Demographic Change Across the Lifespan of Pet Dogs and Their Impact on Health Status
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| Contributor(s):: Lisa J. Wallis, Dóra Szabó, Boglárka Erdélyi-Belle, Enikö Kubinyi
Although dogs' life expectancies are six to twelve times shorter than that of humans, the demographics (e. g., living conditions) of dogs can still change considerably with aging, similarly to humans. Despite the fact that the dog is a particularly good model for human healthspan, and the...
Aging and Veterinary Care of Cats, Dogs, and Horses through the Records of Three University Veterinary Hospitals
| Contributor(s):: Bruno Cozzi, Cristina Ballarin, Roberto Mantovani, Ada Rota
The present article examines over 63,000 medical records belonging to the Veterinary Hospitals of the Universities of Bologna, Torino, and Padova, all in Northern Italy, and relative to dogs (approximately 50,000), cats (approximately 12,000), and companion horses (slightly less than 1,000). The...
Exploring how the human-animal bond affects men in a relational way: Attachment, loss, and gender role conflict in middle-aged and young-men
| Contributor(s):: Bartone, Anne, Blazina, Chris, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Why we outlive our pets
| Contributor(s):: Grimm, D.
Is capitalism to blame? Animal lives in the marketplace
| Contributor(s):: McMullen, S.
Increasing efficient production of commercial animal products has resulted in decreased quality of life and shorter life spans for animals being farmed and bred. Should this animal welfare problem be blamed on farmers or consumers? Or should we blame the capitalist system? I argue that those...
Lifetime care for pets - planning for the possibility that pets outlive their pet owners
| Contributor(s):: Shever, A.
The horse whisperer
| Contributor(s):: Rutan McCafferty, Kimberlee
Hospice in a zoologic medicine setting.
| Contributor(s):: Jessup, David A., Scott, Cheryl A.
The role of human-animal interaction in promoting positive youth development: Toward theory-based measurement and application
| Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan Kiely
The biobehavioral effects of stress related to fear and anxiety in domestic canines
| Contributor(s):: Dreschel, Nancy A.
Culled early or culled late: economic decisions and risks to welfare in dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Langford, F. M., Stott, A. W.
[Quality of life and life expectancy of dogs undergoing chemotherapy for malignant lymphoma. An owner survey]
| Contributor(s):: Bergmann, M., Sauter-Louis, C., Hirschberger, J.
Addressing pain caused by mulesing in sheep. (Special Issue: Pain in farm animals.)
| Contributor(s):: Fisher, A. D.
The surgical operation of mulesing cuts wool-bearing and wrinkled skin from the perineal region and adjoining hindquarters of Australian Merino sheep, and has been shown in combination with tail docking to provide significantly enhanced protection against flystrike for the remainder of the...
Companion animal health and longevity: interplay with human-animal interactions
| Contributor(s):: Bonnett, B. N.
The effects of fear and anxiety on health and lifespan in pet dogs
| Contributor(s):: Dreschel, N. A.
Fear and anxiety-related behaviors are common in pet dogs and are likely to cause a physiological stress response in individuals that are exposed to those things they find fear or anxiety-inducing. Stress responses are related to a number of changes in hormonal and immune modulation and have been...
Welfare assessment in pet rabbits
| Contributor(s):: Schepers, F., Koene, P., Beerda, B.
One million pet rabbits are kept in The Netherlands, but there are no data available on their behaviour and welfare. This study seeks to assess the welfare of pet rabbits in Dutch households and is a first step in the development of a welfare assessment system. In an internet survey, housing...