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  1. Introduction

    Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.

  2. Social behavior of domestic cats in the human home

    Contributor(s):: Bernstein, P. L., Friedmann, Erika, Turner, D. C., Bateson, P.

  3. Is animal-assisted psychotherapy a profession? The consolidation of the professional identity of the animal-assisted psychotherapist in Israel [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: Bar-On, S., Shapiro, A., Gendelman, A., Parish-Plass, N.

  4. The unique ethical stance of animal-assisted psychotherapy [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: David, R. B., Parish-Plass, N.

  5. Elements of group psychotherapy found in individual animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Ish-Lev, H., Amit, R., Parish-Plass, N.

  6. The animal as a relational medium: an object relations approach to the therapy triangle in animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Oren, D.

  7. Dilemmas, questions, and issues concerning the integration of animals into the psychotherapy setting [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Oren, D.

  8. Animal-assisted psychotherapy from an attachment perspective [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, S., Parish-Plass, N.

  9. The cat-human relationship

    Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Casey, R. A., Brown, S. L.

    The behaviour of cats and their interactions with humans are described.

  10. Working dogs

    Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This chapter looks at working dogs that exist within the leisure environment. One of the foci of this chapter is examining how the presence of working dogs in an environment has been utilized to construct idealized images of leisure and tourism landscapes. This discussion covers both contemporary...

  11. Leisured dogs and dogs as leisure objects

    Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This chapter discusses whether a dog can truly be leisured or whether it is actually only in the leisure environment at the behest of its owner (i.e. it is a leisure object). The leisured dog is defined as one who is in the leisure environment with its owner but within the context that it is...

  12. Providing for the leisured dog and dog as leisure object

    Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This chapter examines the ways in which the leisure experiences of dogs are provided for. It begins by discussing the physical and psychological benefits to humans and dogs of sharing time and lives, with a specific emphasis on leisure time. As part of this discussion, the problems that have been...

  13. The boarding kennel and dog day-care centre: dog holidays

    Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This chapter explores the history, scale and nature of boarding kennels and dog day-care centres. Associated with these businesses, the chapter also discusses the professional pet-sitting industry. This analysis is set within the recognition of the changing nature of human-dog relations and the...

  14. Dog cuisine

    Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This book chapter focuses on the consumption of cuisine by dogs. An introduction describes the differences in dog food and dog cuisine. It examines the cuisine that is provided to pander to the taste buds of dogs, or those their owners perceive them to have, and the ethical concerns of their...

  15. Conclusions

    Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This chapter brings together some of the main ideas raised in the book and suggests a future for research on dogs in the leisure experience. It returns to the recognition that all dogs and their leisure experiences are culturally constructed and prone to change across space and time which reflect...

  16. Less common house pets

    Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B., Schlossberg, D.

    This chapter focuses on the major health threats associated with exposure of humans to less common house pets. The viral, bacterial, parasitic and mycotic zoonoses transmitted by pet rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, ornamental aquarium fish, ferrets, bats and nonhuman primates are...

  17. 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...

  18. Dogs for herding and guarding livestock

    Contributor(s):: Coppinger, L., Coppinger, R., Grandin, T.

    Dogs that perform best for guarding and herding livestock have different behavioural profiles, as stated by the authors: 'herding dogs are selected to show hunting behaviours, such as eye, stalk, grip or heel. Guarding dogs are selected to show more of the wild ancestor's puppy-like or juvenile...

  19. Tales about tails: is the mutilation of animals justifiable in their best interests or in ours?

    Contributor(s):: Edwards, S., Bennett, P., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M., Sandoe, P.

    Tail docking, involving surgical or non-surgical removal of a portion of the tail, is one of the most widely carried out and contentious mutilations inflicted by humans on animals. To differing extents, this procedure is carried out on farm livestock, draught animals and companion animals. The...

  20. Well-being and its roots

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, A. F.

    This chapter describes the physiological and behavioural indicators of health and well-being in cats. The specific behavioural traits of some different cat breeds are also included.