Animal Assisted Therapy and Education Certificate Program
Contributor(s): Matt Wettengel, Tam Vo, Kait McKinney, Yue Wu
Pets are a staple of the American family, but their place in the lives of college students is a little hazy. Whether someone is walking a puppy down the street or someone is flaunting pictures of an adorable new chinchilla, pets are the ultimate source of entertainment. Aside from their...
Animal Profile: Animals Depend on People Too
Animals, the economy and your health
We’re all tied up in this together. That’s the message Dr. James Serpell wants us to understand. Dr. Serpell is the Marie A. Moore Professor of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare and director of Penn Vet’s Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society. Dr. Serpell’s...
Birds as Pets
Contributor(s): Margaret Barry
Canary in a Coal Mine: The Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence
Contributor(s): Susan I. Finkelstein
Canines in the Courtroom
Contributor(s): Debra S. Hart-Cohen
This article discusses the growing interest in using therapy dogs in courtrooms.
Cat Behavior: Facts and Myths
Contributor(s): Kelly Stratton
Being aware of zoonotic diseases - those that can be passed from animal to owner - is the first step in staying healthy.
Dalluge leaves retirement to help solve growing pet overpopulation crisis
Contributor(s): Amelia Benner
In January, Dalluge became the first executive director of the Cincinnati-based United Coalition for Animals (UCAN), which encourages spay/neutering for dogs and cats in order to decrease pet overpopulation that results in 33,000 animals being euthanized, on average, in the Cincinnati area each...
Does Animal-Assisted Therapy Really Work? (What clinical trials reveal about the effectiveness of four-legged therapists), by Hal Herzog, Psychology Today, Nov 17 2014
Contributor(s): Michael Fallon
Dr. Hal Herzog, as part of his column, "Animals and Us" in Psychology Today, surveys the current literature on animal-assisted therapy and identifies a number of weaknesses in the existing literature, including a lack of a non-treatment control group, insufficient numbers of subjects,...
Dogfighting, Animal Abuse and Desensitization to Violence
Contributor(s): Maria-Andromachi Iliopoulou, Maria A. Iliopoulou
This article describes the consequences of Dogfighting and Animal abuse for young people, communities, the dogs and our society in general.
Dogs Can Be Successfully Trained to Alert to Hypoglycemia Samples from Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Contributor(s): Jennifer Cattet, Dana S. Hardin
Hypoglycemia (Hypo) is the most common side effect of insulin therapy in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Over time, patients with T1D become unaware of signs and symptoms of Hypo. Hypo unawareness leads to morbidity and mortality. Diabetes alert dogs (DADs) represent a unique way to help...
EIPH in Race Horses
Contributor(s): Helma Weeks
Ensuring Healthy Guide Dogs for The Seeing Eye
Contributor(s): Nancy West
Contributor(s): Eileen Bona
This brief article discusses some of the findings of the impact of integrating fish into the therapeutic medium for different populations of people. It mentions research findings of the impacts of aquariums for alzheimer patients, dolphin assisted therapy for people with a variety of...
Fleeing from fleas on your cat, dog, or you
Contributor(s): Robert G. Holmberg
Fleas are small, laterally flattened, wingless insects that suck blood from warm-blooded animals. There are about 2,500 species. Most are parasites of mammals; about 100 species feed on birds. In North America, 19 species bite humans.
For CDC Veterinarians, "All Creatures Great and Small" Includes People
Contributor(s): Joan Capuzzi Giresi
Going to the Dogs: Can a canine help your child learn to read?
Contributor(s): Gail F. Melson
There is evidence that the presence of a friendly dog, not necessarily your own pet, or even a dog you’ve met before, can lower blood pressure and reduce stress when reading. This relaxation effect has been found for adult and child readers. Moreover, studies has shown that children with...
Hond & liefde: De unieke band tussen baasje en beest
Contributor(s): Roos Vonk
Mens en hond zijn al zo lang samen dat ze elkaar veel beter aanvoelen dan anderesoorten. Hoogleraar psychologie Roos Vonk, die zelf de bank deelt met tweeviervoeters, over onze unieke ‘co-evolutie’.