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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. Pet ownership and survival in the elderly hypertensive population

    | Contributor(s):: Enayet K. Chowdhury, Mark R. Nelson, Garry L.R. Jennings, Lindon M.H. Wing, Christopher M. Reid

  3. 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...

  4. Dog Walking - The Health Benefits

  5. Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Bushman, Barbara A.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 petting...

  10. 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.

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

    | Contributor(s):: Campo, Rebecca Ann

  12. Ageless allies

    | Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa

  13. Heart quiz that could save your life

    | Contributor(s):: Browder, Sue Ellin

  14. Pet ownership predicts adherence to cardiovascular rehabilitation

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

  15. 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.

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

    | Contributor(s):: Riddick, Carol C.

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

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen

  18. 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...

  19. 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 patients...

  20. Animals and cardiovascular health

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