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proficient service to animals and their owners. Given the devotion of many pet owners to their pets, predicted or unexpected treatment failure is a basis for mistrust in the proficiency of the treating veterinarian. Clients undertake legal action, such as a

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Introduction Domestic violence as an animal welfare issue: the link Animals are common but underserviced victims of domestic violence. The complexity of abuse dynamics and a strong owner-pet bond create a significant One Welfare concern in

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culture. In pet psittacine birds, suspected risk factors include high cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations, dietary practices, captive care, sex, age, species, obesity, social stress and inactivity (sedentary lifestyle), and infectious diseases

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group developed a strategic relationship with the Global Pet Obesity Initiative, which allowed for integration, application, and implementation of the obesity toolkit nationally and internationally. As a result of this relationship, the AVMA Board of

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Introduction Pets are increasingly viewed as a part of the family, and this viewpoint is considered the major factor contributing to the growth of the global pet food market. 1 , 2 , 3 Pet food marketing centers on the strong emotional

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survey of the prevalence of nematode infection in pet cats. Accordingly, the purposes of the study reported here were to estimate prevalences of roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm infections in pet cats in the United States and identify risk factors for

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Vietnamese potbellied miniature pigs were introduced to the United States in the early 1980s and were promoted as a household pet by emphasis on their small size, clean habits, and reputed intelligence. Initially, the population was small

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nutritional assessment of animals during all physical examinations conducted by veterinarians. 8,9 Despite these guidelines, pet obesity remains underdiagnosed 10 and is infrequently discussed with pet owners. 11,12 Research indicates that pet owners are

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). While both myxoma virus lineages cause only transient and harmless cutaneous fibromas in their native hosts, they cause the virulent systemic disease myxomatosis in European rabbits ( Oryctolagus cuniculus ), the rabbit species commonly kept as pets or

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frequently not followed. In a qualitative UK study, 8 certain extrinsic factors related to pets and their owners were identified as significant influencers of the prescribing patterns of veterinarians. Specifically, the perceived expectations and ability

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