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  1. Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin

    It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...

  2. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Homnick, Tamara D., Henning, Kim M., Swain, Charlene V., Homnick, Douglas N.

  3. Human Animal Relationship: A Source of Wellbeing and a Therapeutic Catalytic Tool

    | Contributor(s):: Ursula Aragunde Kohl

    The aim of this study was to better understand the general beliefs and attitudes toward companion animals in Puerto Rico. This relationship becoming a possible source of wellbeing and a therapeutic catalytic tool in our participant life’s. Data was collected using an auto- administered...

  4. Public Health Implications of Animals in Retail Food Outlets

    | Contributor(s):: Dyjack, David T. DrPH C. I. H., Ho, Jessica R. D., Lynes, Rachel M. P. H., Bliss, Jesse C. M. P. H.

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  7. Characterizing Social and Recreational Programming in Assisted Living

    | Contributor(s):: Hanson, Heather M., Hoppmann, Christiane A., Condon, Karen, Davis, Jane, Feldman, Fabio, Friesen, Mavis, Leung, Pet Ming, White, Angela D., Sims-Gould, Joanie, Ashe, Maureen C.

  8. Psittacine wellness management and environmental enrichment

    | Contributor(s):: Rupley, A. E., Simone-Freilicher, E.

  9. Sports and recreational activities of the disabled from eastern regions of Poland

    | Contributor(s):: Bergier, B., Kubinska, Z., Bergier, J.

    The primary objective of the study was recognition of the forms of sports and recreational activities of the disabled living in the regions of Rzeszow, Lublin and Bialystok, and determination of the benefits drawn by them from participation in these activities. A total number of 750 were...

  10. Walking the dog: The effect of pet ownership on human health and health behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Utz, Rebecca L.

  11. Get Fit with Fido

    | Contributor(s):: Hunt, Alice

  12. Potential benefits of canine companionship for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    | Contributor(s):: Stern, S. L., Donahue, D. A., Allison, S., Hatch, J. P., Lancaster, C. L., Benson, T. A., Johnson, A. L., Jeffreys, M. D., Pride, D., Moreno, C., Peterson, A. L.

  13. Designed to Deter: Community Barriers to Physical Activity for People with Visual or Motor Impairments

    | Contributor(s):: Kirchner, Corinne E., Gerber, Elaine G., Smith, Brooke C.

  14. Companion dogs as weight loss partners

    | Contributor(s):: Kushner, R. F.

    This paper reviews the beneficial impact of companion dogs on social support and physical activity, and their role in obesity management.

  15. Studies suggest dog walking a good strategy for fostering fitness

    | Contributor(s):: Voelker, R.

  16. Staying fit with limb loss: amputees share their routines

    | Contributor(s):: McNutt, S.

  17. Fitness bound. Saddle up, but don't let the horse do all the work

    | Contributor(s):: Hontz, J.

  18. Retirement, life satisfaction, and leisure services: the pet connection

    | Contributor(s):: Norris, P. A., Shinew, K. J., Chick, G., Beck, A. M.

  19. Walking for therapy with man's best friend

    | Contributor(s):: Cangelosi, P. R., Sorrell, J. M.

  20. Effects of physical activity and group size on animal welfare in laboratory rats

    | Contributor(s):: Spangenberg, E., Dahlborn, K., Essen-Gustavsson, B., Cvek, K.

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether moderate physical activity and group size influence physical fitness, the level of social interactions in the home cage and rats' performance in the Elevated Plus Maze and a handling test. Forty-eight male Sprague Dawley rats were kept in groups of...