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  1. Is pet ownership associated with values and attitudes towards animals?

    Contributor(s):: Busch, G., Schütz, A., Hölker, S., Spiller, A.

  2. High-rise syndrome in cats and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Lefman, S., Prittie, J. E.

  3. First Belgian Report of Ertapenem Resistance in an ST11 Klebsiella Pneumoniae Strain Isolated from a Dog Carrying bla(SCO-1) and bla(DHA-1) Combined with Permeability Defects

    Contributor(s):: Debergh, H., Maex, M., Garcia-Graells, C., Boland, C., Saulmont, M., Van Hoorde, K., Saegerman, C.

  4. Clonal Dissemination of Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Enterobacterales between Dogs and Humans in Households and Animal Shelters of Romania

    Contributor(s):: Cozma, A. P., Rimbu, C. M., Zendri, F., Maciuca, I. E., Timofte, D.

  5. Changing Perceptions and Uses of "Companion Animal" Public and Pseudo-Public Spaces in Cities during COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Beijing

    Contributor(s):: Cai, H. X., Duan, W.

  6. Investigation of In Vitro Susceptibility and Resistance Mechanisms in Skin Pathogens: Perspectives for Fluoroquinolone Therapy in Canine Pyoderma

    Contributor(s):: Azzariti, S., Bond, R., Loeffler, A., Zendri, F., Timofte, D., Chang, Y. M., Pelligand, L.

  7. Pet ownership and survival of European older adults

    Contributor(s):: Christopoulos, K., Benetou, V., Riza, E., Pantazis, N.

    With pet ownership on the rise, millions of individuals are exposed to this environmental exposure. Although the subject has been largely studied, more evidence is needed to clarify the potential association of pet ownership with human health. The aim of this research is to study the potential...

  8. Interviews with Indian Animal Shelter Staff: Similarities and Differences in Challenges and Resiliency Factors Compared to Western Counterparts

    Contributor(s):: Srinivasa, Deyvika, Mondal, Rubina, Von Rentzell, Kai Alain, Protopopova, Alexandra

    Animal shelters in India are at the forefront of efforts to improve free-ranging dog welfare and tackle animal overpopulation. In terms of cultural and political context, access to resources, and public health challenges, they operate in a very different environment than Western counterparts....

  9. With or Without You: Beneficial and Detrimental Associations Between Companion Dogs and Human Psychological Adjustment During a COVID-19 Lockdown Phase

    Contributor(s):: Lima, Mariely, Mateus, Teresa Letra, Silva, Karine

  10. Defining Terms Used for Animals Working in Support Roles for People with Support Needs

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    | Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Nieforth, L., Thomas-Pino, C., Samet, L., Agbonika, S., Cuevas-Pavincich, F., Fry, N. E., Hill, K., Jegatheesan, B., Kakinuma, M., MacNamara, M., Mattila-Rautiainen, S., Perry, A., Tardif-Williams, C. Y., Walsh, E. A., Winkle, M., Yamamoto, M., Yerbury, R., Rawat, V., Alm, K., Avci, A., Bailey, T., Baker, H., Benton, P., Binney, C., Boyle, S., Brandes, H., Carr, A. M., Coombe, W., Coulter, K., Darby, A., Davies, L., Delisle, E., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Fournier, A., Fox, M., Gee, N., Graham, T. M., Hamilton-Bruce, A., Hansen, T. G. B., Hart, L., Heirs, M., Hooper, J., Howe, R., Johnson, E., Jones, M., Karagiannis, C., Kieson, E., Kim, S. A., Kivlen, C., Lanning, B., Lewis, H., Linder, D., Mai, D. L., Mariti, C., Mead, R., Ferreira, G. M., Ngai, D., O'Keeffe, S., O'Connor, G., Olsen, C., Ormerod, E., Power, E. R., Pritchard, P. A., Rodriguez, K., Rook, D., Ruby, M. B., Schofield, L., Signal, T., Steel, J., Stone, W., Symonds, M., Rooy, D. V., Warda, T., Wilson, M., Young, J., Bennett, P.

    The nomenclature used to describe animals working in roles supporting people can be confusing. The same term may be used to describe different roles, or two terms may mean the same thing. This confusion is evident among researchers, practitioners, and end users. Because certain animal roles are...

  11. From Regulating Emotions to Less Lonely Screen Time: Parents' Qualitative Perspectives of the Benefits and Challenges of Adolescent Pet Companionship

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    | Contributor(s):: Charmaraman, L., Cobas, S., Weed, J., Gu, Q., Kiel, E., Chin, H., Gramajo, A., Mueller, M. K.

    Adolescence is a prime developmental period to explore human-pet relationships, particularly given that teens are often relying less on their families, and more on other attachment figures such as peers and pets. However, most research on pet companionship is conducted with adults and young...

  12. Randomized, placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the Assisi anti-anxiety device (calmer canine) for the treatment of canine separation anxiety

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    | Contributor(s):: Pankratz, K., Korman, J., Emke, C., Johnson, B., Griffith, E. H., Gruen, M. E.

    Introduction: Separation anxiety (SA) is among the most common canine behavior disorders and affects quality-of-life for dogs and their owners. Dogs with SA show signs of anxiety during absence or perceived absence of their owners. While psychoactive medications are often helpful for...

  13. Child-Dog Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology: The Mediating Role of Positive and Negative Behaviours

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    | Contributor(s):: Hawkins, R. D., Robinson, C., Brodie, Z. P.

    Emerging evidence suggests that pet dogs can offer features of a secure attachment which has been associated with healthy psychological development across the lifespan. Limited research has investigated the underpinning mechanisms that may contribute to the benefits and risks of child–dog...

  14. Fat Cats and Porky Pooches: “Pet Obesity,” Moral Panic, and Multi-Species Possibilities

    | Contributor(s):: Bunyak, Garrett

  15. The Difference is in the Details: Attachment and Cross-Species Parenting in the United States and India

    | Contributor(s):: Volsche, Shelly, Mukherjee, Rijita, Rangaswamy, Madhavi

    The purpose of the current research was to explore changes in Indian attitudes and practices with pet dogs and cats and compare them with responses from the United States. Pet parenting, defined as the investment of money, emotion, and time in companion animals, is a form of alloparental care...

  16. Covid Cats and Pandemic Puppies: The Altered Realm of Veterinary Care for Companion Animals during a Global Pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Muzzatti, Stephen L., Grieve, Kirsten L.

    The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and the US significantly impacted the myriad relationships that exist amongst human and non-human animals. This article highlights the tolls that the virus and lockdown measures took (and continue to take) on companion animals and the veterinary...

  17. Pampered pets or poor bastards? The welfare of dogs kept as companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer, Iben, Forkman, Björn, Fredholm, Merete, Glanville, Carmen, Guldbrandtsen, Bernt, Ruiz Izaguirre, Eliza, Palmer, Clare, Sandøe, Peter

    Over the past two centuries, the typical life of dogs has changed dramatically, especially in the Global North. Dogs have moved into human homes, becoming human companions. In many respects, this change seems to have led to improvements in dog welfare. However, the shift into family homes from...

  18. The effects of owner and domestic cat (Felis catus) demographics on cat personality traits

    | Contributor(s):: Leech, Laura E., Preziosi, Richard, Stoycheva, Rosica, Pastorino, Giovanni Quintavalle

    Personality has been researched in many companion animals and is described as differences in behavioural traits of individuals that often remain consistent over time. In domestic cats many factors have been discovered to influence personality, including breed, coat colour, gender, rearing...

  19. Influences of Dog Attachment and Dog Walking on Reducing Loneliness during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea

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    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Hyung-Sook, Song, Jin-Gyeoung, Lee, Jeong-Yeon

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s lives and increased their vulnerability to physical and mental health hazards. While Korea has avoided nationwide lockdown measures since the COVID-19 outbreak, the prolonged restrictions and social isolation measures have resulted in detrimental...

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

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