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  1. Can Responsible Ownership Practices Influence Hunting Behavior of Owned Cats?: Results from a Survey of Cat Owners in Chile

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    | Contributor(s):: Sebastián Escobar-Aguirre, Raúl A. Alegría-Morán, Javiera Calderón-Amor, Tamara A. Tadich

    The domestic cat (Felis catus) has become a worldwide threat to wildlife. The potential impact of owned cats on wildlife in Chile has not been documented at a large scale. The purpose of this study was to investigate the number and type of prey that owned cats bring back in Chile and its...

  2. Toronto Humane Society's "Urgent Care" Temporary Fostering Program for Pet Owners Experiencing Crisis

    | Contributor(s):: Dillon Dodson

    Toronto Humane Society's "Urgent Care" Program:  Keeping Pets with their FamiliesIn March 2020, Toronto Humane Society launched our "Urgent Care" respite fostering program for pet owners experiencing a crisis rendering them temporarily unable to care for their...

  3. Understanding the impacts of feline epilepsy on cats and their owners

    | Contributor(s):: Henning, J., Nielson, T., Nettifee, J., Muñana, K., Hazel, S.

  4. C.A.R.E.4Paws

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    Since 2009, C.A.R.E.4Paws has worked to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of shelters and improve quality of life for pets and pet owners in need in Santa Barbara County. 

  5. The Psychological and Physical Benefits of Having a Pet

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise B. Miller

  6. Dog Walking and the Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Loneliness in Older Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, Dawn, Friedmann, Erika, Gee, Nancy R., Gilchrist, Chelsea, Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie, Koodaly, Lincy

  7. Purchasing popular purebreds: investigating the influence of breed-type on the pre-purchase motivations and behaviour of dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., Murphy, D., Farnworth, M. J.

  8. Demographic and contextual factors as moderators of the relationship between pet ownership and health

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., King, E. K., Callina, K., Dowling-Guyer, S., McCobb, E.

  9. Prediction of Mineral Composition in Commercial Extruded Dry Dog Food by Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy

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    | Contributor(s):: Arianna Goi, Carmen L. Manuelian, Sarah Currò, Massimo De Marchi

    The pet food industry is interested in performing fast analyses to control the nutritional quality of their products. This study assessed the feasibility of near-infrared spectroscopy to predict mineral content in extruded dry dog food. Mineral content in commercial dry dog food samples...

  10. Improving the Welfare of Companion Dogs - Is Owner Education the Solution?

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    | Contributor(s):: Izzie Philpotts, Justin Dillon, Nicola Rooney

    Vets, animal welfare charities, and researchers have frequently cited educating owners as a necessity for improving the welfare of companion dogs. The assumption that improving an owner’s knowledge through an education intervention subsequently results in improvements in the welfare of...

  11. How pets factor into healthcare decisions for COVID-19: A One Health perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer W. Applebaum, Britni L. Adams, Michelle N. Eliasson, Barbara A. Zsembik, Shelby E. McDonald

    There is evidence that prioritizing pets' welfare can impact the health and well-being of their owners, especiallywhen pet owners have a strong bond with their pet. This carries public health implications, particularly in aglobal public health emergency such as COVID-19. The study objective...

  12. Assessment of Dog Owner Concern Regarding Peri-operative Nausea and Vomiting and Willingness to Pay for Anti-emetic Treatment

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    | Contributor(s):: Bonnie L. Hay Kraus, Callie Cazlan

    Objective: The objective of this study was to assess dog owners’ concern regarding peri-operative nausea and vomiting, and their willingness to pay for treatment. Design: Descriptive survey. Sample: A survey was administered to 104 dog owning clients with non-emergent surgical (52) or...

  13. Perceptions of Responsible Cat Ownership Behaviors among a Convenience Sample of Australians

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    | Contributor(s):: Alicia Elliott, Tiffani J. Howell, Emily M. McLeod, Pauleen C. Bennett

    Responsible cat ownership is important for keeping pet cats and wildlife safe. Much research investigating levels of compliance with and attitudes towards responsible cat ownership practices has focused on cat owners. Non-owner attitudes are relevant because their opinions may encourage...

  14. Examining Obedience Training as a Physical Activity Intervention for Dog Owners: Findings from the Stealth Pet Obedience Training (SPOT) Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Masteller, B., Balzer, L. B.

  15. Miller-Rada Commitment to Pets Scale

    From :Staats, S.; Miller, D.; Carnot, M. J.; Rada, K.; Turnes, J. (1996). The Miller-Rada commitment to pets scale. Anthrozoös, 9(2/3), 88-93.Used in :

  16. Exploring Humanimal Interactions and the 'Hands-on' Practices of Care at the Veterinary Clinic

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    | Contributor(s):: Astrid Huopalainen, Suvi Satama

    How is care towards nonhuman animals expressed and articulated at the small animal veterinary clinic? The everyday work of veterinary surgeons (vets) remains under-researched by organizational scholars (Clarke and Knights, 2018). This paper takes the complexity of human-animal...

  17. Pet ownership, attitudes, and experiences across income levels

    | Contributor(s):: B. Lian, M. Mathis

  18. Associations Between Pet Ownership and Attitudes Toward Pets With Youth Socioemotional Outcomes

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristen C. Jacobson, Laura Chang

    Evidence regarding the effects of pet ownership and related variables on youth socioemotional development is mixed. Inconsistencies across studies may be due to a variety of factors, including the use of different outcomes measured across studies, small potential effect sizes, and use of...

  19. More Than "Just" Walking: An Observational Study of Dog-Related Physical Activities

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    | Contributor(s):: Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslosser, Ingo Froboese

    Dog ownership has been shown to correlate with physical activity (PA). However, knowledge about the intensities of dog-related PA (drPA) is still lacking. To investigate the duration and intensity of drPA in consideration of PA guidelines, an observational study of dog owners (DO) was...

  20. Beyond Recovery: Understanding the Postbereavement Growth From Companion Animal Loss

    | Contributor(s):: Paul W.C. Wong, Kenny C.T. Lau, Lucia L. Liu, Gloria S.N. Yuen, Poon Wing-Lok