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  1. Effect of Pet Interaction on Stress Reduction and Positive Mood Enhancement among Pet-Owners and Non-Owners

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    Contributor(s):: Aliya Khalid, Saadia Dildar

    The present study investigated the effect of pet interaction on stress reduction and positive mood enhancement among pet-owners and non-owners. Sample of pet-owners (n = 90) and non-owners (n = 90) was taken from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. Both, male and female...

  2. Owner perception of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 and 9-months

    Contributor(s):: Lord, Michelle S., Casey, Rachel A., Kinsman, Rachel H., Tasker, Séverine, Knowles, Toby G., Da Costa, Rosa E. P., Woodward, Joshua L., Murray, Jane K.

    Problem behaviours may lead to compromised welfare, risk of relinquishment and euthanasia for dogs, as well as distress and safety issues for owners. This study used data provided by 1111 UK and Republic of Ireland participants in the ‘Generation Pup’ longitudinal study of canine health and...

  3. The Concerns, Difficulties, and Stressors of Caring for Pets during COVID-19: Results from a Large Survey of U.S. Pet Owners

    Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Tomlinson, C. A., Matijczak, A., McDonald, S. E., Zsembik, B. A.

  4. New Zealand Pet Owners’ Demographic Characteristics, Personality, and Health and Wellbeing: More Than Just a Fluff Piece

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, Gloria, Huang, Yanshu, Robinson, Kealagh, Wilson, Marc S., Bulbulia, Joseph, Sibley, Chris G.

    Although the relationship between pet ownership and health and wellbeing has received considerable attention in popular media, research on the topic shows inconsistent findings. We addressed the methodological weaknesses of previous studies by using data from a national probability survey (the...

  5. The Relationship Between Pet Attachment, Life Satisfaction, and Perceived Stress: Results from a South African Online Survey

    Contributor(s):: Roux, Marieanna C. le, Wright, Simonne

    Pets are an important part of many pet owners’ lives, yet very little is known about this complex relationship within a South African context. Most of the research on pet attachment and pet ownership stems from developed countries such as the USA. The present study used an online survey to...

  6. Exploring pet owners' experiences and self-reported satisfaction and grief following companion animal euthanasia

    Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Coe, J. B., Meehan, M., Niel, L.

  7. Being Nice Is Not Enough-Exploring Relationship-Centered Veterinary Care With Structural Equation Modeling. A Quantitative Study on German Pet Owners' Perception

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    | Contributor(s):: Alina Maureen Küper, Roswitha Merle

    During the last years, the philosophy of relationship-centered care gained increasing attention in veterinary medicine. Relationship-centered care is based on a joint venture between pet owner and veterinarians and therefore offers the opportunity to satisfy the pet owners’ need for...

  8. Attitudes and Motivations of Owners Who Enroll Pets in Pet Life-Care Centers

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, William E., Hicks, Joshua A., Foster, Christine L., Holub, Meredith K., Krecek, Rosina C., Richburg, Audra W.

    The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics, motivations, and expectations of humans who enroll their dogs, cats, and other pets into pet life-care centers. Pet life-care centers are groups or institutions that provide a permanent home for pets in the event of the owner’s...

  9. Measuring Quality of Life in Owners of Companion Dogs: Development and Validation of a Dog Owner-specific Quality of Life Questionnaire

    | Contributor(s):: Oyama, Mark A., Citron, Lindsey, Shults, Justine, Brown, Dorothy Cimino, Serpell, James A., Farrar, John T.

    Numerous studies have examined the link between companiondog ownership and improved physical or psychological health outcomes; however, few have examined the association between dog ownership and owners’ overall wellbeing or quality of life (QOL). Moreover, the potential for dog ownership to...

  10. Dogs in public spaces of Buenos Aires, Argentina: Exploring patterns of the abundance of dogs, the canine faecal contamination, the behaviour of people with dogs, and its relationships with demographic/economic variables

    | Contributor(s):: Rubel, D., Carbajo, A.

  11. Is clicker training (Clicker + food) better than food-only training for novice companion dogs and their owners?

    | Contributor(s):: Feng, Lynna C., Hodgens, Naomi H., Woodhead, Jessica K., Howell, Tiffani J., Bennett, Pauleen C.

    Clicker training is a training technique whereby a signal (e.g. the ‘click’ of a clicker) is emitted by the trainer immediately after an animal offers a desirable behavior, following which a reward is delivered. Beyond improvements in training time, dog owners report that clicker training can...

  12. Personality differences between dog people and cat people

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrea D. Guastello, Denise D. Guastello, Stephen J. Guastello

    Understanding the relationship between human personality and preferences for pet species is important for bettering human-animal relationships, supporting animal welfare, and supporting pet therapy. The present study examined personality differences between dog people and cat people with the...

  13. Citizen Science as a New Tool in Dog Cognition Research

    | Contributor(s):: Laughlin Stewart, Evan L. MacLean, David Ivy, Vanessa Woods, Eliot Cohen, Kerri Rodriguez, Matthew McIntyre, Sayan Mukherjee, Josep Call, Juliane Kaminski, Adam Miklosi, Richard W. Wrangham, Brian Hare

    Family dogs and dog owners offer a potentially powerful way to conduct citizen science to answer questions about animal behavior that are difficult to answer with more conventional approaches. Here we evaluate the quality of the first data on dog cognition collected by citizen scientists using...

  14. Animal health care seeking behavior of pets or livestock owners and knowledge and awareness on zoonoses in a university community

    | Contributor(s):: Awosanya, E. J., Akande, H. O.

  15. The Psychology of the Pet Owner

    | Contributor(s):: Leigh, Denis

  16. Why we outlive our pets

    | Contributor(s):: Grimm, D.

  17. A new breed of heath care (cover story)

    | Contributor(s):: Udell, Melody

  18. Compliance with veterinary prescriptions: The role of physical and social risk revisited

    | Contributor(s):: Maille, Virginie , Hoffmann, Jonas

  19. Animal companions, consumption experiences, and the marketing of pets: Transcending boundaries in the animal-human distinction

    | Contributor(s):: Woodside, Arch G., Holbrook, Morris B.

  20. A Growing Trend: Pet Owners Who Include Animals in Their Estate Planning

    | Contributor(s):: Gundersen, Rhonda Lee