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  1. Can Dog-Assisted Intervention Decrease Anxiety Level and Autonomic Agitation in Patients with Anxiety Disorders?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wołyńczyk-Gmaj, D., Ziółkowska, A., Rogala, P., Ścigała, D., Bryła, L., Gmaj, B., Wojnar, M.

    Few studies have explored the influence of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on patients with mental disorders. We investigated it's impact on anxiety symptoms. We divided 51 patients with anxiety symptoms into two groups-treatment group, that went for a short 15-20 min' walk with a dog,...

  2. Therapy Dog Welfare Revisited: A Review of the Literature

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Glenk, L. M., Foltin, S.

    During the past decade, the field of human-animal interaction(s) research has been characterized by a significant increase in scientific findings. These data have contributed to our current understanding of how humans may benefit from contact with animals. However, the animal experience of...

  3. The Animal Welfare Science of Working Dogs: Current Perspectives on Recent Advances and Future Directions

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cobb, M. L., Otto, C. M., Fine, A. H.

    Working dogs are prevalent throughout our societies, assisting people in diverse contexts, from explosives detection and livestock herding, to therapy partners. Our scientific exploration and understanding of animal welfare have grown dramatically over the last decade. As community attitudes...

  4. Dog Parks as an Institutional Resource for Social Capital in the Urban Neighborhood

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vincent, Aviva

  5. 2021 AAHA Working, Assistance, and Therapy Dog Guidelines

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Otto, C. M., Darling, T., Murphy, L., Ng, Z., Pierce, B., Singletary, M., Zoran, D.

  6. Who Lets the Dog In? Differential Effects of a Dog-Training Program for Incarcerated Adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Duindam, Hanne M., Creemers, Hanneke E., Hoeve, Machteld, Asscher, Jessica J.

  7. Assessment of Detection of Potential Dog-Bite Risks in the Home Using a Real-Time Hazard Perception Test

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christley, Robert, Nelson, Georgia, Millman, Caroline, Westgarth, Carri

  8. Pups Assisting Wellness for Staff (P.A.W.S.): Evaluating the impact of canine-assisted interventions on critical care staff wellness

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Caton, N., Campbell, K., Brumwell, T., Pratt, M., Stewart, L., Wong, E., Zurberg, T.

  9. A follow-up study of exercise test results and severity of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome signs in brachycephalic dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aromaa, M., Rajamäki, M. M., Lilja-Maula, L.

  10. Scent dog identification of SARS-CoV-2 infections in different body fluids

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paula Jendrny, Friederike Twele, Sebastian Meller, Claudia Schulz, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede, Albertus Dominicus Marcellinus Eras Osterhaus, Hans Ebbers, Janek Ebbers, Veronika Pilchová, Isabell Pink, Tobias Welte, Michael Peter Manns, Anahita Fathi, Marylyn Martina Addo, Christiane Ernst, Wencke Schäfer, Michael Engels, Anja Petrov, Katharina Marquart, Ulrich Schotte, Esther Schalke, Holger Andreas Volk

    Background The main strategy to contain the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic remains to implement a comprehensive testing, tracing and quarantining strategy until vaccination of the population is adequate. Scent dogs could support current testing strategies. Methods Ten dogs were trained for...

  11. Alternative Therapies for People with Special Needs: An Emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapies

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Hamilton

    This paper contains research examining the effectiveness of alternative therapies - play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, horticulture therapy, and animal-assisted therapies – in helping various special needs populations. The focus of this research was on animal-assisted therapies...

  12. Dogs and blood pressure in non-dog owners

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Natasha Adamson

    Several studies have shown that the presence of a dog can reduce blood pressure during a stressful situation. A study done in 2001 demonstrated that for blood pressure to be reduced during a stressor the subjects must be dog owners. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if four, one...

  13. Short Communication: Open Access Ectoparasitic infestations of cats and dogs in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria: brief communication for 'One Health' approach to control of potential zoonoses

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): M.O. Elom, N.N. Obeji, A. Nworie, V. Usanga

    Background: Cats and dogs are important companion animals that paradoxically pose risks of zoonotic infections to their owners. This study determined the ectoparasitic infestations of cats and dogs in a semi-rural setting of Ebonyi State, so as to establish the prevalence of the ectoparasites...

  14. Novel Diagnostic Tools for Identifying Cognitive Impairment in Dogs: Behavior, Biomarkers, and Pathology

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zuzana Vikartovska, Jana Farbakova, Tomas Smolek, Jozef Hanes, Norbert Zilka, Lubica Hornakova, Filip Humenik, Marcela Maloveska, Nikola Hudakova, Dasa Cizkova

    Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder in senior dogs that is mainly associated with decreased ability to learn and respond to stimuli. It is commonly under-diagnosed because behavioral changes are often attributed to the natural process of...

  15. Evaluating Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes in Conjunction with the Secure Base Effect for Dogs in Shelter and Foster Environments

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A. R. Udell

    Although it is widely accepted that dogs and humans form attachment relationships, characterizing attachment styles in dogs has only recently received attention in the literature. Previous research has shown that pet dogs display patterns of behavior in an attachment test that can be classified...

  16. Anxiety-Reducing Effect: Dog, Fish and Plant in Direct Comparison

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): David Buttelmann, Anne-Kristin Römpke

  17. Prospective Evaluation of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Performed in Dogs and Cats According to the RECOVER Guidelines. Part 2: Patient Outcomes and CPR Practice Since Guideline Implementation

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sabrina N. Hoehne, Kate Hopper, Steven E. Epstein

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) outcomes have not been prospectively described since implementation of the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) guidelines. This study aimed to prospectively describe CPR outcomes and document arrest variables in dogs and cats at a U.S....

  18. Characteristics and Adoption Success of Shelter Dogs Assessed as Resource Guarders

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Betty McGuire

    Some domestic dogs aggressively guard resources. Canine resource guarding impacts public health through dog bites and a ects dog welfare through adoption and euthanasia policies at animal shelters. However, little is known about the demographic characteristics and adoption success of dogs...

  19. Prospective Evaluation of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Performed in Dogs and Cats According to the RECOVER Guidelines. Part 1: Prognostic Factors According to Utstein-Style Reporting

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sabrina N. Hoehne, Steven E. Epstein, Kate Hopper

    Factors associated with positive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) outcomes defined according to the veterinary Utstein-style CPR reporting guidelines have not been described since implementation of the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) CPR clinical guidelines in...

  20. Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sly, Jai Oni