In summary, Franklin (1999) links the...
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 24
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1AVMA 2009 - Seattle, Washington Speaker Abstracts & Articles, pg 1Human-Animal Bond Lecture Schedule, AVMA 2009, pg 11
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 23
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1University of Missouri College of Veterinary medicine's Research Center for Human Animal Interaction, pg 1Dear Friends:, Lynette Hart, Ph. D, pg 3Introduction to ReCHAI, pg 4Research Meets Practice, pg 7Human Animal Interaction, pg 7Educational and...
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 22
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1AVMA 2008 Speaker Abstracts and Articles, pg 1Integrating Children into Pet Owning Households, pg 4Strengthening the Body and 'The Bond', pg 6The Theilen Tribute, pg 6AVMA Summer 2008 Schedule, pg 7
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1A Paradigm Shift: From Paternalism to Partnership, pg 1Biography: Dr. Jane Shaw, DVM, PhD, pg 3Bustad Award, pg 3Clinic Support for People and Their Pets, pg 5ISAZ Waltham Collaborative Research Award, pg 5Welcome to the Communication Laboratory, pg...
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 21
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1The Human-Animal Bond, pg 1Pop Culture and People's Perceptions of Animals, pg 3The HAB in Small Animal Veterinary Practice, pg 5Veterinary Technicians and Technologist, pg 6Importance of the HAB in Use of Veterinary Services, pg 8Coming Events, pg 9The...
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 20
Contents: Greetings from the Louisiana State University, pg 1What We Learned From the Hurricanes, pg 3Shelter, pg 5Disaster Preparedness, pg 7Veterinarians in the Community, pg 9Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, pg 10The First International Symposium, pg 11Coming Events, pg 11
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 19
Contents: Quality of Life for People and Pets, pg 1WALTHAM/AAH-ABV Collaborate, pg 1Bustad memorial Lecture, pg 3What Do We Mean By Quality of Life?, pg 3Behavioral Management to Promote Quality of Life, pg 4Making the Quality of Life the Focus, pg 5Quality of Life for Animals in Confinement, pg...
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 18
Contents:A Prescription for Healthy Aging, pg 1The Human-Animal Bond at Work, pg 1Message from the Dean, pg 3Clinical Skills Course Maintains the Bond, pg 6Veterinary Public Health and Human Animal Bond, pg 8Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve, pg 9Josh Project, pg 10Going South, pg...
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 17
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1Sharing the Banfield Vision, pg 1The Veterinarian's Responsibility in Family Violence, pg 4Is There a HAB When There is an Emergency, pg 5Veterinary Students and the Human-Animal Bond, pg 6Pawsitively Fit for Life, pg 7Canine and Feline Geriatric...
Prevalence of Potential Zoonotic Enteric Bacterial Pathogens in Dogs and Cats and Factors Associated with Potential Transmission Between Animals and Humans
| Contributor(s):: Omaima Maamoun Ahmed
With the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), concerns about dangers of pet ownership have increased. Zoonotic organisms associated with cats and dogs, may cause life-threatening infections in immuosuppressed human beings. The...
Feral cats and the people who care for them
| Contributor(s):: Loretta Sue Humphrey
Sociologists have described the characteristics of individuals who become involved in social movements, their motivations for becoming involved, and the methods used to recruit participants. One group that has been underrepresented in the existing literature is feral cat caretakers. The purpose...
Companion animal welfare and possible implications on the human-pet relationship
| Contributor(s):: Marina Verga, Manuela Michelazzi
The role of pets (dogs and cats in particular) in human society has changed in recent years. Nowadays petsare an integral part of the human family and this aspect has many social and emotional implications. For theirpositive effects on human health, pets are also employed in some special and...
Pets for the Elderly Foundation
The Pets for the Elderly Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that pays a portion of the adoption fee, when a senior citizen (persons age 60+) adopts a companion pet from one of our 52 participating shelters in 29 states. Greater Cleveland area participating shelters include the Animal...
Furever As Friends Inc.
FURever As Friends is devoted to facilitating compassionate interactive visits between loving certified therapy pets and individuals of all ages in order to foster healing and valuable life affirming moments that enhance the quality of life and promote SMILEs.
Therapet Animal Assisted Therapy
Therapet currently has 80+ dogs, casts and a cockatoo working in the East Texas program and has helped establish programs in many states including Montana, Hawaii, New York, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona, Virginia and Louisiana.Therapet Foundation establishes goal oriented therapy programs with...
Comfort Creatures of North Mississippi is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian volunteer group dedicated to serving people in our area by providing Animal Assisted Activities & Therapies (AAA/T) to those in need at local nursing homes, hospitals, schools, mental health centers, and other...
Visiting Pet Program
Originally created in 1987, the Visiting Pet Program became an independent 501 C(3) non-profit organization in May 2000. They are the only animal assisted activity/therapy program in the Greater New Orleans Area.
A Nurse Named Tootsie
| Contributor(s):: Durham, Lori
| Contributor(s):: Daining, Marian
| Contributor(s):: Bowen, Danielle
| Contributor(s):: West, Marion Bond
| Contributor(s):: Neukrug, Linda
Kids 4 Kittens
| Contributor(s):: Hunter, Adam
Then Came Ralph
| Contributor(s):: Muldoon, Kathleen
Three of a Kind
| Contributor(s):: Sansom, Marilyn
Willow the Comfort Cat
| Contributor(s):: Werre, Carla
"Buddhist compassion" and "animal abuse" in Thailand's Tiger Temple
| Contributor(s):: Cohen, E.
And say the cat responded? Getting closer to the feline gaze
| Contributor(s):: White, K.
Assessing the safety of collars used to attach predation deterrent devices and ID tags to pet cats
| Contributor(s):: Calver, M. C., Adams, G., Clark, W., Pollock, K. H.
Association between pet ownership and the sensitization to pet allergens in adults with various allergic diseases
| Contributor(s):: Park, YongBum, Mo, EunKyung, Lee, JaeYoung, Kim, JooHee, Kim, CheolHong, Hyun, InGyu, Choi, JeongHee
Attitudes toward responsible pet ownership behaviors in Singaporean cat owners
| Contributor(s):: Gunaseelan, S., Coleman, G. J., Toukhsati, S. R.
Cat therapy as an alternative form of animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Goleman, M., Drozd, L., Karpinski, M., Czyzowski, P.
Characterization of injuries caused by dogs and cats to humans in the municipality of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, between the years 2000 and 2009
| Contributor(s):: Frias, D. F. R., Nunes, J. O. R., Carvalho, A. A. B.
Children and the death of pets
| Contributor(s):: Schneider, S.
Children's preferences for infantile features in dogs and cats
| Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Cirulli, F.
Cruelty towards domestic cats
| Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Maioka, P. C.
Demographic characterization of supervised dog and cat populations in Sao Paulo city, Brazil
| Contributor(s):: Canatto, B. D., Silva, E. A., Bernardi, F., Mendes, M. C. N. C., Paranhos, N. T., Dias, R. A.
Dermatitis prompted by a collar employed in radio-telemetry monitoring
| Contributor(s):: Ferreira, G. A., Pinto, M. L., Nakano-Oliveira, E., Genaro, G.
Dichotomy in the emotional approaches of caretakers of free-roaming cats in urban feeding groups: findings from in-depth interviews
Although the occurrence of cat-caretaking of free-roaming cats is widespread, particularly so in countries with a climate suitable for cats to reproduce year-round, our knowledge of this relationship is still incomplete. People who engage in daily activities of feeding and caring for groups of...
Early stage animal hoarders: are these owners of large numbers of adequately cared for cats?
| Contributor(s):: Ramos, D., Cruz, N. O. da, Ellis, S. L. H., Hernandez, J. A. E., Reche Junior, A.
Effect of housing and husbandry practices on adrenocortical activity in captive Canada lynx ( Lynx canadensis)
| Contributor(s):: Fanson, K. V., Wielebnowski, N. C.
Euthanasia in animal shelters: management's perspective on staff reactions and support programs
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, K. A., Brandt, J. C., Lord, L. K., Miles, E. A.
Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases
| Contributor(s):: Dharmage, S. C., Lodge, C. L., Matheson, M. C., Campbell, B., Lowe, A. J.
Frequency of lost dogs and cats in the United States and the methods used to locate them
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Slater, M., Lord, L.
Health in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3 study
Helping clients cope with the death of a pet
| Contributor(s):: Langwell, C.
Implications of cat ownership statistics and social changes: a longitudinal study in Taiwan from 2001 to 2009
| Contributor(s):: Chen, LiHuan, Chang, TingWei, Tung, MengChih, Fei, ChangYoung, Chiang, ITsun
Living with cat and dog increases vaginal colonization with E. coli in pregnant women
| Contributor(s):: Stokholm, J., Schjorring, S., Pedersen, L., Bischoff, A. L., Folsgaard, N., Carson, C. G., Chawes, B., Bonnelykke, K., Molgaard, A., Krogfelt, K. A., Bisgaard, H.
Low income owners do not have more dogs: modeling animal count according to their owners
| Contributor(s):: Martins, C. M., Mohamed, A., Guimaraes, A. M. S., Barros, C. da C. de, Pampuch, R. dos S., Svoboda, W., Ferreira, F., Biondo, A. W.
Methods used to estimate the size of the owned cat and dog population: a systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Downes, M. J., Dean, R. S., Stavisky, J. H., Adams, V. J., Grindlay, D. J. C., Brennan, M. L.
Non-accidental injuries found in necropsies of domestic cats: a review of 191 cases
| Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Landi, M. F. de A., Marlet, E. F., Maiorka, P. C.
Peace of mind: managing the conflicting interests of pets and their owners
| Contributor(s):: Dawson, S. E.
Personality in felids: a review
| Contributor(s):: Gartner, M. C., Weiss, A.
Pet owning, and diabetes coping: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Zugravu, C. A., Tarcea, M., Patrascu, D.
Pet travel changes - good for owners... but what about pets?
| Contributor(s):: Cooper, E.
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
| Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
Preferences for infant facial features in pet dogs and cats
| Contributor(s):: Archer, J., Monton, S.
A set of infant features (large forehead, large and low-lying eyes, and bulging cheeks), were described in classical ethology as social releasers, simple stimuli that evoke a stereotyped response, in this case nurturing. We assessed the attractiveness of such features in the faces of dogs or cats...
Redesigning the donation box: the effect of animal banks on donations for animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Gueguen, N.
Regarding rocky: a theoretical and ethnographic exploration of interspecies intersubjectivity
| Contributor(s):: Young, R. L.
Scottish wildcat ( Felis silvestris grampia) personality and subjective well-being: implications for captive management
Stress and behavioural issues in pets
| Contributor(s):: Barklett-Judge, M.
The link between animal abuse and family violence.
| Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.
The positional quality of life and death: a theory of human-animal relations in animism
| Contributor(s):: Praet, I.
The relevance of age and gender for public attitudes to brown bears ( Ursus arctos), black bears ( Ursus americanus), and cougars ( Puma concolor) in Kamloops, British Columbia
| Contributor(s):: Campbell, M. O.
Use of and satisfaction of pet owners with a clinical behavior service in a companion animal specialty referral practice
| Contributor(s):: Herron, M. E., Lord, L. K.
Values, animal symbolism, and human-animal relationships associated to two threatened felids in Mapuche and Chilean local narratives
| Contributor(s):: Herrmann, T. M., Schuttler, E., Benavides, P., Galvez, N., Sohn, L., Palomo, N.
Vet's role in helping grieving owners
| Contributor(s):: McParlin, P.
Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss
| Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M.
Visitor behaviors and perceptions of jaguar activities
| Contributor(s):: Godinez, A. M., Fernandez, E. J., Morrissey, K.
Why did you choose this pet?: Adopters and pet selection preferences in five animal shelters in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Miller, K., Mohan-Gibbons, H., Vela, C.
[Dealing with grief] Der Umgang mit Trauer
| Contributor(s):: Moller, H.
| Contributor(s):: Corr, S. A.
Cultural differences in human-cat relations
| Contributor(s):: Turner, Dennis C., Waiblinger, Eva, Fehlbaum, Barbara
Domestication and history of the cat
| Contributor(s):: Serpell, James A.
Human and cat personalities: building the bond from both sides
| Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, Kurt, Day, Jon, McCune, Sandra, Wedl, Manuela
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 7
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1Animal Behavior Program Under Development at Colorado State, pg 1A Powerful Bond, pg 2Bond-Centered Practice a Powerful Model for Veterinary Medicine, pg 3Clinic Program Helps Clients In Need, pg 4Bond-Centered Curriculum Growing in Professional...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 6 Summer 2002
Contents:Embracing the Human-Animal Bond at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, pg 1Message from the President, pg 1An Essay From The Raptor Center, pg 1The Human-Animal Bond Force, pg 2Book Review: The Healing Power of Pets, pg 2PetCARE Advice Goes High-Tech, pg 3The...
American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, May 1996
Contents: From the President, pg 1Animal Welfare Forum - 96, pg 1AVMA's Staff Consultant to HAB Committee, pg 2A Tribute to Tracker, pg 3HAB in RENO - AVMA 1997, pg 4American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Application, pg 5
American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, June 1998
Contents: Our Deepest Sympathy, pg 1See You in Baltimore, pg 1Reminder, pg 2Pet Therapy Enhances Residents' Lives, pg 2The Human-Animal Bond In Action & at its Best, pg 3Free: Dog Bite Prevention materials available, pg 4Aim Hi Service Dog Training Center Graduation, pg 4Tuskegee University...
American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, June 1996
Contents: AAHABV Anual Meeting, pg 1Mr. President-Elect (Major President?), pg 1Dues, pg 1Ambassador Program, pg 2Service Dog Research, pg 3Tuskegee Tidbits, pg 3Presidential Comments by Our Great Leader, Dr. Earl Strimple, pg 4Pets and People Blood Drive, pg 5Picked Up Along the Way, pg 5
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, #1 January 1996
Contents:The Human-Companion Animal Bond: Its Future In Veterinary Medicine, pg 1The Seventh International Meeting on the Human-Animal Bond, pg 2The Role of the Veterinarian in Home Euthanasia, pg 3A Tribute to a Dog, pg 6American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, pg 7
American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, December 1998
Contents:From Our President, pg 1Reminder, pg 2Our Own Web Page, pg 2Fending Off Fido, pg 2Voluntary Association Development and The Human-Animal Bond, pg 3HAB Products Available, pg 6
American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, December 1997
Contents:Membership Expirations, pg 1Congratulations Mr. President-Elect, pg 1For Rescu Dogs "Nothing's Better Than A Live Find", pg 2HIV/AIDS & Pet Ownership, pg 2
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 16
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1Message from the Executive Director, pg 1Teaching Empowerment, pg 4Abstracts fro AVMA Human-Animal Bond Sessions, pg 5Executive Officers, and Leaders of AAH-ABV, pg 10
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 15
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1Greetings from Pullman, WA, pg 1The Bernice Gilman Baily and Joseph Baily Endowed Chair in Animal Well-Being Science, pg 4Bustad's Legacy, pg 5Therapeutic horseback Riding at WSU CVM, pg 6Teaching Kids Life Skills, pg 8Animals, Humane Education and...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 14
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1About Honoring the Bond, pg 1Guest Editor: Jennifer Brandt LISW, Ph.D, pg 1The Human-Animal Bond and The Ohio State University Shelter Medicine and Surgery Program, pg 3The Laboratory for Wildlife and Environmental Health and the Avian Disease Laboratory:...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 13 Summer 2005
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1Marty Becker, DVM, pg 1The Healing Power of Pets, pg 1Maintaining the bond: An Introduction to Leader Dogs for Veterinarians, pg 2Zoonotic Diseases Associated With Dogs and Cats in Service Animal Settings, pg 3Common Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Birds,...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 13 Spring 2005
Contents:President's Message, pg 1The Center for Animals in Society Overview, pg 1The Pet Loss Support Hotline: A Student's Perspective, pg 2Adapting Veterinary Practice to the Changing Role of Animals in Society: Veterinary Family Practice, pg 3The Center for Animals in Society Overview, pg 4The...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 12
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1Delta: Foundation Group-Society, pg 1Veterinarians as Leaders In the Pet Partner Programs, pg 2The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's Website Offers Unique, Innovative Resource for Patients, Families and Caregivers, pg 3Animals and Minor Species in...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 11
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1The Untouchable Bond, pg 1My Greatest Hope, pg 2Human-Animal Bond Lecture Schedule, AVMA 2004, pg 32003-2004 Board of Directors, pg 5Life Changing lessons For Veterinary Students, pg 8Promoting the Human Animal Bond in Practice, pg 10
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 10
Contents:H.A.B.I.T.: The Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee And the Veterinarian's Role, pg 1Angels in Most Unusual Form, pg 2Coming Events, pg 3Veterinary Social Work Service - Merging Two Helping Professions, pg 4Spotlight Programs of H.A.B.I.T., pg 10H.E.R.O. of Pets, pg 12
Housecats and the Theory of Domestication
The history of feline-human companionship is not thoroughly understood. Nor is the theory of animal domestication fully agreed upon by scholars. The objective in the present commentary is threefold. The first is to review and critique the theory of animal domestication, favoring an evolutionary...
Tails of Joy
Tails of Joy members currently visit in a number of facilities and participate in a wide variety of programs with dogs, cats, and rabbits. Tails of Joy provides a network of dependable, caring volunteers committed to providing a therapeutic benefit through the use of animals to people who need...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 9
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1The Last Chance Project: Pairing Troubled Teens and Shelter Dogs in the Community, pg 1The Bridge Between Veterinary Medicine and Human Health, pg 2The Role Of Handler Personality Traits In The Performance Of Canine Explosives Detection Teams, pg...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 8
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1The First Rainbow Room, pg 1AAHABV Seeks Funding For Interactive Web Site, pg 2Improvements at Women's Correction Center To be Focus of Study on Effectiveness Of Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy, pg 3Veterinary Hospice: A Response to Client Needs...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 6 Spring 2002
Contents:Our future..., pg 1Abstracts Presented at the VPI Skeeter Foundation Pet Prescription Symposium "Prescribe Pets Not Pills", pg 1The Human-Animal Bond In The New Millenium, pg 2Human-Animal Bond Awards for Veterinary Students, pg 6Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) And Anxiety in Psychiatric...
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 5
Contents:Our future..., pg 1Teaching the Human-Animal Bond At Cornell, pg 1Message from the Co-Editors, pg 2Students Offer Veterinary Care To Our Local Animal Shelter, pg 3Pet Overpopulation And the Human-Animal Bond, pg 4The Comparative Cancer Program at Cornell University, pg 5Cornell...
American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, December 1999
Contents:Editors Plea, pg 1Message from your Board of Directors, pg 1Only a Moment ..... But Forever Remembered, pg 2Organization Web Sites of Interest, pg 3Editorial: Hospice Terminology and Ethics: Does Terminology Have Potential to Harm?, pg 4The Future of Veterinary Science in the Region, pg 5
American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, March 1999
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1Caring Connections: Addressing the Needs of At Risk Children and At Risk Dogs, pg 2The Old Man and the Dog, pg 3Humane Society of the United States in Cooperation with the American Red Cross brochure, pg 6
The meanings of dogs and cats in US American culture based on cartoons, movies, and consumer goods
The keeping of dogs and cats as household pets is prevalent throughout the United States. Individuals define and express their personal identities in part through customizing their personal repertoires of possessions, which includes pets. The actual symbolic meanings given to dogs and cats are...
Risks and Benefits to Spaying and Neutering Your Dog
| Contributor(s):: Denise Flaim
Risks and Benefits to Spaying and Neutering Your DogThe growing debate over when – or even if – it is always best to spay or neuter.Resource from Whole Dog Journal:“Pediatric” spay surgery helps shelters adopt puppies quickly. But some experts worry that early spay surgery can cause health...
Aggression against cats, dogs and people
| Contributor(s):: Felthous, A. R.
Can household pets be used as reliable monitors of lead exposure to humans
| Contributor(s):: Berny, P. J., Côté, L. M., Buck, W. B.
Cardiovascular reactivity and the presence of pets, friends, and spouses: The truth about cats and dogs
| Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen, Blascovich, Jim, Mendes, Wendy B.
Childhood cruelty to cats, dogs and other animals
Cultural attitudes towards pets
| Contributor(s):: Brown, D.
Exposure to pets and the association with sensitization and allergic disease in Belgian schoolchildren
| Contributor(s):: Van Gysel, D., Govaere, E., Verhamme, K., Doli, E., De Baets, F.
Fel d 1 and Can f 1 in settled dust and airborne Fel d 1 in allergen avoidance day-care centres for atopic children in relation to number of pet-owners, ventilation and general cleaning
| Contributor(s):: Wickman, M., Egmar, A., Emenius, G., Almqvist, C., Berglind, N., Larsson, P., Van Hage-Hamsten, M.
Pet ownership in a suburban-rural area of California, 1970
| Contributor(s):: Franti, C. E., Kraus, J. F., Borhani, N. O.
Pet ownership, social support, and one-year survival after acute myocardial infarction in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST)
| Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A.
| Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth
The Truth About Cats and Dogs (and Birds and Fish): Picking the Best Pet for Your Family
| Contributor(s):: Rowley, Barbara
Assessment of owner willingness to treat or manage diseases of dogs and cats as a guide to shelter animal adoptability
| Contributor(s):: Murphy, M. D., Larson, J., Tyler, A., Kvam, V., Frank, K., Eia, C., Bickett-Weddle, D., Flaming, K., Baldwin, C. J., Petersen, C. A.
AVMA report details pet ownership, veterinary care
| Contributor(s):: Burns, K.
Representations of human-animal interactions in advertising
| Contributor(s):: Willson, J. E.
Should the veterinary profession invest in developing methods to assess quality of life in healthy dogs and cats?
| Contributor(s):: Spofford, N., Lefebvre, S. L., McCune, S., Niel, L.
Survey identifies barriers to pet ownership: top reasons for not owning a dog or cat
The ups and downs of pet demographics
| Contributor(s):: Kahler, S. C.
All in the family? Understanding the meaning of dogs and cats in the lives of American pet owners
| Contributor(s):: Blouin, David D.
Effects of dog and cat pheromones on mood and helping
| Contributor(s):: DellaGioia, Nicole F.
Filling the void: A descriptive study of the process of attachment between elderly people and their pets
| Contributor(s):: Cookman, Craig Alan
Interspecies encounters: An ethnography of a veterinary hospital
| Contributor(s):: Atwood-Harvey, Dana Renee
There were three broad reasons for this research. The larger goal was to continue to advance the incorporation of 'other' animals and the rest of nature in general in sociological theory and research. The second was to suggest to those who have incorporated 'other' animals into...
Measuring stress, attachment behavior, and adoptability in domestic cats at a local humane society
| Contributor(s):: Dybdall, Kathryn J.
The meanings of dogs and cats in U.S. American culture based on movies, cartoons, and consumer goods
| Contributor(s):: Frigiola, Heather Nicole
The relationship among childhood attachment history, adult attachment, social network and owning a dog or cat
| Contributor(s):: Blankman, Jane Casner
Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet
| Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, John
Your ideal cat : insights into breed and gender differences in cat behavior
| Contributor(s):: Hart, Benjamin L., Hart, Lynette A.
AAFP and ISFM feline environmental needs guidelines
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, S. L., Rodan, I., Carney, H. C., Heath, S., Rochlitz, I., Shearburn, L. D., Sundahl, E., Westropp, J. L.
Educating owners--the key to managing cat populations
| Contributor(s):: Aurich, J., Becher, A.
European campaign to promote the benefits of pets to the elderly
Feline companions and demography
| Contributor(s):: Jargin, S.
Impact of demographic characteristics in pet ownership: modeling animal count according to owners income and age
| Contributor(s):: Martins, C. M., Mohamed, A., Guimaraes, A. M., de Barros Cda, C., Pampuch Rdos, S., Svoboda, W., Garcia Rde, C., Ferreira, F., Biondo, A. W.
Organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs) in the serum and hair of pet cats and dogs: biosentinels of indoor pollution
| Contributor(s):: Ali, N., Malik, R. N., Mehdi, T., Eqani, S. A., Javeed, A., Neels, H., Covaci, A.
Re: Perpetrator-induced traumatic stress
| Contributor(s):: Bradley, R. A.
Survey suggests many pets do not receive preventive healthcare
The neuter status of cats at four and six months of age is strongly associated with the owners' intended age of neutering
| Contributor(s):: Welsh, C. P., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J., Murray, J. K.
Therapeutic Paws of Canada
Therapeutic Paws of Canada is a non-profit organization of volunteers providing animal resources for human needs (physical, mental, educational, motivational, socialization) through regular visits to hospitals, residences, schools, etc.
Enriching the Environment of the Laboratory Cat
| Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune
Cats are intelligent, highly specialized carnivores. Like many predators, their senses are highly developed (reviewed by Bradshaw 1992). The cat's ability to hear, see and smell outside our own range give it a very different perception of its environment to ours. For example, it has a second...
Nov 09 2013
CATS, The Ins and Outs: Improving Their Future Through Research
HABRI Central Case Studies: Children Reading to Therapy Animals
| Contributor(s):: HABRI Central
In this video, volunteers and parents talk about the Tippecanoe County Public Library's program that allows children to read to therapy dogs and cats.
Dr. Alan Beck Interview for HABRI Central
This video contains highlights from an interview with Dr. Alan Beck, including the topics of animal-assisted interventions, dog bites, and the human-animal bond.
Dr. Alan Beck Full Interview for HABRI Central Part 3
This is Part 3 of a full interview with Dr. Alan Beck.Dr. Beck talks about human-animal interactions in public health, how cats impact wildlife, methods to keep shelter populations low, and the HABRI Central project.
The Foundation for Pet-Provided TherapyA therapy pet's primary function is to brighten someone’s day. The majority of our members are involved in this social side of therapy work. Dogs and their owners visit nursing homes, hospitals and schools to provide emotional support. They put a smile on...
Putting the Horse before Descartes: My Life's Work on Behalf of Animals: Companion Animals and Animal Advocates
| Contributor(s):: Bernard E. Rollins
"Companion Animals and Animal Advocates" is one chapter of "Putting the Horse before Descartes: My Life's Work on Behalf of Animals."When philosopher Bernard Rollin was six years old, he visited an animal shelter and learned that unwanted dogs are put to sleep. That event shaped his moral outlook...
Blue Juice: Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine: Introduction
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Morris
This is the introduction to "Blue Juice: Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine."Offering a candid behind-the-scenes look at small-animal veterinary practices, "Blue Juice" explores the emotional and ethical conflicts involved in providing a "good death" for companion animals. Patricia Morris presents...
Respiratory Tract Illnesses During the First Year of Life: Effect of Dog and Cat Contacts
| Contributor(s):: Eija Bergroth MD, Sami Remes MD PhD, Juha Pekkanen MD PhD, Timo Kauppila MSc, Gisela Büchele PhD, Leea Keski-Nisula MD PhD
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of dog and cat contacts on the frequency of respiratory symptoms and infections during the first year of life.METHODS: In this birth cohort study, 397 children were followed up from pregnancy onward, and the frequency of respiratory symptoms and infections...
Animals and Disasters
| Contributor(s):: Sebastian E. Heath
This presentation looks at disasters and their implications on pet owners and pets. It includes information regarding pet abandonment, pet rescue, and evacuation failure.
Can we live without cats? Interpreting and expanding on Ellson's question from a cat-lover's perspective
| Contributor(s):: Carol Megehee
This commentary responds to Tony Ellson's, “Can we live without a dog? Consumption life cycles in dog–owner relationships” from the point of view of a cat owner and her cats. The author discusses cat-related consumption via a life-cycle framework and notes that consumption...
Tails of animal attraction: Incorporating the feline into the family
| Contributor(s):: Hilary Downey, Sarah Ellis
Increased urbanization and female employment have led to the cat overtaking the dog as the companion animal of preference. However, this article looks beyond lifestyle changes as reasons for the popularity of the cat. The article explores the emotional consumer-socialization process involving...
The Human-Animal Bond in the Blogosphere: Meet Kimberly Gauthier and Keep the Tail Wagging
17 Jun 2013 |
Posted by Megan Kendall
Ms. Gauthier with one of her dogs
Conversation is important to Kimberly Gauthier. And she
shows it. Ms. Gauthier blogs for Keep the Tail Wagging, her site devoted
to the human-animal bond. She...
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association
| Contributor(s):: Glenn N. Levine, Karen Allen, Lynne T. Braun, Hayley E. Christian, Erika Friedmann, Kathryn A. Taubert, Sue Ann Thomas, Deborah L. Wells, Richard A. Lange
The purpose of this American Heart Association Scientific Statement is to critically assess the data regarding the influence of pet ownership on the presence and reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular disease risk.
Cat culture, human culture: an ethnographic study of a cat shelter
| Contributor(s):: J. M Alger, S. F Alger
This study explores the value of traditional ethnographic methods in sociology for the study of human-animal and animal-animal interactions and culture. Itargues that some measure of human-animal intersubjectivity is possible and that the method of participant observation is best suited to...
Baby's Best Friend
| Contributor(s):: Wolfe, Amanda
Is My Cat a Tiger? How Your Pet Compares to Its Wild Cousins
| Contributor(s):: Svatek, Martha
Metabolism and cryo-sensitivity of domestic cat (Felis catus) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) spermatozoa
| Contributor(s):: Kimberly Terrell
Teratospermia (ejaculation of ≥ 60% structurally abnormal spermatozoa) is prevalent among felids facing extinction risk, including the cheetah. This trait also occurs in certain domestic cat populations, providing a valuable research model. Multiple components of sperm function are disrupted in...
Determining Dog and Cat Numbers and Population Dynamics
| Contributor(s):: Patronek, Gary J., Rowan, Andrew N.
Psychological Health in a Population of Australian Cat Owners
| Contributor(s):: Straede, Cheryl M., Gates, Richard G.
A survey of urban pet ownership in Bali
| Contributor(s):: Margawani, K. R., Robertson, I. D.
CAWC report on rescuing and rehoming
| Contributor(s):: Kisko, C.
Factors associated with cat ownership in a community in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Pinchbeck, G. L., Bradshaw, J. W., Dawson, S., Gaskell, R. M., Christley, R. M.
Number and ownership profiles of cats and dogs in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Murray, J. K., Browne, W. J., Roberts, M. A., Whitmarsh, A., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J.
Number of cats and dogs in UK welfare organisations
| Contributor(s):: Clark, C. C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Murray, J. K.
Study of dog and cat owners' perceptions of medical treatment for cancer
| Contributor(s):: Bronden, L. B., Rutteman, G. R., Flagstad, A., Teske, E.
Study of factors that may predispose domestic cats to road traffic accidents: Part 2
| Contributor(s):: Rochlitz, I.
Survey of the characteristics of cats owned by households in the UK and factors affecting their neutered status
| Contributor(s):: Murray, J. K., Roberts, M. A., Whitmarsh, A., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J.
AAFP and ISFM feline-friendly nursing care guidelines
| Contributor(s):: Carney, H. C., Little, S., Brownlee-Tomasso, D., Harvey, A. M., Mattox, E., Robertson, S., Rucinsky, R., Manley, D. S., American Association of Feline, Practitioners, International Society of Feline, Medicine
Doing right by companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Jarvis, S.
Evaluation of cerebral activity in the prefrontal cortex in mood [affective] disorders during animal-assisted therapy (AAT) by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS): a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Aoki, J., Iwahashi, K., Ishigooka, J., Fukamauchi, F., Numajiri, M., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M.
Overweight in dogs, but not in cats, is related to overweight in their owners
| Contributor(s):: Nijland, M. L., Stam, F., Seidell, J. C.
Wellbeing report highlights lack of understanding of pets' needs
Your ideal cat: insights into breed and gender differences in cat behavior
| Contributor(s):: Benjamin L. Hart, Lynette A. Hart
For a happy relationship with your cat, go beyond the looks and make your pick based on demonstrated breed behavior. This is the advice of the Harts, two experts in animal communication and behavior, whose new book takes the process of selecting a cat to the next level by offering data-based...
This page contains information on service and assistance animals used by people with disabilities.On March 15, 2011 the definition of a "service animal" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) changed and now defines a "service animal" as a dog that has been individually trained to do...
Institute for Applied Ethology and Animal Psychology (IET)
The Institute for applied Ethology and Animal Psychology, I.E.T. in the German language, is a private, scientific institute that was founded in 1991 by the internationally known behavioural researcher, Dennis C. Turner (see below). In the small, picturesque Swiss village of Hirzel, about 20 Km...
Companion Animal Behavior Program (University of California-Davis Center for Companion Animal Health)
The mission of the Center for Companion Animal Health is to provide a core program which encourages, fosters and facilitates programs in all aspects of health, well-being and disease of companion animals. This is accomplished by acting as an umbrella organization whose sole focus is to improve...
Pet Partners (Delta Society)
Pet Partners, formerly Delta Society, is an international 501(c)(3)non-profit organization that helps people live healthier and happier lives by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. We receive no government funding and rely on individuals, foundations and...
A survey of pet- and non-pet-owning Swedish adolescents: demographic differences and health issues
| Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Granstrom, F., Tillgren, P.
Current use of and attitudes towards identification in cats and dogs in veterinary clinics in Oklahoma City, USA
| Contributor(s):: Slater, M. R., Weiss, E., Lord, L. K.
Enrichment for captive tigers (Panthera tigris): current knowledge and future directions
| Contributor(s):: Szokalski, M. S., Litchfield, C. A., Foster, W. K.
Factors affecting faecal glucocorticoid levels in domestic cats (Felis catus): a pilot study with single and large multi-cat households
| Contributor(s):: Ramos, D., Arena, M. N., Reche-Junior, A., Daniel, A. G. T., Albino, M. V. C., Vasconcellos, A. S., Viau, P., Oliveira, C. A.
Human perceptions of coat color as an indicator of domestic cat personality
| Contributor(s):: Delgado, M. M., Munera, J. D., Reevy, G. M.
Inconvenient desires: should we routinely neuter companion animals?
| Contributor(s):: Palmer, C., Corr, S., Sandoe, P.
Mixed-breed guarding dogs reduce conflict between goat herders and native carnivores in Patagonia
| Contributor(s):: Gonzalez, A., Novaro, A., Funes, M., Pailacura, O., Bolgeri, M. J., Walker, S.
Public perceptions of domestic cats and preferences for feral cat management in the southeastern United States
| Contributor(s):: Loyd, K. A. T., Hernandez, S. M.
The effect of housing and handling practices on the welfare, behaviour and selection of domestic cats (Felis sylvestris catus) by adopters in an animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Gourkow, N., Fraser, D.
The epidemiology of behavioural problems in dogs and cats: a survey of veterinary practitioners
| Contributor(s):: Fatjo, J., Ruiz-de-la-Torre, J. L., Manteca, X.
The welfare of ferrets (Mustela putorius furo T): a review on the housing and management of pet ferrets
| Contributor(s):: Vinke, C. M., Schoemaker, N. J.
Wandering cats: attitudes and behaviors towards cat containment in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Toukhsati, S. R., Young, E., Bennett, P. C., Coleman, G. J.
Wild minds: what people think about animal thinking
| Contributor(s):: Maust-Mohl, M., Fraser, J., Morrison, R.
| Contributor(s):: Patronek, Gary J., Slavinski, Sally A.
Animal control in Fulton County
| Contributor(s):: Garrett, W.
Animal control in Pima County and Tucson, Arizona
| Contributor(s):: Ruff, A. J.
Animal control, birth control, and community education: impacts on the Colorado Springs pet population, 1970-1984
Animal sheltering in the United States: yesterday, today, and tomorrow
| Contributor(s):: Miller, L.
Cat killings reemphasize owner responsibility
Charlotte-Mecklenburg animal control program
| Contributor(s):: Quisenberry, D.
City of Los Angeles animal care and control
| Contributor(s):: Rush, R. I.
Comprehensive animal control
| Contributor(s):: Homes, J.
Cosmetic surgery: Customer service or professional misconduct
| Contributor(s):: Neumann, S.
Evaluation of cats fed vegetarian diets and attitudes of their caregivers
| Contributor(s):: Wakefield, L. A., Shofer, F. S., Michel, K. E.
Guidelines for police officers when responding to emergency animal incidents
| Contributor(s):: Hanyok, P. M.
Helping owners handle aggressive cats
| Contributor(s):: Hunthausen, W. L.
Human allergy to environmental pet danders: a public health perspective
| Contributor(s):: Morris, Daniel O.
Human demographics, animal demographics, human-animal interaction and the animal control program of Baltimore City
| Contributor(s):: Ross, L. H.
New York City animal control: an overview
| Contributor(s):: Kullberg, J. F.
Outdoor fecal deposition by free-roaming cats and attitudes of cat owners and nonowners toward stray pets, wildlife, and water pollution
| Contributor(s):: Dabritz, H. A., Atwill, E. R., Gardner, I. A., Miller, M. A., Conrad, P. A.
Pet (dog and cat) overpopulation in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Olson, P. N., Moulton, C.
Pet registries: well-meaning but problematic
| Contributor(s):: Hodge, G.
Pets, pet ownership and animal control: social and psychological attitudes, 1975
| Contributor(s):: Wilbur, R. H.
Reasons for liking and choosing a cat as a pet
| Contributor(s):: Podberscek, A. L., Blackshaw, J. K.
Report of The Palm Beach County Animal Regulation Division
| Contributor(s):: Moore, D.
The euthanasia decision
| Contributor(s):: Mitchener, K. L.
The euthanasia problem: How practitioners can help
| Contributor(s):: Lofflin, J.
The special welfare requirements of sick companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Turner, J.
The success of companion animal management programs--a historical and statistical review
| Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N., Wilson, A. K.
The Value of Data
When companion animals die: Caring for clients in their time of sorrow
| Contributor(s):: Carmack, B. J.
Jan 17 2013
Companion Animal Euthanasia Techniques
Jan 16 2013
Why Cats and Dogs are Different
Leishmaniasis, an emerging disease found in companion animals in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Christine A. Petersen
This review discusses leishmaniasis in cats and dogs in the United States. Leishmaniasis is endemic in Foxhound populations in the United States and is still being characterized in this group. Pathophysiology, clinical signs, transmission, immunology, and treatment are examined in this review....
Therapeutic robocat for nursing home residents with dementia: Preliminary inquiry
| Contributor(s):: Libin, Alexander, Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska
"Early" cat ownership and the risk of sensitization and allergic rhinitis in Ligurian children with respiratory symptoms
| Contributor(s):: Fasce, L., Tosca, M. A., Silvestri, M., Olcese, R., Pistorio, A., Rossi, G. A.
A survey of owners' perceptions of fear of fireworks in a sample of dogs and cats in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Dale, A. R., Walker, J. K., Farnworth, M. J., Morrissey, S. V., Waran, N. K.
A survey of the methods used in shelter and rescue programs to identify feral and frightened pet cats
| Contributor(s):: Slater, M. R., Miller, K. A., Weiss, E., Makolinski, K. V., Weisbrot, L. A.
Airborne endotoxin in homes with domestic animals: implications for cat-specific tolerance
| Contributor(s):: Platts-Mills, J. A., Custis, N. J., Woodfolk, J. A., Platts-Mills, T. A.
Association between Cryptosporidium infection and animal exposure in HIV-infected individuals
| Contributor(s):: Glaser, C. A., Safrin, S., Reingold, A., Newman, T. B.
Atopy among schoolchildren in northern and southern Sweden in relation to pet ownership and early life events
| Contributor(s):: Braback, L., Kjellman, N. I., Sandin, A., Bjorksten, B.
Attitudes of suburban Western Australians to proposed cat control legislation
| Contributor(s):: Grayson, J., Calver, M., Styles, I.
Attitudes toward and perceptions of free-roaming cats among individuals living in Ohio
| Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K.
Bartonella (Rochalimaea) antibodies, dementia, and cat ownership among men infected with human immunodeficiency virus
| Contributor(s):: Schwartzman, W. A., Patnaik, M., Angulo, F. J., Visscher, B. R., Miller, E. N., Peter, J. B.
Beneficial effects of pet ownership on some aspects of human health and behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Serpell, J.
Castration of cats on-farm - A comment
| Contributor(s):: Landals, D.
Cat allergen level: its determinants and relationship to specific IgE to cat across European centers
| Contributor(s):: Heinrich, J., Bedada, G. B., Zock, J. P., Chinn, S., Norback, D., Olivieri, M., Svanes, C., Ponzio, M., Verlato, G., Villani, S., Jarvis, D., Luczynska, C., Indoor Working Group of the European Community Respiratory Health, Survey, II
Cat and dust mite sensitivity and tolerance in relation to wheezing among children raised with high exposure to both allergens
| Contributor(s):: Erwin, E. A., Wickens, K., Custis, N. J., Siebers, R., Woodfolk, J., Barry, D., Crane, J., Platts-Mills, T. A.
Cat or dog ownership and seroprevalence of ehrlichiosis, Q fever, and cat-scratch disease
| Contributor(s):: Skerget, M., Wenisch, C., Daxboeck, F., Krause, R., Haberl, R., Stuenzner, D.
Cat ownership is a risk factor for the development of anti-cat IgE but not current wheeze at age 5 years in an inner-city cohort
| Contributor(s):: Perzanowski, M. S., Chew, G. L., Divjan, A., Johnson, A., Goldstein, I. F., Garfinkel, R. S., Hoepner, L. A., Platts-Mills, T. A., Perera, F. P., Miller, R. L.
Cats--source of protection or infection? A case-control study of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
| Contributor(s):: Xu, Z. Y., Tang, Y. W., Kan, L. Y., Tsai, T. F.
CAWC considers issues surrounding rehoming companion animals
Characterization and observation of animals responsible for rabies post-exposure treatment in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
| Contributor(s):: Reynes, J. M., Soares, J. L., Keo, C., Ong, S., Heng, N. Y., Vanhoye, B.
Childhood cat allergen exposure in three European countries: The AIRALLERG study
| Contributor(s):: Giovannangelo, M., Gehring, U., Nordling, E., Oldenwening, M., de Wind, S., Bellander, T., Almqvist, C., Heinrich, J., Hoek, G., Brunekreef, B.
Contact with livestock--a protective effect against allergies and asthma?
| Contributor(s):: Dimich-Ward, H., Chow, Y., Chung, J., Trask, C.
Current cat ownership may be associated with the lower prevalence of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and Japanese cedar pollinosis in schoolchildren in Himeji, Japan
| Contributor(s):: Kurosaka, F., Nakatani, Y., Terada, T., Tanaka, A., Ikeuchi, H., Hayakawa, A., Konohana, A., Oota, K., Nishio, H.
Current mite, cat, and dog allergen exposure, pet ownership, and sensitization to inhalant allergens in adults
| Contributor(s):: Custovic, A., Simpson, B. M., Simpson, A., Hallam, C. L., Marolia, H., Walsh, D., Campbell, J., Woodcock, A., National Asthma Campaign Manchester, Asthma, Allergy Study, Group
Direct and indirect exposure to pets - risk of sensitization and asthma at 4 years in a birth cohort
| Contributor(s):: Almqvist, C., Egmar, A. C., Hedlin, G., Lundqvist, M., Nordvall, S. L., Pershagen, G., Svartengren, M., van Hage-Hamsten, M., Wickman, M.
Dog and cat ownership among suicides and matched controls
| Contributor(s):: Helsing, K. J., Monk, M.
Dog and cat ownership, 1991-1998
| Contributor(s):: Wise, J. K., Yang, J. J.
Domestic and farm-animal exposures and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a population-based study in the San Francisco Bay Area
| Contributor(s):: Tranah, G. J., Bracci, P. M., Holly, E. A.
Domestic pets as risk factors for alveolar hydatid disease in Austria
| Contributor(s):: Kreidl, P., Allerberger, F., Judmaier, G., Auer, H., Aspock, H., Hall, A. J.
Early, current and past pet ownership: associations with sensitization, bronchial responsiveness and allergic symptoms in school children
| Contributor(s):: Anyo, G., Brunekreef, B., de Meer, G., Aarts, F., Janssen, N. A., van Vliet, P.
Effect of declining owned-cat population on veterinary practices in Sydney
| Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Fougere, B., Collins, H., Bartimote, K. M., Thomson, P. C.
Effects of dog ownership and genotype on immune development and atopy in infancy
| Contributor(s):: Gern, J. E., Reardon, C. L., Hoffjan, S., Nicolae, D., Li, Z., Roberg, K. A., Neaville, W. A., Carlson-Dakes, K., Adler, K., Hamilton, R., Anderson, E., Gilbertson-White, S., Tisler, C., Dasilva, D., Anklam, K., Mikus, L. D., Rosenthal, L. A., Ober, C., Gangnon, R., Lemanske, R. F., Jr.
Effects of early cat or dog ownership on sensitisation and asthma in a high-risk cohort without disease-related modification of exposure
| Contributor(s):: Almqvist, C., Garden, F., Kemp, A. S., Li, Q., Crisafulli, D., Tovey, E. R., Xuan, W., Marks, G. B., Investigators, Caps
Elevating cat care: CATalyst Council advances cat-friendly practice, shelter relations
Epidemiologic study of cats and dogs affected by the 1991 Oakland fire
| Contributor(s):: Heath, S. E., Kass, P., Hart, L., Zompolis, G.
Estimated and predicted changes in the cat population of Australian households from 1979 to 2005
| Contributor(s):: Baldock, F. C., Alexander, L., More, S. J.
Euthanasia of companion animals: a legal and ethical analysis
| Contributor(s):: Passantino, A., Fenga, C., Morciano, C., Morelli, C., Russo, M., Di Pietro, C., Passantino, M.
Evaluation of Petri dish sampling for assessment of cat allergen in airborne dust
| Contributor(s):: Karlsson, A. S., Hedren, M., Almqvist, C., Larsson, K., Renstrom, A.
Evaluation of Torrey and Yolken's feline viral zoonosis theory of schizophrenia
| Contributor(s):: Waltrip, R. W., 2nd
Exposure to dogs is associated with a decreased tumour necrosis factor-alpha-producing capacity in early life
| Contributor(s):: Lappalainen, M. H., Huttunen, K., Roponen, M., Remes, S., Hirvonen, M. R., Pekkanen, J.
Exposure to pets and the risk of allergic symptoms during the first 2 years of life
| Contributor(s):: Pohlabeln, H., Jacobs, S., Bohmann, J.
Extolling the benefits of microchipping
Feline diabetes mellitus in the UK: the prevalence within an insured cat population and a questionnaire-based putative risk factor analysis
| Contributor(s):: McCann, T. M., Simpson, K. E., Shaw, D. J., Butt, J. A., Gunn-Moore, D. A.
Feline-friendly handling guidelines aim for perfect veterinary visits. Veterinary team, pet owner have a hand in limiting stress in cat patients
| Contributor(s):: Nolen, R. S.
Four-year incidence of allergic sensitization among schoolchildren in a community where allergy to cat and dog dominates sensitization: report from the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden Study Group
| Contributor(s):: Ronmark, E., Perzanowski, M., Platts-Mills, T., Lundback, B.
Free-roaming urban pets
| Contributor(s):: Feldmann, B. M., Carding, T. H.
Gene-environment interaction in the onset of eczema in infancy: filaggrin loss-of-function mutations enhanced by neonatal cat exposure
| Contributor(s):: Bisgaard, H., Simpson, A., Palmer, C. N., Bonnelykke, K., McLean, I., Mukhopadhyay, S., Pipper, C. B., Halkjaer, L. B., Lipworth, B., Hankinson, J., Woodcock, A., Custovic, A.
BackgroundLoss-of-function variants in the gene encoding filaggrin (FLG) are major determinants of eczema. We hypothesized that weakening of the physical barrier in FLG-deficient individuals may potentiate the effect of environmental exposures. Therefore, we investigated whether there is an...
General concepts in zoonotic disease control
| Contributor(s):: Lappin, M. R.
HIV and pet ownership
| Contributor(s):: Downing, D.
Household pets among veterans with multiple sclerosis and age-matched controls. Pilot survey
| Contributor(s):: Norman, J. E., Jr., Cook, S. D., Dowling, P. C.
Impact of euthanasia rates, euthanasia practices, and human resource practices on employee turnover in animal shelters
| Contributor(s):: Rogelberg, S. G., Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., DiGiacomo, N., Clark, O. L., Teeter, L., Walker, A. G., Starling, P. G., Carter, N. T.
Incidence of canine rabies in N'Djamena, Chad
| Contributor(s):: Kayali, U., Mindekem, R., Yemadji, N., Oussiguere, A., Naissengar, S., Ndoutamia, A. G., Zinsstag, J.
Is Helicobacter pylori transmitted from cats to humans?
| Contributor(s):: Webb, P. M., Knight, T., Elder, J. B., Newell, D. G., Forman, D.
Longitudinal study on cat allergen exposure and the development of allergy in young children
| Contributor(s):: Chen, C. M., Rzehak, P., Zutavern, A., Fahlbusch, B., Bischof, W., Herbarth, O., Borte, M., Lehmann, I., Behrendt, H., Kramer, U., Wichmann, H. E., Heinrich, J., Group, Lisa Study
Lung function at age 3 years: effect of pet ownership and exposure to indoor allergens
| Contributor(s):: Lowe, L. A., Woodcock, A., Murray, C. S., Morris, J., Simpson, A., Custovic, A.
Man's best friend? The effect of pet ownership on house dust microbial communities
| Contributor(s):: Fujimura, K. E., Johnson, C. C., Ownby, D. R., Cox, M. J., Brodie, E. L., Havstad, S. L., Zoratti, E. M., Woodcroft, K. J., Bobbitt, K. R., Wegienka, G., Boushey, H. A., Lynch, S. V.
Managing pets with behavior problems: realistic expectations
| Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.
Meta-analysis of determinants for pet ownership in 12 European birth cohorts on asthma and allergies: a GA2LEN initiative
| Contributor(s):: Eller, E., Roll, S., Chen, C. M., Herbarth, O., Wichmann, H. E., von Berg, A., Kramer, U., Mommers, M., Thijs, C., Wijga, A., Brunekreef, B., Fantini, M. P., Bravi, F., Forastiere, F., Porta, D., Sunyer, J., Torrent, M., Host, A., Halken, S., Lodrup Carlsen, K. C., Carlsen, K. H., Wickman, M., Kull, I., Wahn, U., Willich, S. N., Lau, S., Keil, T., Heinrich, J., Working Group of, G. A. L. E. N. Work Package Birth Cohorts
Multivariate analysis of risk factors for feline hyperthyroidism in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Olczak, J., Jones, B. R., Pfeiffer, D. U., Squires, R. A., Morris, R. S., Markwell, P. J.
NAC Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study (NACMAAS): risk factors for asthma and allergic disorders in adults
| Contributor(s):: Simpson, B. M., Custovic, A., Simpson, A., Hallam, C. L., Walsh, D., Marolia, H., Campbell, J., Woodcock, A.
Obtaining a pet: realistic expectations
| Contributor(s):: Marder, A., Duxbury, M. M.
Opinions of Finnish small animal owners about surgery and pain management in small animals
| Contributor(s):: Vaisanen, M. A., Tuomikoski-Alin, S. K., Brodbelt, D. C., Vainio, O. M.
Opposing effects of cat and dog ownership and allergic sensitization on eczema in an atopic birth cohort
| Contributor(s):: Epstein, T. G., Bernstein, D. I., Levin, L., Khurana Hershey, G. K., Ryan, P. H., Reponen, T., Villareal, M., Lockey, J. E., Lemasters, G. K.
Ownership of cats or dogs does not increase exposure to Rickettsia typhi
| Contributor(s):: Wiggers, R. J., Stewart, R. S.
Paget's disease of bone and previous pet ownership in the United States: dogs exonerated
| Contributor(s):: Siris, E. S., Kelsey, J. L., Flaster, E., Parker, S.
Paget's disease of bone and unvaccinated dogs
| Contributor(s):: Khan, S. A., Brennan, P., Newman, J., Gray, R. E., McCloskey, E. V., Kanis, J. A.
Peptic ulcer disease and exposure to domestic pets
| Contributor(s):: McIsaac, W. J., Leung, G. M.
Perceptions of quality of life and priorities of owners of cats with heart disease
| Contributor(s):: Reynolds, C. A., Oyama, M. A., Rush, J. E., Rozanski, E. A., Singletary, G. E., Brown, D. C., Cunningham, S. M., Fox, P. R., Bond, B., Adin, D. B., Williams, R. M., MacDonald, K. A., Malakoff, R., Sleeper, M. M., Schober, K. E., Petrie, J. P., Hogan, D. F.
Personal endotoxin exposure in a panel study of school children with asthma
| Contributor(s):: Delfino, R. J., Staimer, N., Tjoa, T.
Pet ownership in rural Northern California (El Dorado County)
| Contributor(s):: Franti, C. E., Kraus, J. F., Borhani, N. O., Johnson, S. L., Tucker, S. D.
Pet ownership, distemper antibodies and multiple sclerosis
| Contributor(s):: Hughes, R. A., Russell, W. C., Froude, J. R., Jarrett, R. J.
Pet populations in the catchment area of the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program
| Contributor(s):: Lengerich, E. J., Teclaw, R. F., Mendlein, J. M., Mariolis, P., Garbe, P. L.
Pets, allergy and respiratory symptoms in children
| Contributor(s):: Brunekreef, B., Groot, B., Hoek, G.
Population characteristics and neuter status of cats living in households in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Chu, K., Anderson, W. M., Rieser, M. Y.
Prediction of residential pet and cockroach allergen levels using questionnaire information
| Contributor(s):: Gehring, U., Triche, E., van Strien, R. T., Belanger, K., Holford, T., Gold, D. R., Jankun, T., Ren, P., McSharry, J. E., Beckett, W. S., Platts-Mills, T. A., Chapman, M. D., Bracken, M. B., Leaderer, B. P.
Presence and timing of cat ownership by age 18 and the effect on atopy and asthma at age 28
| Contributor(s):: de Meer, G., Toelle, B. G., Ng, K., Tovey, E., Marks, G. B.
BACKGROUND: Asthma and allergic sensitization to cats frequently coexist, although recent studies show less atopic disease among people who had pets in infancy. However, no longterm evaluations have been performed thus far. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the relationship between cat ownership...
Prevalence and risk factors for feline obesity in a first opinion practice in Glasgow, Scotland
| Contributor(s):: Courcier, E. A., O'Higgins, R., Mellor, D. J., Yam, P. S.
| Contributor(s):: Bande, F., Arshad, S. S., Hassan, L., Zakaria, Z., Sapian, N. A., Rahman, N. A., Alazawy, A.
Prevalence of intestinal parasites in private-household cats in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Itoh, N., Ikegami, H., Takagi, M., Ito, Y., Kanai, K., Chikazawa, S., Hori, Y., Hoshi, F., Higuchi, S.
Prevalence of rhinitis, pillow type and past and present ownership of furred pets
| Contributor(s):: Frosh, A. C., Sandhu, G., Joyce, R., Strachan, D. P.
Previous pet ownership and Paget's disease
| Contributor(s):: Holdaway, I. M., Ibbertson, H. K., Wattie, D., Scragg, R., Graham, P.
Proportion of pet cats registered with a veterinary practice and factors influencing registration in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Murray, J. K., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J.
Respiratory symptoms and hamsters or other pets: a large-sized population survey in Saitama Prefecture
| Contributor(s):: Suzuki, K., Kayaba, K., Tanuma, T., Kitazawa, J., Yanagawa, H.
Results of the 2002 AVMA survey of US pet-owning households regarding use of veterinary services and expenditures
| Contributor(s):: Wise, J. K., Heathcott, B. L., Shepherd, A. J., Avma