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 closed questions in order to obtain qualitative and quantitative data. Pets owners (n=453) were approached at his residence to collect data. Deliberately sought to identify some places where the collections were made, so that comtemplasse high class neighborhoods, medium, and low. The results were processed using IBM SPSS Statistics software, which were made the descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. Among the participants tutors, 77.04% were adults, and 57.80% females, where the majority had household income of up to three minimum wages (62.5%) and completed high school (30.2%) where 81% had pets, with prevalence for dogs (81.5%). It found an average of 1.2 animals per household, acquired mainly by adoption (40.73%) and 47.09% created for company. It was found that only 6% received all vaccines, where 47.46% of the tutors did not know or did not remember what it was zoonoses and 42.2% provided home-cooked food, 8.6% adopt castration techniques and 44.7% claim routinely go to pet shops. It needs greater awareness of the population to care for the handling of animals reducing the risks of diseases, especially zoonoses.
|Publication Title||Acta Veterinaria Brasilica|
|Author Address||Universidade Federal Rural da Amazonia-UFRA, Paragominas, PA, Brazil.firstname.lastname@example.org|
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