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  1. Human-cat interactions in the home setting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mertens, C.

    Unmanipulated human-cat interactions in established relationships and in the common but very complex home setting are described and analyzed quantitatively. Fifty-one cat-owning Swiss families were visited in their homes. In a total of 504 hours of observation, the interspecific interactions of...

  2. Responsiveness and perceived intelligence as predictors of speech addressed to cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sims, V. K., Chin, M. G.

    Speech addressed to a cat was examined to test whether the use of child-directed language (CDL) with a companion animal is related to perceived intelligence of a listener and/or listener responsiveness. Fifty-one undergraduates briefly entertained a cat using a toy, and the vast majority of these...

  3. Use of feral cats in psychotherapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wells, E. S., Rosen, L. W., Walshaw, S.

    Animal-assisted therapy typically involves the use of domesticated, well controlled animals that are trained to permit approach behavior and interaction by patients. This report describes the use of undomesticated, feral cats as adjuncts to psychotherapy. This approach provides advantages not...

  4. Responses of pet cats to being held by an unfamiliar person, from weaning to three years of age

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lowe, S. E., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    We have determined the extent to which individual responses of domestic cats on being handled by an unfamiliar person are stable between 2 and 33 months of age. Twenty-nine household cats from nine litters were tested at 2, 4, 12, 24 and 33 months of age, by being held for 1 minute by a standard,...

  5. Experimental analysis of human-cat interactions during first encounters

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mertens, C., Turner, D. C.

    The goal of our study was to describe tween a human and a cat and to determine the social behavior during the first encounter beinfluence of the sex of the cat, individuality of the cat, activity state of the person, and person type on the cat's behavior; and the influence of the age and sex...

  6. How depressive moods affect the behavior of singly living persons toward their cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rieger, G., Turner, D. C.

    This study investigated how depressive feelings affect the behavior of singly living persons toward their cats. Data from 47 women and 49 men, who were visited at home for one two-hour observation session, were used for the analyses. Just prior to and after the observations, participants filled...

  7. Singly living people and their cats: a study of human mood and subsequent behavior

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turner, D. C., Rieger, G.

    We sought to examine how cat owners' moods correlated with subsequent interactions with their cats. Such a relationship has not been previously documented. Data from 47 women and 49 men living alone with their cats were collected. Participants were visited at their homes for one two-hour session...

  8. Spouses and cats and their effects on human mood

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turner, D. C., Rieger, G., Gygax, L.

    Previous data indicated that cats influence the moods of singly living people only by decreasing negative moods, while not affecting positive moods. In this study, it was investigated if such an effect could be replicated, was comparable to the effect of a human partner and related to the owner's...

  9. The impact of paternity and early socialisation on the development of cats' behaviour to people and novel objects

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McCune, S.

    37 kittens, the offspring of an 'unfriendly' or 'friendly' father, were handled between 2 and 12 weeks of age (socialised) or received no handling (unsocialised); the response to a familiar person, a stranger and a novel object were tested when the kittens were 1 year old. Offspring from the...

  10. Pet therapy evaluated. The Kingsmead cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Newberry, S. R.

  11. Human-animal relationship of owners of normal and overweight cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kienzle, E., Bergler, R.

  12. The heart of the matter--cats and cardiovascular health

    Journal Articles

  13. Companion animals: social support for orthopedic clients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carmack, B. J.

  14. Pet therapy--our working cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hennah, B. M.

  15. Companion cats and the social support systems of men with AIDS

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Castelli, P., Hart, L. A., Zasloff, R. L.

  16. Physiological responses by college students to a dog and a cat: Implications for pet therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Somerville, John W., Kruglikova, Yana A., Robertson, Renee L., Hanson, Leta M., MacLin, Otto H.

  17. Attachment to feline companions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zasloff, Ruth L., Kidd, Aline H.

  18. Katten en patiënten met schizofrenie: Een goed samengaan?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): de Kok, Y.

  19. How should we study social intelligence in cats?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Saito, Atsuko, Shinozuka, Kazutaka

  20. Pet ownership, social support, and one-year survival after acute myocardial infarction in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST)

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Friedmann, Erika, Thomas, Sue A.

  21. Bobbi girl -- the healing cat

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anshara, S.

  22. Love, safety, and companionship: the human-animal bond and Latino families

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Faver, C. A., Cavazos, A. M., Jr.

  23. Purr-fect bedside manner?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, J. E.

  24. Top employee sleeps on the job

    Journal Articles

  25. Evaluation of a companion animal program on a continuing care psychiatric unit

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cassidy, K., Webb, L., McKeown, D., Stiles, T.

  26. The cat's meow... "Going to the dogs... for help" (November 2000)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Campbell, S.

  27. Pet therapy -- cats, dogs ... and llamas

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paquin, T.

  28. Standard life. The place of dogs and cats in the modern NHS

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, D.

  29. Pets, families and interactions: human-cat interactions: relationships with, and breed differences between, non-pedigree, Persian and Siamese cats

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Turner, Dennis C.

  30. The human-cat relationship

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Karsh, Eileen B., Turner, Dennis C.

  31. Medical applications of the human-companion animal bond: pet facilitated therapy in human health care

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Cass, Jules

  32. Animals and people: the tie between: the effects of early handling on the development of social bonds between cats and people

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Karsh, Eileen B.

  33. Relationship of pets to family life style or personality factors: factors influencing the socialization of cats to people

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Karsh, Eileen B.

  34. Factors influencing the temporal patterns of dyadic behaviours and interactions between domestic cats and their owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wedl, M., Bauer, B., Gracey, D., Grabmayer, C., Spielauer, E., Day, J., Kotrschal, K.

  35. Snuggles, my cotherapist, and other animal tales in life and therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Imber-Black, E.

  36. A Comparative Study of the Use of Visual Communicative Signals in Interactions Between Dogs (Canis familiaris) and Humans and Cats (Felis catus) and Humans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miklósi, Áam, Pongrácz, Péter, Lakatos, Gabriella, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

  37. My lucky experience with cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Grewal, R.

  38. Experimental evaluation of attachment behaviors in owned cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edwards, Claudia, Heiblum, Moisés, Tejeda, Alberto, Galindo, Francisco

  39. Friends with benefits: on the positive consequences of pet ownership

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McConnell, A. R., Brown, C. M., Shoda, T. M., Stayton, L. E., Martin, C. E.

  40. Mental zoo : animals in the human mind and its pathology

    Books | Contributor(s): Akhtar, Salman, Volkan, Vamik D.

  41. Pet ownership and children's self-esteem in the context of war

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kerestes, Gordana, Arambasic, Lidija, Kuterovac-Jagodic, Gordana, Vizek-Vidovic, Vlasta

    The aim of this study was to examine possible beneficial effects of pet ownership on the self-esteem of war-traumatized school children. The Croatian version of Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale was administered to three groups of elementary school children of both sexes, grades 5 to 8, all severely...

  42. Truth about cats and dogs: weighing the pros and cons of pet therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vickery, Kathleen

  43. Pets, attachment, and well-being across the life cycle

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sable, Pat

  44. Overweight in dogs, but not in cats, is related to overweight in their owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nijland, M. L., Stam, F., Seidell, J. C.

    Objective To quantify the environmental component of aetiology of overweight and obesity by examining the relationship between the degree of overweight in dogs and cats and the degree of overweight in their owners. Design Cross-sectional study. Main outcome measures of the owners were...

  45. Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Glenn N. Levine, Karen Allen, Lynne T. Braun, Hayley E. Christian, Erika Friedmann, Kathryn A. Taubert, Sue Ann Thomas, Deborah L. Wells, Richard A. Lange

    The purpose of this American Heart Association Scientific Statement is to critically assess the data regarding the influence of pet ownership on the presence and reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular disease risk.

  46. Tails of animal attraction: Incorporating the feline into the family

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hilary Downey, Sarah Ellis

    Increased urbanization and female employment have led to the cat overtaking the dog as the companion animal of preference. However, this article looks beyond lifestyle changes as reasons for the popularity of the cat. The article explores the emotional consumer-socialization process involving...

  47. Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet

    Books | Contributor(s): Bradshaw, John

  48. The truth about cats and dogs: Are there genetic influences on pet ownership

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Spotts, Erica L., Lichtenstein, Paul, Neiderhiser, Jenae M.

  49. Cultural differences in human-cat relations

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Turner, Dennis C., Waiblinger, Eva, Fehlbaum, Barbara

  50. Health in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3 study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Enmarker, I., Hellzen, O., Ekker, K., Berg, A. G.

  51. Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.

  52. Cat therapy as an alternative form of animal-assisted therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Goleman, M., Drozd, L., Karpinski, M., Czyzowski, P.

  53. Willow the Comfort Cat

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Werre, Carla

  54. [Drs. Dog and Cat - animals as good doctors]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bublak, R.

  55. Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Enmarker, I., Hellzen, O., Ekker, K., Berg, A. G.

    Objective: Depression constitutes a major health problem for older people, in this study defined as people 65 years of age and older. Previous studies have shown that mental health among older people who live with animals could be improved, but contrary results exist as well. Therefore, the...

  56. [Children and animals: about sense and nonsense of development promoting animal contact and animal assisted interventions]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hoff, T.

  57. Animal-assisted interventions: making better use of the human-animal bond

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mills, D., Hall, S.

  58. Walking the dog: The effect of pet ownership on human health and health behaviors

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Utz, Rebecca L.

  59. Daily rhythm of total activity pattern in domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus) maintained in two different housing conditions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Piccione, G., Marafioti, S., Giannetto, C., Panzera, M., Fazio, F.

    Housing conditions and human presence have been shown to have an influence on daily amount of activity in herbivores. Only few studies on the behavior of cats and interactions between cat and human were conducted, and these few works are referred to cats housed in laboratories. At the same way,...

  60. Cat Cafés, Affective Labor, and the Healing Boom in Japan

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Plourde, Lorraine

  61. Factors related to type of companion pet owned by older women

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gulick, E. E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  62. The photographed cat picturing human-feline ties, 1890-1940

    Books | Contributor(s): Arluke, Arnold , Rolfe, Lauren

  63. No buddy left behind : bringing U.S. troops' dogs and cats safely home from the combat zone

    Books | Contributor(s): Crisp, Terri, Hurn, Cynthia

  64. Sociality motivation and anthropomorphic thinking about pets

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paul, E. S., Moore, A., McAinsh, P., Symonds, E., McCune, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    Sociality motivation, the need to feel socially connected with others, has been proposed as an important determinant of individual variation in anthropomorphic thinking. Specifically, it has been suggested that people who are socially isolated or disconnected will tend to infer more human-like...

  65. Interactions between Cats and Humans in a Natural Setting: Human Verbalizations and Feline Vocalizations

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rubi, Serge

  66. Early human handling in non-weaned piglets: effects on behaviour and body weight

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Oliveira, D. de, Costa, M. J. R. P. da, Zupan, M., Rehn, T., Keeling, L. J.

    Early handling of animals including tactile stimulation (TS) has been shown to have beneficial effects on the physical and psychological development of species where considerable maternal interaction, e.g. in the form of licking, already occurs. But little is known about the magnitude of these...

  67. Decoding the Cat

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Calderone, Julia

  68. Dogs and cats can seriously improve your child's health

    Journal Articles