Dog Days of Final Exams: Using Canine-Assisted Therapy to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood Among Community College Students
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephanie Quintana, Michelle Borckardt, Tanvi Aditya
The following paper represents research conducted by members of the Collin College chapter of Psi Beta National Honor Society. Psi Beta is the national psychology honor society for two-year colleges whose mission is “promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership,...
Scam 'Service Dog' Industry Thrives On Lack Of Federal Regulations
Audio | Contributor(s): Robin Young, Serena McMahon
Dogs Helping Heroes
Dogs Helping Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore lost freedom and peace of mind to wounded veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families by gifting specially trained and certified assistance dogs. Our inspiration is to improve the daily lives of those we can...
Forgotten, But Not Lost—Alloparental Behavior and Pup–Adult Interactions in Companion Dogs
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Péter Pongrácz, Sára S. Sztruhala
Socialization with humans is known to be a pivotal factor in the development of appropriate adult dog behavior, but the role and extent of dog–dog interactions in the first two months of life is rarely studied. Although various forms of alloparental behaviors are described in the case of...
The Effectiveness of Dog Population Management: A Systematic Review
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lauren M. Smith, Sabine Hartmann, Alexandru M. Munteanu, Paolo Dalla Villa, Rupert J. Quinnell, Lisa M. Collins
The worldwide population of domestic dogs is estimated at approximately 700 million, with around 75% classified as “free-roaming”. Where free-roaming dogs exist in high densities, there are significant implications for public health, animal welfare, and wildlife. Approaches to...
A Review of the Impact of Neuter Status on Expression of Inherited Conditions in Dogs
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anita M. Oberbauer, Janelle M. Belanger, Thomas R. Famula
Gonadectomy is an important reproductive management tool employed in many countries, and is highly prevalent in the US with an estimated 85% of dogs being neutered. Despite the societal benefits in pet population control, negative associations between neuter status, and health conditions have...
Dogs Can't Cure Cancer
Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
What a new study found about the effects of dog visitations on cancer patients.
Salivary Vasopressin as a Potential Non–Invasive Biomarker of Anxiety in Dogs Diagnosed with Separation–Related Problems
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Federica Pirrone, Ludovica Pierantoni, Andrea Bossetti, Stefania Uccheddu, Mariangela Albertini
Physiological biomarkers of canine anxiety have not been extensively investigated to date. To identify new biomarkers in dogs, we compared behaviorally normal dogs (Control group, N = 13) to dogs diagnosed with separation problems (Case group, N = 13) as they were introduced into a novel...
Space Coast Therapy Dogs
Since 1992, the mission of Space Coast Therapy Dogs has been to lift spirits, remove anxiety, provide companionship, and eliminate loneliness and despair with incredible volunteers and their companion dogs. We are a local organization based in Brevard County Florida comprised of certified...
Spatial and Simultaneous Seroprevalence of Anti-Leptospira Antibodies in Owners and Their Domiciled Dogs in a Major City of Southern Brazil
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aline do Nascimento Benitez, Thais Cabral Monica, Ana Carolina Miura, Micheline Sahyun Romanelli, Lucienne Garcia Pretto Giordano, Roberta Lemos Freire, Regina Mitsuka-Breganó, Camila Marinelli Martins, Alexander Welker Biondo, Isabela Machado Serrano, Thiago Henrique Carneiro Rios Lopes, Renato Barbosa Reis, Jancarlo Ferreira Gomes, Federico Costa, Elsio Wunder, Albert Icksang Ko, Italmar Teodorico Navarro
Although leptospirosis has been considered a major concern in urban areas, no study to date has spatially and simultaneously compared both owner and dog serology in households of major cities. Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to assess the seroprevalence of Leptospira...
Are Underweight Shelter Dogs More Likely to Display Food Aggression toward Humans?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Katherine A. Miller, Emily D. Dolan, Victoria A. Cussen, Pamela J. Reid
It is commonly believed that underweight or emaciated dogs are predisposed to food aggression toward humans. Each year, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) receives hundreds of dogs from criminal cruelty cases. The dogs range from emaciated to overweight. We...
The Use of Trazodone Hydrochloride to Reduce Stress in Dogs During the Transition Period into a Municipal Animal Shelter: Impact on Incidence of Illness, Length of Stay, and Outcome
Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer L. Abrams
A large municipal animal shelter in NYC gave dogs low doses of trazodone hydrochloride at the time of intake to evaluate its efficacy in reducing transitional stress. Statistically significant decreases in illness rate and length of stay and increase in adoption rate were observed in the dogs...
Freedom Paws Service Dogs Foundation
We are dedicated to providing Veterans and First Responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with a trained service dog to assist in mitigating life’s daily challenges.
Effects of Gender, Sterilization, and Environment on the Spatial Distribution of Free-Roaming Dogs: An Intervention Study in an Urban Setting
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Saulo Nascimento de Melo, Eduardo Sergio da Silva, David Soeiro Barbosa, Rafael Gonçalves Teixeira-Neto, Gustavo Augusto Lacorte, Marco Aurélio Pereira Horta, Diogo Tavares Cardoso, Guilherme Loureiro Werneck, Claudio José Struchiner, Vinícius Silva Belo
Information concerning the factors affecting the circulation and distribution of free-roaming dogs is crucial in developing control actions and limiting the spread of zoonoses. The present study analyzes the influence of gender, sterilization, and environment on the spatial distribution of...
Canine emotions: Guidelines for research
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miiamaaria V. Kujala
In the target article, I called for a discussion on the nature and extent of dogs’ emotions. The commentators generally agreed on the existence of dog emotions, but the diversity and quality of dog emotions, as well as the influence of human social cognition on perceiving dog emotions,...
Desexing Dogs: A Review of the Current Literature
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Silvan R. Urfer, Matt Kaeberlein
Background: Desexing dogs is promoted for population control, preventative healthcare, and behavior modification. Common methods are orchiectomy and ovariectomy/ovariohysterectomy. GnRH superagonist implants are available in some areas. Alternative methods like vasectomy and...
Psycho-Behavioural Changes in Dogs Treated with Corticosteroids: A Clinical Behaviour Perspective
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Notari, Lorella, Kirton, Roxane, Mills, Daniel S.
Arousal and distress are often important factors in problematic behaviours, and endogenous corticosteroids are important mediators in the associated stress responses. Exogenous corticosteroid treatments have been reported to change behaviour in human patients and laboratory animals, with...
Mixed Reality-Based Interaction between Human and Virtual Cat for Mental Stress Management
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Na, H., Park, S., Dong, S. Y.
Human-animal interaction (HAI) has been observed to effectively reduce stress and induce positive emotions owing to the process of directly petting and interacting with animals. Interaction with virtual animals has recently emerged as an alternative due to the limitations in general physical...
Exploring how veterinary professionals perceive and use grief support resources to support companion animal caregivers in Ontario, Canada
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P.
Objective: The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore veterinary professionals' use and perceptions of grief resources and services to support companion animal caregivers following companion animal euthanasia. Background: The loss of a companion animal can be a source of great sorrow...
Dog training alleviates PTSD symptomatology by emotional and attentional regulation
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maoz, I., Zubedat, S., Dolev, T., Aga-Mizrachi, S., Bloch, B., Michaeli, Y., Eshed, Y., Grinstein, D., Avital, A.
BACKGROUND: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms include re-experiencing, avoidance, hyperarousal, and cognitive deficits, reflecting both emotional and cognitive dysregulation. In recent years, non-pharmacological approaches and specifically animal-assisted therapy have been shown to...