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  1. Behaviors indicative of attachment with pets scale: an adaptation of the attachment during stress scale for companion animals

    This article introduces a Spanish-language assessment tool for the evaluation of behaviors that are indicative of attachment to aid research into human-animal interaction. The psychometric properties of the adapted scale to simultaneously quantify the attachment are presented. A confirmatory...

  2. Human-animal interactions of community dogs in Campo Largo, Brazil: a descriptive study

    Free-roaming, ownerless dogs comprise a considerable portion of Brazil's dog population. To address societal concerns for animal welfare, the Brazilian town of Campo Largo established the "community dog program," where free-roaming dogs are cared for by self-appointed community members, known as...

  3. A comparison of zoo animal behavior in the presence of familiar and unfamiliar people

    As recorded in domestic nonhuman animals, regular interactions between animals in zoos and keepers and the resulting relationship formed (human-animal relationship [HAR]) are likely to influence the animals' behaviors with associated welfare consequences. HAR formation requires that zoo animals...

  4. Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts

    This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding how human-companion animal relationships function in this context has profound implications for the...

  5. Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for youth has the potential to benefit both physical and mental health outcomes. Yet little is known about the extent to which study designs in this area are aligned with established standards of intervention research. This critical review assesses current research...

  6. Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao

    Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the emergency context and others do not. In Brazil, in general, animals seriously affected in these disasters...

  7. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...

  8. Do all dogs go to heaven? Investigating the association between demographic characteristics and beliefs about animal afterlife

    The purpose of this research was to explore American's beliefs about animal afterlife based on key demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity, age, geographic region, religion/faith, and pet ownership. We attained a large and diverse sample of respondents (n=800) using Amazon's Mechanical...

  9. Behavioral and self-report measures influencing children's reported attachment to their dog

    Despite the prevalence of dogs as family pets and increased scientific interest in canine behavior, few studies have investigated characteristics of the child or dog that influence the child-dog relationship. In the present study, we explored how behavioral and some self-report measures influence...

  10. Company human-animal interaction in the municipality of Paragominas, southeast of ParaInteracao homem-animal de companhia no municipio de Paragominas, sudeste do Para

    Objective of this study was to characterize the creation of companion animals raised in the southeastern region of Para. The study was conducted in the municipality of Paragominas-PA, from June to July 2015. The method used in data collection was the survey with questionnaires containing open and...

  11. Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior

  12. Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior

  13. Companion Animal Owner Perceptions, Knowledge, and Beliefs Regarding Pain Management in End-of-Life Care

  14. Responsiveness of beef cattle (Bos taurus) to human approach, novelty, social isolation, restraint and trade-offs between feeding and social companionship

  15. Reproductive Endocrinology and Musth Indicators in a Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

  16. Owner perceived differences between mixed-breed and purebred dogs

  17. Psychobiological Factors Affecting Cortisol Variability in Human-Dog Dyads

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  18. Reduced heart rate variability in pet dogs affected by anxiety-related behaviour problems

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  19. The impact of animals on patient wellbeing

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  20. Animal-Assisted Activities: Results From a Survey of Top-Ranked Pediatric Oncology Hospitals

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