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  1. My Cat and Me-A Study of Cat Owner Perceptions of Their Bond and Relationship

    Contributor(s):: Ines, M., Ricci-Bonot, C., Mills, D. S.

  2. Owners Frequently Report that They Reward Behaviors of Dogs by Petting and Praising, Especially When Dogs Respond Correctly to Commands and Play with Their Toys

    Contributor(s):: Rossi, Alexandre P., Maia, Caroline M.

    We characterized the reward patterns of dogs’ owners for the expression of desired behaviors of their pets through a questionnaire made available online on a social media page for 7 days (responses from over 66,676 owners). The questions were related to the type and frequency of rewards that pet...

  3. Pros and cons of pet ownership in sustaining independence in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review

    Contributor(s):: Obradović, Nataša, Lagueux, Émilie, Michaud, Frédéric, Provencher, Véronique

  4. Dogs (Canis familiaris) recognise our faces in photographs: implications for existing and future research

    Contributor(s):: Eatherington, C. J., Mongillo, P., Looke, M., Marinelli, L.

  5. Horse Husbandry and Preventive Health Practices in Australia: An Online Survey of Horse Guardians

    Contributor(s):: Thompson, Kirrilly R., Clarkson, Larissa, Riley, Christopher B., Berg, Mariette van den

    Little is known about the horse health management practices of Australian horse caregivers (owners). This article presents findings from a convenience sample of 505 horse owners who participated in an online survey. No large-scale welfare issues were identified, but there were some areas of...

  6. Effect of Adopters' Lifestyles and Animal-Care Knowledge on Their Expectations Prior to Companion-Animal Guardianship

    Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Rachel, Coe, Jason B., Niel, Lee, Jones-Bitton, Andria

    Human expectations can greatly affect the human–companion animal relationship, sometimes putting nonhuman animals at risk for relinquishment. At 20 animal shelters in Southern Ontario, Canada, potential adopters (N = 234) completed a questionnaire regarding their lifestyle, companion animal-care...

  7. Birds of a feather flock together? Perceived personality matching in owner–dog dyads

    Contributor(s):: Turcsán, Borbála, Range, Friederike, Virányi, Zsófia, Miklósi, Ádám, Kubinyi, Enikő

    Partner choice is strongly affected by similarity in physical and psychological characteristics. Although there is a popular belief that dogs share similar personality characteristics with their owners, no studies have yet addressed the topic. Here, we tested for associations between the dog and...

  8. The socio-cognitive relationship between cats and humans – Companion cats (Felis catus) as their owners see them

    Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Szapu, Julianna Szulamit

    Although domestic cats are among the most common companion animals, we still know very little about the details of the cat-human relationship. With a questionnaire, we asked 157 Hungarian cat owners about their pet’s behavior, cognitive abilities and social interactions. We analyzed the responses...

  9. Consumer Attitude Toward the Environmental Sustainability of Grain-Free Pet Foods

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    | Contributor(s):: Danielle M. P. Conway, Korinn E. Saker

    This study investigated consumer knowledge and attitude toward environmental sustainability, grain-free diets (GFDs), and the influence of on-site environmental sustainability education on pet owner diet choices. A two-part questionnaire was designed, bracketing an educational brochure on...

  10. Sustained attention to the owner is enhanced in dogs trained for animal assisted interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Mongillo, P., Pitteri, E., Marinelli, L.

  11. Dog Ecology and Rabies Knowledge of Owners and Non-Owners in Sanur, A Sub-District of the Indonesian Island Province of Bali

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    | Contributor(s):: Elly Hiby, Kadek Karang Agustina, Kate Nattras Atema, Gusti Ngurah Bagus, Janice Girardi, Mike Harfoot, Yacinta Haryono, Lex Hiby, Hendra Irawan, Levin Kalalo, Sang Gede Purnama, I. Made Subrata, Ida Bagus Ngurah Swacita, Ni Wayan Utami, Pande Putu Januraga, Dewa Nyoman Wirawan

    That rabies can be managed humanely using vaccination is well accepted. However, making sure enough dogs in the population are vaccinated and therefore able to fight off the virus can be challenging. Getting owners to be more responsible for their dogs should help keep the proportion of...

  12. Contribuição para o reconhecimento da dor oncológica em cães : possíveis indicadores de qualidade de vida e bem-estar

    | Contributor(s):: Catarina Sofia Ferreira Duarte

    A avaliação da dor nos animais de companhia é complexa e desafiante, existindo poucos estudos relativos à dor oncológica. O objectivo deste estudo consistiu pois na investigação de possíveis indicadores da qualidade de vida e bem-estar em...

  13. The Perception of Men and Women and the Pets They Own: Female Necessarily Equal Feline?

    | Contributor(s):: Santina D. Masters, Steve Colletes

    While much research had investigated factors that influence the decisions io own pets, little is known about perceptions of people who own pets. In an examination of the perceptlons of people who own animals that do not fit the gender stereotype for pet ownership, 134 volunteers from a local...

  14. A Comparison of the Perceived Well-Being of Pet Owners and Non-Pet Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Vicki Lee Schofield

    The presence of companion dogs have been found to benefit stress. This study was conducted to examine perceptions of benefits companion animals have on stress reduction. One hundred twenty-five adults completed surveys including measures of animal liking, bonding, and companionship. They also...

  15. Attention of dogs and owners in urban contexts: Public perception and problematic behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Mongillo, Paolo, Adamelli, Serena, Pitteri, Elisa, Marinelli, Lieta

  16. Owner and animal factors predict the incidence of, and owner reaction toward, problematic behaviors in companion dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Pirrone, Federica, Pierantoni, Ludovica, Mazzola, Silvia Michela, Vigo, Daniele, Albertini, Mariangela

  17. Implementation of Owner Distinction Function for Therapeutic Pet Robots

    | Contributor(s):: Nambo, H., Kimura, H., Hirose, S.

  18. Characteristics of shelter-relinquished animals and their owners compared with animals and their owners in U.S. pet-owning households

    | Contributor(s):: New, J. C., Jr., Salman, M. D., King, M., Scarlett, J. M., Kass, P. H., Hutchison, J. M.

    Investigators sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy interviewed people who relinquished dogs and cats at 12 shelters in 4 regions of the USA. We collected similar data from a sample of US households with companion animals. Data collected included non-human animal...

  19. The former 'goose hunting capital of the world': Southern Illinois Hunting Club owners' beliefs, attitudes, and responses associated with shifts in goose migration

    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay, Travis G., Davenport, Mae A., Mangun, Jean C.

    Waterfowl management is inherently complex, given shifting population dynamics and intensifying social and economic interests. This qualitative case analysis provides an exploratory examination of the human dimensions of waterfowl management, specifically the beliefs, attitudes, and business...

  20. An Examination of the Possible Benefits for Well-Being Arising from the Social Interactions that Occur while Dog Walking

    | Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.