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  1. Persistence of food guarding across conditions of free and scheduled feeding in shelter dogs

    Contributor(s):: Lyle, Julie, Kapla, Susan, da Silva, Stephanie P., Maxwell, Megan E.

    The hypothesis that free access to food might reduce food-related aggression in shelter dogs was tested. Dogs that exhibited food-related aggression in a standardized assessment (ASPCA SAFER®) were provided either unlimited access to food or two scheduled daily feedings for 3days (Groups A and B)...

  2. The Impact of Excluding Food Guarding from a Standardized Behavioral Canine Assessment in Animal Shelters

    Contributor(s):: Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Emily D Dolan, Pamela Reid, Margaret R Slater, Hugh Mulligan, Emily Weiss

    Many shelters euthanize or restrict adoptions for dogs that exhibit food guarding while in the animal shelter. However, previous research showed that only half the dogs exhibiting food guarding during an assessment food guard in the home. So, dogs are often misidentified as future food guarders...

  3. Consumer Acceptance of Dry Dog Food Variations

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    Contributor(s):: Brizio Di Donfrancesco, Kadri Koppel, Marianne Swaney-stueve, Edgar Chambers Iv

    The objectives of this study were to compare the acceptance of different dry dog food products by consumers, determine consumer clusters for acceptance, and identify the characteristics of dog food that drive consumer acceptance. Eight dry dog food samples available in the US market were...

  4. De l'acclimatation des concepts et des animaux ou les tribulations d'idées américanistes en Europe

    Contributor(s):: Erikson, Philippe

  5. Cognitive space concerning habitual thought and practice toward animals among the central San ( |Gui and Gana): deictic /indirect cognition and prospective /retrospective intention)

    Contributor(s):: Sugawara, Kazuyoshi

  6. Dogs and reindeer: domestic animals in Siberia

    Contributor(s):: Nakada, Atsushi

  7. Factors affecting rabbit meat consumption among Spanish university students

    Contributor(s):: González-Redondo, Pedro

  8. The Choice of Diet Affects the Oral Health of the Domestic Cat

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    Contributor(s):: Fernando Mata

    In this cross-sectional study, the gingivitis and the calculus indices of the teeth of N = 41 cats were used to model oral health as a dependent variable using a Poisson regression. The independent variables used were “quadrant”, “teeth type”, “age”, and...

  9. Companion Animal Obesity: A Growing Epidemic in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Alyssa Nicole Hinchman

    To say that Americans have weight management issues is a bit of an understatement. Recent CDC reports estimate that over 68% of American adults, ages 20 or older are overweight or obese, which equates to roughly 148 million people of the 305 million living in the United States carrying extra...

  10. Unique Classroom

    Contributor(s):: Brous, Miriam T.

  11. Dietary comparisons of adult male Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Yellowheaded Blackbirds in north central North Dakota

    Contributor(s):: H. Jeffrey Homan, George M. Linz, William J. Bleier, Robert B. Carlson

    We compared the esophageal contents of adult male common grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus),and yellow-headed blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) collected in north central North Dakota from JUly through October 1989. Temporal variation in the diets...

  12. Diet composition of coyotes in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

    Contributor(s):: Jonathan D. Cepak

    The diet and food habits of coyotes (Cams latrans) in Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) were examined by analyzing 50 scat samples collected during coyote population surveys between February 199*-March 1999. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a 13,770-hectare public-use park surrounded...

  13. Fall food habits of double-crested cormorants in Arkansas

    Contributor(s):: Albert E. Bivings, Michael D. Hoy, Jeffrey W. Jones

    One hundred forty-eight double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) were collected in October-December 1988. Some were collected while actively feeding, but most were collected at loafing or roosting areas. Of the 135 with fish in them, 79% contained gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) and...

  14. Characteristics of ageing pets and their owners: dogs v. cats

    Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R., Wakshlag, J.