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Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being
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| Contributor(s):: Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin
It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...
Pet ownership and survival in the elderly hypertensive population
| Contributor(s):: Enayet K. Chowdhury, Mark R. Nelson, Garry L.R. Jennings, Lindon M.H. Wing, Christopher M. Reid
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
| Contributor(s):: Bushman, Barbara A.
The effect of the presence of a companion-animal on physiological changes following the termination of cognitive stressors
| Contributor(s):: DeMello, Lesley R.
Determined the effect of the presence of an unknown friendly pet on physiological measures of normotensive adults following the termination of a cognitive stressor, using a repeated measures design. Unlike most of the past research, the Ss in the present study included both male and female...
Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact
| Contributor(s):: Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.
Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from direct human-animal interaction. For pet dogs, the manner in which they obtain and respond to petting...
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
| Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
Pet ownership predicts adherence to cardiovascular rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: Herrald, Mary M., Tomaka, Joe, Medina, Amanda Y.
| Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa
Heart quiz that could save your life
| Contributor(s):: Browder, Sue Ellin
Negative affective states and their effects on morbidity, mortality and longevity
| Contributor(s):: Walker, M. D., Duggan, G., Roulston, N., Slack, A. van, Mason, G.
Health, aquariums, and the non-institutionalized elderly
| Contributor(s):: Riddick, Carol C.
Are Pets a Healthy Pleasure? The Influence of Pets on Blood Pressure
| Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms
| Contributor(s):: Arhant-Sudhir, K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., Sudhir, K.
It is widely believed that pet ownership is beneficial to humans and that some of this benefit is through favourable effects on cardiovascular risk. In the present review, we critically examine the evidence in support of this hypothesis and present the available data with respect to major...
The human-animal bond: health implications across the lifespan
| Contributor(s):: Horowitz, S.
This article examines the growing body of research that provides support for the many anecdotally reported health benefits resulting from the human-animal bond, including the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and chronic pain; benefits for paediatric and elderly patients...
The benefits of the Assisted Animal Therapy: a bibliographic review
| Contributor(s):: Pereira, M. J. F., Pereira, L., Ferreira, M. L.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been used as one more instrument in the promotion of health and treatment of some diseases. This bibliographic review highlights the benefits derived from AAT. Although the use of animals in therapy has been mentioned since the 19th century, only in 1962 was a...
Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health
| Contributor(s):: Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates positive changes to improve metabolic health. In recent years, this interaction is use to treat...