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  1. Detailed Assessment of Pet Ownership Rates in Four Underserved Urban and Rural Communities in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Hawes, Sloane M., Hupe, Tess M., Gandenberger, Jaci, Saucedo, Maria, Arrington, Amanda, Morris, Kevin N.

  2. Why Let the Dogs Out? Exploring Variables Associated with Dog Confinement and General Characteristics of the Free-ranging Owned-Dog Population in a Peri-urban Area

    Contributor(s):: Astorga, Francisca, Poo-Muñoz, Daniela Alejandra, Organ, John, Medina-Vogel, Gonzalo

  3. Posters Have Limited Utility in Conveying a Message of Antimicrobial Stewardship to Pet Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Laurel E. Redding, Stephen D. Cole

    Pet owners frequently administer antimicrobials to their pets and therefore have an important role to play in promoting antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary medicine. However, best methods of educating pet owners about antimicrobial stewardship have yet to be defined. While visual materials...

  4. Community Veterinary Medicine Programs: Pet Owners' Perceptions and Experiences

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori R. Kogan, Veronica H. Accornero, Emily Gelb, Margaret R. Slater

    Many American pet owners struggle financially, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this problem. Yet, the positive effects that companion animals have in people’s lives create the need for supportive systems to ensure that financial limitations, and other barriers, do not...

  5. Canine Comfort: The Protective Effects of Dog Ownership and Support for Victimized Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Hull, Kristen, Guarneri-White, Maria, Jensen-Campbell, Lauri A.

  6. Mothers' Reflections on Cat Ownership for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder During COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Saskia Keville, Sophia De Vita, Amanda K. Ludlow

    Animal- assisted interventions are increasingly used as a complementary therapy in clinical practice to support people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with promising outcomes compared to traditional therapies. Less is understood about the therapeutic benefits of more accessible and...

  7. Interactions Between Sex and Pet Ownership on Attitudes Toward Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Aya Dudin, Mayra Linne Almanza-Sepulveda, Katherine T. Cost, Geoffrey B. Hall, Alison S. Fleming, Jonathan Freedman

    Background: Many people are attached to their pets. This attachment shares characteristics with the parental attachment to children. Previous studies have established a sex difference in attitudes about children; women compared to men report more positive attitudes about children. However,...

  8. Psychological Correlates of Attitudes toward Pet Relinquishment and of Actual Pet Relinquishment: The Role of Pragmatism and Obligation

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    | Contributor(s):: Rita Jacobetty, Diniz Lopes, Jaume Fatjó, Jonathan Bowen, David L. Rodrigues

    Understanding pet relinquishment is essential to inform interventions and assess their impact. In a cross-sectional study, we explored how attitudes of lack of obligation and pragmatism toward pet relinquishment correlated with, and differed according to, sociodemographic characteristics (age,...

  9. Partners in Sickness and in Health? Relationship-Centered Veterinary Care and Self-Educated Pet Owners in Germany: A Structural Equation Model

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    | Contributor(s):: Alina M. Küeper, Roswitha Merle

    In recent years, the web has become a widely used source for health information. Pet owners seem to respond to the supply of medical information on the Internet by increasing their self-education. However, after more than a decade of the digital revolution, little is known about the...

  10. Do Dog Owners REALLY Make Better Lovers?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    What does science say about the connection between love, sex and owning a dog?

  11. Animal ownership in low-income households: Is here a relationship between human and animal food insecurity?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mary Elizabeth Rauktis, Hyunji Lee

    This study examined the relationship between owning a pet and experiencing food insecurity in low-income households using self-administered surveys (N=392) and in-depth interviews (N=15). The study found that low-income pet owners were not at greater risk for being food insecure. In fact,...

  12. Does Clicker Training Lead to Faster Acquisition of Behavior for Dog Owners?

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    | Contributor(s):: Brian J. Burton

    Clicker training is a method of dog training that has increased in popularity over the past 20 years (Feng et al., 2017). However, while there has been an increased use of clicker training, studies examining the claims that clicker training leads to faster acquisition of new behavior (Skinner,...

  13. Tripping Over Pets Can Have Life-Changing Consequences

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Falls caused by pets can cause serious injuries, especially to the elderly.

  14. Does Having a Pet Make You More Attractive?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Research into the surprising connections between pet ownership and sex appeal.

  15. Keeping Man's Best Friend His Best Friend: Why Minors Should Not Witness Animal Abuse and Legislation that can Prevent this Exposure

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    | Contributor(s):: Kaleah M. Ault

  16. The Difference is in the Details: Attachment and Cross-Species Parenting in the United States and India

    | Contributor(s):: Volsche, Shelly, Mukherjee, Rijita, Rangaswamy, Madhavi

    The purpose of the current research was to explore changes in Indian attitudes and practices with pet dogs and cats and compare them with responses from the United States. Pet parenting, defined as the investment of money, emotion, and time in companion animals, is a form of alloparental care...

  17. The Challenges and Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors

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    | Contributor(s):: Zazie Todd

  18. Attachment and Perceived Stress among Pet Owners before and during the Lockdown in China

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    | Contributor(s):: Sara Platto, Agathe Serres, Simona R. C. Normando, Wang Yanqing, Dennis C. Turner

    The current pandemic has brought a lot of social and economic strains to families worldwide, as well as making a huge impact on the long- term care of companion animals. The current study explored differences in the attachment level of owners toward their pets and their perceived stress before...

  19. A Review and Analysis of the National Dog Population Management Program in Chile

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    | Contributor(s):: Garde, Elena, Marín-Vial, Paula, Pérez, Guillermo E., Sandvig, Erik M.

    Free-roaming dogs are a worldwide problem, with Chile having some of the highest human-to-dog ratios in the world. In 2017, Law 21.020 was promulgated and the federal government developed a national responsible pet ownership program. The objectives of this article are to describe and discuss...

  20. Assessment of the transfer of antimicrobial resistance between pets and humans in Norway. Opinion of the Panel on biological hazards of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety

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    | Contributor(s):: Yngvild Wasteson, Eystein Skjerve, Anne-Mette Grønvold, Danica Grahek-Ogden, Karl Fredrich Eckner, Georg Kapperud, Jørgen Fr Lassen, Judith Narvhus, Truls Nesbakken, Lucy Robertson, Jan Thomas Rosnes, Taran Skjerdal, Line Vold, Siamak Pour Yazdankhah