A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal
| Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.
Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...
What it is to be a Dog: A Qualitative Method for the Study of Animals Other than Humans
| Contributor(s):: Kenneth J. Shapiro
"Anima-a-al!" apparently is the most vilifying invective that the playwright Arthur Miller can dredge up to signify the calumny, the otherness, the radical betrayal by his ItaloAmerican protagonist of his community (Miller, l960). Somehow, "vegetabl-l-le!" would not do. How...
An Investigation into the Relationship between Owner Knowledge, Diet, and Dental Disease in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus)
| Contributor(s):: Rosemary Norman, Alison P. Wills
Motivations for and thoughts toward rabbit ownership and factors contributing to companion-rabbit owners' knowledge
| Contributor(s):: Tasha Welch
Prospective rabbit owners’ pre-acquisition motivations for and thoughts toward rabbit ownership were explored using one-on-one telephone interviews (n=18). Thematic analysis revealed the theme considerations prior to acquiring a companion rabbit, which involved four subthemes: reasons given...
Guard of animals in charge: population of visionGuarda responsavel de animais: visao da populacao
| Contributor(s):: Porto, W. J. N., Andrade, M. R., Mota, R. A.
A study was conducted to determine the knowledge level of responsible animal ownership in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that only 24% of respondents knew what constituted responsible pet ownership and care. Some of those who gave examples of proper pet care such as...
Knowledge about the penalties imposed people who mistreat animalsConhecimento sobre as penalidades aplicadas as pessoas que maltratam animais
| Contributor(s):: Lima, J. L. A. de, Alves, N. D., Amora, S. S. A., Lima, C. T. A. de, Torres, L. F., Melo, F. da C. S.
A survey was conducted to determine the knowledge level of penalties for animal cruelty in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that 60% of respondents said they knew animals had legislative protection, while 40% were unaware of this. 18% said they knew some animal...
Human-Animal Bond: Attachment vs. Objectification
| Contributor(s):: Walton, Magdalen J.
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pet contact by immunocompromised children with cancer and immunocompetent children with diabetes
| Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Brophy, J., Sargeant, J. M., Peregrine, A. S., Lawson, M. L., Ramphal, R., Samson, L., Bowes, J., Weese, J. S.
Objective To compare knowledge, attitudes, and risks related to pet contact in households with and without immunocompromised children. Study design A questionnaire was distributed to parents of children diagnosed with cancer (immunocompromised; n = 80) or diabetes...
An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department
| Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.
Once were wolves - coping with, or enhancing, human-animal relationships
| Contributor(s):: Fisher, M.
Household knowledge, attitudes and practices related to pet contact and associated zoonoses in Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Stull, Jason W., Peregrine, Andrew S., Sargeant, Jan M., Weese, J. Scott
The effects of raising animals on children's biological knowledge
| Contributor(s):: Inagaki, Kayoko
A pilot study on assessment of dog owners' attitude towards their dogs
| Contributor(s):: Salgrl, Y., Emre, B., Besgul, K., Ozturk, H., Sagmanlgl, V.
It is known that having both theoretical and practical knowledge about main and further needs and training of dogs as well as communication with them have critical importance for dog owners in order to maintain a good dog-human relationship. In Turkey, dogs have taken the lead in pet population...
Knowledge, attitude, and problems of Aomori citizens in keeping and managing dogs as pets
| Contributor(s):: Irimajiri, M., Nakanishi, K., Watanabe, K., Matsuura, A., Yamazaki, A., Onishi, Y., Hodate, K.
A survey was conducted to learn how dog owners in Aomori prefecture are keeping and managing their pet dogs. A questionnaire containing 29 questions and was conducted at animal hospitals and other locations. Four hundred and seventy one people responded. Seventy percent of the respondents were...
Guidelines for testing expert knowledge of dog owners - theoretical and practical requirements
| Contributor(s):: Schmidt, W. D.
The expert group of the German Veterinary Chamber has established a frame-work of basic knowledge for education and examination of normal dog owners together with other groups. The most important topics of the theoretical part are: Ethology (social-behavior, communication dog-human and dog-dog,...
Pet ownership and knowledge of zoonotic diseases in De Kalb County, Georgia
| Contributor(s):: Fontaine, R. E., Schantz, P. M.
In a telephone survey in September 1986, 62% of interviewed households had pets (42% with dogs and 30% with cats). Respondents were poorly informed about the potential health hazards associated with animals. Only 63% of household heads believed that diseases of pets could be transmitted to humans...