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  1. Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Human Health

    The purpose of this thesis is to conduct an integrative review of existing literature focusing on Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), specifically canines, on human health. The reviewed articles were published between the years of 2000 to 2014, written in the English language, scholarly in nature, in...

  2. Man's Best Friend? Dogs and Pigs in Early Modern Germany

    When Jacob Seisenegger and Titian painted individual portraits of Emperor Charles V around 1532, a dog replaced such traditional accouterments of imperial power as crown, scepter, and orb.3 Charles placed one hand on the dog’s collar, a gesture indicating his companion’s noble...

  3. Re-evaluating the Role of Companion Animals in the Era of the Aging Boomer

    The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans sixty-five years and older is expected to double to 88.5 million by 2050, and will represent 19% of the population by 2030.  Not only is the percentage of the population over sixty-five years of age growing, but the...

  4. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 37 (Winter 2015-16)

    Contents:President's Message, p 1North American Veterinary Conference, p 2Student Corner, p 4The Human-Animal Bond and Fear Free, p 5HAB in the News, p 6Book Review, p 7 

  5. The Effect of Service Dog Partnership on the Mental Health Status of United States Veterans: A Quantitative Analysis Using the SF-36v2 Mental Health Survey

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a historically significant problem for soldiers and Marines in the United States military. A host of recent research supports this claim, and lends itself to the question of why more is not being done to help those who suffer from combat related stress...

  6. The Impact of Canine-Assisted Therapy and Activities on Children in an Educational Setting

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and animal-assisted activities (AAA) are becoming more prevalent in educational settings. Research has shown that there are many benefits to having animals involved in therapy, specifically canines. Canine-assisted therapy/activities and the use of therapy dogs are...

  7. Social Work Services in Small Animal Private Practice Settings: A Veterinarian's Perspective

    Humans share a strong bond with animals, when a pet becomes sick or dies an owner can feel extreme grief and bereavement. Research studies have shown that some veterinarians feel they are inadequately trained to handle the pet owner’s feelings of grief and loss. Social workers could have a...

  8. Animal-Assisted Interactions: Impacts for At-Risk Youth

    Animal-assisted interactions (AAI) have shown increasing promise in reaching at-risk youth. Overview: This systematic review explores the biopsychosocial-spiritual impacts of AAI for at-risk youth through analyzing the existing body of empirical research in the field. Qualitative analysis of...

  9. Animal-Assisted Therapy as a Trauma Intervention

    Trauma has a significant impact not just on the individuals who have experienced it, but on families, communities, and society as a whole. While significant improvements to treatment modalities have been made, there continues to be a need for further research and exploration to establish a range...

  10. Fostering the human-animal bond for older adults: Challenges and opportunities

    Older adults are at high risk for physical illness and emotional disorders, particularly those of lower socioeconomic status. Pet ownership has the potential to reduce the impact of these problems by providing companionship, reducing social isolation, and enhancing physical activity and...

  11. Understanding our kinship with animals: Input for health care professionals interested in the human-animal bond

  12. The animal-human bond: Health and wellness

  13. Incorporating animal-assisted interventions into psychotherapy: Guidelines and suggestions for therapists

  14. All take and no give?

  15. The Dog narratives: Benefits of the human-animal bond for women with HIV

  16. Evolution. Dogs hijack the human bonding pathway

  17. Using Virtual Pets to Promote Physical Activity in Children: An Application of the Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model

  18. The human-animal bond and combat-related posttraumatic stress symptoms

  19. Companion animals and autism: An exploration of their role in the family

  20. Investigating the relationship between assistance dogs and their owners with physical disabilities: Complex affection or simple attachment?

    This study explores the bond between persons with physical or perceptual disabilities an~d their Assistance Dogs. It was hypothesized that these relationships would be different from relationships between pet dogs and owners, and that the bonds may resemble attachment relationships. The project...