Clinical feasibility of cognitive testing in dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris)
Contributor(s):: Heckler, M. C. T., Tranquilim, M. V., Svicero, D. J., Barbosa, L., Amorim, R. M.
Several cognitive tests have been developed to evaluate specific aspects of human and animal learning and memory. These tests have been used for early detection of cognitive deficits and to monitor the treatment of dogs with cognitive impairment. Thus, this article evaluated the feasibility of...
Development of a novel paradigm for the measurement of olfactory discrimination in dogs ( Canis familiaris): a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGrath, C., McGreevy, P. D., Valenzuela, M. J.
Olfactory dysfunction in older human beings has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, yet age-related changes in olfactory behavior have received little attention in the dog model of human aging. We developed an odor habituation and fine odor discrimination...
The effect of breed on age-related changes in behavior and disease prevalence in cognitively normal older community dogs, Canis lupus familiaris
Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGreevy, P. D., Sachdev, P. S., Valenzuela, M. J.
Variation in breed longevity in the dog has led to the inference that large dogs age at a faster rate than small dogs, possibly because of an increased oxidative load. Potential differences in behavioral aging (the rate of age-related decline in cognito-behavioral performance) across breeds...
The quality of life of pet dogs owned by elderly people depends on the living context, not on the owner's age
Contributor(s):: Pitteri, E., Mongillo, P., Adamelli, S., Bonichini, S., Marinelli, L.
Social and physical changes associated with human aging may influence the characteristics of the relationship between dogs and their owners and ultimately pets' quality of life. In view of the need of data on this aspect, this study examined the effects of owners' age on the quality of life of...
A piece of my mind. Hounded
Contributor(s):: Reisman, A.
Effects of hippotherapy on mobility, strength and balance in elderly
Contributor(s):: de Araujo, T. B., de Oliveira, R. J., Martins, W. R., de Moura Pereira, M., Copetti, F., Safons, M. P.
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 18
Contents:A Prescription for Healthy Aging, pg 1The Human-Animal Bond at Work, pg 1Message from the Dean, pg 3Clinical Skills Course Maintains the Bond, pg 6Veterinary Public Health and Human Animal Bond, pg 8Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve, pg 9Josh Project, pg 10Going South, pg...
Does the attachment system towards owners change in aged dogs?
Contributor(s):: Mongillo, P., Pitteri, E., Carnier, P., Gabai, G., Adamelli, S., Marinelli, L.
Genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in frequency of play with pets among middle-aged men: a behavioral genetic analysis
Contributor(s):: Jacobson, K. C., Hoffman, C. L., Vasilopoulos, T., Kremen, W. S., Panizzon, M. S., Grant, M. D., Lyons, M. J., Xian, H., Franz, C. E.
Pet ownership, other domestic relationships, and satisfaction with life among seniors: results from a Canadian National Survey
Contributor(s):: Himsworth, C. G., Rock, M.
"Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults
Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer Meredith
Conceptual framework of human-animal relationships: An empirical examination
Contributor(s):: Keil, Carolyn Ivey Pugh
Perceptions and attitudes of school-age children toward older persons and aging
Contributor(s):: Anasuri, Sadguna
Loneliness and The Aging Homosexual: Is Pet Therapy An Answer?
Contributor(s):: Kehoe, Monika
Contributor(s):: Saxon, Sue V., Etten, Mary Jean
Pets and the Elderly
Contributor(s):: Frazier, Billie H., Hayes, Kathleen C.
Owners 'worryingly unprepared' for health problems in older pets
Survey shows declining pet ownership among older people
Toward a better understanding of loneliness in community-dwelling older adults
Contributor(s):: Smith, J. M.