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

    Journal Articles

    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. Environmental Factors That Affect Kenneled Shelter Dogs in Connecticut

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  3. 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...

  4. Exploring Humanimal Interactions and the 'Hands-on' Practices of Care at the Veterinary Clinic

    Conference Papers

    How is care towards nonhuman animals expressed and articulated at the small animal veterinary clinic? The everyday work of veterinary surgeons (vets) remains under-researched by organizational scholars (Clarke and Knights, 2018). This paper takes the complexity of human-animal...

  5. 'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

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    Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...

  6. 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...

  7. Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking

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    ObjectiveRegular dog walking is likely a symbiotic relationship between the needs of the dog and its owner. This relationship has seen limited attention. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' perceptions of responsibility and...

  8. Use of questionnaire-based data to assess dog personality

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    The study of dog personality is of general academic interest and also has applications for the management of both working dogs and pets. However, acquiring direct behavioral assessments of large numbers of animals is both time consuming and logistically difficult. An alternative approach that...

  9. Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment

    Journal Articles

    Background Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in children which in turn may mitigate childhood obesity. Objective To measure the association between child-dog attachment and child physical activity and screen time. Methods Cross-sectional study including...

  10. A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans

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  11. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

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  12. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

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  13. The Relationship Between Animal Bonding and Empathy in Preadolescent Children

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  14. The Pet Attitude Scale

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  15. Associations Between Pet Ownership and Attitudes Toward Pets With Youth Socioemotional Outcomes

    Journal Articles

    Evidence regarding the effects of pet ownership and related variables on youth socioemotional development is mixed. Inconsistencies across studies may be due to a variety of factors, including the use of different outcomes measured across studies, small potential effect sizes, and use of...

  16. One of the family? Measuring young adolescents' relationships with pets and siblings

    Journal Articles

    Pets are common but their importance to children and early adolescents has received scant empirical attention. This is partly due to a lack of tools for measuring child-pet relationships. The first aim of the present study (involving 77 12-year-olds) was to evaluate a pet adaptation of an...

  17. Children's Attachment to Their Pets: Links to Socio-Emotional Development

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  18. Owner grieving following companion animal death

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  19. Attachment to Companion Animals: Mitigating Social Isolation and Loneliness for Older Adults

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  20. The capacity for the human-companion animal bond: Dissociation, history of trauma, personality characteristics, and attachment styles

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