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  1. “Furry tales”: pet ownership’s influence on subjective well-being during Covid-19 times

    Contributor(s):: Damberg, Svenja, Frömbling, Lena

  2. Evaluation of relationships between dogs and owners: the Turkish translation, reliability and validity study of cat/dog owner relationship scale (C/DORS)

    Contributor(s):: Kaya, U., Ozen, D., Yazlik, M. O., Kosem, S., Gurcan, I. S.

  3. Pet owners' feedback on psychological support service in an Italian veterinary hospital

    Contributor(s):: Campigli, M., Strizzolo, G., Furlanello, T., Uccheddu, S.

  4. Discourses and Silences: Pets in Publicly Accessible Coroners’ Reports of Australian Suicides

    Contributor(s):: Mattock, Katerina, Young, Janette, Bould, Em

  5. The Impact of Pet Ownership on Healthcare-Seeking Behavior in Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

    Contributor(s):: Ramirez, Vickie, Frisbie, Lauren, Robinson, Jovien, Rabinowitz, Peter M.

  6. Companion Animals and Adolescent Stress and Adaptive Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan K., King, Erin K., Halbreich, Eli D., Callina, Kristina S.

  7. Dog and cat as a mirror of the human soul? Qualitative evaluation of a pre-post interventionHund und Katze als Spiegel der menschlichen Seele? - Eine Prei-Post-Lnterventionsstudie mit qualitativer Evaluation

    Contributor(s):: Hopf, J., Edelhauser, F., Neumann, M.

  8. Traveling with a guide dog: confidence, constraints and affective qualities of the human-guide dog relationship

    Contributor(s):: Rickly, J. M., Halpern, N., Hansen, M., Welsman, J.

  9. Welfare, well treatment and animal protection : concepts, definitions and practiceBien-entre, bientraitance et protection des animaux: concepts, definitions, applications

    Contributor(s):: Gilbert, C., Fabre-Deloye, A.

  10. "My Companion Through The Pandemic": The Importance of the Human-Animal Bond During COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Christine Krouzecky, Jan Aden, Anastasiya Bunina, Katharina Hametner, Armin Klaps, Zuzana Kovacovsky, Nora Ruck, Birgit Ursula Stetina

    The COVID- 19 pandemic, due to its global biopsychosocial effects, encourages re-search regarding the promotion of health. Studies in this area concentrate on the human–animal bond as a source of physical and psychological well- being (Shoesmith et al., 2021). In this context, contradictory...

  11. Intraspecific Motor and Emotional Alignment in Dogs and Wolves: The Basic Building Blocks of Dog–Human Affective Connectedness

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    | Contributor(s):: Elisabetta Palagi, Giada Cordoni

    Involuntary synchronization occurs when individuals perform the same motor action patterns during a very short time lapse. This phenomenon serves an important adaptive value for animals permitting them to socially align with group fellows thus increasing integration and fitness benefits. Rapid...

  12. The Beneficial Effects of Animals on Children With Autism

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Do children with autism disorders respond differently to animals?

  13. Farmyard Animal or Best Friend? Exploring Predictors of Dog vs. Pig Pet Speciesism

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Gradidge, Magdalena Zawisza, Annelie J. Harvey, Daragh T. McDermott

    Despite dogs’ and pigs’ shared similarities, previous research indicates people favor dogs over pigs (known as “pet speciesism”). While pet speciesism has been empirically sup-ported, little is known about its predictors. This gap in the literature is problematic as...

  14. Non-Contact Vital Signs Monitoring of Dog and Cat Using a UWB Radar

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    | Contributor(s):: Pengfei Wang, Yangyang Ma, Fulai Liang, Yang Zhang, Xiao Yu, Zhao Li, Qiang An, Hao Lv, Jianqi Wang

    As pets are considered members of the family, their health has received widespread attention. Since pets cannot talk and complain when they feel uncomfortable, monitoring vital signs becomes very helpful in disease detection, as well as observing their progression and response to treatment. In...

  15. Uncontrolled Outdoor Access for Cats: An Assessment of Risks and Benefits

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah M.L. Tan, Anastasia C. Stellato, Lee Niel

    Uncontrolled outdoor access is associated with a number of welfare concerns for companion cats, including increased risks of disease and parasites, injury or death due to traffic, predation or ingestion of toxic substances, and getting permanently separated from their owner. In addition, cats...

  16. Implications for Conservation of Collection of Mediterranean Spur-Thighed Tortoise as Pets in Morocco: Residents' Perceptions, Habits, and Knowledge

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    | Contributor(s):: Amalia Segura, Miguel Delibes-Mateos, Pelayo Acevedo

    The trading and collection of wild animals as pets may be cause for concern regarding animal welfare and species conservation. These concerns can be exemplified by Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca), a long-living species whose use as pets is long established. The human...

  17. Effect of Age, Breed, and Sex on the Health-Related Quality of Life of Owner Assessed Healthy Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Susan Rodger, E Marian Scott, Andrea Nolan, Andrea K Wright, Jacqueline Reid

    Using an app, this exploratory study generated information on HRQL in a large cohort of dogs deemed healthy according to the owner. It forms the basis for further studies investigating the natural history of HRQL of dogs to inform the interpretation of interventional studies, but highlights the...

  18. Dogs distinguish human intentional and unintentional action

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    | Contributor(s):: Britta Schünemann, Judith Keller, Hannes Rakoczy, Tanya Behne, Juliane Bräuer

    When dogs interact with humans, they often show appropriate reactions to human intentional action. But it is unclear from these everyday observations whether the dogs simply respond to the action outcomes or whether they are able to discriminate between different categories of actions. Are dogs...

  19. No Pets Allowed: Discrimination, Homelessness, and Pet Ownership

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    | Contributor(s):: Ruby Aliment, Sara Rankin (editor), Kaya Lurie (editor)

    This brief is the first to address the particular challenges faced by pet owners experiencing homelessness, particularly as they relate to treatment by society at large, law enforcement practices, and access to housing and services. Researchers estimate that up to 25 percent of people...

  20. Dogs' Sociability, Owners' Neuroticism and Attachment Style to Pets as Predictors of Dog Aggression

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    | Contributor(s):: Elena Gobbo, Manja Zupan

    A dog’s aggressive behavior is influenced by external and internal factors, including its psychological profile. In this study, dogs’ and owners’ personalities and the owners’ attachment style to their dogs were identified and associated with owner-reported dog...