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  1. Encounters with a canine other: performing domestication in transnational animal rescue and rehoming

    Contributor(s):: Schuurman, Nora

  2. Climate change and companion animals: Identifying links and opportunities for mitigation and adaptation strategies

    Contributor(s):: Protopopova, A., Ly, L. H., Eagan, B. H., Brown, K. M.

  3. Association Between Owners’ Attitudes Toward Companion Dogs and Their Opinions on Unprescribed Owner-Administered Injection of Their Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Min, Kyung-Duk, Kim, Woo-Hyun, Cho, Sung-il, Cho, Seongbeom

  4. The Impact of Pets on Everyday Life for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Ellison, C., Struckmeyer, L., Zsembik, B. A., McDonald, S. E.

  5. Using the incidence and impact of health conditions in guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in working dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., England, G. C. W., Green, M. J., Asher, L.

    This study aimed to use retirement data from working guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in dogs and the demographic factors that influence ageing. Using a dataset of 7686 dogs spanning 20 years, dogs withdrawn for health reasons before they reached retirement were identified. Cases of...

  6. Companion-Animal Relinquishment: Exploration of the Views Expressed by Primary Stakeholders within Published Reviews and Commentaries

    | Contributor(s):: Lambert, Kim, Coe, Jason, Nie, Lee, Dewey, Cate, Sargeant, Jan M.

  7. Preliminary Findings of a Ten-Item Scale to Assess the Commitment of Low-Income Owners to Their Companion Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Rauktis, Mary E., Hoy-Gerlach, Janet, Sewall, Craig J. R., Lee, Hyunji, Bickel, Laura

  8. The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Shahab, Lion, Kale, Dimitra, Mills, Daniel S., Reeve, Catherine, Toner, Paul, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Ratschen, Elena

  9. Canine Rescue as a Social Movement: The Politics of Love

    | Contributor(s):: Peterson, A. L.

  10. Compassion Fatigue and Resiliency Factors in Animal Shelter Workers

    | Contributor(s):: Levitt, A. L., Gezinski, L. R.

  11. Socio-Economic Factors in Companion Animal Relinquishment on the Sunshine Coast, Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Carter, J., Taylor, C. S.

  12. Human Helping of Animals: What Motivates It?

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Highfill, Mark H. Davis

    While considerable research has been carried out to understand helping offered to other humans, relatively little research has focused specifically on the motivations underlying helping for animals. It is possible that the social psychological helping literature may help shed light on the...

  13. Homelessness and Animal Companionship in Bloomington, Indiana

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    | Contributor(s):: Christine H. Kim

    This study is the first to examine Bloomington, IN's subpopulation of people experiencing homelessness with animals. To understand this subpopulation's basic demographics, social service needs, and existing resources, eight families were recruited for the study from a service fair...

  14. Dogs and Their Owners Have Frequent and Intensive Contact

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    | Contributor(s):: Joosten, P., Van Cleven, A., Sarrazin, S., Paepe, D., De Sutter, A., Dewulf, J.

    Contact and interactions between owners and their pets may have beneficial physical and social effects on people, but may also facilitate the transmission of zoonotic agents and resistant bacteria. To estimate the risk of these contacts, more information regarding the frequency and intensity of...

  15. When the Bond Breaks: Variables Associated with Grief Following Companion Animal Loss

    | Contributor(s):: Cowling, Dawn M., Isenstein, Sari G. E., Schneider, Margaret S.

    This research used an online quantitative survey to investigate variables related to grief following pet loss. These included type of relationship, animal species, amount of time since death, cause of death, attachment, and social support. We also examined emotions hypothesized to be associated...

  16. Association between Pet Ownership and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Miyake, K., Kito, K., Kotemori, A., Sasaki, K., Yamamoto, J., Otagiri, Y., Nagasawa, M., Kuze-Arata, S., Mogi, K., Kikusui, T., Ishihara, J.

    Obesity is a major risk factor for lifestyle-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. Several studies have investigated the association between pet ownership and obesity, but the findings have been inconsistent. This systematic literature review and...

  17. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

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    | Contributor(s):: Reddekopp, J., Dell, C. A., Rohr, B., Fornssler, B., Gibson, M., Carey, B., Stempien, J.

    To date there have been no studies examining whether patients want emergency department (ED) therapy dog programs. This patient-oriented study examined the opinions of patients about whether they would want to be visited by a therapy dog in the Royal University Hospital ED. Cross-sectional...

  18. The Concerns, Difficulties, and Stressors of Caring for Pets during COVID-19: Results from a Large Survey of U.S. Pet Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Tomlinson, C. A., Matijczak, A., McDonald, S. E., Zsembik, B. A.

  19. The Pet-Effect in Daily Life: An Experience Sampling Study on Emotional Wellbeing in Pet Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Janssens, Mayke, Eshuis, Jannes, Peeters, Sanne, Lataster, Johan, Reijnders, Jennifer, Enders-Slegers, Marie-Jose, Jacobs, Nele

    The relationship between companion animal ownership and wellbeing has received an increasing amount of scientific attention over the last few decades. Although the general assumption is that individuals benefit from the presence of companion animals (termed the “pet-effect”), recent evidence...

  20. Pet Attachment in the Context of Family Conflict

    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, Jennifer W., Zsembik, Barbara A.

    Previous research shows that companion animals can have a positive effect on their owner’s health and may also serve as a buffer to stress. Despite this, few studies have investigated the role of the pet in adverse or tumultuous family circumstances. In this study, we explored whether reported...