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  1. How to deal with clients when their pets die

    Contributor(s):: Malmierca, E.

    Veterinarians need to show understanding and provide more personal treatment during visits where clients' pets are put down. Reasons for putting down animals include loss of quality of life due to old age, terminal illnesses, or non-treatable behavioural problems. Vets can and should assess,...

  2. Human and animal inter-relationships. Review Series: 3. Normal behaviour patterns of dogs: part I. 4. Behavioural problems of dogs: part II

    Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K.

    Most problems arise when the owner fails to realize that the dog must be part of a defined hierarchy. The treatment of aggression, attention seeking, and elimination, feeding and sexual problems is reviewed.

  3. Human and animal inter-relationships. Review Series: 6. Behavioural problems of cats: II

    Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K.

  4. Human-animal inter-relationships. Review series: 7. A practical approach to the assessment and management of behavioural changes in companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K., Allan, D. J.

  5. The language of the human-animal bond is animus!

    Contributor(s):: Stowe, J. D.

  6. Understanding and responding to grief in companion animal practice

    Contributor(s):: Williams, S., Mills, J. N.

  7. Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How you and your dog can lose weight, stay fit, and have fun together

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    | Contributor(s):: Phil Zeltzman, Rebecca A Johnson, Alan M. Beck

    A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or obese,...

  8. Unleashed Fury: The political struggle for dog-friendly parks

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    | Contributor(s):: Julie Walsh, Alan M. Beck

    The question of whether dogs should be allowed off the leash in public places has become a major political issue in cities and suburbs across the United States. In the last two decades, "leash-law disputes" have burst upon the political scene and have been debated with an intensity usually...

  9. Potcakes: Dog ownership in New Providence, The Bahamas

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    | Contributor(s):: William J. Fielding, Maurice Issacs, Jane Mather

    Although The Bahamas is not alone, either in the Caribbean, or elsewhere in having a pet over-population problem, however this publication appears to be the first to provide a systematic study of dog ownership in a Caribbean society. The dog population in The Bahamas consists mainly of mongrels,...

  10. Playing with my dog Katie: An ethnomethodological study of dog-human interaction

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    | Contributor(s):: David A. Goode

    The relationship between dogs and humans has been represented and contemplated since the beginning of human culture. Lasting expressions of this interest can be found in art, philosophy, literature, and science. With the rise of biological and social sciences in the nineteenth century,...

  11. New York's poop scoop law: Dogs, the dirt, and due process

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael Brandow

    It's hard to imagine eight million people trying to avoid dog refuse on the streets of New York City on a daily basis. Likewise, it's harder not to imagine New Yorkers from all walks of life picking up after their canines. Using plastic bags or trendy, mechanized devices, pet owners have become a...

  12. Inside Animal Hoarding: The Case of Barbara Erickson and her 552 Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Arnold Arluke, Celeste Killeen

    Inside Animal Hoarding profiles one of the largest and most intriguing cases of animal hoarding in recent history. Celeste Killeen's investigation pries open the door to Barbara Erickson's hidden and closely guarded life, offering an in-depth view of animal hoarding. The chaos and torment...

  13. Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship

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    | Contributor(s):: Alan M. Beck, Aaron Katcher

    Pets play a greater role in our emotional and physical health than ever before, according to this volume. The book by Alan M. Beck of Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine and Aaron H. Katcher, psychiatrist and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, explores the emotional and...

  14. Afternoons with Puppy: Inspirations from a Therapist and his Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Aubrey H. Fine, Cynthia J. Eisen

    Afternoons with Puppy is a heartwarming account of dynamic relationships and outcomes involving a therapist, his therapy animals, and his patients over the course of almost two decades. It is a narrative of Dr. Fine's experiences and the growing respect for the power of the animals effect on his...

  15. A Perfect Harmony: The Intertwining Lives of Animals and Humans throughout History

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    | Contributor(s):: Roger A. Caras

    Caras views humanity's ascent from Stone Age hunter-gatherers to modern apartment-dwelling cat-and dog-owners as inextricably woven with animals. As beasts of burden, means of transport, and protein source, animals made possible agricultural surpluses, triggered cultural cross-pollination,...

  16. "Hooters for Neuters": Sexist or Transgressive Animal Advocacy Campaign?

    | Contributor(s):: Urbanik, Julie

  17. At the Heart of the Home: An Animal Reading of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Heart of a Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Fudge, Erica

  18. Genuine Zoocentrism or Dogged Anthropocentrism? On the Personification of Animal Figures in the News

    | Contributor(s):: Gouabault, Emmanuel, Dubied, Annik, Burton-Jeangros, Claudine

  19. Saving Grace K9's

    The unconditional love of dogs has saved many veterans from taking their own lives which is why Saving Grace K9's believes in partnering veterans with a rescue dog. For the Saving Grace K9's program, the dogs used are not breed specific and are trained in tandem with the veteran handler...