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  1. To flea or not to flea: survey of UK companion animal ectoparasiticide usage and activities affecting pathways to the environment

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    | Contributor(s):: Perkins, R., Goulson, D.

    Due to the convenience and efficacy of modern ectoparasiticides, routine prophy-lactic use has become commonplace for dogs and cats. However, the environmental consequences of this large-scale use are not well-understood, and multiple potential pathways for ectoparasiticides to the environment...

  2. Public perspectives on strays and companion animal management in Malaysia

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    | Contributor(s):: Munir, S. M. I., Mokhtar, M. I., Arham, A. F.

    Strays and companion animal management is a sensitive issue in Malaysia that incites solid and conflicting views. Through structured questionnaires administered to a random sample of 704 respondents, this study explored public opinion on a) causes of the stray animal population, b) the...

  3. Development of a Cat Behaviour Issues Assessment Scale (CABIAS) Assessing Problem Behaviours in Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: McPeake, Kevin, Sparkes, Andrew, Billy, Charlotte, Endersby, Sarah, Collin, Jean François, De Jaeger, Xavier

    Problem behaviours in cats, such as urine marking, scratching, fear, and problems of cohabitation between cats, can present a potential welfare problem for those affected cats and have a negative impact on the human–animal bond. The aim of this study was to develop a Cat Behaviour Issues...

  4. Animal welfare deserts: human and nonhuman animal inequities

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    | Contributor(s):: Reese, L., Li, X. M.

    Residents of distressed areas of inner cities have less access to many of life's necessities and amenities than their more well-off counterparts. Geographic proximity has been identified as a primary barrier to accessing care for pets potentially creating animal welfare deserts. This...

  5. MeowPlayLive: Enhancing Animal Live Streaming Experience Through Voice Message-Based Real-Time Viewer-Animal Interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Ahn, Chee Eun, Lee, Woohun, Park, Hunmin, Hong, Jiwoo

  6. Aplicativo vetpain

    | Contributor(s):: Luna, S.

  7. Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Behavioural Tendencies of Cats and Dogs in Japan

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    | Contributor(s):: Takagi, Saho, Koyasu, Hikari, Hattori, Madoka, Nagasawa, Takumi, Maejima, Michiro, Nagasawa, Miho, Kikusui, Takefumi, Saito, Atsuko

    Physical and mental effects stemming from COVID-19 have impacted not only people’s lives but also the lives of their pets, which in recent years are often seen as members of the family. This study aimed to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan on pets and their owners....

  8. Companion Cats Show No Effect of Trial-and-Error Learning Compared to Dogs in a Transparent-Obstacle Detour Task

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    | Contributor(s):: Shajid Pyari, Muhzina, Vékony, Kata, Uccheddu, Stefania, Pongrácz, Péter

    We tested companion cats and dogs in similar indoor conditions using identical procedures in the classic detour task around a V-shaped transparent wire-mesh fence. Besides the control group, we used two types of laser light-pointing demonstration (moving around the fence, or pointing straight...

  9. Physiological Assessment of the Health and Welfare of Domestic Cats—An Exploration of Factors Affecting Urinary Cortisol and Oxytocin

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    | Contributor(s):: Nagasawa, Takumi, Kimura, Yuichi, Masuda, Koji, Uchiyama, Hidehiko

    Physiological samples are beneficial in assessing the health and welfare of cats. However, most studies have been conducted in specialized environments, such as shelters or laboratories, and have not focused on cats living in domestic settings. In addition, most studies have assessed...

  10. Sociality of Cats toward Humans Can Be Influenced by Hormonal and Socio-Environmental Factors: Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Koyasu, Hikari, Takahashi, Hironobu, Sasao, Ikuto, Takagi, Saho, Nagasawa, Miho, Kikusui, Takefumi

    Individual differences in the sociality of cats are influenced by inherited and environmental factors. We recently revealed that hormones can make a difference in intraspecies social behavior. It remains unclear whether cat behavior toward humans is modulated by hormones. Therefore, we analyzed...

  11. CATastrophic myths part 1: Common misconceptions about the social behavior of domestic cats and implications for their health, welfare, and management

    | Contributor(s):: Croney, C., Udell, M., Delgado, M., Ekenstedt, K., Shoveller, A. K.

  12. Emergency Animal Boarding: A Social Return on Investment

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    | Contributor(s):: Ma, G. C., Ravulo, J., McGeown, U.

    Companion animals play a central role in many families and are especially valued by those who are socially isolated. Crisis situations such as acute hospitalizations, homelessness, and natural disasters can make it difficult to preserve the human-animal bond and can result in animals being...

  13. What caregivers don’t tell you ... A comparison between survey responses and home videos of cat-cat interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Van Belle, Morgane J. R., Gajdoš Kmecová, Noema, Tuyttens, Frank A. M., Moons, Christel P. H., Mills, Daniel S., De Keuster, Tiny C. B. M.

  14. Pet ownership during the first 5 years after breast cancer diagnosis in the NEON-BC cohort

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    | Contributor(s):: Lopes-Conceição, L., Peleteiro, B., Araújo, N., Dias, T., Fontes, F., Pereira, S., Lunet, N.

    BackgroundAlthough human–animal interactions (HAI) have been associated with health benefits, they have not been extensively studied among cancer patients nor which factors may influence HAI during cancer survivorship. Therefore, this study aims to describe pet ownership in a breast cancer...

  15. Effects of Waiting Room and Feline Facial Pheromone Experience on Blood Pressure in Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Laura R. Van Vertloo, Joyce M. Carnevale, Rebecca L. Parsons, Meghann Rosburg, Suzanne T. Millman

    Obtaining accurate blood pressure measurements in cats is challenging due to the stressful nature of clinic visits. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of veterinary clinic waiting experiences and a feline pheromone spray on blood pressure in the cat. We hypothesized that...

  16. Movement in Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Valerie N. Plummer

    Feral cats (Felis catus) are listed as one of the '100 world's worst invasive alien species'. There are as many as 70-100 million feral cats in the United States as well as an estimated 117-157 million domestic indoor and outdoor cats. Management efforts include a nonlethal feeding...

  17. Cats Did Not Change Their Problem-Solving Behaviours after Human Demonstrations

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    | Contributor(s):: Arahori, Minori, Kimura, Ayano, Takagi, Saho, Chijiiwa, Hitomi, Fujita, Kazuo, Kuroshima, Hika

    Humans learn by observing the behaviour of others, which can lead to more efficient problem-solving than by trial-and-error learning. Numerous studies have shown that animals, other than humans, are also capable of social learning. Dogs, as humans’ closest companion animals, can learn to...

  18. Do Children With Cats Have More Mental Health Problems?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Researchers explain why there are so few studies of human-cat relationships.

  19. Exposure to household pet cats and dogs in childhood and risk of subsequent diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert Yolken, Cassie Stallings, Andrea Origoni, Emily Katsafanas, Kevin Sweeney, Amalia Squire, Faith Dickerson

    Background Serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have been associated with environmental exposures in early life. Contact with household pets such as cats and dogs can serve as a source of environmental exposure during these time periods. Methods We...

  20. Emotional Depictions of Dogs and Cats in Interactions with Humans in Picture Books

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    | Contributor(s):: Juri Nakagawa, Naoko Koda

    This study quantitatively analyzed the depiction of dogs’ and cats’ emotions in picture books and discussed the effects on children’s recognition of real dog and cat emotions. The stories depicted many basic emotional depictions of interest, joy, and surprise in dogs and cats,...