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Friends with malefit. The effects of keeping dogs and cats, sustaining animal-related injuries and Toxoplasma infection on health and quality of life
Contributor(s):: Flegr, J., Preiss, M.
Depression and anxiety in pet owners after a diagnosis of cancer in their pets: a cross-sectional study in Japan
Contributor(s):: Nakano, Y., Matsushima, M., Nakamori, A., Hiroma, J., Matsuo, E., Wakabayashi, H., Yoshida, S., Ichikawa, H., Kaneko, M., Mutai, R., Sugiyama, Y., Yoshida, E., Kobayashi, T.
Ready to pounce
Contributor(s):: Grimm, D.
Socio-demographic factors associated with pet ownership amongst adolescents from a UK birth cohort
Contributor(s):: Purewal, R., Christley, R., Kordas, K., Joinson, C., Meints, K., Gee, N., Westgarth, C.
Mr. Blue and His Six Cats
Contributor(s):: Rader, M.
The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction
Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.
"There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward
Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.
Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom
Contributor(s):: Roberts, C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Williams, J. L., Murray, J. K.
[Pet cats, medicine and art]
Contributor(s):: Cabello, C. F.
Cats (felis silvestris catus) read human gaze for referential information
Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Szapu, Julianna Szulamit, Faragó, Tamás
Assessing Quality of Life for Pets with Dermatologic Disease and Their Owners
Contributor(s):: Noli, C.
Clicker training increases exploratory behaviour and time spent at the front of the enclosure in shelter cats; Implications for welfare and adoption rates
Contributor(s):: Grant, Rachel A., Warrior, Jennifer Rose
The rescue shelter environment is known to be stressful for domestic cats, which can lead to them becoming less active, playful and exploratory as well as spending a long time hiding. Early adoption can prevent long term stress in shelter cats, but adopters often look at behaviour and...
Testing two behavioural paradigms for measuring post-handling cat aversion behaviour
Contributor(s):: Moody, Carly M., Mason, Georgia J., Dewey, Cate E., Landsberg, Gary M., Niel, Lee
Owned, shelter, and laboratory cats undergo handling and restraint throughout their lifetime for routine health examinations and necessary procedures. Many cats display fear and aggressive behaviour during health examinations, and there is potential for these behaviours to result in incomplete...
The socio-cognitive relationship between cats and humans – Companion cats (Felis catus) as their owners see them
Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Szapu, Julianna Szulamit
Although domestic cats are among the most common companion animals, we still know very little about the details of the cat-human relationship. With a questionnaire, we asked 157 Hungarian cat owners about their pet’s behavior, cognitive abilities and social interactions. We analyzed the responses...
Potential use of domestic cat (Felis catus) urinary extracts for manipulating the behavior of free-roaming cats and wild small felids
Contributor(s):: Miyazaki, Masao, Nishimura, Takashi, Hojo, Wataru, Miyazaki, Tamako, Laine, Roger A., Yamashita, Tetsuro
Increasing numbers of free-roaming cats are causing various social and ecological problems worldwide. To address these problems while also considering animal welfare issues, we investigated the usefulness of cat urinary extracts for manipulating the behavior of free-roaming cats. We first...
The ins and outs of the litter box: A detailed ethogram of cat elimination behavior in two contrasting environments
Contributor(s):: McGowan, Ragen T. S., Ellis, Jacklyn J., Bensky, Miles K., Martin, François
Few studies have sought to describe cat elimination behavior in detail and much of the information presently available focuses on factors that potentially cause cats to reject a litter box. Thus, the ethograms published in the current veterinary and scientific literature largely focus on macro...
The association between infrared thermal imagery of core eye temperature, personality, age and housing in cats
Contributor(s):: Foster, Shannon, Ijichi, Carrie
Understanding individual responses to stress is a key aspect of maintaining optimal animal welfare. This is especially important where animals are being kept in sub-optimal environments or where the species may not clearly demonstrate stress. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate...
Dogs’ responses to visual, auditory, and olfactory cat-related cues
Contributor(s):: Hoffman, Christy L., Workman, Miranda K., Roberts, Natalie, Handley, Stephanie
Standardized assessments have been developed to assess dogs’ behaviors around other dogs, but there currently is no validated way to predict how a dog in an animal shelter will behave around cats, unless the dog’s previous history is known. This study explored dogs’ responses to visual, auditory,...
Is there a relationship between attitudes of shelter staff to cats and the cats’ approach behaviour?
Contributor(s):: Arhant, Christine, Troxler, Josef
One aspect of welfare that is measured in protocols used for the assessment of farm animal welfare is the human-animal relationship. The aim of the present study was to develop a ‘human approach test’ to measure the human-animal relationship in shelter cats and to investigate aspects of...
Stress, security, and scent: The influence of chemical signals on the social lives of domestic cats and implications for applied settings
Contributor(s):: Vitale Shreve, Kristyn R., Udell, Monique A. R.
Although millions of cats live among humans worldwide the scientific community knows relatively little about cat behavior and cognition. Olfaction is an important perceptual sense for many members of Carnivora, however the role of chemical signals in cat social relationships is not fully...