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  1. Human allergy to cats: a review of the impact on cat ownership and relinquishment

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    | Contributor(s):: Sparkes, A. H.

    Practical relevance: Cats have become increasingly common as companion animals, and in many countries their popularity now exceeds that of dogs. At the same time, human allergies (including allergy to cats) have been increasing and it has been estimated that globally up to 10-20% of human...

  2. Pet-keeping in early life reduces the risk of allergy in a dose-dependent fashion

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    | Contributor(s):: Hesselmar, B., Hicke-Roberts, A., Lundell, A. C., Adlerberth, I., Rudin, A., Saalman, R., Wennergren, G., Wold, A. E.

  3. Practices in Cat and Dog Immunotherapy Among Allergists

    | Contributor(s):: Leslie C Grammer, Martha A. Shaughnessy, John J Shaughnessy, Roy Patterson

  4. Therapy cat in the library media center

    | Contributor(s):: Anna L. Talbot

    This research project is a review of literature about utilizing a therapy animal, specifically a therapy cat, within a school library. Since the options of hypoallergenic cats are now available, they can be used in schools to reduce worries about cat allergies. The strengths of using this...

  5. A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice

    | Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.

  6. Lifetime Dog and Cat Exposure and Dog and Cat Specific Sensitization at Age 18 Years

    | Contributor(s):: Ganesa Wegienka, Christine Cole Johnson, Suzanne Havstad, Dennis R. Ownby, Charlotte Nicholas, Edward M. Zoratti

    BackgroundPrior research about whether keeping a dog or cat in the home causes allergies to that pet has been limited to outcomes in early childhood.ObjectiveEvaluate the association between lifetime dog and cat exposure and allergic sensitization to the specific animal at age 18...

  7. Reasons for relinquishment and return of domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus ) to rescue shelters in the UK

    | Contributor(s):: Casey, R. A., Vandenbussche, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Roberts, M. A.

    Significant numbers of cats enter rescue and re-homing facilities each year, over half of which are relinquished directly by owners. Identifying the reasons why owners decide to give up their pet is an important step in the development of education strategies to encourage retention of cats by...

  8. Animal Exposure, Asthma and Allergies

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    | Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath

    An estimated 62% of all United States households have one or more pet and more than 38% of households with pets have children under the age of 18 (Beck, 2010). Although the total number of pets in the United States does not seem to be increasing (AVMA, 2012), the relationship between people and...

  9. Do hypoallergenic cats and dogs exist?

    | Contributor(s):: Butt, Ahmed, Rashid, Daanish, Lockey, Richard F.

  10. Does exposure to cats or dogs in early life alter a child's risk of atopic dermatitis?

    | Contributor(s):: Ownby, D. R., Johnson, C. C.

  11. Indoor pet exposure and the outcomes of total IgE and sensitization at age 18 years

    | Contributor(s):: Wegienka, G., Johnson, C. C., Havstad, S., Ownby, D. R., Zoratti, E. M.

  12. Pet dander and difficult-to-control asthma: Therapeutic options

    | Contributor(s):: Ling, M., Long, A. A.

  13. Pets at birth do not increase allergic disease in at-risk children

    | Contributor(s):: Lodge, C. J., Lowe, A. J., Gurrin, L. C., Matheson, M. C., Balloch, A., Axelrad, C., Hill, D. J., Hosking, C. S., Rodrigues, S., Svanes, C., Abramson, M. J., Allen, K. J., Dharmage, S. C.

  14. Cat, dog and house dust mite allergen levels on children's soft toys

    | Contributor(s):: Wu, FuSheng, Wu, MeiWen, Ting, MingHui, Crane, J., Siebers, R.

    Objective: Children's soft toys are known to harbour house dust mite (HDM) allergens, but little is known whether they harbour cat or dog allergens. The objective of the study was to measure cat (Fel d 1), dog (Can f 1) and HDM allergens on children's soft toys. Methods: Dust was collected from...

  15. Does Pet Ownership in Infancy Lead to Asthma or Allergy at School Age? Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data from 11 European Birth Cohorts

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    | Contributor(s):: K. Lødrup Carlsen, S. Roll, K.H. Carlsen, P. Mowinchel, A. Wijga, B. Brunekreef, M. Torrent, G. Roberts, S.H. Arshad, I. Kull, U. Krämer, A. von Berg, E. Eller, A. Høst, C. Kuehni, B. Spycher, J. Sunyer, C. Chen, A. Reich, A. Asarnoj, C. Puig, O. Herbarth, J. Mahachie John, K. Van Steen, S. Willich, U. Wahn, S. Lau, T. Keil

    Objective To examine the associations between pet keeping in early childhood and asthma and allergies in children aged 6–10 years. Design Pooled analysis of individual participant data of 11 prospective European birth cohorts that recruited a total of over 22,000 children in the...

  16. Association between pet ownership and the sensitization to pet allergens in adults with various allergic diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Park, YongBum, Mo, EunKyung, Lee, JaeYoung, Kim, JooHee, Kim, CheolHong, Hyun, InGyu, Choi, JeongHee

  17. Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Dharmage, S. C., Lodge, C. L., Matheson, M. C., Campbell, B., Lowe, A. J.

  18. Exposure to pets and the association with sensitization and allergic disease in Belgian schoolchildren

    | Contributor(s):: Van Gysel, D., Govaere, E., Verhamme, K., Doli, E., De Baets, F.

  19. Fel d 1 and Can f 1 in settled dust and airborne Fel d 1 in allergen avoidance day-care centres for atopic children in relation to number of pet-owners, ventilation and general cleaning

    | Contributor(s):: Wickman, M., Egmar, A., Emenius, G., Almqvist, C., Berglind, N., Larsson, P., Van Hage-Hamsten, M.

  20. Pet Parenting

    | Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth