The effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on autonomic and endocrine activity in adults with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Kupper, N., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
The role of cortisol in the association of canine-companionship with blood pressure, glucose, and lipids: a systematic review
Contributor(s):: Rathish, D., Rajapakse, R. P. V. J., Weerakoon, K. G. a D.
The Compliance of Current Small Animal CPR Practice With RECOVER Guidelines: An Internet-Based Survey
| Contributor(s):: Íde Gillespie, Daniel J. Fletcher, Mark A. Stevenson, Manuel Boller
In 2012 the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) published evidence-based treatment recommendations for dogs and cats with cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), to optimize the clinical practice of small animal CPR and positively impact outcomes. Six years after the release of...
Animal-assisted therapy to promote ambulation in the hospital setting: Potentially effective but is it feasible?
| Contributor(s):: Nancy L. Novotny, Jackie Deibner, Cheryl Herrmann
Objective: Preliminary studies demonstrating efficacy of the use of animal assisted therapy (AAT) to promote ambulation in the hospital setting support the need for additional studies using rigorous designs to determine its potential for use in the clinical setting. To determine the...
Dog Ownership and Survival After a Major Cardiovascular Event: A Register-Based Prospective Study
| Contributor(s):: Mwenya Mubanga, Liisa Byberg, Agneta Egenvall, Erik Ingelsson, Tove Fall
Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Caroline K. Kramer, Sadia Mehmood, Renée S. Suen
Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being
| Contributor(s):: Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin
It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...
Presumed Caudal Cerebellar Artery Infarction in Three Cats: Neurological Signs, MRI Findings, and Outcome
| Contributor(s):: Arianna Negrin, Olivier N. J. Taeymans, Sarah E. Spencer, Guinio B. Cherubini
Ischemic cerebrovascular disease (CVD) is a relatively common condition in dogs but infrequent in cats, with acute or peracute onset of non-progressive neurological signs. Cerebellar artery infarction appears to be very uncommon in cats, with only two cases reported affecting the rostral...
Pet ownership and survival in the elderly hypertensive population
| Contributor(s):: Enayet K. Chowdhury, Mark R. Nelson, Garry L.R. Jennings, Lindon M.H. Wing, Christopher M. Reid
Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injury during Racing on New Zealand Racetracks 2005–2011
| Contributor(s):: Charlotte Bolwell, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee, Wayne Mcllwraith
There is currently limited information on the types, or risk, of injuries occurring for horses racing in flat races in New Zealand. Race reports and records from six racing seasons were used to determine the reasons why horses failed to finish a race. In total, 544 horses failed to complete a...
Dog Ownership and Dog Walking: The Relationship with Exercise, Depression and Hopelessness in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease
| Contributor(s):: Susan L. Dunn, Michael Sit, Holli A. DeVon, Nathan L. Tintle
Background: Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in the general adult population.Objective: The objective of this study was to examine dog ownership and dog walking and their relationship with home-based and Phase II cardiac rehabilitation exercise,...
Pet therapy: Enhancing social and cardiovascular wellness in community dwelling older adults
| Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Kolassa, John
Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients
| Contributor(s):: Angela Joy Felker
This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who received an interactive pet therapy session would have lower blood pressure and heart rate prior to and...
Randomized Controlled Theory-Based, E-Mail-Mediated Walking Intervention: Differences Between Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners
| Contributor(s):: Libby Richards, Niwako Ogata, Ching-Wei Cheng
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of two concurrent randomized controlled interventions based on social cognitive theory to increase walking. A second purpose was to compare the efficacy of the intervention between two distinct groups: dog owners and non-dog owners. Adult dog...
Cat Ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study
| Contributor(s):: Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad Zeeshan Memon, Gabriela Vasquez, M Fareed K Suri
BackgroundThe presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.MethodsRelative risks (RR) of all deaths, death due to myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular diseases (MI or stroke), and stroke during...
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Benefits and Implications for Professionals in the Field of Rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: Amanda M. Mangalavite, Thomas D. Upton (adviser)
The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been done for centuries. It wasn’t until the 20th century when people began to realize the potential the human-animal interaction had on our overall health. Professionals and organizations began to implement animal-assisted therapy (AAT)...
| Contributor(s):: Bushman, Barbara A.
The Effect of Human-Animal Interaction on Human Cardiovascular Health
| Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath, Emily Patterson-Kane
More than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) daily, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds (Go et al., 2014). In any given year, approximately 620,000 Americans suffer their first coronary attack, and 295,000 have a repeat attack. Even though rates of CVD declined between 2000...
Pet ownership and health
| Contributor(s):: June Mcnicholas
This thesis presents three classes of mechanism that may explain reported associations between pet ownership and health benefits. The first suggests any association is noncausal. Studies 1-3 examine candidate factors to explain both health advantages and likelihood of pet ownership. Type A...