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  1. Optimisation of Scores Generated by an Online Feline Health–Related Quality of Life (HRQL) Instrument to Assist the Veterinary User Interpret Its Results

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vinny Davies, Jacqueline Reid, E. Marian Scott

    Using methodology previously described for the dog health-related quality of life (HRQL) tool (VetMetricaTM), the aim was to optimize the scores profile of a comparable feline online HRQL instrument for monitoring HRQL in cats, to assist in its interpretation. Measuring HRQL helps quantify the...

  2. A Review of Medical Conditions and Behavioral Problems in Dogs and Cats

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tomàs Camps, Marta Amat, Xavier Manteca

    Not all animals behave identically when faced with the same situation. These individual differences in the expression of their behavior could be due to many factors, including medical conditions. These medical problems can change behavior directly or indirectly. The aims of this review are to...

  3. Demographics and outcome of dogs and cats enrolled in the PetSafe program at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine: 2004–2019

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Georgitta J. Valiyamattam, Janice Kritchevsky, Alan M. Beck

  4. [SARS-CoV-2 infections in cats, dogs, and other animal species: Findings on infection and data from Switzerland]

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chan, T., Klaus, J., Meli, M. L., Hofmann-Lehmann, R.

    The pandemic with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has led to infections and deaths worldwide. Apart from humans, certain animal species are susceptible to the viral infection. Spillover between humans and animals is favored by close contact; thus, surveillance of animals is an important...

  5. Trauma etiology in dogs and cats: a retrospective study of 4626 cases

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cojocaru, R., Schuszler, L., Bumb, D., Barnea, R., Igna, C.

    Traumatic injuries are a major health hazard having an important impact in animals' welfare. The outcome following a traumatic event in the animal's life, depends on multiple factors, the most common ones being the cause of trauma, the location of the trauma and the amount of kinetic...

  6. Correlation between gender, age and reproductive status with canine behavior assessed by the C-BARQ toolCorrelacao entre sexo, idade e estado reprodutivo com o comportamento canino avaliado pela ferramenta C-BARQ

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Neder, J. F. de S., Soares, G. M.

    This study investigated Brazilian's dogs behavior through the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ) and establish if these behaviors have a significant relationship with the age, sex and neutering status of the animal. The questionnaire was answered by owners...

  7. Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing and Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales in Companion and Animal-Assisted Interventions Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Roscetto, E., Varriale, C., Galdiero, U., Esposito, C., Catania, M. R.

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are being implemented in many countries for the beneficial effects they have on humans. Patients involved in AAI are often individuals at greater risk of acquiring infections, and these activities involve close contact between humans and animals, as is the...

  8. Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Dog Behaviour: Pilot Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, R. L., Whiteside, H., Prankel, S.

    Environmental enrichment (EE) can be used to enhance the environment of various animals. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effects of seven EE activities (Bonding, Bubble machine, Conspecific play, Interactive toy, Playhouse, Stuffed food toy and Tug play) on dog behaviour, pre-...

  9. A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.

    Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...

  10. Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.

    To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...

  11. Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.

    To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...

  12. Relinquishing owners underestimate their dog's behavioral problems: deception or lack of knowledge?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Powell, L., Duffy, D. L., Kruger, K. A., Watson, B., Serpell, J. A.

    Undesirable behavior is a leading cause of canine relinquishment. Relinquishing owners could provide valuable information about their dog's behavior, although the reliability of their reports has been questioned by the sheltering community. This study aimed to investigate (a) whether...

  13. Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...

  14. Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...

  15. Coping with human-cat interactions beyond the limits of domesticity: moral pluralism in the management of cats and wildlife

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wandesforde-Smith, G., Levy, J. K., Lynn, W., Rand, J., Riley, S., Schaffner, J. E., Wolf, P. J.

    Although human interactions with cats are often even typically analyzed in the context of domesticity, with a focus on what sorts of interactions might make both people and cats "happy at home," a large number of cats in the world live, for one reason or another, beyond the bounds of...

  16. The urinary hormonal state of cats associated with social interaction with humans

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nagasawa, T., Ohta, M., Uchiyama, H.

    Research to assess the relationship between cats and humans is in a nascent stage. Some studies have assessed the stress status in cats using physiological indicators, such as the cortisol hormone, but have not focused on the social interaction with humans. Moreover, the role of oxytocin...

  17. Community attitudes reflect reporting rates and prevalence of animal mistreatment

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Glanville, C., Ford, J., Cook, R., Coleman, G. J.

    Community attitudes toward the treatment of animals are important to understand for the development of intervention programs to prevent mistreatment. We aimed to investigate whether previously identified differences between local government areas (LGAs) in the rates of animal mistreatment...

  18. Exploring the relationship between human social deprivation and animal surrender to shelters in British Columbia, Canada

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ly, L. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.

    Previous studies identify owner-related issues, such as cost and housing, as common reasons for relinquishment of companion animals to animal shelters. It is likely that the burden of surrendering for owner-related reasons falls on those who are socially vulnerable (e.g., low income,...

  19. The mechanics of social interactions between cats and their owners

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

    This is a mini review that summarizes what is known from quantitative observational studies of social interactions between domestic cats and humans in both laboratory colonies and the home setting. Only results from data that have been statistically analyzed are included; hypotheses still to be...

  20. Exploratory study of fecal cortisol, weight, and behavior as measures of stress and welfare in shelter cats during assimilation into families of children with autism spectrum disorder

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carlisle, G. K., Johnson, R. A., Koch, C. S., Lyons, L. A., Wang, Z., Bibbo, J., Cheak-Zamora, N.

    Background: Cats are a common companion animal (CA) in US households, and many live in families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence of ASD is one in 54, and many children have behavior challenges as well as their diagnostic communication disorders. Objective:...