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  1. "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...

  2. Threatening Animals?

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    Threatening predators and pernicious beasts continue to play significant roles in the human imaginary even as human threats to other species increase exponentially in the age of Anthropocene. While posthumanist animal studies and material ecocriticism sync human and other animals within the...

  3. 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...

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

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    Over time the human–animal bond has been changed. For instance, the role of pets has changed from work animals (protecting houses, catching mice) to animals with a social function, giving companionship. Pets can be important for the physical and mental health of their owners but may also...

  6. 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  

  7. The Pet Food Recall Puzzle: Who, What, Why, and How Much

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    Last spring, North America was gripped in the largest pet food recall in history. News outlets reported tens of thousands of dogs and cats becoming ill, and many dying, as a result of ingesting contaminated pet food. Several pet owners have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers and...

  8. The State of Research on Human–Animal Relations: Implications for Human Health

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    Since the late 1970s, scientific evidence has accumulated showing that pet ownership can have positive effects on people’s physical and mental wellbeing. This paper reviews the current state of affairs regarding the relationship between companion animals and human health, focusing on both...

  9. Contexts and consequences of dog bite incidents

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    Dog bites are a contentious issue within the United Kingdom due to their effect on public health and increasing incidence. Despite multiple expert-led dog bite prevention schemes being available, there is limited evidence regarding the surrounding factors and likely causes of a dog bite (e.g.,...

  10. 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

  11. Portion size and meal consumption in domesticated dogs: An experimental study

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    Increases in food portion sizes have been identified as a possible contributor to the increased prevalence of obesity in humans. However, little is known about the origin of behavioural tendencies to overeat from larger portion sizes or whether other non-human animals are affected by meal...

  12. Small Pilot Survey on Parents' Perception of the Relationship between Children and Pets

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    Since companion animals are taking on more important roles in family life, the aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of parents about the relationship between their children and pets. A number of parents were asked to fill in a questionnaire; the principal topics were: pet ownership,...

  13. 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

  14. Cat Colony Caretakers' Perceptions of Support and Opposition to TNR

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    Trap, neuter and return (TNR) is a non-lethal approach to urban cat management used effectively internationally to decrease urban cat numbers, but deemed illegal in Australia. We investigated perceived support and opposition to TNR experienced by respondents involved in TNR activities, as...

  15. Being Nice Is Not Enough-Exploring Relationship-Centered Veterinary Care With Structural Equation Modeling. A Quantitative Study on German Pet Owners' Perception

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    During the last years, the philosophy of relationship-centered care gained increasing attention in veterinary medicine. Relationship-centered care is based on a joint venture between pet owner and veterinarians and therefore offers the opportunity to satisfy the pet owners’ need for...

  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...