Catching a glimpse of the bacterial gut community of companion animals: a canine and feline perspective
| Contributor(s):: Giulia Alessandri, Chiara Argentini, Christian Milani, Francesca Turroni, Maria Cristina Ossiprandi, Douwe van Sinderen, Marco Ventura
Dogs and cats have gained a special position in human society by becoming our principal companion animals. In this context, efforts to ensure their health and welfare have increased exponentially, with in recent times a growing interest in assessing the impact of the gut microbiota on canine...
Environmental Factors That Affect Kenneled Shelter Dogs in Connecticut
| Contributor(s):: Laura Burban
'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial
| Contributor(s):: Wasantha Jayawardene, Lesa Huber, Jimmy McDonnell, Laurel Curran, Sarah Larson, Stephanie Dickinson, Xiwei Chen, Erika Pena, Aletha Carson, Jeanne Johnston
Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...
Development and evaluation of the Fe-BARQ: A new survey instrument for measuring behavior in domestic cats (Felis s. catus)
| Contributor(s):: Deborah L. Duffy, Roseana T. Diniz de Moura, James A. Serpell
A questionnaire instrument for obtaining quantitative behavioral evaluations of pet cats from cat owners was developed and validated. Exploratory Factor Analysis of 2608 questionnaire responses to 149 behavioral questions/items extracted a total of 23 distinct factors that measured most of the...
Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking
| Contributor(s):: Clarise Lim, Ryan E. Rhodes
ObjectiveRegular dog walking is likely a symbiotic relationship between the needs of the dog and its owner. This relationship has seen limited attention. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' perceptions of responsibility and...
Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment
| Contributor(s):: Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins
Background Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in children which in turn may mitigate childhood obesity. Objective To measure the association between child-dog attachment and child physical activity and screen time. Methods Cross-sectional study including...
A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans
| Contributor(s):: S.D. Gosling, V.S.Y. Kwan, O.P. John
A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder
Grau de apego dos proprietários com os animais de companhia segundo a Escala Lexington Attachment to Pets
| Contributor(s):: Maria de Fátima Martins, Paula Adriane Piccolo Pieruzzi, João Paulo Fernandes Santos, Márcio Antonio Brunetto, Viviane Murer Fruchi, Mônica Baptista Ciari, Márcio José da Rocha Luppi, Letícia Maria de Zoppa
A avaliação do grau de apego de proprietários com os seus cães e gatos é um importante recurso para o estudo da influência dos...
Pokušaj validacije adaptirane lexington skale privrženosti kućnim ljubimcima
| Contributor(s):: Jelena Levačić
Dosadašnja, uglavnom strana istraživanja, pokazala su kako ljudi sa svojim kućnim ljubimcima stvaraju čvrstu emocionalnu vezu iz koje, čini se, proizlaze brojne prednosti za čovjeka, kako na fizičkom tako i na psihološkom planu. U Hrvatskoj je privrženost kućnim ljubimcima...
Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Companions in Coping with Stress: How Men Are Impacted by Human–Animal Interaction Through Calling on a Memory of Play
| Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger, Chris Blazina
Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Animal Companions in Coping with Stress
| Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger
The Compliance of Current Small Animal CPR Practice With RECOVER Guidelines: An Internet-Based Survey
| Contributor(s):: Íde Gillespie, Daniel J. Fletcher, Mark A. Stevenson, Manuel Boller
In 2012 the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) published evidence-based treatment recommendations for dogs and cats with cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), to optimize the clinical practice of small animal CPR and positively impact outcomes. Six years after the release of...
Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: Tiina Muros
The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...
More Than "Just" Walking: An Observational Study of Dog-Related Physical Activities
| Contributor(s):: Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslosser, Ingo Froboese
Dog ownership has been shown to correlate with physical activity (PA). However, knowledge about the intensities of dog-related PA (drPA) is still lacking. To investigate the duration and intensity of drPA in consideration of PA guidelines, an observational study of dog owners (DO) was...
Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc.
The mission of Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc. (DITR) is to bring dogs in need together with the people that need them most. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that gives shelter dogs opportunities to become invaluable life partners to individuals and families impacted by...
Welfare Assessment in Shelter Dogs by Using Physiological and Immunological Parameters
| Contributor(s):: Cecilia Righi, Laura Menchetti, Riccardo Orlandi, Livia Moscati, Stefania Mancini, Silvana Diverio
This study aimed to evaluate the state of welfare of a group of dogs during the first month after entering the shelter by using different stress parameters. Blood and fecal samples were collected from a group of 71 dogs at the time of admission to the shelter. In 46 of these dogs, sampling was...
A Lesson in Humility: Traveling with Beau
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith
In Part 4 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the drive across North Dakota was their worst day when Beau became ill. It proved to be the turning point in the experience of traveling with a dog and offered a dose of humility and common sense not...
The Texas of Canada: Traveling with Beau
In Part 6 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross Alberta into British Columbia at the eastern terminus of the ALCAN, or Alaska-Canada Highway.
The Canadian Prairie: Traveling with Beau
In Part 5 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, views of the Canadian prairie are described from the U.S. border through Saskatchewan.