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  1. Interaction and Emotional Connection with Pets: A Descriptive Analysis from Puerto Rico

  2. Dogs and Their Owners Have Frequent and Intensive Contact

  3. Surveillance of Zoonotic Parasites in Animals Involved in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAIs)

  4. Companion Animals and Online Discourse: Victim-Blaming and Animal Evacuation

    People often intentionally or unintentionally leave companion animals behind in an evacuation during a hazard event. In online animal rescue forums, people curate, comment on, and engage in posts during and after disasters. Many times, the content of the posts and comments to the posts are...

  5. Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Euthanasia in Equine Practice

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    Euthanasia of companion animals is a challenging responsibility in the veterinary profession since veterinarians have to consider not only medical, but also legal, economic, emotional, social, and ethical factors in decision-making. To this end; an anonymous questionnaire-based survey of...

  6. Investigating the Impact of Indemnity Waivers on the Length of Stay of Cats at an Australian Shelter

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    Due to resource limitations, animal shelters in Australia historically have focused on rehoming animals considered ‘highly adoptable’. Increasingly, animal shelters in Australia are rehoming animals with pre-existing medical and/or behavioural issues. These animals are often rehomed...

  7. Process to Incorporate a Therapy Service Dog in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program

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    The purpose of the scholarly project is to incorporate a therapy/service dog within the occupational therapy department at the University of North Dakota (UND). The therapy/service dog will be utilized as a support system for student’s and faculty’s health and well-being and as an...

  8. La thérapie assistée par l'animal : une aide alternative pour les enfants souffrant d'un trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité?

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    Ce mémoire a pour objectif d'évaluer les effets de l'interaction avec un chien sur les comportements d'enfants souffrant de trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH). Pour ce faire, 6 enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans...

  9. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

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    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  10. Associations between Domestic-Dog Morphology and Behaviour Scores in the Dog Mentality Assessment

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    The domestic dog shows a wide range of morphologies, that humans have selected for in the process of creating unique breeds. Recent studies have revealed correlations between changes in morphology and behaviour as reported by owners. For example, as height and weight decrease, many undesirable...

  11. Ovariectomy Impairs Socio-Cognitive Functions in Dogs

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    Recent studies have underlined the effect of ovariectomy on the spatial cognition of female dogs, with ovariectomized dogs showing a clear preference for an egocentric rather than an allocentric navigation strategy whereas intact females did not show preferences. Intact females had better...

  12. 'All Ears': A Questionnaire of 1516 Owner Perceptions of the Mental Abilities of Pet Rabbits, Subsequent Resource Provision, and the Effect on Welfare

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  13. Association between Pet Ownership and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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  14. Can ownership of an animal contribute to prevention of cardiovascular disorders?

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    2019Eur J Prev Cardiol26141562-15632047-487310.1177/2047487319844365eng1 Department of Animal Science and Ethology, CULS Prague, Czech Republic.2 Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Czech Republic.text

  15. Pets Are Associated with Fewer Peer Problems and Emotional Symptoms, and Better Prosocial Behavior: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

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  16. The Role of Pets in Supporting Cognitive-Behavioral Chronic Pain Self-Management: Perspectives of Older Adults

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  17. Come for the looks, stay for the personality? A mixed methods investigation of reacquisition and owner recommendation of Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs

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  18. Self-reports of Dutch dog owners on received professional advice, their opinions on castration and behavioural reasons for castrating male dogs

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  19. O animal de companhia e a proteção animal urbana : pensando relações interespecíficas a partir da etnografia em Porto Alegre/RS

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    Inserido no âmbito da Antrozoologia, este trabalho intenciona pensar a relação humano-animal, tendo por enfoque a relação construída entre ativistas e simpatizantes da proteção animal urbana e os animais de companhia aos quais este...

  20. Pet Grief: Tools to Assess Owners' Bereavement and Veterinary Communication Skills

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    In Italy, there are still very few studies on the psychological impact of losing a pet. The need to fill this gap springs from the fact that pet loss counseling services are increasingly being activated. The aim of this study is the Italian adaptation of instruments for veterinary counseling...