Dog Owners' Perspectives on Canine Dental Health—A Questionnaire Study in Sweden
| Contributor(s):: Karolina Brunius Enlund, Carl Brunius, Jeanette Hanson, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd Viking Höglund, Pia Gustås, Ann Pettersson
Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases affecting dogs, with a reported prevalence of at least 80% in dogs over 3 years of age. However, there is a lack of studies regarding dog owners’ assessment of their dog’s dental health, and whether they perceive clinical signs...
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,...
Down the Rabbit Hole: Domestic Rabbit Owners' Perceptions of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2
| Contributor(s):: Shapiro, Hannah G., Ruder, Mark G., Pienaar, Elizabeth F.
Motivation of Portuguese-Speaking Pet Owners Seeking Online Pet Health and Husbandry Information
| Contributor(s):: Prata, Joana C.
A Measurement Equivalence Study of the Family Bondedness Scale: Comparison Between Black/African American and White Pet Owners
| Contributor(s):: Nugent, William R., Daugherty, Linda
Small animal general practitioners discuss nutrition infrequently despite assertion of indication, citing barriers
| Contributor(s):: Alvarez, Elizabeth E., Schultz, Kelly K., Floerchinger, Amanda M., Hull, Jennifer L.
Familiarity and Use of Veterinary Services by US Resident Dog and Cat Owners
| Contributor(s):: Courtney Bir, Mario Ortez, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Christopher A. Wolf, Charlotte Hansen, Frederic B. Ouedraogo
Pet ownership, veterinary use, and beliefs regarding veterinary care were elicited through the use of a nationally representative survey of 997 U.S. residents. Fifty-one percent of respondents have or had a dog in the past five years and 37% have or had a cat in the past five years. Over ninety...
Moral decision-making in pettism: The influence of animal type, pet ownership status, and social distance
| Contributor(s):: Xu, K. P., Ou, Q. Q., Luo, D. L., Shi, X. T., Li, K., Xue, H., Huang, Y. H., Turel, O., Zhang, S. Y., He, Q. H.
A Dog?s Dinner: Factors affecting food choice and feeding practices for UK dog owners feeding raw meat-based or conventional cooked diets
| Contributor(s):: Morgan, G., Williams, N., Schmidt, V., Cookson, D., Symington, C., Pinchbeck, G.
Effects of Companion Dogs on Adult Attachment, Emotion Regulation, and Mental Wellbeing in Hong Kong
| Contributor(s):: Chan, Hiu Wo, Wong, Daniel Fu Keung
Association between Socio-Demographic Factors and Owners’ Beliefs and Attitudes to Pet Cats Fundamental Dietary and Physical Exercise Needs, in City of Belfast
| Contributor(s):: Naughton, Violetta, Grzelak, Teresa, Mulhern, Maria S., Moffett, Charlotte R., Naughton, Patrick J.
A cross-sectional survey questionnaire was developed in-house to investigate pet cat owners’ beliefs and attitudes related to the fundamental care of their pet cats. The questionnaire consisted of questions which were grouped into the following sections: (i) owners’ socio-demographics; (ii)...
Depression, anxiety, and happiness in dog owners and potential dog owners during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Francois Martin, Katherine E. Bachert, LeAnn Snow, Hsiao-Wei Tu, Julien Belahbib, Sandra A. Lyn
Major life events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, affect psychological and physiological health. Social support, or the lack thereof, can modulate these effects. The context of the COVID-19 pandemic offered a unique opportunity to better understand how dogs may provide social support for their...
The Perceived and Actual Impact of Outdoor Domestic Cats on Local Ecology in Massachusetts, and the Effects of Education on Cat Owner Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Olivia Shraibati, Christian Zelaya
This project, Impact of Outdoor Cats and Educational Effects on Cat Owners, created a survey to assess the perceived ecological impact of domestic cats by residents of Massachusetts. It found that cat owners were overwhelmingly unaware of the full effects of their pet’s predation habits....
Posters Have Limited Utility in Conveying a Message of Antimicrobial Stewardship to Pet Owners
| Contributor(s):: Laurel E. Redding, Stephen D. Cole
Pet owners frequently administer antimicrobials to their pets and therefore have an important role to play in promoting antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary medicine. However, best methods of educating pet owners about antimicrobial stewardship have yet to be defined. While visual materials...
Optimisation of Scores Generated by an Online Feline Health–Related Quality of Life (HRQL) Instrument to Assist the Veterinary User Interpret Its Results
| Contributor(s):: Vinny Davies, Jacqueline Reid, E. Marian Scott
Using methodology previously described for the dog health-related quality of life (HRQL) tool (VetMetricaTM), the aim was to optimize the scores profile of a comparable feline online HRQL instrument for monitoring HRQL in cats, to assist in its interpretation. Measuring HRQL helps quantify the...
The Impact of Pet Care Needs on Medical Decision-Making among Hospitalized Patients: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Patient Experience
| Contributor(s):: Polick, C. S., Applebaum, J. W., Hanna, C., Jackson, D., 2nd, Tsaras-Schumacher, S., Hawkins, R., Conceicao, A., O'Brien, L. M., Chervin, R. D., Braley, T. J.
Hospital-based protocols to support pet care needs for hospitalized patients may have potential to benefit patient health and wellbeing, but must be informed by experiences of hospitalized pet owners. The aim of this study was to determine the scope and need for pet care services among...
Affordability, Feasibility, and Accessibility: Companion Animal Guardians with (Dis)Abilities' Access to Veterinary Medical and Behavioral Services during COVID-19
| Contributor(s):: Wu, H., Bains, R. S., Morris, A., Morales, C.
The research aims to explore COVID-19 health and safety protocol impacts on companion animal guardians living with (dis)abilities relating to veterinary medical and behavioral service access. The COVID-19 global public health crisis has impacted almost all international communities; however,...
Owner and Cat-Related Risk Factors for Feline Overweight or Obesity
| Contributor(s):: Meredith Wall, Nick John Cave, Emilie Vallee
Feline obesity is a highly prevalent disease that poses an urgent and serious challenge. Attempted treatment by weight reduction is often unsuccessful; a new preventative approach that focuses on the role of the owner may be helpful. This study used data collected from an international survey...
Effect of Pet Interaction on Stress Reduction and Positive Mood Enhancement among Pet-Owners and Non-Owners
| Contributor(s):: Aliya Khalid, Saadia Dildar
The present study investigated the effect of pet interaction on stress reduction and positive mood enhancement among pet-owners and non-owners. Sample of pet-owners (n = 90) and non-owners (n = 90) was taken from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. Both, male and female...
Owner perception of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 and 9-months
| Contributor(s):: Lord, Michelle S., Casey, Rachel A., Kinsman, Rachel H., Tasker, Séverine, Knowles, Toby G., Da Costa, Rosa E. P., Woodward, Joshua L., Murray, Jane K.
Problem behaviours may lead to compromised welfare, risk of relinquishment and euthanasia for dogs, as well as distress and safety issues for owners. This study used data provided by 1111 UK and Republic of Ireland participants in the ‘Generation Pup’ longitudinal study of canine health and...