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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. Recognizing and Mitigating Canine Stress during Animal Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Townsend, L., Gee, N. R.

    Animal-assisted Interventions (AAI) proliferated rapidly since clinicians and researchers first noted the positive effects animals have on people struggling with physical and mental health concerns. The intersection of AAI with the field of animal welfare evolved from considering animals'...

  3. Skin diseases of different etiology in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Stolbova, O. A.

  4. Protein expression and genetic variability of canine Can f 1 in golden and Labrador retriever service dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Breitenbuecher, C., Belanger, J. M., Levy, K., Mundell, P., Fates, V., Gershony, L., Famula, T. R., Oberbauer, A. M.

    Background: Valued for trainability in diverse tasks, dogs are the primary service animal used to assist individuals with disabilities. Despite their utility, many people in need of service dogs are sensitive to the primary dog allergen, Can f 1, encoded by the Lipocalin 1 gene (LCN1). Several...

  5. 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.

  6. Practices in Cat and Dog Immunotherapy Among Allergists

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

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

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

  8. 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...

  9. Prenatal dog-keeping practices vary by race: speculations on implications for disparities in childhood health and disease

    | Contributor(s):: Ezell, J. M., Cassidy-Bushrow, A. E., Havstad, S., Joseph, C. L. M., Wegienka, G., Jones, K., Ownby, D. R., Johnson, C. C.

  10. Owning a dog and working: a telephone survey of dog owners and employers in Sweden

    | Contributor(s):: Norling, A. Y., Keeling, L.

    Many dog owners are faced with the problem of what to do with their dog when they go to work. Different solutions to the problem may affect dogs, owners, and employers. In this study, 204 working, Swedish dog owners and 90 employers were interviewed by telephone regarding practical issues and...

  11. Dog Therapy 101. (cover story)

    | Contributor(s):: Inklebarger, Timothy

  12. 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...

  13. Washing the dog reduces dog allergen levels, but the dog needs to be washed twice a week

    | Contributor(s):: Tessa Hodson, Adnan Custovic, Angela Simpson, Martin Chapman, Ashley Woodcock, Rosalind Green

    Background: Many asthmatic patients allergic to dogs refuse to part with their dog, and it is essential to develop techniques for lowering exposure with a dog in the home. Objective: This study investigated the effect of dog washing on the subsequent recovery of Can f 1 from...

  14. Do hypoallergenic cats and dogs exist?

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

  15. 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.

  16. Dog characteristics and allergen levels in the home

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

  17. Exposure to dog allergens and subsequent allergic sensitization: an updated review

    | Contributor(s):: Smallwood, J., Ownby, D.

  18. 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.

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

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

  20. 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.