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  1. Color Images for Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Animals

    Contributor(s):: Steven D. Sorden, Claire B. Andreasen, Molly D. Murphy

    The chapter contains annotated color images of diseases in or caused from companion animals.

  2. Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 1: Natural lighting, natural patterns, and colors

    Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.

  3. Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 2: Sensory and discovery experiences

    Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.

  4. Age, breed designation, coat color, and coat pattern influenced the length of stay of cats at a no-kill shelter

    Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Morgan, K. T.

    Adoption records from the Tompkins County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an open-admission, no-kill shelter in New York State, were examined to determine if various physical attributes influenced the length of stay (LOS) of cats and kittens. Similar reports from other no-kill...

  5. Human clothing and dog behavior: an unproven hypothesis

    Contributor(s):: Herzog, H.

    The author identifies possible problems in the "design and interpretation of experiments [earlier reported in this journal that] seriously compromise the conclusion that dogs are influenced in systematic ways by human clothing patterns."

  6. Living with Geese. (cover story)

    Contributor(s):: Theroux, Paul

  7. Effects of phenotypic characteristics on the length of stay of dogs at two no kill animal shelters

    Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Davidson, J. P., Zuefle, M. E.

    Adoption records from 2 no kill shelters in New York State were examined to determine how age, sex, size, breed group, and coat color influenced the length of stay (LOS) of dogs at these shelters. Young puppies had the shortest length of stay; LOS among dogs increased linearly as age increased....

  8. Factors relevant to adoption of cats in an animal shelter

    Contributor(s):: Fantuzzi, J. M., Miller, K. A., Weiss, E.

    This study performed a multifactor analysis of the effects of the provision of toys, cage location, and cat characteristics (activity level, age, sex, and coat color) on 111 cats available for adoption in a nonhuman animal shelter. The analysis revealed a greater adopter viewing of cats housed at...

  9. The role of coat color and ear shape on the perception of personality in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Fratkin, J. L., Baker, S. C.

  10. Human perceptions of coat color as an indicator of domestic cat personality

    Contributor(s):: Delgado, M. M., Munera, J. D., Reevy, G. M.

  11. Object play in adult domestic cats: the roles of habituation and disinhibition

    Contributor(s):: Hall, S. L., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Robinson, I. H.

    We have investigated the role of habituation and disinhibition in the control of object (predatory) play by adult domestic cats Felis silvestris catus both with and without prior experience of hunting. We hypothesised that object play is terminated by rapid habituation to the sensory...

  12. Equine color perception revisited

    Contributor(s):: Pick, D. F., Lovell, G., Brown, S., Dail, D.

  13. Heritability of dominant-aggressive behaviour in English Cocker Spaniels

    Contributor(s):: Perez-Guisado, J., Lopez-Rodriguez, R., Munoz-Serrano, A.

    A total of 51 seven-week-old English Cocker Spaniel puppies were measured for dominant-aggressive behaviour using the Campbell Test. The dogs consisted of a F1 full sibs and half sibs from matings of 4 sires with 10 dams. The purpose of this study was to determine if the variability observed in...

  14. Dogs judge books by their covers

    Contributor(s):: Chamove, A. S.

    Some animals use warning coloration to frighten other animals. To see if animals respond to humans who wear clothing with animal-like warning patterns, 22 impounded dogs and 15 living in kennels were tested. Dogs responded more strongly primarily with submission to people wearing narrow, regular...

  15. Factors affecting time to adoption of dogs re-homed by a charity in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Diesel, G., Smith, H., Pfeiffer, D. U.

    The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to determine the factors affecting the time until adoption of dogs re-homed by Dogs Trust, a UK charity. There were 13,338 records included in the study, representing 11,663 dogs. Data were extracted from the Dogs Trust's database between...