Pet Grief: Tools to Assess Owners' Bereavement and Veterinary Communication Skills
| Contributor(s):: Ines Testoni, Loriana De Cataldo, Lucia Ronconi, Elisa Silvia Colombo, Cinzia Stefanini, Barbara Dal Zotto, Adriano Zamperini
In Italy, there are still very few studies on the psychological impact of losing a pet. The need to fill this gap springs from the fact that pet loss counseling services are increasingly being activated. The aim of this study is the Italian adaptation of instruments for veterinary counseling...
The Responsibility of Veterinarians to Address Companion Animal Obesity
| Contributor(s):: Barry S. Kipperman, Alexander J. German
Obesity is a modern-day epidemic in both people and companion animals. A summary of the current research on the causes, risk factors, consequences, and implications of overweight and obesity, and the compliance of small-animal practitioners in recognizing and addressing pet obesity, is...
Tools for Managing Feline Problem Behaviours: Owner understanding and involvement
| Contributor(s):: Halls, V.
The bad news blues
| Contributor(s):: Milani, M.
2018Can Vet J594433-4340008-5286 (Print)0008-5286engDr. Milani is a behavior and bond practitioner, teacher, and author of several books on the interaction of animal behavior, health, and the human-animal relationship.text
Exploring the Role of Communication in Companion Animal Obesity in the Veterinary Practice
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| Contributor(s):: Alexandra Phillips, Cindy Adams (adviser)
Veterinarians are tasked with an important communication challenge when treating obese cats and dogs, as obesity among pets remains a prevalent health and welfare concern. Our objectives were to 1) foster further understanding of the owner and veterinary perspectives of the complex factors that...
An Interactive Teddy Bear Clinic Tour: Teaching Veterinary Students How to Interact with Young Children
| Contributor(s):: Dalley, J. S., Creary, P. R., Durzi, T., McMurtry, C. M.
A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Communication between Veterinarian and Client: From a Terminal Diagnosis to an End-of-life Discussion
| Contributor(s):: Victoria Thomas
During the end of a pet’s life its owner is often in emotional turmoil over how to feel and what to do. A veterinarian can alleviate some of this grief by effectively communicating during a terminal diagnosis and end-of-life discussion. Effective communication includes acknowledging the...
What drives cat-owner behaviour? First steps towards limiting domestic-cat impacts on native wildlife
| Contributor(s):: MacDonald, E., Milfont, T., Gavin, M.
Context. Cats can have substantial negative impacts on native wildlife. To harness the collective conservation impact of owners keeping cats inside, advocacy campaigns need to be based on empirical evidence regarding potential drivers to change cat-owner behaviour. Aims. We assessed the degree to...
Helping assistance dog owners
| Contributor(s):: Fraser, M.
The double gold standards
Owner compliance - educating clients to act on pet care advice
| Contributor(s):: Gerrard, E.
Assessing the preparedness of the veterinary profession to communicate with limited English proficient Spanish-speaking pet owners
| Contributor(s):: Landau, Ruth Ellen
The purpose of the present study was to assess the preparedness of the veterinary profession to communicate with limited English proficient Spanish-speaking pet owners (LEP SSPOs). Results of surveys with 393 Latino pet owners, 383 small animal veterinarians and staff, and over 2000 veterinary...
Pet owners' perception and satisfaction of surgery services and outcomes at the Ashanti Regional Veterinary Clinic, Kumasi, Ghana
| Contributor(s):: Eyarefe, O., Emikpe, B., Dei, D.
Aim: To study pet owners' perception of surgery services and client satisfaction in Ghana in order to improve the quality of surgery services. Method: Self-administered questionnaires were administered to owners of pets that were presented for surgery at the Ashanti Region Veterinary Clinic...
Portrayals of canine obesity in English-language newspapers and in leading veterinary journals, 2000-2009: implications for animal welfare organizations and veterinarians as public educators
| Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Teows, L.
In industrialized societies, more than 1 in 3 dogs and people currently qualify as overweight or obese. Experts in public health expect both these figures to rise. Although clinical treatment remains important, so are public perceptions and social norms. This article presents a thematic analysis...
Grief for pets - Part 1: Overview and some false assumptions
| Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.
Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is a significant stressor for many veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how pet loss affects clients, and how best to communicate with grieving clients. Moreover, many veterinary practices do not take a comprehensive...
Grief for pets: Part 2: Realistic client care so that you 'do no harm'
Research indicates that many clients think about their animal companions' deaths while the animals are still well, and would like their veterinarians to lead discussions about end-of-life issues. However, most veterinarians are unaware of this. Moreover, they have not been trained in how pet loss...
Four core communication skills of highly effective practitioners
| Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. R.
For 40 years, medical researchers have been studying physician-patient interactions, and the results of these studies have yielded three basic conclusions: physician-patient interactions have an impact on patient health, patient and physician satisfaction, adherence to medical recommendations,...
Meaningful communication with children
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 22
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1A Paradigm Shift: From Paternalism to Partnership, pg 1Biography: Dr. Jane Shaw, DVM, PhD, pg 3Bustad Award, pg 3Clinic Support for People and Their Pets, pg 5ISAZ Waltham Collaborative Research Award, pg 5Welcome to the Communication Laboratory, pg...