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Depression, loneliness, and pet attachment in homebound older adult cat and dog owners
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sandy M. Branson, Lisa Boss, Stanley Cron, Dennis C. Turner
Background: Companion animals may reduce depression and loneliness in socially isolated homebound older adults. However, whether owning a cat or dog is more beneficial in this population remains...
The journey of saving strays | Kiran Maheen | TEDxFASTLahore
Kiran Maheen talks about her journey and efforts to look after the largely ignored stray animals. Ms. Kiran is the founder of Todd’s Welfare Society (TWS), an animal rescue and...
Potential Role of Pet Cats As a Sentinel Species for Human Exposure to Flame Retardants
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Luis A. Henríquez-Hernández, Elena Carretón, María Camacho, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso, Luis D. Boada, Verónica Bernal Martín, Yaiza Falcón Cordón, Soraya Falcón Cordón, Manuel Zumbado, Octavio P. Luzardo
Flame retardants are a wide group of chemicals used by the industry to avoid combustion of materials. These substances are commonly found in plastics, electronic equipment, fabrics, and in many...
Aging and Veterinary Care of Cats, Dogs, and Horses through the Records of Three University Veterinary Hospitals
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bruno Cozzi, Cristina Ballarin, Roberto Mantovani, Ada Rota
The present article examines over 63,000 medical records belonging to the Veterinary Hospitals of the Universities of Bologna, Torino, and Padova, all in Northern Italy, and relative to dogs...
Feeders of Free-Roaming Cats: Personal Characteristics, Feeding Practices, and Data on Cat Health and Welfare in an Urban Setting of Israel
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Idit Gunther, Tal Raz, Yehonatan Even Zor, Yuval Bachowski, Eyal Klement
Cat feeders serve as an important source of available food for free-roaming cats (FRCs) and can play a central role in providing data on FRC distribution, welfare, and health. Data on cat feeder...
Feline Obesity in Veterinary Medicine: Insights from a Thematic Analysis of Communication in Practice
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alexandra M. Phillips, Jason B. Coe, Melanie J. Rock, Cindy L. Adams
Feline obesity has become a common disease and important animal welfare issue. Little is known about how, or how often, veterinarians and feline-owning clients are addressing obesity during...
Household Food Items Toxic to Dogs and Cats
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cristina Cortinovis, Francesca Caloni
Several foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption can be toxic to dogs and cats. Food-associated poisoning cases involving the accidental ingestion of chocolate and chocolate-based...
Baby Steps: Minnesota Raises Certain Forms of Animal Cruelty to Felony Status
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Corwin R. Kruse
The relationships between humans and animals are complex and contradictory; we welcome them into our homes and treat them as members of the family, yet we inflict upon them all...
Protecting Cats and Dogs in Order to Protect Humans: Making the Case for a Felony Companion Animal Statute in Mississippi
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Deborah Challener
During the 2010 session of the Mississippi legislature, Senator Billy Hewes (R-Gulfport) introduced Senate Bill No. 2623 which, inter alia, made it a felony to "with malice torture, mutilate,...
Dialogic dogs and phatic felines: speaking to and through our pets
| Theses | Contributor(s): Nicole M. Dufour
While many pet owners acknowledge that they speak to their pet, Pet Communication has remained mostly overlooked by researchers. Through discourse analysis, this thesis is an attempt to analyze...
Problematising upstream technology through speculative design: the case of quantified cats and dogs
| Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Shaun Lawson, Ben Kirman, Conor Linehan, Tom Feltwell, Lisa Hopkins
There is growing interest in technology that quantifies aspects of our lives. This paper draws on critical practice and speculative design to explore, question and problematise the ultimate...
Therapy cat in the library media center
| Theses | 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,...
Cougar-human entanglements on Vancouver Island : relational agency and space
| Theses | 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...
Lasten Lemmikistä koko perheen Lemmikiksi : Mitä aikuiset ajattelevat Lemmikki-lehdestä ja millaista sisältöä he lehteen haluavat?
| Theses | 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...
Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults
| Theses | 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:...
Governing Pet Love: 'Crazy Cat Ladies,' Cultural Discourse, and the Spatial Logics of Inter-Species Intimacies
| Theses | 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...
Development and evaluation of a canine and feline welfare assessment tool for use in companion animal veterinary clinics
| Theses | 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....
Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team
| Journal Articles | 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...
Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship
| Journal Articles | 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...
Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Melchers, V.
This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.