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  1. The Wolf in the living room: A healing story: Julia Huffman at TEDxFargo

    Award winning filmmaker Julia Huffman (Medicine of the Wolf) takes us on a journey from her beginnings of being adopted and then the healing that took place with her first dog Bozo. This relationship with her canine, ultimatley led her to discovering the profound power of healing that both dogs...

  2. Animal Companionship and Ethnic Diversity

    The study of human-animal interactions and relationships is an extremely interesting topic. For a long time these relationships have been greatly prized among people such that they have accepted the animals as a part of their lives. In the United States, certain groups of people have accepted...

  3. A partnership of harmony : the history basis for and the contemporary analysis of natural horsemanship : an honors thesis

    The horse world is a booming industry. Horses have come into their own as companion animals and are now treated as family members instead of pieces of machinery. The development of the equine industry has allowed people with different styles of training to create lucrative livings dealing with...

  4. Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review

    Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is an enormous amount of pressure on caregivers to manage individuals with memory loss without resorting...

  5. Educational Value of Human-Animal Interactions

    Human-animal interactions are inherently multi-disciplinary. However, the influence of human-animal interactions on academic achievement has yet to be evaluated in the literature. Although it has been suggested that animals influence the development of human intelligence (Shepard, 1978), this...

  6. Pawsitive Pets

    Pawsitive Pets, Inc. pet assisted therapy services works with rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, hospitals, hospice, public libraries, schools and more. Our teams volunteer their time and love sharing the comfort, healing and connection of the human...

  7. The effect of pet ownership/attachment on the stress level of multiple sclerosis patients

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease affecting the central nervous system. Over 80% of MS patients are in the relapsing remitting stage. Symptoms range from fever, fatigue, emotional distress, tingling, numbness, optic neuritis, spasticity, muscle weakness, impaired...

  8. A narrative exploration of the meaning of companion animals throughout the lives of non-institutionalized elderly widows living alone

    The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of companion animals throughout the lives of non-institutionalized elderly widows living alone. Three widows ranging in age from 70 to 85 were recruited from friends and acquaintances for participation in this study. The meaning of companion...

  9. Pet-facilitated therapy : the Maples project

    The value of pet-facilitated therapy is explored in this study. The interactions between visiting dogs and the adolescents in a treatment centre are examined. An ethnographic/participant observation method is used. Subjects also complete an open-ended sentence questionnaire and participate in an...

  10. The significance of companion dogs in the everyday lives of their human caregivers

    Using a qualitative design, the purpose of the study was to examine how people describe their relationship with their dog and what kinds of things they do that suggest this bond represents a meaningful relationship. Dog owners (N=27) aged 19 years and older were invited to participate in a focus...

  11. When euthanasia is an option : the experience of making end-of-life decisions for companion animals

    It's only a dog! You should just get another cat. You waited too long to take him to the vet as it is. These are some of the common attitudes and reactions that pet owners must often contend with when their companion animals die. Though they may be trying to be understanding and supportive,...

  12. Being there : relationships between people with cancer and their pets : what helps and what hinders

    This qualitative research examined the little studied area of human-pet relationships and their impact on persons with cancer. The goal of this study was to gather information from individuals with cancer who had a pet during their illness and explore the helpful and unhelpful aspects of that...

  13. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 39 (Summer 2016)

    Contents:Presidents Message, p 1AAH-ABV at the AVMA Conference, p 2Student Corner, p 4-5Companion Animals and the Health of Older Persons, p 6-7 

  14. Canine Concern

    Canine Concern helps the sick, lonely and elderly by providing visiting dogs to homes and hospitals.Canine Concern volunteers visit care home residents and hospital patients for about an hour each week or fortnight, on a regular basis, so that a good rapport is beginning to be established after...

  15. Orchardview Stables

    Orchardview Stables in Wexford, Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization that makes horsemanship activities accessible to everyone possible in a safe, fun environment. Riders with special needs are welcomed at our facility to ride or work with horses on many different levels through our adapted...

  16. Angeles en Cuatro Patas (Angels on Four Legs)

    We are a rehabilitation center and nonprofit dedicated to children and adolescents with special physical and mental needs.Angels on four legs began its activity over twenty-three years ago as an idea of ​​social work aimed at children with mild and chronic disabilities. This institution devoted...

  17. Driving Forward: The Power of the Horse in Douro Township 1850-1900

    Rural Ontario was highly dependent upon the horse in the second half of the nineteenth century. However, the horse’s role in rural life has not received the scholarly attention it fully deserves. Economic historians often present the horse as an archaic means of doing farm work or as the...

  18. Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal

    Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and...

  19. Why Humans and Dogs Make Great Companions: Sophia Kwan at TEDxAsociacionEscuelasLincoln

    Sophia got a dog a year ago, and he changed her family's life in a very positive way. If you're thinking about getting a dog, you should. A dog is a man's best friend for a reason.Sophia was born in Santa Monica, California. She's lived in the United States for the majority of her...

  20. The One Health Movement; Animals, Environment, and US: Ralph Richardson at TEDxICC

    This talk takes a holistic approach to health by tying humans to the environment and animalsDr. Ralph Richardson became dean and CEO of the K-State Olathe campus in August 2015 after serving for 17 years as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. He is a Diplomat of...