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  1. Dog Visiting Programs for Managing Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis

    Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta PhD, Collacchi, Barbara MSc, Giuliani, Alessandro PhD, Cirulli, Francesca PhD

  2. Paving the Path Toward Retirement for Assistance Animals: Transitioning Lives

    Contributor(s):: Ng, Z., Fine, A.

  3. Beyond ‘Hobby Farming’: towards a typology of non-commercial farming

    Contributor(s):: Sutherland, Lee-Ann, Barlagne, Carla, Barnes, Andrew P.

  4. Anxiety and impulsivity: Factors associated with premature graying in young dogs

    Contributor(s):: King, Camille, Smith, Thomas J., Grandin, Temple, Borchelt, Peter

    The present study examined the association of anxiety and impulsivity with premature muzzle grayness among young dogs. A sample of 400 dogs, ages 1–4 years was obtained at dog parks, shows, veterinary clinics, and other venues. Each dog was photographed and the degree of muzzle grayness was rated...

  5. When 'Places' Include Pets: Broadening the Scope of Relational Approaches to Promoting Aging-in-Place

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    | Contributor(s):: Ann M. Toohey, Jennifer A. Hewson, Cindy L. Adams, Melanie J. Rock

    Aging-in-place is a well-established concept, but discussions rarely consider that many older adults live with pets. In a ‘pet-friendly’ city, we conducted semi-structured interviews to explore perspectives of community-based social support agencies that promote aging-in-place, and...

  6. Conditions for pets to prevent depression in older adults

    | Contributor(s):: Cheung, C. K., Kam, P. K.

  7. The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support

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    | Contributor(s):: Ranell L. Mueller, Elizabeth G. Hunter

    Studies of the human-animal bond show many positive health effects for pet guardians including a sense of companionship, reduced depression and loneliness, and higher activity levels, yet few studies have examined factors such as how the pet guardians’ health, age, and social networks...

  8. Critical Review of Research Methods Used to Consider the Impact of Human–Animal Interaction on Older Adults' Health

    | Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Gee, Nancy R.

  9. Companion Animals and Health in Older Populations: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Hughes, M. J., Verreynne, M. L., Harpur, P., Pachana, N. A.

  10. Aging animal bodies: horse retirement yards as relational spaces of liminality, dwelling and negotiation

    | Contributor(s):: Franklin, Alex, Schuurman, Nora

  11. Can pets help make aging better? What do we know and believe?

    | Contributor(s):: Resnick, B.

    2019Geriatr Nurs402121-1220197-457210.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.03.001engSchool of Nursing, University of Maryland, 655 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. Electronic address: barbresnick@gmail.com.text

  12. The companion dog as a model for human aging and mortality

    | Contributor(s):: jessica m hoffman, Kate E. Creevy, Alexander Franks, Dan G O'Neill, Daniel E. L. Promislow

    Around the world, human populations have experienced large increases in average lifespan over the last 150 years, and while individuals are living longer, they are spending more years of life with multiple chronic morbidities. Researchers have used numerous laboratory animal models to...

  13. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

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    | Contributor(s):: Megan Kiely Mueller, Nancy Dreschel, Regina M. Bures

    Background We focused on human-animal interaction (HAI) as an important aspect of social functioning at the individual level, framing this emerging field from a public health perspective. Methods Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) 2012 HAI module, we describe the...

  14. Demographic Change Across the Lifespan of Pet Dogs and Their Impact on Health Status

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    | Contributor(s):: Lisa J. Wallis, Dóra Szabó, Boglárka Erdélyi-Belle, Enikö Kubinyi

    Although dogs' life expectancies are six to twelve times shorter than that of humans, the demographics (e. g., living conditions) of dogs can still change considerably with aging, similarly to humans. Despite the fact that the dog is a particularly good model for human healthspan, and the...

  15. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R., Bures, R. M.

  16. Managing Aged Animals in Zoos to Promote Positive Welfare: A Review and Future Directions

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    | Contributor(s):: Bethany L. Krebs, Debra Marrin, Amy Phelps, Lana Krol, Jason V. Watters

    Many animals experience physical and behavioral changes as they age. Age-related changes in physical or mental ability can limit the opportunities for animals to experience positive well-being. As animals in zoos are living longer than ever, understanding common physical, cognitive, and...

  17. Human–Animal Interaction and Older Adults: An Overview

    | Contributor(s):: Nancy R. Gee, Megan K. Mueller, Angela L. Curl

    Both pet ownership and animal-assisted therapy are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and the science of human–animal interaction (HAI) seeks to explore how these relationships with animals can impact health and well-being. In particular, one burgeoning area of research is...

  18. Aging and Veterinary Care of Cats, Dogs, and Horses through the Records of Three University Veterinary Hospitals

    | Contributor(s):: Bruno Cozzi, Cristina Ballarin, Roberto Mantovani, Ada Rota

    The present article examines over 63,000 medical records belonging to the Veterinary Hospitals of the Universities of Bologna, Torino, and Padova, all in Northern Italy, and relative to dogs (approximately 50,000), cats (approximately 12,000), and companion horses (slightly less than 1,000). The...

  19. ‘I'd rather wear out than rust out’: autobiologies of ageing equestriennes

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah

  20. Greening the lifecycle: Ecopsychology, aging and art therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Rugh, Madeline M., King, Straja Linder, Kopytin, Alexander, Rugh, Madeline