Effects of Waiting Room and Feline Facial Pheromone Experience on Blood Pressure in Cats
| Contributor(s):: Laura R. Van Vertloo, Joyce M. Carnevale, Rebecca L. Parsons, Meghann Rosburg, Suzanne T. Millman
Obtaining accurate blood pressure measurements in cats is challenging due to the stressful nature of clinic visits. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of veterinary clinic waiting experiences and a feline pheromone spray on blood pressure in the cat. We hypothesized that...
Do Children With Cats Have More Mental Health Problems?
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
Researchers explain why there are so few studies of human-cat relationships.
Exposure to household pet cats and dogs in childhood and risk of subsequent diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
| Contributor(s):: Robert Yolken, Cassie Stallings, Andrea Origoni, Emily Katsafanas, Kevin Sweeney, Amalia Squire, Faith Dickerson
Background Serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have been associated with environmental exposures in early life. Contact with household pets such as cats and dogs can serve as a source of environmental exposure during these time periods. Methods We...
Critical problems for research in animal sheltering, a conceptual analysis
| Contributor(s):: Horecka, K., Neal, S.
Animal shelter research has seen significant increases in participation over the past several decades from academic organizations, private organizations, public entities, and even corporations that aims to improve shelter programs, processes, operations, and outcomes for the various...
Cat coat color, personality traits and the cat-owner relationship scale: a study with cat owners in Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. T., Landero-Hernandez, R.
Studies regarding the cat-owner bond are quite rare, and several aspects merit more research, including personality trait differences in cats related to coat color and the cat-owner relationship. The objectives of the study were to describe, from the perspective of their owners, the personality...
Leveraging behavioural science to address pet obesity
| Contributor(s):: Webb, T.
Woeful Walks? Dog Walking Not Associated with Mindfulness or Loneliness in Australians Living Alone During a COVID-19 Lockdown
| Contributor(s):: Qian Lau, Rachel Rou, Oliva, Jessica Lee
Feline scratching in undesirable areasSkrabani kocek na nezadoucich mistech
| Contributor(s):: Kovaffkova, S.
Cats Are Attached to Humans, After All
| Contributor(s):: Sebastian Ocklenburg
Body Size and Bite Force of Stray and Feral Cats—Are Bigger or Older Cats Taking the Largest or More Difficult-to-Handle Prey?
| Contributor(s):: Patricia A. Fleming, Heather M. Crawford, Clare H. Auckland, Michael C. Calver
As carnivorans rely heavily on their head and jaws for prey capture and handling, skull morphology and bite force can therefore reflect their ability to take larger or more difficult-to-handle prey. For 568 feral and stray cats (Felis catus), we recorded their demographics (sex and age), source...
A science-based policy for managing free-roaming cats
| Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Duffy, D. C., Bird, D. M., Calver, M., Cherkassky, D., Cherkassky, L., Dickman, C. R., Hunter, D., Jessup, D., Longcore, T., Loss, S. R., Loyd, K. A. T., Marra, P. P., Marzluff, J. M., Noss, R. F., Simberloff, D., Sizemore, G. C., Temple, S. A., Heezik, Y. van
Infection with SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 detected in a group of dogs and cats with suspected myocarditis
| Contributor(s):: Luca Ferasin, Matthieu Fritz, Heidi Ferasin, Pierre Becquart, Vincent Legros, Eric M. Leroy
Background Domestic pets can contract severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection; however, it is unknown whether the UK B.1.1.7 variant can more easily infect certain animal species or increase the possibility of human-to-animal transmission. Methods This is a...
An Evaluation of Trap-Neuter-Release Practices for Free-Roaming Cat Populations
| Contributor(s):: Brian Gaston
As of 2002, estimates of free-roaming domestic cat (Felis catus) populations exceeded 100 million individuals, throughout the United States. Many lost or abandoned cats will revert to living outdoors as free-roaming individuals. To try to control the abundance of free-roaming cats,...
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...
Juan y César
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Quiero presentar un caso de estudio que les hará llorar y les mostrará a los círculos científicos que los animales realmente son ángeles y que tienen una historia de vida, una misión que cumplir junto con el ser humano que vinieron a buscar a la Tierra.
Socialization and problem-solving in domestic cats (Felis catus)
| Contributor(s):: Mary Howard
There is evidence that an animal’s socialization towards humans and rearing environment can enhance their problem-solving ability. According to the social intelligence hypothesis, which states that intelligence evolved due to complex social environments, an animal’s social life...
Astrovirus Outbreak in an Animal Shelter Associated With Feline Vomiting
| Contributor(s):: Yanpeng Li, Emilia Gordon, Amanda Idle, Alvin Hui, Roxanne Chan, M. Alexis Seguin, Eric Delwart
An outbreak of cat vomiting was observed in an animal shelter. Testing for known enteric feline pathogens did not identify a causative agent. Viral metagenomics on four mini pools of feces from cases and controls housed in the same area revealed the presence of feline astrovirus in all pools....
Cat scratch disease at the human-animal interface. Case report in the City of San Luis, ArgentinaEnfermedad por aranazo de gato en la interfaz humano-animal. Reporte de caso en la Ciudad de San Luis, Argentina
| Contributor(s):: Santiago Lorenzatti, J., Nazarena de Salvo, M., Diaz Perez, P., Cicuttin, G. L., Samartino, L. E.
How far should we go?
| Contributor(s):: Quain, A.
2021CompanionJuly24-262041-2487EnglishSydney School of Veterinary Science, Australia.text
Creating resilient and sociable domestic pets
| Contributor(s):: Hargrave, C.
2021CompanionOctober18-232041-2487EnglishASAB, London, UK.text