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Development and evaluation of a canine and feline welfare assessment tool for use in companion animal veterinary clinics
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| 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.
Behaviors indicative of attachment with pets scale: an adaptation of the attachment during stress scale for companion animals
| Journal Articles | 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...
Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
| Journal Articles | 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...
Human-cat relationship in an oceanic biosphere reserve: the case of La Palma Island, Canary archipelago
| Journal Articles | 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...
Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts
| Journal Articles | 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...
Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
| Journal Articles | 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...
Assessment of acute pain in cats: signs, tools and limitations
| Journal Articles | 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,...
Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao
| Journal Articles | 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...
Toileting troubles part 1: factors influencing house soiling in cats and dogs
| Journal Articles | 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...
Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris) in central India
| Journal Articles | 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...
Exploring children's perspectives on the welfare needs of pet animals
| Journal Articles | 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....
The emotional lives of companion animals: attachment and subjective claims by owners of cats and dogs
| Journal Articles | 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...
Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States
| Journal Articles | 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...
The Human-Animal Interaction Scale: development and evaluation
| Journal Articles | 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...
Examining differences between homebound older adult pet owners and non-pet owners in depression, systemic inflammation, and executive function
| Journal Articles | 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...
Thinking about cats or dogs provides relief from social rejection
| Journal Articles | 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...
An investigation of the Rusbult Investment Model of commitment in relationships with pets
| Journal Articles | 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...