Health and behavior problems in dogs and cats one week and one month after adoption from animal shelters.

  title={Health and behavior problems in dogs and cats one week and one month after adoption from animal shelters.},
  author={Linda K. Lord and Linda Margaret Reider and Meghan E. Herron and Kristy Graszak},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={233 11},
OBJECTIVE To characterize health and behavior problems in dogs and cats 1 week and 1 month after adoption from animal shelters and identify factors associated with the likelihood that owners of adopted animals would visit a veterinarian. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. Sample Population-2,766 (1 week) and 2,545 (1 month) individuals who had adopted an animal from a shelter. PROCEDURES Internet and telephone survey responses were collected 1 week and 1 month after animal adoption. RESULTS… 

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