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  1. Introduction

    Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.

  2. Is animal-assisted psychotherapy a profession? The consolidation of the professional identity of the animal-assisted psychotherapist in Israel [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: Bar-On, S., Shapiro, A., Gendelman, A., Parish-Plass, N.

  3. The unique ethical stance of animal-assisted psychotherapy [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: David, R. B., Parish-Plass, N.

  4. Elements of group psychotherapy found in individual animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Ish-Lev, H., Amit, R., Parish-Plass, N.

  5. The animal as a relational medium: an object relations approach to the therapy triangle in animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Oren, D.

  6. Dilemmas, questions, and issues concerning the integration of animals into the psychotherapy setting [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Oren, D.

  7. Animal-assisted psychotherapy from an attachment perspective [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, S., Parish-Plass, N.

  8. Around cats

    Contributor(s):: Goldstein, E. J. C., Greene, C. E., Schlossberg, D.

    This chapter focuses on diseases transmitted from cats to humans. The diseases transmitted by inhalation (bordetellosis, plague and Q fever), vectors (ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, flea-borne spotted fever, murine typhus and leishmaniasis), faecal-oral...

  9. Fat companions: understanding the welfare effects of obesity in cats and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Corr, S., Palmer, C., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M.

    Overfeeding is arguably the most significant feeding-related welfare problem for companion animals in developed countries. From an animal welfare perspective, the amount fed presents a dilemma between avoiding feelings of hunger and maximizing animal health. This chapter will not only focus on...

  10. Management and treatment options for human toxocariasis

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: C. V. Holland (editor), H. V. Smith (editor), Jean-Francois Magnaval, Larry Glickman

    Introduction:Human toxocariasis is a zoonosis caused by infective larvae of Toxocara canis (Beaver, 1956) or Toxocara cati (Nagakura et al., 1990). These ascarids are commonly found in the tissues (larvae) and intestinal tract (adult worms) of dogs and cats, respectively. Infection results from...