Welfare Impacts of Spay/Neuter-Focused Outreach on Companion Animals in New York City Public Housing
Contributor(s):: Dolan, Emily D., Weiss, Emily, Slater, Margaret R.
Spay/neuter (S/N) programs aim to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia. However, there is little published evidence of a causal effect between S/N programs and shelter intake or euthanasia. To uncover any ancillary effects of S/N, this study examined the impact of S/N door-to-door outreach on...
Effect of Visitor Perspective on Adoption Decisions at One Animal Shelter
Contributor(s):: Southland, Anastacia, Dowling-Guyer, Seana, McCobb, Emily
This study investigated the visitor experience at one urban animal shelter. While several previous studies have examined the reasons particular nonhuman animals are chosen by adopters, few have investigated the possible reasons one would visit a shelter and leave without adopting. Over a...
An Examination of Adult Women’s Sleep Quality and Sleep Routines in Relation to Pet Ownership and Bedsharing
Contributor(s):: Hoffman, Christy L., Stutz, Kaylee, Vasilopoulos, Terrie
People in many parts of the world commonly share their beds not only with human partners but also with dogs and cats. Self-report and actigraphy data have shown that sleeping with an adult human partner has both positive and negative impacts on human sleep, but there has been little exploration...
The Roles of Pet Dogs and Cats in Human Courtship and Dating
Contributor(s):: Gray, Peter B., Volsche, Shelly L., Garcia, Justin R., Fisher, Helen E.
What role do companion animals play in the dating lives of single adults? As dogs and cats are increasingly viewed as family members, a person's pets may wield significant influence in partner choice. Here, we provide descriptive quantitative data on the role pets play in mate appraisal and mate...
Dog People and Cat People Differ on Dominance-Related Traits
Contributor(s):: Alba, Beatrice, Haslam, Nick
Many people identify themselves as being either a “cat person” or a “dog person” based on their preference for these domestic animals. The purpose of this study was to test the common belief that there are personality differences between these types. Previous research has found differences...
Papillomavirus DNA is not Amplifiable from Bladder, Lung, or Mammary Gland Cancers in Dogs or Cats
| Contributor(s):: John S. Munday, Chloe B. MacLachlan, Matthew R. Perrott, Danielle Aberdein
Papillomaviruses (PVs) cause around 5% of all human cancers, including most cervical cancers and around a quarter of all oral cancers. Additionally, some studies have suggested that PVs could cause a proportion of human lung, breast, and bladder cancers. As PVs have been associated with skin...
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.
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.
The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction
| Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.
Assessing Quality of Life for Pets with Dermatologic Disease and Their Owners
| Contributor(s):: Noli, C.
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,...
Factores de riesgo implicados en el comportamiento agresivo del perro y del gato
| Contributor(s):: Marta Amat Grau
El presente trabajo se centra en el estudio de algunos aspectos de la agresividad del perro y del gato. El estudio de la agresividad canina y felina es importante por varios motivos. En primer lugar, los problemas de agresividad del perro y del gato son muy frecuentes y, al menos en los centros...
Corrigendum: Clinical Presentation, Causes, Treatment, and Outcome of Lip Avulsion Injuries in Dogs and Cats: 24 Cases (2001–2017)
| Contributor(s):: Kelly M. Saverino, Alexander M. Reiter
A corrigendum on Clinical Presentation, Causes, Treatment, and Outcome of Lip Avulsion Injuries in Dogs and Cats: 24 Cases (2001–2017) by Saverino, K. M., and Reiter, A. M. (2018). Front. Vet. Sci. 5:144. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00144
Evaluation of a canine and feline behavioural welfare assessment tool for use in companion animal veterinary practice
| Contributor(s):: Dawson, Lauren C., Dewey, Cate E., Stone, Elizabeth A., Guerin, Michele T., Niel, Lee
Veterinary care can both positively and negatively impact animal welfare in terms of behavioural welfare. This occurs both in the veterinary clinic through interactions with patients and management of their stress, fear and aggression, and In the animal's home through the provision of behaviour...
Owner personality and the wellbeing of their cats share parallels with the parent-child relationship
| Contributor(s):: Finka, L. R., Ward, J., Farnworth, M. J., Mills, D. S.
Cats and owners interact more with each other after a longer duration of separation
| Contributor(s):: Matilda Eriksson, Linda J. Keeling, Therese Rehn
Little is known about the cat’s (Felis silvestris catus) need for human contact, although it is generally believed that cats are more independent pets than e.g. dogs. In this study, we investigated the effect of time left alone at home on cat behaviour (e.g. social and distress-related)...
Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States
| Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander
The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...
Pet-keeping in early life reduces the risk of allergy in a dose-dependent fashion
| Contributor(s):: Hesselmar, B., Hicke-Roberts, A., Lundell, A. C., Adlerberth, I., Rudin, A., Saalman, R., Wennergren, G., Wold, A. E.
| Contributor(s):: Borns-Weil, S.