The role of the domestic cat in relation to game birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon
Theses | Contributor(s): Nils Norman Nilsson
The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the importance of the domestic cat in the Willamette Valley as a game bird predator; additional reasons were to learn more of its life history and food habits, and to analyze the popular belief that the cat, feral or non-feral, is the greatest...
Practically Emotional: An Anthropological Investigation of the Relationship Between Humans and Dogs
Theses | Contributor(s): Mairin Din
In this study, I explore the human-dog dynamic as it has appeared historically and in contemporary times. I show how dogs' services to humans have shifted from being predominantly practical to predominantly emotional; in modern societies, humans tend to value the emotional labor dogs perform...
Odering the Feral Cat: Stakeholder Perspectives on Cat Overpopulation
Theses | Contributor(s): Kyle Hutson
This paper discusses the historical and cultural ways in which people attempt to order the domestic cat both spatially and conceptually, with special attention to how this ordering influences perceptions of feral cats. Feral cats are unowned or semi-owned and live entirely unconfined to a home,...
Income Elasticity of Expenditures on Pets
Theses | Contributor(s): Andrew Allen Ehlert
The popular media contains many articles that cite an increase in pet ownership costs. However, limited econometric research has been done to examine consumer spending on pets. The purpose of this study was to determine the income elasticity of spending on pets in the United States. Income...
Use of Animal Imagery in Magazine Advertisements
Theses | Contributor(s): Kimberly Nicole Moyers
Formal Abstract N/A.This study used content analysis to look at many advertisements featuringanimals. Looking at this area of advertising assists in discovery of the use of animals forproducts or services advertised in magazines.
Embodied Cognition and Representation in Domesticated Dogs
Theses | Contributor(s): Kate Oslo
Embodied cognition is a relatively recent approach in the philosophy of mind. Similarly, the volume of research into dog cognition has increased in the last decade and is set to keep on growing as we learn more about the animals with which we have associated for so long. This thesis argues that...
Effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on institutionalized and noninstitutionalized adolescents' perception of counselor credibility
Theses | Contributor(s): Brenda Joy Wilbanks
Results of previous studies in the field of pet therapy have indicated that pets may alter people's perception of their environment and even change the way people are perceived by others. The present study investigated the effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on...
Wolves in human-dominated landscapes of Northwestern Iberian Peninsula
Theses | Contributor(s): Luis Llaneza Rodriguez
This thesis has focused on the study of different aspects of wolf (Canis lupus) ecology to try explain its presence and persistence in human-dominated landscapes. We analyzed factors affecting the presence of the wolf in relation to the availability of food, landscape features and human...
Rigging a horse and rider: simulating the predictable and repetitive movement of the rider
Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Lynn Kuhnel
It is nice to give animators artistic freedom, but having to animate every bounce, sway, and counter-balancing movement of a rider on a horse isn't freedom at all. It is painstaking labor that could easily be prevented with an effective character setup. If an animation piece is only going to...
Перспективи повернення збору з власників собак до підсистеми місцевого оподаткування України
Theses | Contributor(s): Віталій Валерійович Письменний, Vitaliy Pysmennyi
Вивчено досвід оподаткування власників собак у Німеччині, де функціонує ефективна система володіння й утримання тварин. Виявлено недоліки механізму справляння збору з власників собак в нашій державі та вироблено практичні рекомендації щодо його вдосконалення. Обґрунтовано, що разом зі...
The Semiotic Grounds of Animal Assistance: Sign Use of Guide Dogs and Their Visually Impaired Handlers
Theses | Contributor(s): Riin Magnus
Materiaalne linnakeskkond ja selles kehtivad käitumisreeglid sisaldavad kindlaid ootusi märgisüsteemide suhtes, mille abil keskkonda kasutada. Juhtkoera ja nägemispuudega inimese märgisüsteemide kombinatsioon eeldab olemasolevate ootustega kohanemist, aga loob ka...
The changing social meanings of pets and their alternative futures
Theses | Contributor(s): Ya-ling Chou
Veterinarian communication and its impact on dog and cat owners' satisfaction with care, trust, compliance and the veterinary care a pet receives
Theses | Contributor(s): Roy Spigelman
This explorative study aims to investigate how veterinarian communication and veterinarian-owner relations influence dog and cat owner satisfaction, trust, compliance and the amount of veterinary care a pet receives. It also briefly explores owners’ general knowledge about their dog or...
Expenditure tendencies of pet owner: influence of pet utilities
Theses | Contributor(s): Chung-Hui Tu
Comparison of the legislation regarding dangerous dogs between five federal states of Germany
Theses | Contributor(s): Katharina Hoppe
Every single federal state of Germany regulates the issue of dangerous dogs individually. There are two legislations on federal level concerning dangerous dogs, the Act on restriction of keeping or importing dangerous dogs into the inland (Gesetz zur Beschränkung des Verbringens oder der...
New trends in feline breeding : (Literature review)
Theses | Contributor(s): Daniela Jasmin Busse
A responsible breeder will first assure that all the environmental circumstances are given for his cats to live in a healthy, stress free environment, with the substantial care he can provide them. He will have good knowledge of his breeds and their genetic beckground and adjust his breeding...
The handling of stray dogs in Norway and Hungary : The operation of Budadogs
Theses | Contributor(s): Caroline Holtet
Many countries in Europe have so called stray dogs,Hungary is one of them. Norway does not have a problem with stray dogs due to a well function society, strict animal welfare law and generally high standard of living, so the term “stray dog” is not in use in Norway. The aim of my...
Importation of Stray Dogs from Hungary and Romania to Norway
Theses | Contributor(s): Julie Jahren Holter
The aim of this thesis was to highlight the different factors playing a part in the discussion of importation of stray dogs to Norway. Several aspects of the discussion have been mentioned. It has been proved that an increasing number of stray dogs are being imported, especially after the new...
The Control of Notifiable Zoonotic Diseases in Pet Animals in Sweden
Theses | Contributor(s): Cathrine Ericson
Zoonotic diseases are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. There are multiple ways for humans to acquire a zoonotic disease. Zoonoses can spread either from direct contact with a carrier or sick animal, ingestion of contaminated feedstuff or have an indirect or environmental...
The criminal and criminological aspects of animal abuse - Animal abuse and the link between animal abuse and violence towards humans
Theses | Contributor(s): Hognestad Helle
What is animal abuse? When asking this question most likely you would get many different answers. A statement published by an animal rights organizationi characterizes animal abuse as “any use or treatment of animals that seems unnecessarily cruel, regardless of whether the act is against...