Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study
Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R., Bures, R. M.
Human-animal interactions of community dogs in Campo Largo, Brazil: a descriptive study
Contributor(s):: Kwok, Y. K. E., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Sprea, G., Molento, C. F. M.
Free-roaming, ownerless dogs comprise a considerable portion of Brazil's dog population. To address societal concerns for animal welfare, the Brazilian town of Campo Largo established the "community dog program," where free-roaming dogs are cared for by self-appointed community members, known as...
Behavioral ecology of captive species: using bibliographic information to assess pet suitability of mammal species
Contributor(s):: Koene, P., Mol, R. M. de, Ipema, B.
Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many factors have to be considered. Animals have many adaptations to their natural environment in which they have evolved that may cause adaptation problems and/or risks in captivity. Problems may be visible in...
The Coleman Dog Attitude Scale (C-DAS): development, refinement, validation, and reliability
Contributor(s):: Coleman, J. A., Green, B., Garthe, R. C., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Barker, S. B., Ingram, K. M.
Human-animal interactions have been studied for many years. As the human-animal interaction field continues to grow, the need for measures that adequately assess fundamental human-animal domains (e.g., relationships, interactions, attachments, bonds) also increases. Specifically, attitudes toward...
Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment
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Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.
We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...
Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds
Contributor(s):: Payne, E., DeAraugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.
El vinculo humano-animal: Un acercamiento fenomenologico a la relacion entre las personas y sus animales de compania
Contributor(s):: Melendez Samo, Liza Michelle
Animal Assisted Interventions for Hospitalized and Chronically Ill Children
Contributor(s):: Krankl, Annika
Killing animals: Sociology, species relations and institutionalized violence
Contributor(s):: Cudworth, Erika
The experiences of pet owners' well-being gained through their relationships with their companion animals
Contributor(s):: Johnson, Jennifer Jane, Gubi, Peter Madsen
Using interactions between children and companion animals to build skills in self-regulation and emotion regulation
Contributor(s):: Boyer, Wanda, Renck Jalongo, Mary
Work or Play? An Exploration of the Relationships between People and their Service Dogs in Leisure Activities
Contributor(s):: Hicks, J. R., Weisman, C. J.
Pasteurella species peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis: household pets as a risk factor
Contributor(s):: Poliquin, P. G., Lagace-Wiens, P., Verrelli, M., Allen, D. W., Embil, J. M.
BACKGROUND: Pasteurella species are Gram-negative coccobacilli that are a part of the normal oropharyngeal flora of numerous domestic animals. They have been recognized as a rare but significant cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). A consensus about management...
A case for a naturalistic perspective: response to Paxton
Contributor(s):: Lawrence, E. A.
The author "suggest[s] that one of the most appropriate existing explanations of the human–animal bond is the idea of biophilia — the presence of an innate tendency of human beings to relate to and affiliate with other forms of life."
The hunter-gatherer prehistory of human-animal interactions
Contributor(s):: Mithen, S.
In this paper, the author "will examine some of the key moments in the evolution of human relationships with animals, tracking the emergence of these new relationships and the impact they havehad on our bodies, our minds and our culture," particularly the more recent hunting-gatherers of...
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...
Approach behaviour of shelter dogs and its relationships with the attitudes of shelter staff to dogs
Contributor(s):: Arhant, C., Troxler, J.
The behaviour of animals towards humans is widely used to assess human-animal relationship and welfare in livestock. The aim of this study was to develop an approach test for dogs that is feasible in a surveillance setting, shows stability over a given time period and has good...
Carnivorous cats, vegetarian dogs, and the resolution of the vegetarian's dilemma
Contributor(s):: Rothgerber, H.
The present research sought to further clarify the vegetarian's dilemma, the conflict that pits feeding one's pet an animal-based diet that may be perceived as best promoting their well-being with concerns over animal welfare and environmental degradation threatened by such diets. It specifically...
The prevalence and implications of human-animal co-sleeping in an Australian sample
Contributor(s):: Smith, B., Thompson, K., Clarkson, L., Dawson, D.
Sleep research is characterized by an interest in humans, with the realm of animal sleep left largely to ethologists and animal scientists. However, the lives of sleep-study participants and those with sleep problems frequently involve animals. For the majority of the population in developed...
Can dogs alleviate the desolation created by having fewer children? An empirical study in the Japanese context
Contributor(s):: Kawata, Y.
Over the last several decades, in Japan, the young population (YP; less than 14 years old) has decreased whereas the number of registered dogs (RDs) has increased as a result of various socioeconomic factors. The total sum of YP and RD has remained virtually constant since the early 1990s. In...