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  1. Catching a glimpse of the bacterial gut community of companion animals: a canine and feline perspective

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    Dogs and cats have gained a special position in human society by becoming our principal companion animals. In this context, efforts to ensure their health and welfare have increased exponentially, with in recent times a growing interest in assessing the impact of the gut microbiota on canine...

  2. A Comparative Study of Dog- and Cat-Induced Injury on Incidence and Risk Factors among Children

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    Background: Millions of people are bitten by animals each year, with approximately 90% of the injuries being caused by dogs and cats. However, few studies focus on risk factors of dog- and cat-induced injury in China. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the rate of...

  3. Development and evaluation of the Fe-BARQ: A new survey instrument for measuring behavior in domestic cats (Felis s. catus)

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    A questionnaire instrument for obtaining quantitative behavioral evaluations of pet cats from cat owners was developed and validated. Exploratory Factor Analysis of 2608 questionnaire responses to 149 behavioral questions/items extracted a total of 23 distinct factors that measured most of the...

  4. Grau de apego dos proprietários com os animais de companhia segundo a Escala Lexington Attachment to Pets

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    A  avaliação  do  grau  de  apego  de  proprietários  com  os  seus  cães  e  gatos  é  um  importante  recurso  para  o  estudo  da influência dos...

  5. The Compliance of Current Small Animal CPR Practice With RECOVER Guidelines: An Internet-Based Survey

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    In 2012 the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) published evidence-based treatment recommendations for dogs and cats with cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), to optimize the clinical practice of small animal CPR and positively impact outcomes. Six years after the release of...

  6. Coping Styles in the Domestic Cat (Felis silvestris catus) and Implications for Cat Welfare

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    Identifying coping styles in cats may lead to improved health and welfare. The aims of this study were to (1) identify individual differences in response to acute confinement, and (2) to assess the predictability of guardian-rated personality traits on behavior. Adult cats (n = 55) were...

  7. Food Preferences in Cats: Effect of Dietary Composition and Intrinsic Variables on Diet Selection

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    A ten-year database of food preference tests (n = 1021; period 2007−2017) was used to explore the feeding behavior of domestic cats. Principal component (PC) analysis and linear regression between food nutrients and preferences (for the most preferred diet of each test; Diet A) were...

  8. Physical, social, and psychological characteristics of community-dwelling elderly Japanese dog and cat owners

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  9. Differences in Self-Esteem Between Cat Owners, Dog Owners, and Individuals Without Pets

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  10. A household case evidences shorter shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in naturally infected cats compared to their human owners

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    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been detected in domestic and wild cats. However, little is known about natural viral infections of domestic cats, although their importance for modelling disease spread, informing strategies for managing positive human-animal...

  11. The impact of COVID on cat guardians: veterinary issues

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    The onset of COVID has impacted the field of veterinary medicine and the lives of cat guardians in numerous ways, yet the subject remains largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to better understand cat guardians' fears and concerns pertaining to veterinary care and obtainment of...

  12. The cohabitation of humans and urban cats in the anthropocene: the clash of welfare concepts

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    Urban environments are inhabited by several types of feline populations, which we can differentiate as feral cats, free-roaming pets, and confined pets. Due to a shift in the cultural representation of cats from pest controllers to companion animals, cats living semi-independently of humans are...

  13. The experience of teleworking with dogs and cats in the United States during COVID-19

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    In Spring of 2020, the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) prompted an unprecedented number of individuals across the United States to begin working from home. Prior research has identified both positive and negative impacts of teleworking on employee well-being, and this study built on that research...

  14. Risk factors for aggression in adult cats that were fostered through a shelter program as kittens

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  15. Space Use and Movement of Urban Bobcats

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    Global urbanization is rapidly changing the landscape for wildlife species that must learn to persist in declining wild spacing, adapt, or risk extinction. Many mesopredators have successfully exploited urban niches, and research on these species in an urban setting offers insights into the...

  16. Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom

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  17. Pet Therapy: How the Cat I Never Wanted Saved My Life

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    2020Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology38151744-17451527-775510.1200/JCO.19.03177engtext

  18. Canine and Feline Parvoviruses Can Use Human or Feline Transferrin Receptors To Bind, Enter, and Infect Cells

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    Canine parvovirus (CPV) enters and infects cells by a dynamin-dependent, clathrin-mediated endocytic pathway, and viral capsids colocalize with transferrin in perinuclear vesicles of cells shortly after entry (J. S. L. Parker and C. R. Parrish, J. Virol. 74:1919–1930, 2000). Here we...

  19. The earliest domestic cat on the Silk Road

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  20. Development of existing scoring systems to assess behavioural coping in shelter cats

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