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  1. Interim guidelines for animal health and control of disease transmission in pet shelters

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    Animals arriving at shelters as a result of a natural disaster need special care. Because they may have been exposed to contaminated water and may not have had access to safe food and fresh water, many are stressed and dehydrated and some may be injured and/or ill. Stressed animals may or may...

  2. The Relationship Between Dog-Related Factors and Owners' Attitudes Toward Pets: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study in Korea

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  3. Pet Partners of North Florida

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    Pet Partner's mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. Pet Partners of North Florida is a Community Partner, an all volunteer non-profit charitable organization. We are a diverse group from all walks of life, where our teams are approved to include 9...

  4. The effects of the Spanish COVID-19 lockdown on people, their pets and the human-animal bond

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  5. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

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  6. Defining the PTSD Service Dog Intervention: Perceived Importance, Usage, and Symptom Specificity of Psychiatric Service Dogs for Military Veterans

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  7. One Health: Fostering Hope for Older Adults and Homeless Companion Animals

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    The One Health model proposes that human and nonhuman animal health be addressed in tandem, considering the well-being of both, and even including the environment. However, in practice One Health initiatives usually focus on animals as disease carriers. This paper is innovative because it...

  8. "She's Me": An Exploration of Pet Ownership from the Perspective of People Who Are Homeless

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    For many people who experience homelessness, having a pet is an important part of their lives. Although the benefit and meaning of pet ownership has been well recognized in the literature, few studies have explored its meaning from the perspectives of individuals who are homeless. This...

  9. Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143

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    A recent opinion paper by Kipperman and German (2018) discussed the increasing prevalence of pet obesity, the risk factors contributing to this increase, and the role of veterinarians in helping manage pet obesity. They described the problem as a One Health problem as it has been previously...

  10. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks

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  11. "You can be blind because of loving them so much": the impact on owners in the United Kingdom of living with a dog with osteoarthritis

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  12. A One Health Perspective on the Human-Companion Animal Relationship with Emphasis on Zoonotic Aspects

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  13. Human Animal Bond Association Newsletter Winter 2019

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    Disaster Preparation for Your Pets, p2 Human-Animal Bond Certification Program, p3 2019 HABA Board and Advisors, p4  

  14. Human Animal Bond Association: The Bond Bulletin (Volume 43, Summer 2018)

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    HAB Certification, p3 Learning Center, p4 In the Trenches, p5 Anthrozoology and Veterinary Medicine, p6 Community Spotlight, p7

  15. Human-Animal Bond Association Newsletter, Volume 43 (Spring 2018)

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    Contents: Western Veterinary Conference Speakers, p2 Scholarship Winner, p3 Adele and Everything After, p3

  16. Companion Animals in Natural Disasters: A Scoping Review of Scholarly Sources

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    During a disaster, people may make evacuation decisions based on their companion animal’s welfare, therefore exposing themselves, their companion animals, and emergency responders to increased risk for injury or death. The loss and suffering of companion animals in disasters causes deep distress,...

  17. Lancaster Pet Cemetery Memorial Plaques 1951–2018: An Analysis of Inscriptions

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    Individuals in many cultures have a close relationship with their pets and think of them not only as companion animals but also as family. Research on the ways in which people memorialize their deceased pets has become increasingly important, and pet cemetery gravestone inscriptions have provided...

  18. Measuring the Strength of Human–Animal Bonds in Zoos

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    Repeated interactions within individual human and animal dyads can lead to the establishment of human–animal relationships (HARs), which may vary in quality from good to bad, defined in terms of the positivity (e.g., friendly contact, play) or negativity (e.g., aggression) of the interactions on...

  19. Exploring the Meaning and Experience of Chronic Pain with People Who Live with a Dog: A Qualitative Study

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    Pain is a significant burden for those with chronic disease and negatively impacts quality of life, causing disability and substantial work and health-care costs. Chronic pain has been identified as one of the most important current and future causes of morbidity and disability across the world....

  20. Measuring Quality of Life in Owners of Companion Dogs: Development and Validation of a Dog Owner-specific Quality of Life Questionnaire

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    Numerous studies have examined the link between companiondog ownership and improved physical or psychological health outcomes; however, few have examined the association between dog ownership and owners’ overall wellbeing or quality of life (QOL). Moreover, the potential for dog ownership to...