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  1. A survey of elderly dog and cat owners and their attitudes to their pets

    Contributor(s):: Y. Tokura, K. Noda, M. Azuma, M. Kato, T. Kobayashi, N. Kajiwara, K. Endo

  2. Cats and domestication – a road less travelled

    Contributor(s):: Claire Hargrave

    Cats are the favoured domestic companion in the USA and their numbers are closely approaching that status in the UK. Yet the cat’s motivation for their behaviours, particularly those that stretch the limits of the human–cat bond, remain a mystery to many owners. By looking at the...

  3. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Cat Care and Needs Scale (CCANS)

    Contributor(s):: Mikel M Delgado, Gretchen M. Reevy

    The objective of this study was to develop a brief scale, primarily intended for research applications, that measures how well people report meeting the welfare needs of their pet cats. The practice of keeping cats as a companion animal has increased, and despite their popularity, many cats...

  4. Qualified "in shelter" dogs' evaluation and training to promote successful dog-human relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Marilena Sticco, Roberto Trentini, Pia Lucidi

    The phenomenon of dogs’ relinquishment in Italy has become a social evil, although many laws exist to regulate animal protection and lately, the act of abandonment has become criminalised (law n.189/2004, enforced by law n.201/2010). Adop tion fro m shelters seems t o be the only way to...

  5. Canine separation anxiety: strategies for treatment and management

    | Contributor(s):: RJ Sargisson

  6. Goodbye to a Good Friend: An Exploration of the Re-Homing of Cats and Dogs in the U.S.

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Weiss, Shannon Gramann, C. Victor Spain, Margaret Slater

    When dogs and cats are not retained in a home, they are re-homed to somewhere, and while there is a collection of research around relinquishment to shelters, little is known about the general re-homing picture. A cross sectional random digit dial survey was conducted with an aim to learn more...

  7. Experiences with a prescribed emotional support animal: A qualitative inquiry

    | Contributor(s):: Kristy R. Becraft

  8. Pet ownership and health

    | Contributor(s):: Judith M. Siegel

  9. Percepción de los Beneficios de los Animales de Compañía para los Adultos Mayores con Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2

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    | Contributor(s):: B. Hugues H., A. M. Alvarez A., L. Castelo E., L. Ledon L., M. Mendoza T., E. Dominguez A.

  10. Percepción de los Beneficios de la Tenencia de Animales de Compañía para las Personas de la Mediana Edad con Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2

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    | Contributor(s):: B. Hughes H., A. M. Alvarez A, L. Castelo E., L. Ledon L., M. Mendoza T., E. Dominguez A.

  11. Association between pet ownership and coronary artery disease in a Chinese population

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    | Contributor(s):: Zhi-Yong Xie, Di Zhao, Bing-Rui Chen, You-Nan Wang, Yao Ma, Hao-Jie Shi, Yang Yang, Ze-Mu Wang, Lian-Sheng Wang

    A number of studies have suggested the benefits of pet ownership to human health, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, there are few findings regarding pet ownership and coronary artery disease (CAD). The objective of this study is to investigate the...

  12. Behind the Scenes

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    | Contributor(s):: Frania Shelley-Grielen

    In the first of a four-part article, Frania Shelley-Grielen addresses the lack of regulation in the pet care and services industry, and wonders how standards can be improved for pets and their ownersAmericans love pets. We love them so much that most of us, or 68 percent of us, live with...

  13. The Pet Keeping Industry in the American City

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    | Contributor(s):: Irus Braverman

    Two years ago, my now nine-year-old daughter decided that she, too, wants in on the American dream. A family without a dog is incomplete, so the dominant narrative around us seems to dictate – and that narrative was readily picked up by my daughter and, subsequently, by her younger sister...

  14. (Just) a walk with the dog? Animal geographies and negotiating walking spaces

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    | Contributor(s):: Thomas Fletcher, Louise Platt

    In this paper we present findings from interviews conducted with people who walk with dogs. Drawing on new walking studies and animal geographies as our theoretical framework, we adopt the view that walking is more than just walking; it is often a highly sensual and complex activity. We argue...

  15. Dogs: A Prescription for Health Issues?

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    | Contributor(s):: Denise Magallon

    The human-­‐animal bond has been seen throughout many generations. Pet owners, especially those who own dogs, are known to live a different lifestyle than non-­‐pet owners. However, the individuals who can receive the most benefits from dogs are those with certain psychological and...

  16. So You Have A Dog?

    | Contributor(s):: Donald Irwin Craig

      So You Have a Dog? © Donald I. Craig, Jr., 2014 “We have had civilizations without horses and even civilizations without the wheel, but never civilizations without dogs.  No dogs, no humanity.” – Piero Scanziani, Italian...

  17. So You Have A Dog?

    | Contributor(s):: Donald Irwin Craig, Donald I. Craig

    Responsibilities of dog ownership and benefits of a family dog.

  18. In the Eye of the Beholder: Owner Preferences for Variations in Cats' Appearances with Specific Focus on Skull Morphology

    | Contributor(s):: Mark J Farnworth, Rowena M.A. Packer, Lorena Sordo, Ruoning Chen, Sarah M. A. Caney, Danielle A Gunn-Moore

    Changes in the popularity of cat breeds are largely driven by human perceptions of, and selection for, phenotypic traits including skull morphology. The popularity of breeds with altered skull shapes appears to be increasing, and owner preferences are an important part of this dynamic. This...

  19. Surrenderers' Relationships with Cats Admitted to Four Australian Animal Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Zito, Mandy Paterson, John Morton, Di Vankan, Pauleen Bennett, Jacquie Rand, Clive J.C. Phillips

    The surrender of cats to animal shelters results in financial, social and moral burdens for the community. Correlations of caretaking and interactions with surrendered cats were calculated, to understand more about humans’ relationships with surrendered cats and the contribution of...

  20. Search Methods Used to Locate Missing Cats and Locations Where Missing Cats Are Found

    | Contributor(s):: Liyan Huang, Marcia Coradini, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Kat Albrecht, Brigid Wasson

    A least 15% of cat owners lose their pet in a five-year period and some are never found. This paper reports on data gathered from an online questionnaire that asked questions regarding search methods used to locate missing cats and locations where missing cats were found. The most important...