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  1. Keeping Man's Best Friend His Best Friend: Why Minors Should Not Witness Animal Abuse and Legislation that can Prevent this Exposure

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaleah M. Ault

  2. Kinetics of Fluorescein in Tear Film After Eye Drop Instillation in Beagle Dogs: Does Size Really Matter?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lionel Sebbag, Nicolette S. Kirner, Rachel A. Allbaugh, Alysha Reis, Jonathan P. Mochel

    The study aimed to determine the impact of drop size on tear film pharmacokinetics and assess important physiological parameters associated with ocular drug delivery in dogs. Two separate experiments were conducted in eight healthy Beagle dogs: (i) Instillation of one drop (35 μl) or two...

  3. Developing Diagnostic Frameworks in Veterinary Behavioral Medicine: Disambiguating Separation Related Problems in Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Luciana S. de Assis, Raquel Matos, Thomas W. Pike, Oliver H. P. Burman, Daniel S. Mills

    Diagnoses are widely used in both human and veterinary medicine to describe the nature of a condition; by contrast, syndromes are collections of signs that consistently occur together to form a characteristic presentation. Treatment of syndromes, due to either their lack of a clear biological...

  4. Cariad Pet Therapy

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    Cariad Pet Therapy is an award winning, not-for-profit Community Interest Company with our head office based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. We were established in September 2018. At Cariad Pet Therapy we provide therapy dog wellness visits with 65 volunteers and their therapy dogs across...

  5. The interplay between affect, dog's physical activity and dog-owner relationship

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vaataja, H., Majaranta, P., Cardo, A. V., Isokoski, P., Somppi, S., Vehkaoja, A., Vainio, O., Surakka, V.

    Leaving a dog home alone is part of everyday life for most dog owners. Previous research shows that dog–owner relationship has multifarious effects on dog behavior. However, little is known about the interplay between dog–owner relationship, physical activity of the dog, and affective...

  6. Is There an Association between Paw Preference and Emotionality in Pet Dogs?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Simon, Tim, Frasnelli, Elisa, Guo, Kun, Barber, Anjuli, Wilkinson, Anna, Mills, Daniel S.

    Research with humans and other animals has suggested that preferential limb use is linked to emotionality. A better understanding of this still under-explored area has the potential to establish limb preference as a marker of emotional vulnerability and risk for affective disorders. This study...

  7. Exploring and Developing the Questions Used to Measure the Human–Dog Bond: New and Existing Themes

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Samet, Lauren E., Vaterlaws-Whiteside, Helen, Harvey, Naomi D., Upjohn, Melissa M., Casey, Rachel A.

    Dogs play an important role in many western societies, providing companionship, emotional support, and assistance, as well as other more specialist roles. The literature reveals that many human–animal interaction (HAI) questionnaires exist to measure the human–dog bond (HDB). The...

  8. Beneficios da pet terapia: a interacao entre os animais e as criancas

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rodrigues, N. J. L., Manzini, S., Oliveira, N. N., Madureira, S. J. L., Langoni, H., Torres, S. J. L. R.

    A domesticação dos animais tem registros de longa data. Atualmente sabe-se por meio de dados de pesquisas, testes e empirismo que a interação com um animal traz grandes benefícios ao bem-estar humano. Considerando-se os cães, mundialmente é...

  9. Returning a Shelter Dog: The Role of Owner Expectations and Dog Behavior

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Powell, Lauren, Lee, Brittany, Reinhard, Chelsea L., Morris, Margaret, Satriale, Donya, Serpell, James, Watson, Brittany

    Millions of animals are adopted from animal shelters in the United States each year, although some are returned post-adoption, which can decrease both the animals’ chances of future adoptions and the owners’ willingness to adopt again. In this study, we investigated the impact of...

  10. Randomized, placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the Assisi anti-anxiety device (calmer canine) for the treatment of canine separation anxiety

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pankratz, K., Korman, J., Emke, C., Johnson, B., Griffith, E. H., Gruen, M. E.

    Introduction: Separation anxiety (SA) is among the most common canine behavior disorders and affects quality-of-life for dogs and their owners. Dogs with SA show signs of anxiety during absence or perceived absence of their owners. While psychoactive medications are often helpful for...

  11. Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mores, M. C. P., Cintra, A. C. R., Cavalcante, C. Z., Sotomaior, C. S., Michelotto, A. L. L.

    Estudantes universitários passam por diferentes experiências estressantes, interferindo na vida acadêmica ou mesmo impedindo sua continuidade. Programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais (IAA) são utilizados em escolas e universidades para minimizar o...

  12. The Importance of Evaluating Positive Welfare Characteristics and Temperament in Working Therapy Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miller, S. L., Serpell, J. A., Dalton, K. R., Waite, K. B., Morris, D. O., Redding, L. E., Dreschel, N. A., Davis, M. F.

    To date, investigations of the welfare of therapy dogs have focused largely on examining physiological and behavioral measures that could indicate if the animal is experiencing stress or distress. However, this approach does not fully address the definition of welfare which is often described as...

  13. Dogs and wolves differ in their response allocation to their owner/caregiver or food in a concurrent choice procedure

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Isernia, L., Wynne, C. D. L., House, L., Feuerbacher, E. N.

     Dogs and wolves both show attachment-like behaviors to their owners/caregivers, including exploring more in the presence of the owner/caregiver, and greeting the owner/caregiver more effusively after an absence. Concurrent choice studies can elucidate dogs’ and wolves’...

  14. Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.

    In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...

  15. Child-Dog Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology: The Mediating Role of Positive and Negative Behaviours

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hawkins, R. D., Robinson, C., Brodie, Z. P.

    Emerging evidence suggests that pet dogs can offer features of a secure attachment which has been associated with healthy psychological development across the lifespan. Limited research has investigated the underpinning mechanisms that may contribute to the benefits and risks of child–dog...

  16. Colonization of Dogs and Their Owners with Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Households, Veterinary Practices, and Healthcare Facilities

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cuny, C., Layer-Nicolaou, F., Weber, R., Köck, R., Witte, W.

    There are uncertainties with respect to the transmission of methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA) and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius between dogs and humans. In this study, we investigated concomitant nasal colonization of...

  17. Outcomes of a controlled trial with visiting therapy dog teams on pain in adults in an emergency department

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carey, B., Dell, C. A., Stempien, J., Tupper, S., Rohr, B., Carr, E., Cruz, M., Acoose, S., Butt, P., Broberg, L., Collard, L., Fele-Slaferek, L., Fornssler, C., Goodridge, D., Gunderson, J., McKenzie, H., Rubin, J., Shand, J., Smith, J., Trask, J., Ukrainetz, K., Meier, S.

    ContextPain is a primary reason individuals attend an Emergency Department (ED), and its management is a concern.ObjectivesChange in symptoms and physiologic variables at 3 time points pre-post a ten-minute St. John Ambulance therapy dog team visit compared to no visit in ED patients who...

  18. Does the sex of the search and rescue (SAR) dog handler affect the work of the rescue team?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wojtas, J., Zielinski, D., Karpinski, M.

    The handler's sex, as well as his personality and individual predispositions, may affect his suitability for work in rescue services. In addition, handler's susceptibility to stress may affect the effects of search and rescue (SAR) dog's work. The aim of the study was to analyze the salivary...

  19. Bark to the future: The welfare of domestic dogs during interaction with a positively reinforcing artificial agent

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shaw, Nicky, Wemelsfelder, Francoise, Riley, Lisa M.

    Domestic pet dogs typically spend a large amount of time inside the home environment, including hours alone. An audio/food dispensing automated device (an artificial agent, hereafter agent) was evaluated for enrichment potential. The agent issued owner-spoken verbal cues to dogs, and food rewards...

  20. Validation of technical survey dogs in Cambodian mine fields

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schoon, Adee, Heiman, Michael, Bach, Håvard, Berntsen, Terje Groth, Fast, Cynthia D.

    Finding and destroying landmines is a costly and time-consuming process; however, strategically employing a variety of complementary assets, such as brush cutting machines, metal detectors, and scent detection animals, improves process efficiency. Although animal detection systems have...