The impact of COVID on cat guardians: veterinary issues
| Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Erdman, P., Currin-McCulloch, J., Bussolari, C., Packman, W.
The onset of COVID has impacted the field of veterinary medicine and the lives of cat guardians in numerous ways, yet the subject remains largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to better understand cat guardians' fears and concerns pertaining to veterinary care and obtainment of...
Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States
| Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander
The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...
Practices and Perceptions of Animal Contact and Associated Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and New Mothers
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| Contributor(s):: Hsin-Yi Weng, Kimberly Ankrom
Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...
Assessing the dog: a theoretical analysis of the companion animal's actions in human-animal interactions
| Contributor(s):: Vitztum, C., Urbanik, J.
Companion animals are proposed as valuable assets in human-animal interaction (HAI) for human-health interventions. The benefit of a HAI is presumably based on the interaction between the two species. Although the actions and reactions of the human are routinely evaluated, nominal consideration...
Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique
| Contributor(s):: Dana. K. May, Nicholas P. Seivert, Annmarie Cano, Rita J. Casey, Amy Johnson
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for youth has the potential to benefit both physical and mental health outcomes. Yet little is known about the extent to which study designs in this area are aligned with established standards of intervention research. This critical review assesses current research...
Animal welfare aspects in cat ownershipTierschutzrelevante Aspekte bei der Katzenhaltung
| Contributor(s):: Hoefer, M.
A review on the policies, welfare issues, and law on cat ownership in Germany was presented.
On-site veterinary medical evaluation and care of working dogs and horses at the 2012 Republican National Convention
| Contributor(s):: Chatfield, J. A., Dewell, R., Miranda, A. J., Wilcox, S., Vannieuwenhoven, T. J.
Objective - To describe on-site veterinary medical care for working dogs and horses deployed for the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Fla, August 24 to 30, 2012. Design - Retrospective case series. Sample - 130 dogs and 45 horses. Procedures - Data collected included breed,...
Grief for pets. Part 3: Supporting clients
| Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.
Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how the death of an animal companion affects clients, and how to communicate with them. This article introduces some practical approaches and...
Are you treating all creatures great and small?
| Contributor(s):: Cope, I.
The exotic pet turning up in the waiting room of the local practice is a growing trend. Their owners expect veterinarians to be able to see and triage most species, but is this a fair expectation? Should vets be able to see and treat all creatures great and small or are those days of James...
Social dimensions of the human-avian bond: parrots and their persons
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, P. K.
Though birds are among the most popular companion animals in the United States, little scholarly research has focused on the human- companion parrot relationship. This study uses an ethnographic approach and qualitative analysis to examine the parrot-pet owner relationship. Two and one half weeks...
A brief note on the information-seeking behavior of UK leisure horse owners
| Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, J., Creighton, E.
Equine welfare charities have identified the education of (primarily novice) horse owners as the principal route to tackling the majority of equine welfare problems in the United Kingdom. To reach and educate owners effectively, we must understand where they seek advice about issues that arise...
Inside behavior: puppy socialization: more than just exposure
| Contributor(s):: Martin, D., Martin, K. M.
This article discusses the importance and benefits of socialization of puppies to prevent future behaviour problems and as additional income for veterinary hospitals that offer puppy socialization classes.
Use of visual and permanent identification for pets by veterinary clinics
| Contributor(s):: Dingman, P. A., Levy, J. K., Rockey, L. E., Crandall, M. M.
It is estimated that more than 5 million stray dogs and cats enter animal shelters in the USA each year, but less than half are ever reunited with their owners. Lost pets with identification microchips are up to 21 times more likely to be reunited than those without. Finders of lost pets are more...
Assessing the safety of collars used to attach predation deterrent devices and ID tags to pet cats
| Contributor(s):: Calver, M. C., Adams, G., Clark, W., Pollock, K. H.