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  1. Intake Vaccinations Reduced Signs of Canine Respiratory Disease During an Outbreak at an Animal Shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allison Andrukonis, Kelsea M. Brown, Nathaniel J. Hall, Alexandra Protopopova

    Animal shelters provide an ideal environment for the spread of disease. Dogs are often housed in close quarters with others of unknown vaccine histories, and experience high levels of sustained stress. As a result, Canine Infection Respiratory Disease (CIRD) is often prevalent and difficult to...

  2. Moment to Paws

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    We bring therapy dogs, into your office, to relieve stress, aid mental health and help people to build connections. Because dogs and people are better together.

  3. Cats vs. Dogs: The Efficacy of Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM Products in Multispecies Homes

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miriam Rebecca Prior, Daniel Simon Mills

    Seven percent of UK households are estimated to own both a cat and a dog, despite a popular view that the two do not live well together. This is the first study to evaluate the effects of pheromone products Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM on cat-dog interactions, in homes where owners perceived...

  4. Dogs’ Stay in a Pet Hotel – Salivary Cortisol Level and Adaptation to New Conditions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wojtaś, Justyna, Garbiec, Aleksandra, Karpiński, Mirosław, Czyżowski, Piotr

  5. Pilot Program for Veterans With PTSD to Train Service Dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Suran, M.

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  6. Aggressiveness, ADHD-like behaviour, and environment influence repetitive behaviour in dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sulkama, S., Salonen, M., Mikkola, S., Hakanen, E., Puurunen, J., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.

  7. Associations between osteoarthritis and duration and quality of night-time rest in dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Smith, Melissa, Mendl, Michael, Murrell, Joanna C.

  8. Therapy Dogs Help Ease Pain, Anxiety in ED Patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rosenberg, K.

  9. Development of the Pet Owner Connectedness Scale (POCS)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Oliva, Jessica Lee, Johnston, Kim Louise

  10. Bringing human-animal interaction to sport: Potential impacts on athletic performance

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marvin, S., Sorenson, K., Stevens, J. R.

  11. Companion Dog Routine Inventory: Scale Validation and the Effect of Routine on the Human–Dog Relationship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Luna-Cortés, Gonzalo

  12. Intranasal oxytocin studies on dogs might not be double-blind

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kis, Anna, Bolló, Henrietta, Gergely, Anna, Topál, József

  13. Effect of Tranquil and Active Video Representations of an Unfamiliar Dog on Subjective Mental States

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ein, Natalie, Reed, Maureen J., Vickers, Kristin

  14. Is there hope beyond fear? Effects of social rehabilitation on unsocialised stray dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Casaca, Miriam, Morello, Gabriela M., Magalhães, Tatiana, Olsson, I. Anna S., Vieira de Castro, Ana Catarina

  15. Investigation into owner-reported differences between dogs born in versus imported into Canada

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): von Rentzell, K. A., van Haaften, K., Morris, A., Protopopova, A.

    Over 1 million dogs are imported into the United States and roughly 340,000 dogs into the United Kingdom yearly. Although the official number of dogs arriving to Canada is currently unknown, local animal professionals estimate that thousands of dogs are imported into Canada each year. Dog...

  16. Breed group differences in the unsolvable problem task: Herding dogs prefer their owner, while solitary hunting dogs seek stranger proximity

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Van Poucke, Enya, Höglin, Amanda, Jensen, Per, Roth, Lina S. V.

    The communicating skills of dogs are well documented and especially their contact-seeking behaviours towards humans. The aim of this study was to use the unsolvable problem paradigm to investigate differences between breed groups in their contact-seeking behaviours towards their owner and a...

  17. The Impact of Service Dogs on Military Veterans and (Ex) First Aid Responders With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): van Houtert, E. A. E., Rodenburg, T. B., Vermetten, E., Endenburg, N.

    Due to its novelty and lack of empirical study it remains unclear if a service dog truly mitigates the burden of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. To cross sectionally investigate the effect of service dogs on veterans and first aid responders with PTSD, we studied subjective and...

  18. Is Dog Owner Obesity a Risk Factor for Canine Obesity? A "One-Health" Study on Human-Animal Interaction in a Region with a High Prevalence of Obesity

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Suarez, L., Bautista-Castaño, I., Peña Romera, C., Montoya-Alonso, J. A., Corbera, J. A.

    Obesity in humans is a growing global problem and is one of the greatest public health challenges we face today. Most researchers agree that, as in humans, the incidence in the companion animal population is also increasing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors contributing to...

  19. Animal-Assisted Interventions With Dogs in Special Education-A Systematic Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Meixner, J., Kotrschal, K.

    Dogs are becoming increasingly popular in pedagogical settings. Particularly children with special educational needs are believed to benefit from dog-assisted interventions. However, reliable evidence for supporting such claims is still scarce and reports on the effectiveness of this approach...

  20. Can dogs reduce stress levels in school children? effects of dog-assisted interventions on salivary cortisol in children with and without special educational needs using randomized controlled trials

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Meints, K., Brelsford, V. L., Dimolareva, M., Maréchal, L., Pennington, K., Rowan, E., Gee, N. R.

    Prolonged or excessive stress negatively affects learning, behavior and health across the lifespan. To alleviate adverse effects of stress in school children, stressors should be reduced, and support and effective interventions provided. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have shown beneficial...