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  1. Goodbye, old friend: Prevention of the unnecessary surrendering of companion animals among the elderly

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    Contributor(s):: Karen Davis

    AbstractBackground: Every day families are surrendering pets to animal shelters as their elderly owners transition to new living arrangements or begin to have difficulty keeping up with the animal’s care. Yet, for many seniors, their pets are their closest family members, the givers of...

  2. Pasteurella species peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis: household pets as a risk factor

    Contributor(s):: Poliquin, P. G., Lagace-Wiens, P., Verrelli, M., Allen, D. W., Embil, J. M.

    BACKGROUND: Pasteurella species are Gram-negative coccobacilli that are a part of the normal oropharyngeal flora of numerous domestic animals. They have been recognized as a rare but significant cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). A consensus about management...

  3. Healthy Pets Healthy People

    Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can increase your opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities and...

  4. A case for a naturalistic perspective: response to Paxton

    Contributor(s):: Lawrence, E. A.

    The author "suggest[s] that one of the most appropriate existing explanations of the human–animal bond is the idea of biophilia — the presence of an innate tendency of human beings to relate to and affiliate with other forms of life."

  5. The hunter-gatherer prehistory of human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Mithen, S.

    In this paper, the author "will examine some of the key moments in the evolution of human relationships with animals, tracking the emergence of these new relationships and the impact they havehad on our bodies, our minds and our culture," particularly the more recent hunting-gatherers of...

  6. The CALLISTO Project: A Summary

    Contributor(s):: Day, M. J.

  7. On interviewing people with pets: reflections from qualitative research on people with long-term conditions

    Contributor(s):: Ryan, S., Ziebland, S.

  8. With man's best friend

    Contributor(s):: Collins, J. M., Lorber, B., Schlossberg, D.

    This chapter focuses on human diseases associated with exposure to dogs. The epidemiology of local infections following dog bites, as well as the initial bite management, antibiotic prophylaxis, antibiotic treatment of infection, and prevention of dog bites are discussed. The life-threatening...

  9. The Meaning Of American Pet Cemetery Gravestones

    Contributor(s):: Brandes, Stanley

  10. Dear Rin Tin Tin: An Analysis of William Safire's Dog-Naming Survey from 1985

    Contributor(s):: Brandes, Stanley

  11. Carnivorous cats, vegetarian dogs, and the resolution of the vegetarian's dilemma

    Contributor(s):: Rothgerber, H.

    The present research sought to further clarify the vegetarian's dilemma, the conflict that pits feeding one's pet an animal-based diet that may be perceived as best promoting their well-being with concerns over animal welfare and environmental degradation threatened by such diets. It specifically...

  12. The prevalence and implications of human-animal co-sleeping in an Australian sample

    Contributor(s):: Smith, B., Thompson, K., Clarkson, L., Dawson, D.

    Sleep research is characterized by an interest in humans, with the realm of animal sleep left largely to ethologists and animal scientists. However, the lives of sleep-study participants and those with sleep problems frequently involve animals. For the majority of the population in developed...

  13. Approach behaviour of shelter dogs and its relationships with the attitudes of shelter staff to dogs

    Contributor(s):: Arhant, C., Troxler, J.

    The behaviour of animals towards humans is widely used to assess human-animal relationship and welfare in livestock. The aim of this study was to develop an approach test for dogs that is feasible in a surveillance setting, shows stability over a given time period and has good...

  14. Companion animals in families and households : a survey of attitudes : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Psychology at Massey University

    Contributor(s):: Rachel Claire Budge

    During the last three decades, there has been growing interest in the relationship between humans and their animal companions. The majority of research has been undertaken in Great Britain and the United States. The present research adds to this body of information through a survey of companion...

  15. Can dogs alleviate the desolation created by having fewer children? An empirical study in the Japanese context

    Contributor(s):: Kawata, Y.

    Over the last several decades, in Japan, the young population (YP; less than 14 years old) has decreased whereas the number of registered dogs (RDs) has increased as a result of various socioeconomic factors. The total sum of YP and RD has remained virtually constant since the early 1990s. In...

  16. Canine and feline parasitic zoonoses in China

    Contributor(s):: Chen, Jia, Xu, Min-Jun, Zhou, Dong-Hui, Song, Hui-Qun, Wang, Chun-Ren, Zhu, Xing-Quan

  17. Vector-borne helminths of dogs and humans in Europe

    Contributor(s):: Otranto, Domenico; Dantas-Torres, Filipe; Brianti, Emanuele; Traversa, Donato; Petric, Dusan; Genchi, Claudio; Capelli, Gioia

  18. Investigating the therapeutic benefits of companion animals: problems and challenges.

    Contributor(s):: Franklin, Adrian, Emmison, Michael, Haraway, Donna, Travers, Max

  19. The coexistence of humans and companion animals in the city parks of Xanthi: the views of the citizens

    Contributor(s):: Karanikola, Paraskevi, Manolas, Evangelos, Tampakis, Stilianos, Panagopoulos, Thomas

  20. Perceptions among university students in Seville (Spain) of the rabbit as livestock and as a companion animal

    | Contributor(s):: González-Redondo, P., Contreras-Chacón, G. M.