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  1. Investigating the Cultural Context for Big Cat Conservation Around the World

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    | Contributor(s):: Kathleen Elizabeth Krafte

    Populations of predators are in decline worldwide as human growth and development destroys and alters their habitats. At the same time, large predators are a tourist attraction in many regions of the world, bringing essential income to governments and local communities. The complex interactions...

  2. Cats vs. Dogs: The Efficacy of Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM Products in Multispecies Homes

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    | Contributor(s):: Miriam Rebecca Prior, Daniel Simon Mills

    Seven percent of UK households are estimated to own both a cat and a dog, despite a popular view that the two do not live well together. This is the first study to evaluate the effects of pheromone products Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM on cat-dog interactions, in homes where owners perceived...

  3. Development of the Pet Owner Connectedness Scale (POCS)

    | Contributor(s):: Oliva, Jessica Lee, Johnston, Kim Louise

  4. High-rise syndrome in cats and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Lefman, S., Prittie, J. E.

  5. Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs(1)

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    | Contributor(s):: Bienzle, D., Rousseau, J., Marom, D., MacNicol, J., Jacobson, L., Sparling, S., Prystajecky, N., Fraser, E., Weese, J. S.

    We tested swab specimens from pets in households in Ontario, Canada, with human COVID-19 cases by quantitative PCR for SARS-CoV-2 and surveyed pet owners for risk factors associated with infection and seropositivity. We tested serum samples for spike protein IgG and IgM in household pets and...

  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. Domestic Cat Ethology: Evaluating Social Media for Data Collection

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Casey

    This study looked at whether user-submitted videos of cats could be used to increase understanding of their behavior. The findings suggest that the behaviors observed were consistent with prior research, and contain typical cat behavior. Depending on the research question, user-submitted videos...

  8. Molecular Characterization of Hemoparasites and Hemoplasmas Infecting Domestic Cats of Southern India

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    | Contributor(s):: Lanchalung Malangmei, Karapparambu Gopalan Ajith Kumar, Ashwathappa Nandini, Christophe Angeline Felicia Bora, Anju Varghese, Birur Mallappa Amrutha, Prashant Somalingappa Kurbet, Rangapura Kariyappa Pradeep, Murikoli Nimisha, Chundiyil Kalarickal Deepa, Lijo John, Reghu Ravindran

    In the present study, 111 blood samples were collected from apparently healthy cats belonging to four districts of Kerala, southern India, and they were investigated for the presence of hemoparasites and hemoplasmas by light microscopic examination and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The...

  9. A Defense of Free-Roaming Cats from a Hedonist Account of Feline Well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: C. E. Abbate

    There is a widespread belief that for their own safety and for the protection of wildlife, cats should be permanently kept indoors. Against this view, I argue that cat guardians have a duty to provide their feline companions with outdoor access. The argument is based on a sophisticated...

  10. Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    | 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...

  11. Association of age and body condition with physical activity of domestic cats (Felis catus)

    | Contributor(s):: Smit, Michelle, Corner-Thomas, Rene A., Weidgraaf, Karin, Thomas, David G.

    Physical activity contributes up to 30% of the total daily energy expenditure of domestic cats (Felis catus) and, therefore, can play an important role in the prevention and reduction of obesity and may impact macronutrient digestibility. An age-related decline in physical activity in domestic...

  12. The effects of owner and domestic cat (Felis catus) demographics on cat personality traits

    | Contributor(s):: Leech, Laura E., Preziosi, Richard, Stoycheva, Rosica, Pastorino, Giovanni Quintavalle

    Personality has been researched in many companion animals and is described as differences in behavioural traits of individuals that often remain consistent over time. In domestic cats many factors have been discovered to influence personality, including breed, coat colour, gender, rearing...

  13. Increasing shelter cat welfare through enrichment: A review

    | Contributor(s):: Houser, Bridgette, Vitale, Kristyn R.

    Research into cat behavior has gained more attention in recent years. As one of the world’s most popular companion animals, work in this field has potential to have wide-reaching benefits. Cats living in shelters are posed with distinct welfare concerns. Shelter cat welfare can be increased...

  14. Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on the human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V.

    2021NAVC Clinician's BriefJanuaryFebruary48-491542-4014EnglishCited Reference Count: 2 ref.0Educational Concepts LLCTulsa, USATexas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.text

  15. Introducing a Controlled Outdoor Environment Impacts Positively in Cat Welfare and Owner Concerns: The Use of a New Feline Welfare Assessment Tool

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    | Contributor(s):: Luciana Santos de Assis, Daniel Simon Mills

    There is much debate over the pros and cons of allowing cats to roam freely as opposed to keeping them confined indoors. We surveyed owners who implemented a commercial physical containment system to the outdoors to evaluate their characteristics and the apparent impact of this systemon cat...

  16. Contagious Yawning in the Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Ariel M. Lombardo Aghishian

    This study investigates contagious yawning in domestic cats towards their owners, looking at potential links with empathy. Results showed no significant difference in yawning between conditions. The solitary nature of wildcats and their shared ancestor, and the unique social behavior in...

  17. Using Genetics to Evaluate the Success of a Feral Cat (Felis catus) Control Program in North-Western Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Saul Cowen, Lucy Clausen, Dave Algar, Sarah Comer

    The feral cat has been implicated in the decline and extinction of many species worldwide and a range of strategies have been devised for its control. A five-year control program using the aerial broadcast of toxic Eradicat® baits was undertaken at Fortescue Marsh in the Pilbara region...

  18. Exploring how veterinary professionals perceive and use grief support resources to support companion animal caregivers in Ontario, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore veterinary professionals' use and perceptions of grief resources and services to support companion animal caregivers following companion animal euthanasia. Background: The loss of a companion animal can be a source of great sorrow...

  19. Chinese Companion Animal Caretakers’ Attachment Influences their Attribution of Emotions to their Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Su, Bingtao, Martens, Pim

  20. Responsible ownership of companion animals under the One Health approach. Compilation studyTenencia responsable de animales de compania bajo el enfoque Una Salud. Estudio recopilativo

    | Contributor(s):: Hugues, B., Ledon, L., Mendoza, M., Torres, M., Berovides, V.