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  1. "Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults

    Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer Meredith

  2. 'I'd rather wear out than rust out': autobiologies of ageing equestriennes

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

  3. A Lesson on Aging From Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Walker, Blair S.

  4. A piece of my mind. Hounded

    Contributor(s):: Reisman, A.

  5. A Qualitative Analysis of Pets as Suicide Protection for Older People

    Contributor(s):: Young, Janette, Bowen-Salter, Holly, O’Dwyer, Lisel, Stevens, Kristen, Nottle, Carmel, Baker, Amy

    An unanticipated finding during research on the role that pets play in the health of older adults was that pets had protected some from suicide. Given that older people are more vulnerable to fatal first attempts, understanding protective factors in this population is vital. Twelve older adults...

  6. A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals

    Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.

    The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...

  7. A Systematic Review of Research on Pet Ownership and Animal Interactions among Older Adults

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

    Research on the impact of companion animals in the lives of older adults is considered from two perspectives: pet ownership and in animal-assisted interventions (AAI). This paper first presents a discussion of potential theoretical explanations of the impact of animals on human health and...

  8. 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...

  9. 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),...

  10. 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...

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

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

  12. Aging with a disability: strategies for enabling occupational transitions

    | Contributor(s):: Hunsberger, J., Shaw, L., Schweitzer, A., Burns, S.

  13. Animais solidários: a zooterapia como extensão universitária para idosos institucionalizados

    | Contributor(s):: Gisele Dela Ricci, Carina Torelli, Maria de Fatima Martins, Thiago William de Almeida

    This study aimed to introduce different animals into Vicente de Paulo Asylum quotidian, in Pirassununga city, State of São Paulo, through the lonely animals’ project of veterinary medicine and husbandry faculty of São Paulo State University, researching identify the best way...

  14. Animal Care and the Elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Bennett, Amy E.

  15. Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Powell

    Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is an enormous amount of pressure on caregivers to manage individuals with memory loss without resorting...

  16. Animal-Assisted Therapy Improves Communication and Mobility among Institutionalized People with Cognitive Impairment

    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigo-Claverol, M., Malla-Clua, B., Marquilles-Bonet, C., Sol, J., Jové-Naval, J., Sole-Pujol, M., Ortega-Bravo, M.

  17. Animals, aging, and the aged

    | Contributor(s):: Bustad, Leo K.

  18. 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...

  19. Assessment and treatment of nonpain conditions in life-limiting disease

    | Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A. E.

  20. Assessment of severity and progression of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome using the CAnine DEmentia Scale (CADES)

    | Contributor(s):: Madari, A., Farbakova, J., Katina, S., Smolek, T., Novak, P., Weissova, T., Novak, M., Zilka, N.

    Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) represents a group of symptoms related to the aging of the canine brain. These changes ultimately lead to a decline of memory function and learning abilities, alteration of social interaction, impairment of normal housetraining, changes in sleep-wake cycle and...