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Human Animal Interaction:Optimizing HAI Costs & Benefits: Study of Expert Opinion in Japan & Rest of World
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Contributor(s):: TR Zengage
Pit Bulls Today
Contributor(s):: Hannah Nation
The motivation for this research paper is to shed a new light on the drastic effects negative stereotypes have on breeds that are deemed aggressive in the media and public’s eye. It’s important to understand the full scope of the situation in our society and the consequences that come...
The Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwan
Contributor(s):: Ming-Lee Yeh
Purpose: This research was to develop and to evaluate a canine animal assisted therapy program in Taiwan.Methods: Based on the concept of animal assisted therapy (AAT), this program included two stages. Based on a quasi-experimental research design, 58 elder residents with dementia in nursing...
Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions
Contributor(s):: Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson
Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...
The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students
| Contributor(s):: Cheryl Delgado, Margaret Toukonen, Corinne Wheeler
Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in academia. Some universities are working to create supportive student communities and a more home-like...
For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Lee
Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...
Perceptions of Pit Bulls and Other Canine Breeds
| Contributor(s):: Mallary Paoli
The purpose of this study is to research people’s attitudes towards pit bull breeds compared to other dog breeds. The term “pit bull” refers to a type of dog with certain physical features including a muscular and stocky build, short coats, and a large skull with a square jaw....
What is the price of love? The ethics of ever-escalating medical care costs for companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Amanda Morgan Payne
Medical and surgical procedures that previously only existed in the realm of human medicine have been making the move into the world of veterinary medicine. While these advancements can provide lifesaving treatments for beloved companion animals, there exists a grey area in which the application...
All Weather Doghouse
| Contributor(s):: Marcus Catchpole
Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) in Research and Clinical Practice
| Contributor(s):: Dr. Deborah Linder, Dr. Megan Mueller
Human-animal interaction is any interaction between humans and animals: educational outreach or activities that discuss the topic of animals or pets; pets in households; animal visitation from registered therapy animals; animal assisted therapy (AAT) and animal assisted activities (AAA). As part...
Pet Loss and the Elderly
| Contributor(s):: Daphne D’Gama
Companion animals are known to provide numerous psychosocial benefits to their owners. It is due to these prominent and positive contributions that individuals develop a deep attachment with their pet. Consequently pet owners experience intense grief reactions following the death of a cherished...
Animals and Disasters
| Contributor(s):: Sebastian E. Heath
This presentation looks at disasters and their implications on pet owners and pets. It includes information regarding pet abandonment, pet rescue, and evacuation failure.
Working the companion animal in the context of new interpersonal relationships
| Contributor(s):: Steven Remic
The National People and Pets Survey (Australian Companion Animal Council, 2010)◦ 63.3% of Australian households owned a pet◦ 92% of respondents felt “very close” to their pet◦ 86% of respondents found comfort with their pet during times of stress,◦ 62% of respondents felt their pet made for a...
Spiritual issues in animal loss
| Contributor(s):: Lora Kim Joyner