A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice
Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.
A survey of cat shelters in Sweden
Contributor(s):: Eriksson, P., Loberg, J., Andersson, M.
Although cats are extremely common, pet owners seem to have a poor understanding of their natural behaviour and needs and a large number end up in cat shelters. In Sweden, no records exist of the number of cat shelters or their activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence...
Airborne endotoxin in homes with domestic animals: implications for cat-specific tolerance
Contributor(s):: Platts-Mills, J. A., Custis, N. J., Woodfolk, J. A., Platts-Mills, T. A.
Allergen avoidance does not alter airborne cat allergen levels in classrooms
Contributor(s):: Karlsson, A. S., Renström, A., Hedrén, M., Larsson, K.
Animal Attractions: Great Reasons to Get a Pet, Plus How to Pick the Right One for Your Family
Contributor(s):: Renkl, Margaret
Animal Exposure, Asthma and Allergies
Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath
An estimated 62% of all United States households have one or more pet and more than 38% of households with pets have children under the age of 18 (Beck, 2010). Although the total number of pets in the United States does not seem to be increasing (AVMA, 2012), the relationship between people and...
Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature
Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E., Hazel, S.
There is a perception in the scientific and general communities that hospitalized children benefit from visits by animals. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI), including animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities, usually involving dogs, are thus employed in pediatric hospitals....
Animals in the home: pets or pests?
Contributor(s):: Tindall, Gillian
Association between pet ownership and the sensitization to pet allergens in adults with various allergic diseases
Contributor(s):: Park, YongBum, Mo, EunKyung, Lee, JaeYoung, Kim, JooHee, Kim, CheolHong, Hyun, InGyu, Choi, JeongHee
Asthma and sensitization in a community with low indoor allergen levels and low pet-keeping frequency
Contributor(s):: Al-Mousawi, M. S., Lovel, H., Behbehani, N., Arifhodzic, N., Woodcock, A., Custovic, A.
Babies with dogs less likely to develop colds, ear infections as infants
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A new study finds that babies who live in homes with pets are less likely to get colds, respiratory infections & ear infections.This supports other research that has showed that unless there is...
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Cat allergen level: its determinants and relationship to specific IgE to cat across European centers
Contributor(s):: Heinrich, J., Bedada, G. B., Zock, J. P., Chinn, S., Norback, D., Olivieri, M., Svanes, C., Ponzio, M., Verlato, G., Villani, S., Jarvis, D., Luczynska, C., Indoor Working Group of the European Community Respiratory Health, Survey, II
Cat and dust mite sensitivity and tolerance in relation to wheezing among children raised with high exposure to both allergens
Contributor(s):: Erwin, E. A., Wickens, K., Custis, N. J., Siebers, R., Woodfolk, J., Barry, D., Crane, J., Platts-Mills, T. A.
Cat, dog and house dust mite allergen levels on children's soft toys
Contributor(s):: Wu, FuSheng, Wu, MeiWen, Ting, MingHui, Crane, J., Siebers, R.
Objective: Children's soft toys are known to harbour house dust mite (HDM) allergens, but little is known whether they harbour cat or dog allergens. The objective of the study was to measure cat (Fel d 1), dog (Can f 1) and HDM allergens on children's soft toys. Methods: Dust was collected from...
Cats and dogs and the risk of atopy in childhood and adulthood
Contributor(s):: Mandhane, P. J., Sears, M. R., Poulton, R., Greene, J. M., Lou, W. Y. W., Taylor, D. R., Hancox, R. J.
Background: Exposure to cats and dogs during childhood has been linked to a lower risk of developing allergies. It remains unclear whether this is due to selective avoidance of pets by families with a history of allergies. The effects of pet ownership in adulthood are unknown. Objectives: We...
Childhood Allergies & Immunity
Long before evidence and research specifically defined the benefits of the human and animal bond, people routinely included animals in many aspects of their lives. Many not only viewed these...
Childhood cat allergen exposure in three European countries: The AIRALLERG study
Contributor(s):: Giovannangelo, M., Gehring, U., Nordling, E., Oldenwening, M., de Wind, S., Bellander, T., Almqvist, C., Heinrich, J., Hoek, G., Brunekreef, B.
Combined exposure to dog and indoor pollution: incident asthma in a high-risk birth cohort
| Contributor(s):: Carlsten, C., Brauer, M., Dimich-Ward, H., Dybuncio, A., Becker, A. B., Chan-Yeung, M.
The impact of single exposures on asthma development is better understood than the effect of multiple exposures. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of combined early exposure to dog allergen (Can-f1) plus indoor nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or environmental tobacco smoke...
Contact to cat or dog, allergies and parental education
| Contributor(s):: Apfelbacher, C. J., Ollert, M., Ring, J., Behrendt, H., Kramer, U.
Whether or not associations between animal contact and allergy/atopy are homogeneous across social strata has not yet been investigated. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between animal contact (cat, dog) and allergy/atopy in 6-yr-old school beginners, stratified by parental...