Buying habits in pet owners (dogs) on vaccination practices
Theses | Contributor(s): Sandra Milena Beltran Ochoa
This paper aims to validate the importance of the approach that multinational pharmaceutical companies should have to the final purchasers of vaccines and veterinary products. Through market research, it is proven that ordinary people are not aware of the health care they should have with their...
Representations and bond between children and their pets
Theses | Contributor(s): Juan Carlos Rate Marcos
The purpose of the present investigation was to describe and understand from psychoanalysis the representations that two children and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have of their pets to, from the understanding of the same, to describe the existing bond. To achieve these objectives a...
The media coverage of animal abuse in the digital versions of two media in Peru as well as the perceptions of activists and decision makers
Theses | Contributor(s): Marita Calderon Torres
This research contributes to an ethical debate in Peru; One whose incipient condition is inversely proportional to its level of urgency. If respect for the different forms of life that coexist with human beings matters in the various agendas, the issue of animal abuse is still a point of focus...
Pet-person social interaction in institutional settings : an ethnomethodological analysis
Theses | Contributor(s): Sandra Yetta Fields
Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia
Theses | Contributor(s): Christine Olsen
Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging from home-based services, respite care (e.g. attending a day-care centre), to residential care at a...
Planned Obsolescence of Animal Shelters: Steven Hansen at TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity
Videos | Contributor(s): Steven Hansen
Animal shelters are obsolete. Or, at least, they soon can be. Dr. Steven Hansen, President, and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society shares his ideas to make shelters a community filled with hope and optimism for the future.Dr. Steven R. Hansen oversees the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS)...
What is your pet telling you?: Leslie Stewart at TEDxIdahoFalls
Videos | Contributor(s): Leslie Stewart
The human-animal bond has proven biological, psychological, and social effects – some that people recognize and some that people don’t. Knowing more about what your pet sees and feels within you can help you heal and be more healthy. It’s time to find out what your pet is...
Prison Animal Programs: A Brief Review of the Literature
Reports | Contributor(s): Rhiana Kohl
Since the inception of canine training programs in correctional facilities during the 1980s, evidence of effectiveness has been unexplored, leaving the questions of correctional staff and researchers alike unanswered. Systematic research exploring the long term effects of such programming has...
Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature
Reports | Contributor(s): Susan M. McDonald
The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...
The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography
Reports | Contributor(s): Sharon L. Nelson
This selected annotated bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the...
Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being
Reports | Contributor(s): Stephanie Wood
Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy
Theses | Contributor(s): Madeline C. Greene
The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...
Participation and control experienced during animal-assisted activities by children hospitalised with cancer
Theses | Contributor(s): Monique Vicky Simon
Children diagnosed and treated for cancer experience a profound life-transformation as they are confronted with unprecedented physical, psychosocial and emotional challenges. Children’s experience of diagnosis and treatment is often accompanied by a lack of participation and reduced...
Social Dynamics and Space Utility of Domestic Cats Felis Silverstris Catus) In Animal Shelters
Theses | Contributor(s): Ng Yi Hui Eunice
Animal shelters traditionally have a constant flux of new cat additions and cats leaving the shelter via adoptions. As a result, shelter cats are unable to form stable hierarchies or relationships, and are often subjected to stressful social situations on top of the confining housing conditions....
m-Equine : IS support for the horse industry
Theses | Contributor(s): Sonja Leskinen
The horse industry is in many ways still operating the same way as it did in the beginning of the 20th century. At the same time the role of the horse has changed dramatically, from a beast of burden to a top athlete, a production animal or a beloved pet. A racehorse or an equestrian sport horse...
A Perspective from Pet Owners toward the Development in Pet Supplies Industry
Theses | Contributor(s): Chen Chunsheng
From the 1950s onwards, pets were generally obtained by picking up, sheltering, donating or adoption, until the 1950s, the phenomenon of pet commodity trading began on the market, and the pet was never a commodity to a "exchange value" generation. According to the statistics of the...
This is God's Cat: On Ethics of Companion Species in Life of Pi
Theses | Contributor(s): Tzu Yi Chien
The thesis aims to rethink an ethical relationship between humans and animals that is separated from the anthropocentric stance in the Western philosophical traditions. Reading Yann Martel’s Life of Pi in light of the ethics of companion species in Donna Haraway’s The Companion...
Street Involved Youth and Companion Animals: A Phenomenological Study
Theses | Contributor(s): Melissa Caines
Of the approximate one hundred and fifty thousand youth in Canada who are homeless on any given night as many as 25 percent of them share their lives with companion animals (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2006) . For many of these young people their companion animal is their only source of...
Rover@Home : computer mediated remote interaction between humans and dogs
Theses | Contributor(s): Benjamin Ishak Resner
In this thesis we create a method to allow dogs and humans to interact over the Internet. In particular, we generalize an established dog training technique known as "clicker-training" such that the remote and co-located interactions are reported by dog owners to be similar. In the...
"Freedom from themselves" gendered mechanisms of control, power, and resistance in prison dog training programs
Theses | Contributor(s): Andrea Button
During the past twenty-five years, the number of prison programs in which inmates train dogs has increased rapidly. A lack of systematic studies to address the effects of these programs on staff and inmates has led to limited, anecdotal accounts of the impact of these programs on correctional...