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  1. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

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    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  2. Interspecific behavioural synchronization: dogs exhibit locomotor synchrony with humans

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  3. Do Animals Perceive Human Developmental Disabilities? Guinea Pigs' Behaviour with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Children with Typical Development. A Pilot Study

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  4. Cocreating guide dog partnerships: dog training and interdependence in 1930s America

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  5. [Effects of an animal-assisted intervention on psychiatric in-patient addiction treatment - a pilot study]

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  6. When pigs fly: emotional support animals, service dogs and the politics of legitimacy across species boundaries

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  7. The Emergence of Animal Management in the Southern Levant

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    Our compilation of zooarchaeological data from a series of important archaeological sites spanning the Epipaleolithic through Pre-Pottery Neolithic B periods in the Mediterranean Hills of the southern Levant contributes to major debates about the beginnings of ungulate management in Southwest...

  8. Solidarity with Animals: Assessing a Relevant Dimension of Social Identification with Animals

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    Interactions with animals are pervasive in human life, a fact that is reflected in the burgeoning field of human-animal relations research. The goal of the current research was to examine the psychology of our social connection with other animals, by specifically developing a measure of...

  9. Training Dogs to Feel Good: Embodying Well-being in Multispecies Relations

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  10. Understanding feline emotions: ... and their role in problem behaviours

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  11. Don't Be Distracted by the Peacock Trying to Board an Airplane: Why Emotional Support Animals Are Service Animals and Should Be Regulated in the Same Manner

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    2018Albany Law Rev821237-660002-4678 (Print)0002-4678engNova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.text

  12. Behavioral synchronization and affiliation: Dogs exhibit human-like skills

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  13. The Way Humans Behave Modulates the Emotional State of Piglets

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    The emotional state can influence decision-making under ambiguity. Cognitive bias tests (CBT) proved to be a promising indicator of the affective valence of animals in a context of farm animal welfare. Although it is well-known that humans can influence the intensity of fear and reactions of...

  14. Oxytocin and Cortisol Levels in Dog Owners and Their Dogs Are Associated with Behavioral Patterns: An Exploratory Study

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    We have previously shown that dog–owner interaction results in increasing oxytocin levels in owners and dogs, decreasing cortisol levels in owners but increasing cortisol levels in dogs. The present study aimed to further investigate whether oxytocin and cortisol levels in the previously...

  15. Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Genetic Diversity of Bartonella henselae Infections in Pet Cats in Four Regions of the United States

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    Blood was collected from a convenience sample of 271 pet cats aged 3 months to 2 years (mean age, 8 months, median and mode, 6 months) between May 1997 and September 1998 in four areas of the United States (southern California, Florida, metropolitan Chicago, and metropolitan Washington, D.C.)....

  16. Zoo Animal Welfare: The Human Dimension

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  17. Advances in Applied Zoo Animal Welfare Science

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  18. Human-animal emotional contagion and client communication

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    2017Can Vet J58121329-13300008-5286 (Print)0008-5286engDr. Milani is a behavior and bond practitioner, teacher, and author of several books on the interaction of animal behavior, health, and the human-animal relationship.text

  19. The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study

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    Background There is some evidence to suggest that dog ownership may improve physical activity (PA) among older adults, but to date, studies examining this, have either depended on self-report or incomplete datasets due to the type of activity monitor used to record physical activity....

  20. An unexpected acoustic indicator of positive emotions in horses

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    Indicators of positive emotions are still scarce and many proposed behavioural markers have proven ambiguous. Studies established a link between acoustic signals and emitter’s internal state, but few related to positive emotions and still fewer considered non-vocal sounds. One of them,...