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  1. Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients

    Contributor(s):: Angela Joy Felker

    This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who received an interactive pet therapy session would have lower blood pressure and heart rate prior to and...

  2. Dog Walking - The Health Benefits

  3. Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Bushman, Barbara A.

  4. Pet ownership and health

    Contributor(s):: June Mcnicholas

    This thesis presents three classes of mechanism that may explain reported associations between pet ownership and health benefits. The first suggests any association is noncausal. Studies 1-3 examine candidate factors to explain both health advantages and likelihood of pet ownership. Type A...

  5. What is a canine athlete?

    Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van

    Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...

  6. The effect of the presence of a companion-animal on physiological changes following the termination of cognitive stressors

    Contributor(s):: DeMello, Lesley R.

    Determined the effect of the presence of an unknown friendly pet on physiological measures of normotensive adults following the termination of a cognitive stressor, using a repeated measures design. Unlike most of the past research, the Ss in the present study included both male and female...

  7. Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact

    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 direct human-animal interaction. For pet dogs, the manner in which they obtain and respond to...

  8. Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.

  9. Using pet support to understand the psychological and physiological mechanisms underlying the social support-reactivity link

    Contributor(s):: Campo, Rebecca Ann

  10. Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association

    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

  11. Ageless allies

    Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa

  12. Heart quiz that could save your life

    Contributor(s):: Browder, Sue Ellin

  13. Pet ownership predicts adherence to cardiovascular rehabilitation

    Contributor(s):: Herrald, Mary M., Tomaka, Joe, Medina, Amanda Y.

  14. Negative affective states and their effects on morbidity, mortality and longevity

    Contributor(s):: Walker, M. D., Duggan, G., Roulston, N., Slack, A. van, Mason, G.

  15. Health, aquariums, and the non-institutionalized elderly

    Contributor(s):: Riddick, Carol C.

  16. Are Pets a Healthy Pleasure? The Influence of Pets on Blood Pressure

    Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen

  17. Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms

    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 the evidence in support of this hypothesis and present the available data with respect to major...

  18. The human-animal bond: health implications across the lifespan

    Contributor(s):: Horowitz, S.

    This article examines the growing body of research that provides support for the many anecdotally reported health benefits resulting from the human-animal bond, including the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and chronic pain; benefits for paediatric and elderly...

  19. Animals and cardiovascular health

    Contributor(s):: Jennings, Garry L. R., Reid, Christopher M., Christy, Irene, Jennings, Janis, Anderson, Warwick P., Dart, Anthony

  20. Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health

    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 positive changes to improve metabolic health. In recent years, this interaction is use to treat...