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  1. The Role of Animal Ownership for People with Severe Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Method Study Investigating Links with Health and Loneliness

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    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, E., Spanakis, P., Peckham, E., Heron, P., Johnston, G., Walker, L., Crosland, S., Ratschen, E.

    Research has reported the benefits of companion animals for people with severe mental illness (SMI). However, this evidence base is fragmented and unclear. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of companion animals in the context of social distancing and isolation...

  2. Pet-Friendly for Whom? An Analysis of Pet Fees in Texas Rental Housing

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    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Horecka, K., Loney, L., Graham, T. M.

    Previous studies have underscored the difficulty low-income pet owners often face when attempting to secure affordable rental housing. Further exacerbating this housing disparity are fees charged on top of normal monthly rent to pet owners in "pet-friendly" rental housing. In this...

  3. Pets in the Pandemic: How Pets Can Improve Mental Health During Covid-19

    | Contributor(s):: Lang, Katherine Blair

  4. Animal-Assisted Interventions with Dogs: A Review of the Current Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Doney, Emma

  5. Effects of Human-Animal Interactions with Companion Animals on Stress and Anxiety in Nursing Students

    | Contributor(s):: Ballenger, Karen Elizabeth

  6. Understanding the Experiences of Elderly Bereaved Men and the Bond with Their Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, Monique C.

  7. Effect of COVID-19 on Pet Food Bank Servicing: Quantifying Numbers of Clients Serviced in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, British Columbia, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Schor, M., Protopopova, A.

    Previous research has focused on the benefits and difficulties of pet ownership in people, who are experiencing homelessness. However, many pet services, such as pet food banks, serve a more varied population of people. Furthermore, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been documented...

  8. Love, fear, and the human-animal bond: On adversity and multispecies relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., MacLean, E. L., McDonald, S. E.

    Love and strong social bonds are known buffers in the experience of adversity. Humans often form strong bonds with non-human animals. The human-animal bond refers to a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between humans and non-human animals. Previous research suggests that strong bonds...

  9. Affordability, Feasibility, and Accessibility: Companion Animal Guardians with (Dis)Abilities' Access to Veterinary Medical and Behavioral Services during COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Wu, H., Bains, R. S., Morris, A., Morales, C.

    The research aims to explore COVID-19 health and safety protocol impacts on companion animal guardians living with (dis)abilities relating to veterinary medical and behavioral service access. The COVID-19 global public health crisis has impacted almost all international communities; however,...

  10. Needs and Preferences of Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Taiwan for Companion Robots and Pets: Survey Study

    | Contributor(s):: Chiu, Ching-Ju, Hsieh, Shiuan, Li, Chia-Wei

  11. The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health

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

  12. Should cats be allowed outdoors? A research survey on animal welfare risks for free-ranging cats in Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Machado, D. S., Braganca, A. F. F., Travnik, I. C., Rossi, A. P., Sant'Anna, A. C.

  13. Caring practices of pet cat and dog owners in Northern Ireland vs potential implications for animals' health and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Naughton, V., Grzelak, T., Mulhern, M. S., Moffett, R. C., Naughton, P. J.

  14. Application of a welfare assessment tool (Shelter Quality Protocol) in 64 Italian long-term dogs' shelters: welfare hazard analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Arena, L., Berteselli, G. V., Lombardo, F., Candeloro, L., Dalla Villa, P., De Massis, F.

  15. Redefining human-animal relationships: an evaluation of methods to allow their empirical measurement in zoos

    | Contributor(s):: Patel, F., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Ward, S. J.

  16. How happy is your pet? The problem o f subjectivity i n the assessment companion animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A.

  17. Purchasing popular purebreds: investigating the influence of breed-type on the pre-purchase motivations and behaviour of dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., Murphy, D., Farnworth, M. J.

  18. The top behavioural tips for new puppy owners

    | Contributor(s):: Quandt, J.

    202096-979781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishCollege of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia, USA.text

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

    | Contributor(s):: Schuurman, Nora

  20. 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.