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Expectations for dog ownership: Perceived physical, mental and psychosocial health consequences among prospective adopters
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| Contributor(s):: Lauren Powell, Debbie Chia, Paul McGreevy, Anthony L Podberscek, Kate M. Edwards, Brendon Neilly, Adam J Gustaella, Vanessa Lee, Emmanuel Stamatakis
Dog ownership is popular worldwide, with most human-dog dyads forming successful attachment bonds. However, millions of dogs are surrendered to animal shelters annually, possibly due to mismatches between owner expectations and the realities of dog ownership. The aim of the current study was to...
My Dog Is Not My Cat: Owner Perception of the Personalities of Dogs and Cats Living in the Same Household
| Contributor(s):: Laura Menchetti, Silvia Calipari, Gabriella Guelfi, Alice Catanzaro, Silvana Diverio
This study aims to define the personality traits perceived by the owners of multiple pets and to evaluate how they are modulated by experiential-environmental factors. A questionnaire was administered to 1270 owners of multiple pets (dogs and cats) to collect data on the demographics,...
Dog Theft: A Case for Tougher Sentencing Legislation
| Contributor(s):: Lauren K. Harris
The Sentencing Council (England and Wales) currently considers dogs to be “property”. This means that if someone steals a dog, they may be punished in the same way as someone who steals a non-living object, like a mobile phone or a piece of furniture. This review argues that losing...
The welfare of ornamental fish in the home aquarium
| Contributor(s):: Chris Walster, Ellen Rasidi, Nick Saint-Erne, Richmond Loh
Helping fish flourish: environmental enrichment for aquatic species
Environmental enrichment for fish in captive environments: effects of physical structures and substrates
| Contributor(s):: Joacim Näslund, Jörgen I Johnsson
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The Benefits of Pets for Human Health
| Contributor(s):: Dana Casciotti, Diana Zuckerman
Human Animal Interaction:Optimizing HAI Costs & Benefits: Study of Expert Opinion in Japan & Rest of World
| Contributor(s):: TR Zengage
The incremental direct costs associated with behavioral symptoms in AD
| Contributor(s):: DL Murman, Q Chen, MC Powell, SB Kuo, CJ Bradley, CC Colenda
Leashing the Risks of Pets in the Workplace
| Contributor(s):: Hilary Tuttle
The path to a healthy workplace: A critical review linking healthy workplace practices, employee well-being, and organizational improvements
| Contributor(s):: MJ Grawitch, M Gottschalk, DC Munz
Bonding between pet and pet owner. Animal health: a breakpoint in economic development?
| Contributor(s):: HJ Teoh, SK Cheong, PC Suttiwan, V Borvonsin
The interactions between 200 pet owners and their pets were observed in this study. In general, the study also found that the more social support the pet provided for their owner, the stronger the emotional bond between pet and owner. Pet owners were also asked to say how...
The relationship between companion animals and loneliness among rural adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Keri Black
The relationship between loneliness and companion animal bonding was explored among 293 rural adolescents. Participants from two ethnically diverse southwestern high schools completed self-report measures of loneliness, pet ownership, companion animal attachment, and social support. Pet owners...
Hund, Katze und Co—Tiere als Prävention und Therapie in der Humanmedizin
| Contributor(s):: A. Prothmann
Encouraging pet-friendly housing while protecting landlords from liability
| Contributor(s):: Laurel Palluzi
Improving secure occupancy in rental housing
| Contributor(s):: Kath Hulse, Vivienne Milligan
Renting with pets: a pathway to housing insecurity?
| Contributor(s):: Emma R. Power
Companion animals are rarely considered in rental policy or research. This absence belies their prevalence and growing centrality within practices of family and home, and persists despite evidence of links between companion animals and rental insecurity. This paper begins to address this gap....