Cat ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study
| Contributor(s):: Qureshi, A. I., Memon, M. Z., Vazquez, G., Suri, M. F.
Background: The presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Methods: Relative risks (RR) of all deaths, death due to myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular diseases (MI or stroke), and...
Throwing the Baby Out With the Bath Water: Could Widespread Neutering of Companion Dogs Cause Problems at a Population Level?
| Contributor(s):: Dawson, J. K., Howell, T. J., Ruby, M. B., Bennett, P. C.
It's raining cats, dogs and diapers! The intersections of rising pet ownership and LGBTQ+ coupledom
| Contributor(s):: Gabb, Jacqui
Perceptions on Health Benefits of Guide Dog Ownership in an Austrian Population of Blind People with and without a Guide Dog
| Contributor(s):: Glenk, L. M., Pribylova, L., Stetina, B. U., Demirel, S., Weissenbacher, K.
Pet Ownership and Children's Emotional Expression: Propensity Score-Matched Analysis of Longitudinal Data from Japan
| Contributor(s):: Sato, R., Fujiwara, T., Kino, S., Nawa, N., Kawachi, I.
Spotlight on the psychological basis of childhood pet attachment and its implications
| Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., Vitale, K. R., Thielke, L. E., Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A.
The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hughes Williams
The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...
Companion Animal Ownership and Human Well-Being in a Metropolis-The Case of Hong Kong
| Contributor(s):: Wong, P. W. C., Yu, R. W. M., Ngai, J. T. K.
Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Sophie S Hall, Hannah F Wright, Daniel S Mills
There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...
Social Interaction with an "Unidentified Moving Object" Elicits A-Not-B Error in Domestic Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Anna Gergely, Anna B Compton, Ruth C Newberry, Adam Miklosi
Mechanical “unidentified moving objects” (UMO’s) are useful for controlled investigations into features of social interaction that generate cooperativeness and positive social affiliation in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). We hypothesized that, if a UMO interacted socially...
Do Lambs Perceive Regular Human Stroking as Pleasant? Behavior and Heart Rate Variability Analyses
| Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Marjorie Coulon, Raymond Nowak, Julie Peyrat, Herve Chandeze, Alain Boissy, Xavier Boivin
Stroking by humans is beneficial to the human-animal relationship and improves welfare in many species that express intraspecific allogrooming, but very few studies have looked at species like sheep that do not express such contact except around parturition. This study investigated the way lambs...
Paws and Think, Inc.
Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs. Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection. We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...
The effect of a pet's presence upon anxiety during a simulated clinical interview
| Contributor(s):: Kenneth G. Weigand
Recognizing the importance of evolutionary parallels between humans and other animals, researchers make use of animals to better the understanding of people in various fields of study, such as history, ecology, medicine, psychology, and sociology (Levinson, 1978). Boris Levinson (1962) was an...
The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study
| Contributor(s):: Philippa Margaret Dall, Sarah Lesley Helen Ellis, Brian Martin Ellis, P Margaret Grant, Alison Colyer, Nancy Renee Gee, Malcolm Howard Granat, Daniel Simon Mills
Background There is some evidence to suggest that dog ownership may improve physical activity (PA) among older adults, but to date, studies examining this, have either depended on self-report or incomplete datasets due to the type of activity monitor used to record physical activity....
Moving With Pets
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| Contributor(s):: Dylan Kaarlsen
When you go new places® every member of your family should be at ease. Cats, dogs and other animals are especially sensitive to moving. The secret to pet relocation is planning. Follow these pointers and ask your Atlas Agent if you have questions. This guide will help prepare you to move...
Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study
| Contributor(s):: Megan Kiely Mueller, Nancy Dreschel, Regina M. Bures
Background We focused on human-animal interaction (HAI) as an important aspect of social functioning at the individual level, framing this emerging field from a public health perspective. Methods Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) 2012 HAI module, we describe the...
The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students
| Contributor(s):: Emily Gerace
In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...
Raw pet food as a risk factor for shedding of extended-spectrum beta-lactamaseproducing Enterobacteriaceae in household cats
| Contributor(s):: Valérie O. Baede, Els M. Broens, Mirlin P. Spaninks, Arjen J. Timmerman, Haitske Graveland, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Birgitta Duim, Joost Hordijk
Background Close contact between pets and owners provides the opportunity for transmission of antimicrobial resistant organisms like extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)/AmpC beta-lactamase (AmpC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, posing a risk to public health. Objectives To investigate...
Exploring the differences between pet and non-pet owners: Implications for human-animal interaction research and policy
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Saunders, Layla Parast, Susan H. Babey, Jeremy V. Miles
There is conflicting evidence about whether living with pets results in better mental and physical health outcomes, with the majority of the empirical research evidence being inconclusive due to methodological limitations. We briefly review the research evidence, including the hypothesized...