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This book sets out to examine how animals affect their companion humans' quality of life. The contributors address human animal interaction (HAI) according to the elements that define quality of life: physical; mental/emotional and social health; functional health; and general well-being. The book will be required reading for all health and social science professionals caring for clients who already have companion animals or for clients who might benefit from such interaction.

Companion Animal Welfare in Private and Institutional Settings
Companion animal welfare in private and institutional settings
RobertHubrechtDennis C.Turner
Abstract

This chapter explores dog and cat welfare in private and institutional settings. Aspects of cruelty and neglect, confinement, behavior problems, physical problems resulting from artificial selection (and manipulative operations on dogs), and owner-animal matching are discussed for both companion animal species in home settings. Four aspects of dog kennel design considered are social housing, space and structure, visibility, and noise levels. Welfare aspects of cats in shelters and asylums, in breeding catteries, at cat exhibitions, and in animal-assisted activity or therapy programs are explored. For both species, the latest research data serve as the basis for discussion and recommendations. Because the responsibilities and capabilities for ensuring optimum dog and ...

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