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Pet care. Geriatric dogs: aging is not an illness; it is a stage of life
Contributor(s):: Mindell, E.
Wisdom of the ages: hospitals seek out older volunteers
Contributor(s):: Canada, J.
Gerontological Society of America 2009 conference briefs: alternative and complementary therapies for healthy aging
Contributor(s):: Richeson, N. E., Buettner, L. L., Rose, K. M., Burgener, S.
Older Latinos, pets, and health
Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Meadows, R. L.
Owners' perceptions of quality of life in geriatric horses: a cross-sectional study
Contributor(s):: Ireland, J. L., Clegg, P. D., McGowan, C. M., Duncan, J. S., McCall, S., Platt, L., Pinchbeck, G. L.
Quality of life (QoL) is increasingly recognised as a more important measure of treatment success than prolongation of life. Assessment of QoL may aid decision-making for treatment or euthanasia. This study aimed to evaluate owners' perceptions of factors affecting their horse's QoL and those...
Psychological and social effects to elderly people by robot-assisted activity
Contributor(s):: Shibata, Takanori, Wada, Kazuyoshi, Saito, Tomoko, Tanie, Kazuo
Reminiscence and older adults
Contributor(s):: Soltys, Florence Gray, Kunz, John A.
Age-related behavioural disorders in dogs: clinical, behavioural and therapeutic approach
Contributor(s):: Osella, M. C., Bergamasco, L., Badino, P.
Practicing veterinarians have long been aware of geriatric behavioural changes in pet dogs, often described by the owners as "normal aging" or "senility". The first diagnostic tool is a good knowledge of the potential behavioural changes associated with aging; afterwards any underlying medical...
Client services for geriatric pets
Contributor(s):: Hancock, G., Yates, J.
Demographics of health and disease in the geriatric horse
Contributor(s):: Paradis, M. R.
Object losses and resolutions of women in middle adulthood
Contributor(s):: Hashimoto, M.
The psychology of the human-animal-relationship and its significance for the veterinarian
Contributor(s):: Bergler, R.
[Organization Human Animal Emergency can be a national example]
Contributor(s):: van de Ven, J.
Effects of dog-appeasing pheromones on anxiety and fear in puppies during training and on long-term socialization
Contributor(s):: Denenberg, S., Landsberg, G. M.
Evaluation of association between retention in the home and attendance at puppy socialization classes
Contributor(s):: Duxbury, M. M., Jackson, J. A., Line, S. W., Anderson, R. K.
Feline behavior guidelines from the American Association of Feline Practitioners
Contributor(s):: Overall, K. L., Rodan, I., Beaver, B. V., Carney, H., Crowell-Davis, S., Hird, N., Kudrak, S., Wexler-Mitchel, E.
The benefits of living with a pet are now well recognized. By preventing and treating behavior problems, veterinarians have the opportunity to protect and strengthen the human-animal bond and increase the quality of life for pets and pet owners. The goal of the American Association of Feline...
Pets and older people
Proceedings of the 6th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting (IVBM), Riccione, Italy, 17-19 June 2007
A total of 43 abstracts of papers presented at the 6th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting are included in this issue. The following topics are covered: behaviour; behavioural medicine; and clinical ethology; behavioural development; relationship and influence of owners on behaviour;...
Discrimination between shepherds by lambs reared under artificial conditions
Contributor(s):: Boivin, X., Nowak, R., Despres, G., Tournadre, H., Le Neindre, P.
Ageing does not significantly affect performance in a spatial learning task in the domestic cat ( Felis silvestris catus )
Contributor(s):: McCune, S., Stevenson, J., Fretwell, L., Thompson, A., Mills, D. S.
A spatial learning task was used to examine cognitive function in 36 cats (1.0-15.1 years of age), with a control for motor function. No significant age-related decline in cognitive function was found. Initial selection of 75 cats showed no significant age differences between young (0-3 years),...