The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog - Book Review
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. Matamonasa-Bennett
In The education of Will: A mutual memoir of a woman and her dog, Dr. Patricia McConnell recounts how her complex relationship with Will, a Border Collie with serious anxiety and behavioral issues, helped her to confront and cope with her own buried history of trauma.
The Impact of a Care Recipient's Pet on Caregiving Burden, Satisfaction, and Mastery: A Pilot Investigation
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jessica Bibbo, Christine M. Proulx
Older adults who require assistance with their own self-care most likely need assistance with pet care. These pet care tasks are likely taken on by their family caregivers (i.e., informal caregivers). However, the potential impact of an older adult's pet on caregivers' emotional...
Canine Complements to Psychological First Aid
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yvonne Eaton-Stull, Craig Sewall
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a well-established, evidence-informed behavioral health intervention designed for use by mental health and other disaster-relief responders to help support survivors following a disaster. Establishing connections, supporting adaptive coping, enhancing emotional...
No pets allowed: Landlord attitudes towards pets in a small Canadian city
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carla Krachun, †McLennon J. G. Wilson, Joshua Hoddinott
Pet ownership is associated with greater mental and physical well-being, but it can also make some aspects of life more difficult. For example, many landlords have a 'no-pets' policy, which is especially problematic in areas where rental units are already in short supply. We examined...
The Knowledge of Animals as Food Scale
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Silke Feltz, Adam Feltz
There have been extensive outreach programs to educate people about the realities of animal food production. However, there has been relatively little attention to measuring what people actually know about the production of animal food products and the conditions in which those animals exist. A...
Attachment to Dogs and Cats in Germany. Translation of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) and description of the pet owning population in Germany
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslouer, Ingo Froboese
Introduction: Attachment to pets has been shown to impact pet owners' (PO) physical health and quality of life. As no instrument for obtaining this kind of data currently exists in German, translating and validating the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) was the aim of this study....