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  1. The Canadian Prairie: Traveling with Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    In Part 5 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, views of the Canadian prairie are described from the U.S. border through Saskatchewan.

  2. Arriving at Anchorage: Traveling with Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    In Part 9 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers stopped to admire the Matanuska Glacier before proceeding to Anchorage for a good night's sleep in a hotel and a rendezvous with Doris, Dr. Smith's wife who had flown in.

  3. Traveling Dog Named Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    The life of Beau, a favorite dog of the Smith family, is chronicled during his years of travelling, including to an epic journey to Alaska. Remembering those moments provides some of the greatest blessings through that special relationship called the human-animal bond.

  4. Bond‐Centered Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Laurel Lagoni, Amir Shanan

  5. The Health Benefits of Horses (HABRI Central Bibliography)

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    Bibliographies | Contributor(s): Jane Kinkus Yatcilla (compiler)

  6. Dog ownership, the natural outdoor environment and health: a cross-sectional study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilma L Zijlema, Hayley Christian, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Marta Cirach, Magdalena van den Berg, Jolanda Maas, Christopher J Gidlow, Hanneke Kruize, Wanda Wendel-Vos, Sandra Andrušaitytė, Regina Grazuleviciene, Jill Litt, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen

  7. Understanding the Relationship Between Pet Ownership and Physical Activity Among Older Community-Dwelling Adults—A Mixed Methods Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mandy Peacock, Julie Netto, Polly Yeung, Joanne McVeigh, Anne-Marie Hill

  8. Effects of Proximity between Companion Dogs and Their Caregivers on Heart Rate Variability Measures in Older Adults: A Pilot Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heidi K. Ortmeyer, Leslie I. Katzel

    Heart rate variability (HRV) is a noninvasive tool used to evaluate autonomic nervous system function and is affected by age, stress, postural changes, and physical activity. Dog ownership has been associated with higher 24-hr HRV and increased physical activity compared to nonowners. The current...

  9. Associations between Pet Ownership and Frailty: A Systematic Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gotaro Kojima, Reijiro Aoyama, Yu Taniguchi

  10. Understanding the Experiences of Elderly Bereaved Men and the Bond With Their Pets

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thompson Psy, D. Mc, Kim Ph, D. Ab

  11. Homeless People and Their Dogs: Exploring the Nature and Impact of the Human–Companion Animal Bond

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Scanlon, Louise, Hobson-West, Pru, Cobb, Kate, McBride, Anne, Stavisky, Jenny

  12. The Initial Months of COVID-19: Dog Owners' Veterinary-Related Concerns

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kogan, L. R., Erdman, P., Bussolari, C., Currin-McCulloch, J., Packman, W.

    Veterinarians, like many other professions, were significantly impacted by the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Standard practices were disrupted, and veterinary hospitals had to quickly modify standard protocols to safely serve their clients and patients. The purpose of this study was...

  13. "Savage Beasts," "Great Companions": The First Dogs to Winter on the Antarctic Continent

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Patterson, D., Simmonds, J. G., Snell, T. L.

  14. What factors influence perceptions about animal-assisted therapy?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yordy, Morgan, Tuttle, Malti, Meyer, Jill M., Kartovicky, Leah

  15. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.

  16. Association of Dog and Cat Ownership with Incident Frailty among Community-Dwelling Elderly Japanese

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Taniguchi, Y., Seino, S., Nishi, M., Tomine, Y., Tanaka, I., Yokoyama, Y., Ikeuchi, T., Kitamura, A., Shinkai, S.

  17. Therapy Dog Ownership as Serious Leisure for Members of a Therapy Dog Volunteer Group

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jonathan R. Hicks, Mary Kramer

    Therapy dogs are used in a variety of settings, including prisons, hospitals, and schools, for the purposes of providing emotional and psychological support to humans. They are trained to be well behaved and to be perceived as supportive of humans. This study sought to explore the benefits to...

  18. Animal-Assisted Interventions: Relationship Between Standards and Qualifications

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Greta Kerulo, Niko Kargas, Daniel S. Mills, Graham Law, Rise VanFleet, Tracie Faa-Thompson, Melissa Y. Winkle

    Ethical practice of animal- assisted interventions (AAI) requires appropriate qualifications and experience for all parties involved. Recently introduced and updated Standards of Practice emphasize the importance of AAI- specific training and qualification for different types of AAI, which...

  19. Are Nurses Joining the Ride? Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Khalid Bandar Almasloukh, Pamela Stewart Fahs

    Background: Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a rapidly growing practice that is described as therapeutic and entertaining. Complementary therapies such as EAAT are gaining acceptance as the health care needs of the population are changing. Method: This systematic review draws...

  20. A Transdisciplinary Perspective on Dog-Handler-Client Interactions in Animal Assisted Activities for Children, Youth and Young Adults

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Renata P. S. Roma, Christine Yvette Tardif-Williams, Shannon A. Moore, Sandra L. Bosacki

    A growing body of research has linked the inclusion of dogs in Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) for children and young adults to a diverse range of positive social emotional and cognitive outcomes. However, many studies have focused exclusively on aspects directly related to dog-client...