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Objectives: Aggression and social tension among housemate cats is common and puts cats at risk of injury or relinquishment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new pheromone product in reducing aggression between housemate cats. Methods: A new pheromone product (Feliway...

Author(s)
DePorter, T. L.; Bledsoe, D. L.; Beck, A.; Ollivier, E.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 4, pp 293-305
Abstract

Practical relevance: Being able to understand and intervene in cases of cat-cat aggression in multi-cat households is important for all veterinarians and behavior counsellors dealing with feline behavior cases. Clincal challenges: Feline conflicts are common, perhaps not helped by many owners'...

Author(s)
Ramos, D.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 3, pp 221-233
Abstract

Practical relevance: Aggression towards owners is a common behavioural problem in cats, particularly in cats that have been obtained from pet shops or other sources where there has been inadequate socialisation with people, and in those kept only indoors. Very often aggression is associated with a...

Author(s)
Amat, M.; Manteca, X.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 3, pp 245-255
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Practical relevance: Urine spraying (synonymous terms include urine marking or scent marking) is commonly described as urine deposited on vertical surfaces while the cat is in a standing position. With the increasing trend of keeping cats indoors in some countries and the potential resultant...

Author(s)
Horwitz, D. F.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 3, pp 209-219
Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of onychectomy (declawing) upon subsequent development of back pain and unwanted behavior in cohorts of treated and control cats housed in two different locations. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study. In total, there was 137...

Author(s)
Martell-Moran, N. K.; Solano, M.; Townsend, H. G. G.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 20, 4, pp 280-288
Abstract

In this study, behavioral characteristics in purebred cats were hypothesized to associate with breed, eye color, coat color, and coat pattern. Owners of 574 single-breed, registered cats completed the Feline Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire, which generates a standardized behavioral ...

Author(s)
Wilhelmy, J.; Serpell, J.; Brown, D.; Siracusa, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 13, pp 80-87
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The study was conducted to determine the most frequent feline behavioural problems in terms of aggressive behaviour between November 1998 and October 2007. It was observed that 53% of 87 cats was affected by human directed aggression and 47% by inter-cat aggression. 56% of the cats showed offensive ...

Author(s)
Berteselli, G.; Cannas, S.; Michelazzi, M.; Volontè, L.; Palestrini, C.
Publisher
Edizioni SCIVAC, Cremona, Italy
Citation
Veterinaria (Cremona), 2008, 22, 4, pp 27-33
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Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) are among the most common infectious diseases of cats and have a global impact on the health of domestic cats. Both viruses belong to the Retroviridae family and like other members of this family they are associated with lifelong ...

Author(s)
Perharić, M.; Starešina, V.; Turk, N.; Barbić, L.; Štritof, Z.; Hađina, S.; Habuš, J.; Stevanović, V.; Martinković, K.; Perko, V. M.; Milas, Z.
Publisher
Veterinarski Fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb), Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Veterinarski Arhiv, 2018, 88, 3, pp 345-354
Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to investigate if the feline vomeronasal organ (VNO) can be affected by inflammatory lesions and if these changes are associated with behavioural alterations. Methods: VNOs from 20 cats were sampled during necropsy, submitted for routine tissue processing and...

Author(s)
Asproni, P.; Cozzi, A.; Verin, R.; Lafont-Lecuelle, C.; Bienboire-Frosini, C.; Poli, A.; Pageat, P.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2016, 18, 12, pp 997-1002
Abstract

Behaviour problems are common in companion felines, and problematic behaviour may be a sign of chronic stress. In laboratory animals, early weaning increases the risk for aggression, anxiety, and stereotypic behaviour. However, very few studies have focused on early weaning in one of the world's...

Author(s)
Ahola, M. K.; Vapalahti, K.; Lohi, H.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 1, pp 10412

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