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  1. Characterization of assistance dogs (guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs) in PortugalCaraterizacao dos caes de assistencia (caes-guia, caes para surdos e caes de servico) em Portugal

    Contributor(s):: Carmo, S. A. P. do, Fonseca, I. M. S. P. da, Rosa, I. M. N. G.

    Today's society increasingly tries to provide a way to ease and improve the quality of the human being life with disabilities, like the use of assistance dogs. Guide dogs help blind people, hearing dogs assist people with severe hearing difficulties and service dogs help people with mobility,...

  2. Body condition of feral cats and the effect of neutering

    Contributor(s):: Scott, K. C., Levy, J. K., Gorman, S. P., Newell, S. M.

    Considerable debate exists regarding the most appropriate methods for controlling feral cat populations, both from humane and logistical points of view. The physical condition of feral cats has not been reported, and it is not known if these cats benefit from neutering. This study investigates...

  3. Current attitudes toward, and incidence of, sterilization of cats and dogs by caregivers (owners) in Auckland, New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: McKay, S. A., Farnworth, M. J., Waran, N. K.

    This study distributed a questionnaire to cat or dog caregivers (owners) throughout Auckland, New Zealand, to investigate the attitudes of human companions toward the sterilization of their cats and dogs and the degree to which this occurs relative to demographic information gathered. A total of...

  4. The effects of implementing a feral cat spay/neuter program in a Florida county animal control service

    Contributor(s):: Hughes, K. L., Slater, M. R., Haller, L.

    In 1995, a county animal control service implemented a feral cat sterilization programme with the goal of reducing the number of healthy cats euthanized, complaints, and the county's costs. The service collected data from a 6-year period both before and after the programme's implementation. The...

  5. Educating owners--the key to managing cat populations

    Contributor(s):: Aurich, J., Becher, A.

  6. The neuter status of cats at four and six months of age is strongly associated with the owners' intended age of neutering

    Contributor(s):: Welsh, C. P., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J., Murray, J. K.

  7. Pet overpopulation: spay/neuter efforts continue to reduce animal births

    Contributor(s):: Reed, D.

  8. Central sensitization as a result of surgical pain: Investigation of the pre-emptive value of pethidine for ovariohysterectomy in the rat

    Contributor(s):: Lascelles, B. D. X., Waterman, A. E., Cripps, P. J., Livingston, A.

  9. Response of cats to familiar and unfamiliar human contact using continuous direct arterial blood pressure measurement

    Contributor(s):: Slingerland, L. I., Robben, J. H., Schaafsma, I., Kooistra, H. S.

  10. Behavior after ovariohysterectomy in the dog: what's normal?

    Contributor(s):: Hardie, E. M., Hansen, B. D., Carroll, G. S.

    Twenty dogs were anaesthetized, but did not undergo surgery (control group). 22 dogs underwent laparotomy and ovariohysterectomy (surgery group). Dogs in the control and surgery groups were further assigned on a random basis to either oxymorphone or placebo groups (group O or P). Dogs in group O...

  11. Factors affecting pica in the domestic cat

    Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Neville, P. F., Sawyer, D.

    A postal survey was conducted of the owners of 152 cats, mainly of oriental breeds, which exhibited pica (defined broadly, as chewing, sucking or ingesting non-nutritive materials). The most common material was wool (93% of cases), followed by cotton, man-made fabrics, rubber/plastic and...

  12. Housing conditions and behavioural problems of indoor cats as assessed by their owners

    Contributor(s):: Heidenberger, E.

    Housing conditions and behavioural problems of a sample of 1177 cats were described by their 550 owners. Indications for inadequate housing in the light of species-specific needs were analysed. 65.1% of the cats were Domestic European Shorthairs and 78.7% were castrated animals. 87% of the...

  13. Physiological measurements after ovariohysterectomy in dogs: what's normal?

    Contributor(s):: Hansen, B. D., Hardie, E. M., Carroll, G. S.

    Twenty-two pet dogs presented to the North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for elective ovariohysterectomy were treated with oxymorphone 2.5 mg/msuperscript 2 (Surgery-O group, 11 dogs) or placebo (Surgery-P group, 11 dogs) immediately before the induction of anaesthesia...

  14. Proceedings of a workshop to identify dog welfare issues in the US, Japan, Czech Republic, Spain and the UK

    Contributor(s):: Houpt, K. A., Goodwin, D., Uchida, Y., Baranyiova, E., Fatjo, J., Kakuma, Y.

    The aims of this paper are first to review scientific and ethical considerations regarding the welfare of dogs in the US, UK, Czech Republic, Spain and Japan, as well as to examine research perspectives of people working within the field of applied ethology. As a guide, the Five Freedoms should...

  15. An ethicist's commentary on the case of the pregnant dog brought in for a spay and found to be pregnant

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  16. Companion animal demographics and sterilization status: results from a survey in four Massachusetts towns

    Contributor(s):: Manning, A. M., Rowan, A. N.

    A survey was conducted in four Massachusetts communities to determine levels of pet ownership and the sterilization status of those pets, to analyze the impact of sterilization on pet overpopulation, to identify major reasons owners do or do not sterilize their animals, and to assess the impact...

  17. Eucourages discussion on spay and neuter of dogs and cats

    Contributor(s):: Milani, M.

  18. Characteristics of free-roaming cats and their caretakers

    Contributor(s):: Centonze, L. A., Levy, J. K.

    Objectives: To describe the characteristics of unowned, free-roaming cats and their caretakers who participated in a trap-neuter-return (TNR) programme and to determine the effect of the programme on free-roaming cat colonies. Design: Prospective study. Sample Population: 101 caretakers of 920...

  19. Aggressive behavior of dogs kept as companion animals: classification and influence of sex, reproductive status and breed

    Contributor(s):: Borchelt, P. L.

    Data were obtained on 245 cases of aggressive behaviour in dogs of 55 breeds. Aggression involved barking, growling and biting. For each case, the dog was observed at its home for 2-3 h. Eight major types of aggression were observed: aggression related to fear, dominance, possessiveness,...

  20. A survey of dog populations in urban and rural areas of Yucatan, Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Ortega-Pacheco, A., Rodriguez-Buenfil, J. C., Bolio-Gonzalez, M. E., Sauri-Arceo, C. H., Jimenez-Coello, M., Forsberg, C. L.

    A survey in a major Mexican city (Merida) and three rural communities was conducted to generate information regarding the size and structure of the owned-dog populations and people's opinions about the dogs and how they took care of them. Household characteristics and dog population size, health...