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Humans' bonding with their companion dogs: Cardiovascular benefits during and after stress
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Campo, Rebecca A., Uchino, Bert N.
Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Western Michigan Univ
Campo, Rebecca A., Program on Integrative Medicine Wing D, School of Medicine, University of...
Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.
Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from...
Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
Department of Community Health, School of Health and Human Services, National University,...
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
University of Maryland School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201,...
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Levine, G. N., Allen, K., Braun, L. T., Christian, H. E., Friedmann, E., Taubert, K. A., Thomas, S. A., Wells, D. L., Lange, R. A., American Heart Association Council on Clinical, Cardiology, Council on, Cardiovascular, Stroke, Nursing
Negative affective states and their effects on morbidity, mortality and longevity
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walker, M. D., Duggan, G., Roulston, N., Slack, A. van, Mason, G.
Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada.
Behavioral cardiology: recognizing and addressing the profound impact of psychosocial stress on cardiovascular health
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Das, S., O'Keefe, J. H.
Current atherosclerosis reports
Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA.
Pet ownership, but not ACE inhibitor therapy, blunts home blood pressure responses to mental stress
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, K., Shykoff, B. E., Izzo, J. L., Jr.
In the present study, we evaluated the effect of a nonevaluative social support intervention (pet ownership) on blood pressure response to mental stress before and during ACE inhibitor therapy....
The human-companion animal bond: how humans benefit
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friedmann, E., Son, H.
Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
University of Maryland School of Nursing,...
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Arhant-Sudhir, K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., Sudhir, K.
It is widely believed that pet ownership is beneficial to humans and that some of this benefit is through favourable effects on cardiovascular risk. In the present review, we critically examine...
Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates...
The benefits of the Assisted Animal Therapy: a bibliographic review
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pereira, M. J. F., Pereira, L., Ferreira, M. L.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been used as one more instrument in the promotion of health and treatment of some diseases. This bibliographic review highlights the benefits derived from AAT....
Does the use of a device to measure heart rate affect the behavioural responses of lambs to humans?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tallet, C., Veissier, I., Boivin, X.
Devices used to measure cardiac activity (elasticized belt, electrodes, etc.) in standardised behavioural tests could be stressful for the animals, and therefore affect their responses....