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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. Skin diseases of different etiology in dogs

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

  3. 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...

  4. Recent Understandings of Pet Allergies

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    | Contributor(s):: Dennis Ownby, Christine Cole Johnson

    Allergic reactions to pets have been recognized for at least a hundred years. Yet our understanding of the effects of all of the interactions between pet exposures and human immune responses continues to grow. Allergists, epidemiologists, and immunologists have spent years trying to better...

  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. Pet keeping in childhood and asthma and allergy among children in Tianjin area, China

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    | Contributor(s):: Shugang Luo, Yuexia Sun, Jing Hou, Xiangrui Kong, Pan Wang, Qingnan Zhang, Jan Sundell

    This study aims to find out the relationship between pet keeping in childhood and asthma and allergy among children aged 0–8 years old in Tianjin, China. Parental or guardians reports of 7360 children were analyzed. 1490 (21.6%) families kept pets at the time of the survey (current),...

  7. The Maintenance of Pets in Allergic Families. A Survey of Health Beliefs.

    | Contributor(s):: S Herring, S.J. McGeady, J.D. Jones, H.C. Mansmann Jr.

  8. Emotional support animals on commercial flights: a risk to allergic patients

    | Contributor(s):: Brian C. Baumann, Kelly M MacArthur, John C. Baumann

  9. 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...

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

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

  11. Pack pooches in the cargo hold, CMA says

    | Contributor(s):: Collier, Roger

  12. Best Articles Relevant to Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

  13. Indoor Environmental Exposures and Exacerbation of Asthma: An Update to the 2000 Review by the Institute of Medicine

    | Contributor(s):: Kanchongkittiphon, Watcharoot, Mendell, Mark J., Gaffin, Jonathan M., Wang, Grace, Phipatanakul, Wanda

  14. 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.

  15. Pet ownership is associated with increased risk of non-atopic asthma and reduced risk of atopy in childhood: findings from a UK birth cohort

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    | Contributor(s):: Collin, S. M., Granell, R., Westgarth, C., Murray, J., Paul, E., Sterne, J. A., John Henderson, A.

    Background Studies have shown an inverse association of pet ownership with allergy but inconclusive findings for asthma. Objective To investigate whether pet ownership during pregnancy and childhood was associated with asthma and atopy at the age of 7 in a UK population-based birth...

  16. Correcting myths and misconceptions about allergies to pets

    | Contributor(s):: Schatz, M., Schatz, C.

    "Allergy to animals is a familiar problem in this country; aside from the widespread occurrence of allergy in general, exposure to animals is common. ... The purpose of this commentary is to correct some widely held myths and misconceptions regarding the common and important problem of allergies...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. Do hypoallergenic cats and dogs exist?

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