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  1. Infants' Daily Experience With Pets and Their Scanning of Animal Faces

    Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Karinna Hurley, Lisa M Oakes

    Very little is known about the effect of pet experience on cognitive development in infancy. In Experiment 1, we document in a large sample (N = 1270) that 63% of families with infants under 12 months have at least one household pet. The potential effect on development is significant as the...

  2. Common Risk Factors for Urinary House Soiling (Periuria) in Cats and Its Differentiation: The Sensitivity and Specificity of Common Diagnostic Signs

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    | Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn (editor), Ana Maria Barcelos, Kevin McPeake, Nadja Affenzeller, Daniel Simon Mills

    Urinary house soiling (periuria) in the home is a common but serious behaviour problem in cats. Although many specific risk factors and triggers have been postulated, their importance is largely unknown. This study assessed: (1) the significance of purported risk factors for periuria as well as...

  3. Cost of Owning a Dog

    This resource guide walks through a detailed outline of the financial commitment necessary to plan for a beneficial outcome for both dog and the owner(s).

  4. Expectations for dog ownership: Perceived physical, mental and psychosocial health consequences among prospective adopters

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Powell, Debbie Chia, Paul McGreevy, Anthony L Podberscek, Kate M. Edwards, Brendon Neilly, Adam J Gustaella, Vanessa Lee, Emmanuel Stamatakis

    Dog ownership is popular worldwide, with most human-dog dyads forming successful attachment bonds. However, millions of dogs are surrendered to animal shelters annually, possibly due to mismatches between owner expectations and the realities of dog ownership. The aim of the current study was to...

  5. Did Harvey Learn from Katrina? Initial Observations of the Response to Companion Animals during Hurricane Harvey

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    | Contributor(s):: Steve Glassey

    The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 became the genesis of animal emergency management and created significant reforms in the US particularly the passage of the Pets Emergency and Transportation Standards Act in 2006 that required state and local emergency management arrangements to be...

  6. "Pets Negotiable": How Do the Perspectives of Landlords and Property Managers Compare with Those of Younger Tenants with Dogs?

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    | Contributor(s):: Taryn M. Graham, Katrina J. Milaney, Cindy L. Adams, Melanie J Rock

    In rental housing policy, pets are rarely considered as valued household members. Instead, landlords and property managers are often permitted to ban pets outright, or to advertise them as merely negotiable in their listings for rental housing. In fact, previous research has shown that moving...

  7. My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals. Leslie Irvine. Reviewed by Tiffany A. Parsons

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    | Contributor(s):: Tiffany Parsons

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  8. Pet Ownership Calculator

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  9. U.S. Pet Ownership Statistics

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  10. Pets by the Numbers

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  11. Human Animal Interaction:Optimizing HAI Costs & Benefits: Study of Expert Opinion in Japan & Rest of World

    | Contributor(s):: TR Zengage

  12. Encouraging pet-friendly housing while protecting landlords from liability

    | Contributor(s):: Laurel Palluzi

  13. Social-emotional adjustment and pet ownership among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Ward, Nicole Arola, Amy Bohnert, Rebecca Lieb

    Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often experience poor social-emotional adjustment and interactions with peers, but taking care of a family pet may serve as a buffer. This study utilized 81 parent-adolescent dyads to examine how dimensions of pet ownership (responsibility,...

  14. Dog Ownership, Attachment and Overall Wellbeing among Young Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Kasiani Michalopoulos

  15. Contributory Role of Pet Attitude, Attachment Styles, Social Support and Loneliness in Well Being of Young Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Tapasri Das, Anindita Chaudhuri

        

  16. Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.

    | Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky

  17. Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development

    | Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix

  18. Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children

    | Contributor(s):: Maxwell D. Rappoport

  19. Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal

    | Contributor(s):: Sabine B. J. Volkmann

  20. Complicated grief therapy in pet loss: A clinical case study

    | Contributor(s):: Valerie Russell