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  1. Introducing a Controlled Outdoor Environment Impacts Positively in Cat Welfare and Owner Concerns: The Use of a New Feline Welfare Assessment Tool

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    | Contributor(s):: Luciana Santos de Assis, Daniel Simon Mills

    There is much debate over the pros and cons of allowing cats to roam freely as opposed to keeping them confined indoors. We surveyed owners who implemented a commercial physical containment system to the outdoors to evaluate their characteristics and the apparent impact of this systemon cat...

  2. Contagious Yawning in the Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Ariel M. Lombardo Aghishian

    This study investigates contagious yawning in domestic cats towards their owners, looking at potential links with empathy. Results showed no significant difference in yawning between conditions. The solitary nature of wildcats and their shared ancestor, and the unique social behavior in...

  3. Using Genetics to Evaluate the Success of a Feral Cat (Felis catus) Control Program in North-Western Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Saul Cowen, Lucy Clausen, Dave Algar, Sarah Comer

    The feral cat has been implicated in the decline and extinction of many species worldwide and a range of strategies have been devised for its control. A five-year control program using the aerial broadcast of toxic Eradicat® baits was undertaken at Fortescue Marsh in the Pilbara region...

  4. Exploring how veterinary professionals perceive and use grief support resources to support companion animal caregivers in Ontario, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore veterinary professionals' use and perceptions of grief resources and services to support companion animal caregivers following companion animal euthanasia. Background: The loss of a companion animal can be a source of great sorrow...

  5. Chinese Companion Animal Caretakers’ Attachment Influences their Attribution of Emotions to their Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Su, Bingtao, Martens, Pim

  6. Responsible ownership of companion animals under the One Health approach. Compilation studyTenencia responsable de animales de compania bajo el enfoque Una Salud. Estudio recopilativo

    | Contributor(s):: Hugues, B., Ledon, L., Mendoza, M., Torres, M., Berovides, V.

  7. Are multi-cat homes more stressful? A critical review of the evidence associated with cat group size and wellbeing

    | Contributor(s):: Finka, L. R., Foreman-Worsley, R.

  8. Cat Owners’ Perceptions toward Flea Infestation and Flea-borne Diseases: Impact for Public Health and Community Awareness

    | Contributor(s):: Azrizal-Wahid, Noor, Sofian-Azirun, Mohd, Low, Van Lun, Chen, Chee Dhang, Shohaimi, Shamarina

  9. Intestinal parasites and risk factors in dogs and cats from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Ramos, R. C. F., Barbosa, A. D. S., Abboud, L. C. S., Dos Reis, I. C., Millar, P. R., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  10. The Implications of Policies on the Welfare of Free-Roaming Cats in New Zealand

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    | Contributor(s):: Sumner, Christine L., Walker, Jessica K., Dale, Arnja R.

    A lack of national legislation for cat management in New Zealand poses challenges for ensuring that practices are consistently humane and effective. In this paper, we review the current cat management policies in New Zealand and the implications they have on the welfare of free-roaming cats...

  11. Quality of Life Measurement in Dogs and Cats: A Scoping Review of Generic Tools

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    | Contributor(s):: Fulmer, Annabelle E., Laven, Linda J., Hill, Kate E.

    Quality of life (QoL) assessment in companion animals is an essential aspect of veterinary medicine that helps guide treatment decisions and ensures optimal animal welfare. Veterinarians and pet owners can use disease-specific or generic QoL assessment tools to evaluate an individual...

  12. Wanna See My Dog Pic? A Comparative Observational Study of the Presentation of Animals on Online Dating Profiles in Vienna and Tokyo

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    | Contributor(s):: Dürnberger, Christian, Springer, Svenja

    Online dating applications offer new ways for people to search for social contacts. While previous studies have indicated that the inclusion of animals in profiles can increase users’ dating success rates, the question of how many users display animals, and what kinds of animals are shown...

  13. Relationships between owner and household characteristics and enrichment and cat behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Windschnurer, Ines, Häusler, Andrea, Waiblinger, Susanne, Coleman, Grahame J.

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055620168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105562text

  14. Neutering Effects on Social Behaviour of Urban Unowned Free-Roaming Domestic Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Simona Cafazzo, Roberto Bonanni, Eugenia Natoli

    The “trap, spay/neuter, and release” programs to manage unowned free-roaming cat populations are diffused worldwide and they are largely advised even in countries where the suppression of unowned cats is enforced by law. Despite the massive neutering campaigns in the world, there is...

  15. Not So Different as Cats and Dogs: Companionship during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Shelly Volsche, Elizabeth Johnson

    COVID- 19 lockdown provided a unique, in situ opportunity to probe caretaker experiences of living with companion animals during a stressful event. We launched an online survey in the United States that included standard demographic questions, questions related to household structures, and 25...

  16. 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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    | 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...

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

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    | 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...

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

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    | 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...

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

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    | 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...

  20. Cat and/or Dog Ownership, Cardiovascular Disease, and Obesity: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Barroso, C. S., Brown, K. C., Laubach, D., Souza, M., Daugherty, L. M., Dixson, M.

    Pet ownership, the most common human-animal interaction, is believed to bestow positive health benefits onto pet owners. However, there is limited research on substantiating these assertions. The aim of this review was to systematically identify, evaluate, and summarize primary research on the...