Kathryn Dybdall

Kathryn Dybdall
University of Nebraska at Omaha | UN Omaha · Department of Psychology

MS, MA

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How play is beneficial to developing social skills, reducing stress, and increasing prosocial behavior in cats. Simple measures of stress in cats

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The determination of adoptability is a fundamental issue facing shelters wishing to rehome cats. Many shelters in the United States cannot keep a cat indefinitely and increased time in the shelter environment may lead to reduced animal welfare due to chronic stress or euthanasia. In a series of studies, we examined whether entry type (whether a cat...
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Animals entering a shelter environment may behave differently upon arrival depending upon their previous experiences and life history. To examine this, 86 domestic cats were scored using a seven-level behavioral measure for the first 3 days upon entering an animal shelter. Data were then grouped according to cats surrendered by their owner (OS) or...

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Looking to measure stress in cats using IRT. One study used a FLIR, but it is quite pricey. Any other good options? I think FLIR is a good brand, but I don't know enough about the specs to determine what I need.

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We are interesting in examining how the owner's perceived quality of the cat-human relationship and their personality type influences physiologic and behavioral measures of attachment.