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...
Historical Perspective of Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine
Contributor(s):: Cooney, K.
Herd-Level on-Farm Mortality in Extensively Managed Beef Herds
Contributor(s):: Mõtus, Kerli, Niine, Tarmo, Viltrop, Arvo, Emanuelson, Ulf
The herd on-farm mortality rate is an indicator of herd animal health and welfare status. The aim of the present study was to describe herd-level on-farm mortality rates and to identify risk factors that contribute to high herd mortality rates. Online or postal questionnaires were sent to 676...
Grief severity: A comparison between human and companion animal death
Contributor(s):: Lavorgna, B. F., Hutton, V. E.
Grief severity was investigated and compared amongst 50 participants aged 18 to 65 years who had experienced the death of a human (n = 35) or the death of a companion animal (n = 15). Participants were recruited in Australia and completed an on-line self-report questionnaire package, measuring...
Pet Loss and Representations of Death, Attachment, Depression, and Euthanasia
Contributor(s):: Testoni, Ines, Cataldo, Loriana De, Ronconi, Lucia, Zamperini, Adriano
Studies that have examined pet loss hypothesize that attachment, representations of death, and the belief in an afterlife for animals may influence owners’ bereavement and depressive outcomes. The following instruments were administered to 159 Italian participants recruited through snowball...
Denial of Death and the Relationship between Humans and Other Animals
Contributor(s):: Marino, Lori, Mountain, Michael
The focus of this paper is to explore how cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker's claim that human behavior is largely motivated by fear of death may explain important aspects of our relationship with nonhuman animals. Terror management theory (tmt) suggests that when we humans are reminded of...
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):: Qureshi, A. I., Memon, M. Z., Vazquez, G., Suri, M. F.
Background: The presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Methods: Relative risks (RR) of all deaths, death due to myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular diseases (MI or stroke), and...
Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine
Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal
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| Contributor(s):: Sabine B. J. Volkmann
Death and Dying in Human and Companion Canine Relations
| Contributor(s):: Maria MA Desougi
Since before the Neolithic Revolution, when human civilisation first emerged, humans and canines have lived, and died, together. This Scottish study is conducted in the field of animal-human interaction and, using qualitative methods, applies established insights from the sociology of health...
Exploring the animal turn: Human-animal relations in science, society and culture
| Contributor(s):: Erika Andersson Cederholm, Amelie Björck, Kristina Jennbert, Ann-Sofie Lönngren
Animals' omnipresence in human society makes them both close to and ye tremarkably distant from humans. Human and animal lives have always been entangled, but the way we see and practice the relationships between humans and animals - as close, intertwined, or clearly separate - varies from...
Ghost herds : rescuing horses and horse people in Bluegrass Kentucky
| Contributor(s):: Tamar V.S. McKee
This dissertation examines the cultural and historical dimensions of why certain communities in the United States are compelled to rescue animals from abuse, neglect, or death. In particular, it engages with the debate over sending “unwanted” horses to slaughter, touching upon not...
Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults
| Contributor(s):: Kelli Brosam
This study was designed to examine the relationship between the intensity of bonding and grief responses among adults following the death of their dogs or cats. Three hypotheses were considered: 1) The strength of the bond between an adult and a pet will predict the intensity of grief following...
For Death is But a Passing Phase of Life: Riding The Grief Waves Resulting From The Death of Pet and Human Loss Within a Culturally Fluid World
| Contributor(s):: Yoshiko Nonaka
We, as living beings, all cross paths with death of others and of ourselves, as well as the grief that follows. However, people in many cultures and societies are often discouraged from talking about death and dying. Death and grief as a result of it happen in response to not only human loss, but...
Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin
Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...
Attitudes and Perceptions of Pet Owners' Understanding of and Satisfaction with the Pet Memorialization Industry
| Contributor(s):: Donna Lipari
This thesis explores the bond between owners and their pets and the grief that is experienced upon the death of a companion animal. The goal of this study was to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of pet owners who have lost a pet in the last 5 years, focusing specifically on the pet...
Pet loss and grief: identifying at-risk pet owners during the euthanasia process
| Contributor(s):: Barnard-Nguyen, S., Breit, M., Anderson, K. A., Nielsen, J.
Pet owners often experience complex and profound grief reactions when their animals are euthanized. Veterinary staff are increasingly being called upon to be aware of and to respond to the grief reactions of pet owners at this critical time. The objectives of this study were to identify pet...
Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key
| Contributor(s):: Eckerd, L. M., Barnett, J. E., Jett-Dias, L.
Em"BARK"ing on the Journey to Expand Recovery of Damages for the Loss of a Companion Animal
| Contributor(s):: Jade McKenzie
When Tootsie, a two-year-old Maltese dog, was diagnosed with a respiratory disorder requiring corrective surgery, her owner desperately feared for the safety and well-being of her beloved pet.1 The veterinarian advised the dog’s owner of the risks associated with such a procedure and the...
Quando o animal dura mais que a estimação
| Contributor(s):: Jean Segata
O estudo das relações humanoanimal tem formado um campo que ganha boa expressão na antropologia contemporânea. Ele se desenvolve a partir de duas frentes de discussão que se complementam – uma política e outra epistemológica. A primeira...