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  1. Can Responsible Ownership Practices Influence Hunting Behavior of Owned Cats?: Results from a Survey of Cat Owners in Chile

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    | Contributor(s):: Sebastián Escobar-Aguirre, Raúl A. Alegría-Morán, Javiera Calderón-Amor, Tamara A. Tadich

    The domestic cat (Felis catus) has become a worldwide threat to wildlife. The potential impact of owned cats on wildlife in Chile has not been documented at a large scale. The purpose of this study was to investigate the number and type of prey that owned cats bring back in Chile and its...

  2. Shelters Reflect but Cannot Solve Underlying Problems with Relinquished and Stray Animals—A Retrospective Study of Dogs and Cats Entering and Leaving Shelters in Denmark from 2004 to 2017

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    | Contributor(s):: Peter Sandøe, Janne B.H. Jensen, Frank Jensen, Søren Saxmose Nielsen

    Data covering about 90% of the estimated intake of dogs and cats to Danish shelters from 2004 to 2017 were used to study the effects of tight control of dogs and of efforts to increase shelter services for unwanted or stray cats. During the period, there was a low and decreasing intake of dogs,...

  3. Assessing Risks to Wildlife from Free-Roaming Hybrid Cats: The Proposed Introduction of Pet Savannah Cats to Australia as a Case Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Christopher R. Dickman, Sarah M. Legge, John C. Z. Woinarski

    Hybrid cats—created by crossing different species within the family Felidae—are popular pets, but they could potentially threaten native species if they escape and establish free-roaming populations. To forestall this possibility, the Australian government imposed a specific ban on...

  4. Intestinal parasites and risk factors in dogs and cats from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Ramos, R. C. F., Barbosa, A. da S., Abboud, L. C. de S., Reis, I. C. dos, Millar, P. R., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  5. The earliest domestic cat on the Silk Road

    | Contributor(s):: Haruda, A. F., Miller, A. R. V., Paijmans, J. L. A., Barlow, A., Tazhekeyev, A., Bilalov, S., Hesse, Y., Preick, M., King, T., Thomas, R., Harke, H., Arzhantseva, I.

  6. Toxoplasma gondii in domiciled dogs and cats in urban areas of Brazil: risk factors and spatial distribution

    | Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Millar, P. R., Barbosa, A. da S., Abboud, L. C. de S., Reis, I. C. dos, Moreira, A. S. da C., Guimaraes, M. P. de P., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  7. Why isn't the weight coming off? Creative strategies for weight loss

    | Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E.

  8. "Toddlers & tiaras": pets and kids can live together-safely!

    | Contributor(s):: Curtis, T. M.

    2020116-1169781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishCollege of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida, USA.curtist@ufl.edutext

  9. An introduction to navigating owner-directed feline aggression

    | Contributor(s):: Dimenna, G.

  10. The psychosocial influence of companion animals on positive and negative affect during the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Currin-McCulloch, J., Bussolari, C., Packman, W., Erdman, P.

  11. Predation and Risk Behaviors of Free-Roaming Owned Cats in Auckland, New Zealand via the Use of Animal-Borne Cameras

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    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie J. Bruce, Sarah Zito, M. Carolyn Gates, Glenn Aguilar, Jessica K. Walker, Nick Goldwater, Arnja Dale

    Free-roaming cats are at increased risk of injuring themselves as well as other domestic and fauna species, yet relatively little is known about the frequency at which risk and predation behaviors occur in a typical day. In this study, cat risk, and predation behavioral information was...

  12. The Significance of Social Perceptions in Implementing Successful Feral Cat Management Strategies: A Global Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Brooke P. Deak, Bertram Ostendorf, David A. Taggart, David E. Peacock, Douglas K. Bardsley

    This review examines the social aspects that influence feral cat management. In particular, it examines definitions and perceptions of feral cats as a species in different countries and across cultures. Using case studies from around the world, we investigate the factors that can influence...

  13. Editorial: Sustaining Innovation in Compassionate Free-Roaming Cat Management Across the Globe: A Decadal Reappraisal of the Practice and Promise of Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR)

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    | Contributor(s):: Joan E. Schaffner, Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith, Peter Joseph Wolf, Julie Levy, Sophie Riley, Mark James Farnworth6

  14. Veterinary Professionals' Understanding of Common Feline Behavioural Problems and the Availability of "Cat Friendly" Practices in Ireland

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    | Contributor(s):: Matt Goins, Sandra Nicholson, Alison Hanlon

    Veterinary behavioural medicine (VBM) is an integral aspect of veterinary practice. However, Golden and Hanlon (Ir. Vet. J. 71:12, 2018) found that the majority of professionals surveyed felt they had received inadequate VBM education and were commonly asked to give advice on feline behavioural...

  15. Laterality as a Tool for Assessing Breed Differences in Emotional Reactivity in the Domestic Cat, Felis silvestris catus

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah L. Wells, Louise J. McDowell

    Cat breeds differ enormously in their behavioural disposition, a factor that can impact on the pet-owner relationship, with indirect consequences for animal welfare. This study examined whether lateral bias, in the form of paw preference, can be used as a tool for assessing breed differences in...

  16. Implementing Nonlethal Solutions for Free-Roaming Cat Management in a County in the Southeastern United States

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    | Contributor(s):: Francis Hamilton

    From 2006 to 2017, stray or free-roaming cats ranged from 35 to 54% of all animals going into the public shelter in Hillsborough County, Florida. Shelter overcrowding of cats, including free-roaming, feral, or community cats, is a major problem in parts of the world. Issues with free-roaming...

  17. The Behavioural Effects of Innovative Litter Developed to Attract Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Frayne, Sarah MacDonald Murray, Candace Croney, Elizabeth Flickinger, Michelle Edwards, Anna Kate Shoveller

    Urination and/or defecation outside a designated location has been reported as the most common behavioural reason for surrendering a cat and comprises approximately 30% of cat intakes to shelters. The objective of this study was to determine whether cats would increase in-box elimination when...

  18. An Evaluation of Systematic Versus Strategically-Placed Camera Traps for Monitoring Feral Cats in New Zealand

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    | Contributor(s):: Margaret Nichols, James Ross, Alistair S. Glen, Adrian M. Paterson

    We deploy camera traps to monitor feral cat (Felis catus) populations at two pastoral sites in Hawke’s Bay, North Island, New Zealand. At Site 1, cameras are deployed at pre-determined GPS points on a 500-m grid, and at Site 2, cameras are strategically deployed with a bias towards forest...

  19. Reply to Crawford et al.: Why Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Is an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat Management

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    | Contributor(s):: Peter J. Wolf, Jacquie Rand, Helen Swarbrick, Daniel D. Spehar, Jade Norris

    The recently published article, ‘A Case of Letting the Cat out of the Bag—Why Trap-Neuter-Return Is Not an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat (Felis catus) Management,’ by Crawford et al. warrants rebuttal. The case presented in the paper, opposing the initiation of TNR trials in...

  20. The role of cat eye narrowing movements in cat–human communication

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    | Contributor(s):: Tasmin Humphrey, Leanne Proops, Jemma Forman, Rebecca Spooner, Karen McComb

    Domestic animals are sensitive to human cues that facilitate inter-specific communication, including cues to emotional state. The eyes are important in signalling emotions, with the act of narrowing the eyes appearing to be associated with positive emotional communication in a range of species....