Animal Research in Spain: A Study of Public Perception and Attitudes
| Contributor(s):: Miguel-Batuecas, Andrea, Fuertes-Recuero, Manuel, Díaz-Regañón, David, Ortiz-Díez, Gustavo, Revuelta, Luis, De Pablo-Moreno, Juan A.
Since the time of Hippocrates in the 4th century BC, animal research has been extensively used for various purposes up to the present day. However, the use of animals for research has also been controversial for a long time. We report the findings of a public, online questionnaire-based survey...
Pet's influence on humans' daily physical activity and mental health: a meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Martins, C. F., Soares, J. P., Cortinhas, A., Silva, L., Cardoso, L., Pires, M. A., Mota, M. P.
ABSTRACT: The benefits of the human-animal bond on owners' health and quality of life have been the focus of research in recent decades. However, the results are still inconsistent. Thus, this study aims to investigate whether the presence of a pet, compared to a control group, influences...
Dog caregivers' perceptions, motivations, and behaviours for feeding treats: A cross sectional study
| Contributor(s):: Nielson, S. A., Khosa, D. K., Clow, K. M., Verbrugghe, A.
HIPPOTHERAPY IN CEREBRAL PALSY - SURVEY RESEARCH
| Contributor(s):: Kuliński, W., Gryl, E.
Defining the Characteristics of Successful Biosecurity Scent Detection Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Moser, Ariella Y., Brown, Wendy Y., Bennett, Pauleen, Taylor, Peta S., Wilson, Bethany, McGreevy, Paul
To perform their role effectively, scent detection dogs require certain characteristics. Identifying these characteristics will inform the selection of prospective dogs and preferred approaches to their training. The current study drew upon the perspectives of industry stakeholders to identify...
Pet Ownership in Aotearoa New Zealand: A National Survey of Cat and Dog Owner Practices
| Contributor(s):: Forrest, Rachel, Awawdeh, Leena, Pearson, Maria, Waran, Natalie
This study used an online survey distributed between January and March 2019 to adults residing in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) to investigate cat and dog owner practices. Of the 2385 respondents, 885 (37%) owned both cat/s and dog/s, while 652 (28%) and 609 (26%) owned cat/s only or dog/s only,...
Preventive healthcare among dogs and cats in Chile is positively associated with emotional owner-companion animal bond and socioeconomic factors
| Contributor(s):: Salgado-Caxito, M., Benavides, J. A., Atero, N., Córdova-Bürhle, F., Ramos, R., Fernandez, M., Sapiente-Aguirre, C., Mardones, F. O.
Use of Cannabidiol Products by Pet Owners in Slovenia: A Survey-Based Study
| Contributor(s):: Milevoj, Nina, Tozon, Natasa, Tomsic, Katerina
A survey about the welfare problem "toe pecking" in Swiss laying hens
| Contributor(s):: Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine G., Mueller, Sabine, Zanini, Lisa, Toscano, Michael J.
Studying the Research-Practice Gap in Physical Therapies for Cerebral Palsy: Preliminary Outcomes Based on a Survey of Spanish Clinicians
| Contributor(s):: Sanchez, C., Lerma-Lara, S., Garcia-Carmona, R., Urendes, E., Laccourreye, P., Raya, R.
Cat-human bond: Satisfaction and behavioural complaints among Italian respondents
| Contributor(s):: Normando, Simona, Venturini, Tsighie, Filugelli, Lorena, Bonetti, Omar, Mutinelli, Franco, Contalbrigo, Laura
A preliminary survey on the occurrence of barbering in laboratory mice in Germany
| Contributor(s):: Kahnau, P., Jaap, A., Hobbiesiefken, U., Mieske, P., Diederich, K., Thöne-Reineke, C., Lewejohann, L., Hohlbaum, K.
Opinions towards Companion Animals and Their Welfare: A Survey of Croatian Veterinary Students
| Contributor(s):: Tomislav Mikuš, Mario Ostović, Ivana Sabolek, Kristina Matković, Željko Pavičić, Ornella Mikuš, Željka Mesić
This survey was the first one investigating opinions of veterinary students in Croatia towards companion animals and their welfare, with special reference to dogs and cats as the most popular companion animals in the European Union. The study included students of all six years of the integrated...
Selection Factors Influencing Eventual Owner Satisfaction about Pet Dog Adoption
| Contributor(s):: Dinwoodie, Ian R., Zottola, Vivian, Kubitz, Karla, Dodman, Nicholas H.
Personal likes, experience, and deep-rooted interests to satisfy emotional needs such as companionship, affection, empathy, and security are some of the underlying human motivations for acquiring a pet companion. In this study, we asked how long the owner took to decide whether to adopt a dog,...
Impact of disease characteristics and knowledge on public risk perception of zoonoses
| Contributor(s):: Spence, C. E., Jenkins, S. C., Osman, M.
Zoonoses represent a global public health threat. Understanding lay perceptions of risk associated with these diseases can better inform proportionate policy interventions that mitigate their current and future impacts. While individual zoonoses (e.g. bovine spongiform encephalopathy) have...
Training School Counselors and Nurses to Enhance Collaboration Through Animal-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Yordy, B. M., Tuttle, M., Meyer, J. M.
Investigation into owner-reported differences between dogs born in versus imported into Canada
| Contributor(s):: von Rentzell, K. A., van Haaften, K., Morris, A., Protopopova, A.
Over 1 million dogs are imported into the United States and roughly 340,000 dogs into the United Kingdom yearly. Although the official number of dogs arriving to Canada is currently unknown, local animal professionals estimate that thousands of dogs are imported into Canada each year. Dog...
The View of the French Dog Breeders in Relation to Female Reproduction, Maternal Care and Stress during the Peripartum Period
| Contributor(s):: Natalia R. dos Santos, Alexandra Beck, Alain Fontbonne
In France, as in many other western countries, dogs are an important part of the society as pets or working animals. The exact demand for puppies in France is unknown, as is the proportion of dogs coming from different breeding sources. Nevertheless, the origin of puppies is important since...
Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.
In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...
Human Ability to Determine Affective States in Domestic Horse Whinnies
| Contributor(s):: Merkies, Katrina, Crouchman, Elizabeth, Belliveau, Haley
Horses use whinnies as a communication tool that potentially indicates positive or negative situations reflective of their felt experience. Being able to interpret the emotional state of horses allows humans to respond appropriately to mitigate a negative situation or repeat or enhance a positive...